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10 February 2016 14:21 (South Africa)
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Goodbye, Transgression: Philip Roth retires his literary libido

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    Kevin Bloom

    Kevin Bloom has written for a wide array of South African and international publications, including Granta, the UK Times and the Guardian, and is an Honorary Writing Fellow at the University of Iowa, having completed the fall residency of the International Writing Program in 2011. Kevin’s first book, Ways of Staying, won the 2010 South African Literary Award for literary journalism, and was shortlisted for the Alan Paton Award. He is currently working on a book about a changing Africa.

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Main photo: Before the rains came to Msinga. Photo by Rauri Alcock

After the Drought: The rains have come to Msinga, but the devastation still remains

By Y VANDERHAEGHEN & D HORNBY
Photo: My Mom's Hands by Ann via Flickr.

Health-E News: The Age of Alzheimer’s

By HEALTH-E NEWS
Photo: Michael Keaton as Walter "Robby" Robinson, Liev Schreiber as Marty Baron, Mark Ruffalo as Michael Rezendes, Rachel McAdams as Sacha Pfeiffer, John Slattery as Ben Bradlee Jr, Brian d'Arcy James as Matt Carroll

Film review: Spotlight - when the pen was mightier than the Catholic Church

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: SeaChange & Return to Origin

The human question(s): 20 of the best

By Marelise van der Merwe
Photo by Neil Moralee via Flickr.

Invisible perpetrators, invisible victims, lasting scars

By Marelise van der Merwe
Photo: Ellen Meiksins Wood in Berlin 2012. Ellen (born 1942 in New York City) is a Marxist historian and scholar. (Wikimedia Commons)

In Lieu of an Obituary: Ellen Meiksins Wood (1942–2016)

By Ismail Lagardien
Photo: A leopard looks on in its habitat at the Lionsrock Big Cat Sanctuary near Bethlehem April 26, 2010.  REUTERS/Peter Andrews

South Africa bans leopard trophy hunting

By Don Pinnock
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Op-Ed: An Open Letter to Sky News

By William Bird
All photos of Bad Jews play by Jesse Kramer.

Theatre review: Bad Jews

By Lesley Stones
Photo: Minister Bathabile Dlamini (GCIS)

Op-Ed: Speaking to Men

By M STEVENS, T MOFOKENG & A THOMPSON
Photo: Electricity pylons carry power from Cape Town's Koeberg nuclear power plant July 17, 2009. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Op-Ed: Government’s nuclear plans - will it be the Arms Deal 2.0?

By S FAKIR & G PIENAAR
Photo: South Africa's Hashim Amla celebrates reaching his century as he is watched by teammate AB de Villiers (L) and England's Matt Prior (R) during the third cricket test match at Lord's in London August 19, 2012. REUTERS/Philip Brown.

Captain Fantastic: The craft of great leadership

By Daniel Gallan
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Singin’ in the Rain: Lots of laughter and sunny smiles all ‘round

By Lesley Stones
Photo: Cannabis plants are pictured in a state-owned agricultural farm in Rovigo, about 60 km (40 miles) from Venice, September 22, 2014.  REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

The Cannabis Chronicles: Marijuana activism scores, Big Pharma equalises

By Kevin Bloom
Photo: A male African lion runs while hunting in the Okavango Delta in Botswana March 25, 2005. REUTERS/Thomas White

Trophy hunting: Ultimately a question of morality

By Peter Borchert
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Queen: It’s a Kinda Magic, but a moustache doesn’t make the man

By Lesley Stones
Photo: The cover image of Closer by Joy Division.

Health-e News: On death and dying – when the time comes

By HEALTH-E NEWS
Photo: SAPS action in Nkaneng township, Marikana, 13 September 2012. (Greg Marinovich)

'Riotous Behaviour': Policing through a law easily abused

By A Faull and J Shaw
Photo: (Left) David Bowie performs during the first day of the Doctor Music Festival in a Pirineos little valley in Catalonia July 12, 1996. (Reuters) (Centre) Natalie Cole, shown performing September 3, 1999 at the "Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards" in Santa Monica (Reuters) (Right) Pierre Boulez in May 1996. (Reuters)

Remembering the Unforgettable Ch-ch-changes

By J Brooks Spector
Photo of Durban beachfront, before editing, by Vince Smith via Flickr.

Of water slides and racial exclusion: The Durban I remember

By Fatima Hassan
Photo: David Bowie, then 49, performs on stage in Helsinki January 17, 1996. (Reuters)

My days with Aladdin Sane

By BEEZY BAILEY
Photo: Times Square is seen from the observation level of the Empire State Building in the Manhattan borough of New York February 4, 2015. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Human imprint has thrust Earth into new geological epoch - study

By Reuters
Reed Hastings, co-founder and CEO of Netflix, delivers a keynote address at the 2016 CES trade show in Las Vegas, Nevada January 6, 2016. REUTERS/Steve Marcus TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

While you were sleeping: 7 January 2016

By John Stupart
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Netflix goes live in South Africa

By News24
Photo: Comedian Bill Cosby performs at The Temple Buell Theatre in Denver, Colorado January 17, 2015. REUTERS/Barry Gutierrez

Bill Cosby charged with sexual assault in Pennsylvania

By Reuters
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Twitter clarifies rules on banned content, abusive behaviour

By Reuters
The Team Africa Le Mans Ginetta G55. (Heinrich Sauer Photography)

SA Nine-Hour endurance race: Playing Guitar with Bob Dylan … en Sarel

By Greg Mills
Photo: Two lionesses rub against a cage fence at a captive breeding centre for large predators at an undisclosed location in South Africa's Free State Province in an undated picture released 16 November 2005 by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). EPA/IFAW.

The turning tide: Blood Lions vs lion breeding and canned hunting

By Peter Borchert
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Review: Swan Lake on Ice

By Lesley Stones