Music Reviews: Revolutionary Rocketeers, Or Fear In Die Slaapkamer

By BRUCE DENNILL   Green Day: Revolutionary Radio                         6 Rocketeers: Something Else                                  7 Sia: 1000 Forms Of Fear   ...


Dance Review: In Her Shoes – Wild Women Do, And They Shouldn’t Regret It

By BRUCE DENNILL   In Her Shoes / Directed by Luyanda Sidiya / John Kani Theatre, Market Theatre, Newtown, Johannesburg   It’s an awful indictment of society in general and South African society in particular that it comes as no surprise that the anchor production for a ...


Film Reviews: Jesus Answers The Call, Or Of Vampires And The Vatican

By BRUCE DENNILL   The Jesus Storybook Bible Vol. 1-4 (A)                                                       7 Ghostbusters: Answer The Call / Directed by ...


Theatre Review: Mamba Republic – Ruit One Satire, Or No Mess, No Voss

By BRUCE DENNILL   Mamba Republic / Directed by Dr Mervyn McMurtry / Auto & General Theatre On The Square, Sandton, Johannesburg   John van de Ruit and Ben Voss have been busy since creating a platform for themselves with satirical sketch shows Green Mamba and Black ...


Film Review: Let Me Be Frank – Rage Against The Evangelical Machine, Or When Repentance Looks Like Atheism

By BEN WRIGHT    I promise that if you keep reading, we’ll get to Let Me Be Frank, an amazing new documentary that exposes the American Religious Right as fraudulent and cynical. But first, indulge me in a preface. In August 2003 I moved from London, ...


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Music Interview - Glen Phillips: Appetite For Empathy, Or A Fillip For Integrity2

Music Interview – Glen Phillips: Appetite For Empathy, Or A Fillip For Integrity

By BRUCE DENNILL   Glen Phillips, once and occasionally present Toad The Wet Sprocket frontman, has released a poetic, honest new solo album called Swallowed By The New, on which he examines heartbreak, depression, grief and, ultimately, hope.   You’ve talked ...

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Opinion: Good, Better, Blogger0

Opinion: Good, Better, Blogger

By BRUCE DENNILL   Blogger. It’s a term that’s almost spat out, like a condition you might catch if you discuss it for too long. As media platforms go, blogs are often classed somewhere between penis enlargement flyers pasted ...

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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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  • 1 – Never Darken This Portal Again
  • 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
  • 10 – Pretty Much Perfect


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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Review: Dewar’s 120

Review: Dewar’s 12

By STEFAN VOS   I initially toyed with the idea of doing this review as a sip-by-sip commentary, the enjoyment of a bottle of Scotch whisky (sticklers note: no ‘e’) in real time. As I envisioned how this ...

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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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Stars Of The Stage0

Stars Of The Stage

The winners of the Naledi Theatre Awards were announced on 19 April at the Lyric Theatre, Gold Reef City. For the first time in the awards’ 12-year

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Lifetime Award For Albie Sachs0

Lifetime Award For Albie Sachs

  Among the six legends presented with Lifetime Achievement Awards at the 19th Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) Awards was constitutional and creative crusader, Albie Sachs, who was honoured for

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