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.

Bunk, but the battles are great

<B>CINEMA: </B> Braveheart

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...

SA jazz confounds the critics

JAZZ: Gwen Ansell

Zoning in on Funktionality

Alex Dodd steps into the Funktion to discover the latest buzz in multi-purpose urban spaces -- trend emporium by day, cyberzone by night.

One for the road

Leaving Las Vegas is a pretty uncompromising look at the lives of two no-hopers loose in Las Vegas, who stumble across each other and...

Polly Street days again

<B>FINE ART: </B>The Artists' Proof Studio, reviewed by Ian Tromp.

Polanski’s Roman empire

<B>CINEMA:</B><B> DEATH AND THE MAIDEN</B> Jonathan Romney speaks to director Roman Polanski, whose new film is released this week.

Venice: A site of memory

Nearly three decades of sanctions and boycotts will have ended as Cape Town artist Malcolm Payne unveils his piece for the Venice Biennale.

Something new, something old

Despite its expensive, chequered past, the newly opened Museum Africa successfully exposes South African history from a rarely seen angle.

Upping local content on TV

The two big boys of broadcasting -- the SABC and M-Net -- are at last starting to do something about that great thing called local content.

The jobless laugh, limp and die the American way

A nice, bloody morning in the cheap seats at the bug-house.

Mandela life story: pure hero worship but original

According to Fatima Meer, Nelson Mandela wrote an autobiography in the late 1970s.