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Air and Fire

Shaun de Waal listens to the music of Ismaël Lo, about to tour SA, and that of his compatriot, Baaba Maal

Strangers in G-strings

Downtown Johannesburg and the makeshift studio on the third floor of the Carlton Hotel teems with squirming bodies. I am still getting used to...

Design Of The Week

These considerately crafted little numbers come from Waldeck Studios --- a 3-D design company founded by artist Ian Waldeck. The company designs and crafts...

My heart touches your heart

Once quite long ago, in a land not so far away, there lived a young woman called Gcina Mhlophe.

Notes from a heist-meister

<B>CINEMA:</B><B>USUAL SUSPECTS</B> Bryan Singer, director of Usual Suspects, has been hailed as the new Tarantino. Jonathan Romney speaks to him.

Hugh returns to his roots

<B>MUSIC:</B> Hugh Masekela and the search for authentic jazz<br> Reviewed by Meshack Mabogoane.

Blade Runner on electro-steroids

The cyber world of Neuromancer is brought to the big screen in <B>Johnny Mnemonic</B>. Martin Walker talks to author William Gibson.

Many flavours of France

<B>CINEMA:</B> French Film Festival

Ties in the Oz colony

<B>CINEMA: </B>Country Life

A glimpse of the inner Clint

Clint Eastwood talked to Derek Malcolm in London about a career which has taken him from toughie to softie with Oscars in between.

Ode to real reggae

After watching a two-hour performance by Shaggy, the Jamaican-born ragga performer, at the Standard Bank Arena in Johannesburg, I went home to listen to...

Vietnam with a twist

The Hughes brothers' debut feature, Menace II Society, was a clichéd story of the hood; filmed with flair on a budget of $3-million, it...

Art with a view of the city

Luan Nel abandons his miniature landscapes and transforms concrete walls into canvases for a show this weekend. He spoke to Hazel Friedman.

Star struck in SA

Hollywood came to town this week -- in the form of Jean-Claude Van Damme. He spoke to Peter Johnson.

Popcorn made epic

The feel-good, teenage boy rite-of-passage pic set in the early Sixties has, in the Nineties, become a genre all of its own. The era...

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