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Canary in the coalmine: How Christopher Dorner keeps showing up in protest music

Musicians break genre boundaries and, through the lyrics about the Los Angeles police officer who killed cops, express black anger

Disguise: How artists are reinventing African masquerade

An exhibition touring the US brings together contemporary artists using the ancient form of masquerade to explore issues such as self-realisation.

Hundreds evacuate as wildfire tears through LA countryside

A wildfire has raged in the countryside outside Los Angeles, forcing the closure of its coastal highway as hundreds of residents evacuated.

Whitney Houston found dead in LA hotel room

Grammy-winning singer Whitney Houston, one of the most talented performers of her generation, died on Saturday in a Beverly Hills hotel room.

Doctor guilty of manslaughter in Michael Jackson’s death

Michael Jackson's personal doctor has been found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the star's death in 2009 but may not spend much time in jail.

Los Angeles braced for ‘car-mageddon’

Angelenos fear the closure of the San Diego freeway for 53 hours for bridge rebuilding will bring an already congested LA to a standstill.

Lee Harvey Oswald’s coffin to be auctioned in Los Angeles

For the John F Kennedy-assassination conspiracy junkie who has everything: Lee Harvey Oswald's coffin. Body not included.

Italian producer Dino De Laurentiis dies aged 91

Dino De Laurentiis, producer of some of Italy's best-known films has died in Los Angeles, aged 91, Italian media reported on Thursday.

US woman makes history with healthy octuplets

In only the second time in US medical history, a woman in California has given birth to eight babies, which remain in a stable condition.

Thousands flee as fires erupt across California

One person was killed and thousands were evacuated on Monday as a series of wind-driven wildfires swept across California.

Film director Sydney Pollack dies

Hollywood filmmaker Sydney Pollack, who won a pair of Academy Awards for the epic romance <i>Out of Africa</i> and earned praise for his acting stints in films such as <i>Tootsie</i> and <i>Michael Clayton</i>, died on May 26 after a battle with cancer, his spokesperson said. He was 73.

Hollywood movie legend Charlton Heston dies

Charlton Heston, the chisel-jawed Hollywood icon best remembered for his Oscar-winning performance in the 1959 epic <i>Ben Hur</i>, died on April 5 at his home, his family said. He was 84. Heston's family said in a statement that the actor died with his wife of 64 years, Lydia, by his side.

Starbucks ordered to pay back $100m in tips

A San Diego judge on Thursday ordered coffee giant Starbucks to pay more than $100-million in tips and interest owed to staff across outlets in California. It was not immediately clear how the money might be divided up between the estimated 100&nbsp;000 current and former baristas.

LA faces meltdown as Hollywood strike bites

No red carpet, no Keira or Angelina, no best-dressed/worst-dressed lists, no goody bags, no limo rides, no parties and no champagne. Sunday's lacklustre Golden Globe awards will sound an alarm across Los Angeles: the show does not go on.

Hollywood writers’ labour talks collapse

Negotiations between striking Hollywood writers and studios have collapsed, crushing expectations for a settlement of the costly walkout in its fifth week. The Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers announced on Friday that the round of talks that started on Tuesday had broken down.

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Traditional healers need new spaces

Proper facilities supported by well-researched cultural principles will go a long way to improving the image and perception of the practice of traditional medicine

Limpopo big-game farmer accused of constant harassment

A family’s struggle against alleged intimidation and failure to act by the authorities mirrors the daily challenges farm dwellers face

Zondo tightens his grip with criminal complaint against Zuma

The state capture commission’s star witness now faces a criminal complaint and another summons

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Western Cape SMBs look to technology to get them through pandemic

Many companies have over-capitalised on IT infrastructure in the past, and are looking for ways to access simpler, cheaper technology that cuts their costs

Land reform still a hot potato

The land has got to belong to all the people of South Africa, and many believe that there’s no other mechanism for that except expropriation

UP chemical pathology scientists develop ground-breaking nanobodies for Covid-19 detection and therapy

Nanobodies are smaller than conventional antibodies and easier to work with so they are ideal for good cheap sensitive rapid tests for Covid-19

Inclusion as learned experience in higher education

Understanding the complexity of intersections between oppressions relating to race and gender is key to any commitment to creating a culture of inclusion and social justice

Local government in crisis: how it can be fixed

Local governments are supposed to promote non-racial development, in a decentralised manner, but the reality does not match up

Covid-19 accelerates adoption of technology by the African property sector

It’s not the technology itself that is valuable, it’s the opportunities that it creates: this may be the perfect time for reinvention


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