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Life, etc

Stilettos and sashes: Life's a drag at Cape Town pageant

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    Rebecca Davis studied at Rhodes University and Oxford before working in lexicography at the Oxford English Dictionary. After deciding she’d rather make up words than define them, she returned to South Africa in 2011 to write for the Daily Maverick, which has been a magnificilious decision.  

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Weapon of Mass Instruction: Apartheid SA’s nuclear arsenal in mixed media

By Marelise van der Merwe
Photo: @AdolfHitler

Trolls of the Third Reich: They live among us

By Tony Jackman
Photo: Ashley Kriel and the poster for Action Kommandant.

Ashley Kriel: The struggle of memory against forgetting

By Marelise van der Merwe
Main photo: Monica demonstrates how she used to set the mood with a suitable soundtrack. (Photo: Jayne Morgan)

Podcast: First Person, Ep 02 – The Granny on a Magic Mushroom Mission

By Marianne Thamm
Photos: Crepuscule at the Victoria Theatre, July 08, at the 2016 National Arts Festival, Grahamstown, South Africa. Adapted from Can Themba’s short story, Crepuscule is a fictional interpretation of Themba’s real life love affair with a white woman, Jean Hart, during the 1950s. Photo: CuePix / Jane Berg.

Grahamstown ArtsFest ‘16: Crepuscule, a Triumph for Sophiatown, memory of Can Themba and the Drum era

By Tony Jackman
Photo by Luca Rosatto via Flickr.

Health-E News: If you you are sane, you need to read this

Main photo, (left to right): Daniel Mpilo Richards performs in the fringe comedy show Pay Back The Curry at the National Arts Festival, 3 July 2016.  Photo: Cue/Dani O’Neill; Chanje Kunda performs in Amsterdam at The Hanger, July 06, at the 2016 National Arts Festival, Grahamstown, South Africa. Photo: CuePix / Jane Berg; Fiona Ramsay in the solo production of, Blond Poison, on 04 July 2016 in the National arts festival, in the Hanger, Grahamstown, South Africa. (Photo:CuePix/Megan Moore)

Grahamstown ArtsFest ‘16: Naked in the solo spotlight

By Tony Jackman
Main photo: The Karoo Moose, The Inconvenience of Wings, The Keeper of the Kumm. (By Cue)

Grahamstown ArtsFest ‘16: Digging Deep – parallel quests to understand ourselves as human beings

By Tony Jackman

Shadow play: Louise Linton and the arrival of the African age

By Kevin Bloom
Photo: (From left clockwise) Thembi Mtshali-Jones in Oomasisulu, a workshopped adaptation by the company of an original script by Dr Sindiwe Magona, Sello Maake kaNcube in The House of Truth, a biographical play about Can Themba, Jackie Rens in Ruth First: 117 Days, an adaptation by Fred Abrahamse and Marcel Meyer.

Grahamstown ArtsFest: Ruth First, Albertina Sisulu and Can Themba come to the stage in key new works

By Tony Jackman

Theatre review: 6 Characters in Search of an Author

By Lesley Stones
Photo by Sanmari Marais.

Secret Ballot: This is the kind of theatre South Africa needs right now

By Tony Jackman
Broken Plates runs at Sandton’s Auto & General Theatre on the Square until July 9.  Book on 011-883-8606 or at

Theatre review: Broken Plates is smashing

By Lesley Stones
Photo: Thomas Mollett

Podcast: First Person, Ep 01 – Thomas Mollett

By Marianne Thamm

Theatre review: Suddenly the Storm

By Lesley Stones
Photo: This file combo of TV grabs shows the foul of Zinedine Zidane of France to Italy's Marco Materazzi and the red card shown to Zidane by referee Horacio Elizondo of Argentina during the final of the 2006 FIFA World Cup between Italy and France at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin, Germany. EPA/A9999 DB WDR

Fighting words: The Power of Trash Talk

By Daniel Gallan
Photo: Marikana settlement in Cape Town (GroundUp)

Review: Noma – the bleak journey to the other Marikana

By Marelise van der Merwe
Photo: Dendroaspis polylepis – the Black Mamba, by Dick Culbert via Flickr

Two weeks until Africa runs out of leading anti-venom

By Simon Allison
Photo: Yesenia Rosa and Leslie Soto hold hands during a vigil to honor the victims of a mass shooting at a nightclub, at Eola Lake Park in Orlando, Florida, USA, 12 June 2016. At least 50 people were killed and 53 were injured in a shooting attack at an LGBT club in Orlando, Florida, in the early hours of 12 June. The shooter, Omar Mateen, 29, a US citizen of Afghan descent, was killed in an exchange of fire with the police after taking hostages at the club. EPA/RYAN STONE

Stock-taking times: Religion’s role in Orlando massacre

By Russell Pollitt

Emojis: The Next Gender Revolution

Photo: A file picture dated 17 April 2010 shows smoke rising as an eruption of the volcano near Eyjafjallajoekull glacier occured, some 120km away from Reykjavik, Iceland. According to the Icelandic Meteorological Office, Iceland finds itself on high alert over its Bardarbunga volcano. EPA/S. OLAFS

Nature’s CarbFix? Scientists claim to have found a way to store carbon emissions underground

By Marelise van der Merwe
Main photo: Muhammad Ali in 1967 (World Journal Tribune photo by Ira Rosenberg via Wikimedia Commons)

The Greatest: A Tribute to a Prometheus of the Boxing Ring

By J Brooks Spector

Continental Shift: Question everything you think you know about Africa

Main photo: Eddie Keizan in 1974 Tyrrell SA GP 1.

Eddie Keizan: The Tale of a Motorsport Tiger

By Greg Mills
Photo: Edward Ndopu.

The Edward Ndopu Story. My Story.

Photo: Dylan's The Times They Are A-Changin' 1964 album cover.

Idiot wind: At 75, Dylan’s prophecies are (probably) fulfilled

By Kevin Bloom
Photo: Prof Kevin Naidoo. (Michael Hammond)

Cancer care meets big data: SA’s latest treatment breakthrough

By Marelise van der Merwe
Photos: Christiaan Kotze

Theatre review: Joseph meets the Panto

By Lesley Stones

Video: Evita's Free Speech, Ep.38 – Evita presses SEND and holds her breath

By Pieter-Dirk Uys