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Newcomers: UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Unesco’s World Heritage Committee recently inscribed eight new sites on their List: one transnational site (in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan), and others in Canada, Chad, China, Iraq, Iran, Mexico and Sudan. The newly inscribed natural sites are: Hubei Shennongjia (China)—Located in Hubei Province, in central-eastern China, the site consists ...

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Music Review: Twin Atlantic – GLA

By BRUCE DENNILL   This is the album Twin Atlantic made once they felt they’d achieved everything they set out to do when they formed the band. That they have the mettle to do that now, when they’re a big band, but not a massive, ...

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Before We Disappear: Chris Cornell – In Memoriam

By BRUCE DENNILL   I had two interactions with Chris Cornell. The first was after his set at the My Coke Fest music festival in Johannesburg in 2008, perhaps the most exciting reason ever to go to a racetrack in Alberton. I was covering the ...

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Film Reviews: Terminator Genisys, Batman V Superman Dawn Of Justice, The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2 & The Man From Uncle

By BRUCE DENNILL   Terminator: Genisys / Directed by Alan Taylor / PG13        5 Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice / Directed by Zack Snyder / 13V                                 ...

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Book Reviews: Power Play, Isis: The Heart Of Terror & Permanent Removal

By BRUCE DENNILL, ROB HOFMEYR & DRIES BRUNT     Power Play by Mike Nicol      6.5 Isis: The Heart Of Terror by Eugene Bach     7 Permanent Removal by Alan Cowell     7   Mike Nicol’s tales of gangsters, petty criminals and the investigators who either scrutinise or ...

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Film: Interview - Pom Klementieff, Mantis In Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 20

Film: Interview – Pom Klementieff, Mantis In Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2

  For French actress Pom Klementieff, getting the part of Mantis in Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 was the beginning of an exciting experience. “When I had the audition, I had no idea how ...

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Before We Disappear: Chris Cornell – In Memoriam

By BRUCE DENNILL   I had two interactions with Chris Cornell. The first was after his set at the My Coke Fest music festival in Johannesburg in 2008, perhaps the most exciting reason ever to go to a ...

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Extract: The Last Horseman by David Gilman0

Extract: The Last Horseman by David Gilman

CHAPTER ONE   It was a foul night to hang a man. The rain swept across the Irish Sea, throwing itself against the grey stone walls of Dublin’s Mountjoy Prison. Behind its unyielding façade two prison guards stood ...

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  • 2 – Very Nearly Offensively Bad
  • 3 – Nobody Thought This Through
  • 4 – Poor
  • 5 – Not Bad, But Ok
  • 6 – Good
  • 7 – Very Good
  • 8 – One Of The Best This Year
  • 9 – I Was Moved; I May Have Cried
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Newcomers: UNESCO World Heritage Sites0

Newcomers: UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Unesco’s World Heritage Committee recently inscribed eight new sites on their List: one transnational site (in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan), and others in Canada, Chad, China, Iraq, Iran, Mexico and Sudan. The newly inscribed natural sites are: Hubei Shennongjia (China)—Located in Hubei ...

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Sipping In The Suburbs, Or Some You Vin, Some You Booze0

Sipping In The Suburbs, Or Some You Vin, Some You Booze

By BRUCE DENNILL   Tuning The Vine / 4th Avenue Parkhurst / 1 March 2017   Publicised using the hashtag #JoziWineRoute, Tuning The Vine was an interesting stab at bringing some of the poetry of a winelands-style wine tasting to ...

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Art Therapy, Or Of Kids And Colour0

Art Therapy, Or Of Kids And Colour

Art therapy takes place when individuals are encouraged to express themselves through art as part of a healing process from emotional trauma. For children who experience violence or domestic abuse, drawing or painting provides a way to say what they cannot say with words. For the

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Sweeping All Before It, Or Get Thee Hither, Pumpkin0

Sweeping All Before It, Or Get Thee Hither, Pumpkin

  A dazzling night, a glittering ball, something wonderful is sure to happen when the ultimate fairytale – Joburg Ballet’s production of Cinderella – returns to

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A Lifetime Awarded For Pieter-Dirk Uys0

A Lifetime Awarded For Pieter-Dirk Uys

Since the 1960s, Pieter-Dirk Uys has been poking fun at the country’s past while finding hilarious ways to ensure it progresses positively. The satirist, performer,

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