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Mouse Versus Maid, Or Poppins Goes The Weasel

Saving Mr Banks / Directed by John Lee Hancock / PG Sometimes, you can’t make this stuff up. PL Travers, the author of the original Mary Poppins books and rabidly possessive holder of the rights to the stories, had to be courted and coaxed ...

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Guest Blog: Searching For Clues In The World Of Crime Writing, Or Whodunit; No Really, Who?

When I became a published author of contemporary fiction, I always proclaimed I’d never write crime fiction, and I’d never write a series. And yet, here I am, three years later, an author of crime fiction, with a two-book deal contract for the ...

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The Death And Resurrection Of Live Music

Those who have been infatuated with their tunes for extended periods of time will let you know that there are fewer live music venues than there were in the good old days. And they would be correct. Names of once great venues such ...

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Guest Blog: My Experience As A ‘Spirit Writer’, Or Outsourcing The Muse

Morwenna Holman is a ‘spirit writer’, which means her novels are dictated to her by spirits, “communing with the departed to write stories of their lives which are lost in the mists of time.” Her first novel, Westerdale, was published in 2013, a story she ...

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Soweto Theatre Expenditure: Steven Sack Responds

Former City of Joburg official Steven Sack was concerned about what he perceived to be inaccuracies in the story below (italics), which appeared recently in The Times. He has submitted his response for consideration (below the original story).   Ninety percent of a R5-million budget ...

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Guest Blog: Searching For Clues In The World Of Crime Writing, Or Whodunit; No Really, Who?0

Guest Blog: Searching For Clues In The World Of Crime Writing, Or Whodunit; No Really, Who?

When I became a published author of contemporary fiction, I always proclaimed I’d never write crime fiction, and I’d never write a series. And yet, here I am, three years later, an author of crime fiction, ...

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The Death And Resurrection Of Live Music0

The Death And Resurrection Of Live Music

Those who have been infatuated with their tunes for extended periods of time will let you know that there are fewer live music venues than there were in the good old days. And they would be ...

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Excerpt From Burning By Joan De La Haye, Or Witch Way To Pretoria?0

Excerpt From Burning By Joan De La Haye, Or Witch Way To Pretoria?

Marcie Grove is a lonely witch. After a full moon ritual she decides to do something about the abysmal state of her love life. Making use of a powerful spell to cure her sad state of ...

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  • 2 – Deja Vu
  • 4 – Spanish Inquisition
  • 6 – Cheese Shop
  • 8 – Four Yorkshiremen
  • 10 – Travel Agent

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Home Is Where The Five-Star Is0

Home Is Where The Five-Star Is

Ah, luxury. It’s always pretty special when you open the door to a lavish hotel suite and are greeted for the first time by a fresh, pristine layout, furnished with the very latest in plush carpets and ...

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Cultural Comeback, Or Say Hello To Auntie0

Cultural Comeback, Or Say Hello To Auntie

The iconic Tan’ Malie Se Winkel, just west of the Arc de Triomphed Hartbeespoort Dam wall, went through a long, sad patch when it felt like the authenticity that made the place an appealing tourist attraction ...

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Why Do Children Need Theatre?0

Why Do Children Need Theatre?

* Theatre provides a very direct experience of empathy, a key building block in developing social skills. * Through simultaneous engagement of multiple senses and modes of meaning,

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15 Years On: Secular Versus Spiritual, Or Reasons To Get Delirious?1

15 Years On: Secular Versus Spiritual, Or Reasons To Get Delirious?

What is Christian music? How is it different from music made by Christians? Is it different from church music?  And why is it usually quite

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