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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 onto suburban dustbins and first-time press releases ...

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Book Reviews: World In Conflict, Reset, Answering Jihad & Hitler, Verwoerd, Mandela And Me

By DRIES BRUNT & ROB HOFMEYR   World In Conflict by John Andrews                                               9 Reset by Nick Hall             ...

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DVD Reviews: Digital Cocaine, Waiting Here For You & 77 Chances

By BRUCE DENNILL   Digital Cocaine (PG)                                                                             ...

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Theatre Review: Harold Pinter’s Betrayal

By BRUCE DENNILL   Betrayal / Directed by Greg Homann / Auto & General Theatre On The Square, Sandton, Johannesburg   In response to the stilted dialogue of the first scene of this play about infidelity, lies, ego and self-absorbtion, the opening night audience spent a good ...

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Film Interview: Nicola Yoon – Everything, Everything

Nicola Yoon is the author of Everything, Everything, the book on which the eponymous movie has been based.   What was your inspiration for Everything, Everything? I started writing the book when my daughter was just four months old. Like any new mom, I worried about ...

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Film Interview: Nicola Yoon – Everything, Everything

Nicola Yoon is the author of Everything, Everything, the book on which the eponymous movie has been based.   What was your inspiration for Everything, Everything? I started writing the book when my daughter was just four months old. ...

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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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  • 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
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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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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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