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Peddling peace and pudding

Parktown North now offers an exciting culinary refuge from the fight or flight of city living at the Pudding Shop, writes Lisa Johnston.

Da Vinci exhibition elicits mixed reaction

An international edu-exhibition about the work and achievements of Mona Lisa painter Leonardo da Vinci both impresses and disappoints.

Angkors, away from the crowd

Exploring Angkor Wat and Cambodia’s other jewels without being swamped by hordes of shutterbugs requires exquisite timing.

Humanity traced in original lines

The fine link between ?humankind and otherness is explored in artwork that resurrects its creator.

Back to the beginning

If architects saw cities as part of the 'self' they would create places that are kind to their inhabitants, writes Lisa Johnston.

Life in a small town through Rosendal-coloured spectacles

The Free State town lives up to its botanical name, but locals hardly slow down enough to smell them.

More than just a hearty broth

Lisa Johnston expands her repertoire of soup beyond the usual butternut variety.

Where the bubble-skirt is queen

African elegance and global chic were on display at this year's Cape Town Fashion Week, writes Lisa Johnston.

The ties that bind

In the opening paragraph of Alice Sebold's <i>The Almost Moon</i> (Picador), the narrator Helen Knightly sets the searing tone for the rest of the novel by telling the reader: "When all is said and done, killing my mother came easily. Dementia as it descends, has a way of revealing the core of the person affected by it. My mother's core was rotten like the brackish water at the bottom of a weeks-old vase of flowers."

A human soup of vulnerability

Lisa Johnston finds some of Sue Pam-Grant's latest works to be darkly humourous

Book reviews

<b>Lisa Johnston</b> reviews Kleinboer's <i>Midnight Missionary</i>.

Self-censored: Zimbabwe’s artists

Political art from our northern neighbour is thin on the ground, writes Lisa Johnston.

Dedicated follower of fashion

Okay, so maybe I am being a girl about it, but they really are gorgeous little buzzers. From their flowing metal curves and sturdy demeanor to their a cute headlamp faces, Vespas have somehow elevated themselves from mere machinery into icons of style. I've been sold on the small Italian scooters for quite some time now,writes Lisa Johnston.

Quilt of Dreams

Lisa Johnston reviews Patricia Schonstein's new book, <i>Quilt of Dreams</i>.

Mora, mora to relaxation in Madagascar

When the gods created Madagascar, they panned the universe for things weird and wonderful, flung them to the heavens and let them fall willy-nilly to the island below. Anything that couldn't or wouldn't fit, it seems, was shoehorned into the capital Antananarivo -- a place so obscurely cobbled together it has the appearance of a jigsaw puzzle roughly assembled from random bits.

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