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A Special Tribute: Chris van Wyk – In His Own Words

Chris van Wyk (1957-2014) arrived on the literary scene at the age of 22 with It Is Time To Go Home, a startlingly accomplished collection in which tender love poetry formed a counterpoint to biting political comment. After a stint in educational publishing, ...

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Reviews: Eve’s Perspective On The Safety Of Candlelight And Razorblades

By BRUCE DENNILL Shawn Phillips: Perspective                6 Wayne Hussey: Songs Of Candlelight And Razorblades                   6 The Wisers: It’s Safe I’m Not Here                7.5 Angelique Kidjo: Eve       6   This is Shawn Phillips’ 23rd album, released in South Africa (where the Texan now lives, gleefully adopted by a foster audience) ...

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Extract From Love In The Time Of Contempt By Joanne Fedler

FOREWORD So here’s my problem…. So here’s my problem: when it comes to generating writing material, teenagers are gold. Their world is a narcissist, anarchic, paranoid hell of anxieties and stresses about how they look, how popular they are or aren’t and how fast or ...

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The Gong Remains The Same, Or Getting Star-Stuck

By BRUCE DENNILL   Before this year’s Naledi Awards, there was a Facebook kerfuffle about the nominations, and during and after the show, there was more of the same sort of chatter – verbally, this time – in the Lyric Theatre at Gold Reef City ...

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The Appeal Of The Real, Or Speaking Through The Struggle

By DARISE FOSTER   A comment on society, a love story, peer pressure , the story of freedom fighters, Lulu Mlangeni’s Page 27, showcased at the Market Theatre between March 31 and April 5, had guests debating their interpretations of the storyline long after the ...

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Inspiring The Intellect, Or Encouraging Exhibitionism0

Inspiring The Intellect, Or Encouraging Exhibitionism

By BRUCE DENNILL   Charlotte Damgaard is the marketing director at Great World Exhibitions, the company behind the Body Worlds & The Cycle Of Life, Da Vinci The Genius and Tutankhamun – His Tomb and His Treasures, all of ...

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The Gong Remains The Same, Or Getting Star-Stuck0

The Gong Remains The Same, Or Getting Star-Stuck

By BRUCE DENNILL   Before this year’s Naledi Awards, there was a Facebook kerfuffle about the nominations, and during and after the show, there was more of the same sort of chatter – verbally, this time – in ...

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Extract From Love In The Time Of Contempt By Joanne Fedler0

Extract From Love In The Time Of Contempt By Joanne Fedler

FOREWORD So here’s my problem…. So here’s my problem: when it comes to generating writing material, teenagers are gold. Their world is a narcissist, anarchic, paranoid hell of anxieties and stresses about how they look, how popular they ...

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  • 2 – Baldwin
  • 4 – Kawai
  • 6 – Bechstein
  • 8 – Steinway
  • 10 – Bosendorfer

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Toy Story, Or The Art Of Exploration0

Toy Story, Or The Art Of Exploration

By BRUCE DENNILL   Istanbul. Home to the Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, the Golden Horn, the Grand Bazaar, the Topkapi Palace and dozens of other world-famous tourist attractions, it’s also riddled with side roads; non-descript, non-guidebook diversions ...

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Cuisine And Community, Or A Taste Of The Gout Stuff0

Cuisine And Community, Or A Taste Of The Gout Stuff

By BRUCE DENNILL   In 1912, when the world as most people experienced it was a much smaller place, Auguste Escoffier, French cuisine’s roi des cuisiniers et cuisinier des rois (“king of chefs and chef of kings”), initiated the ...

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Creativity In Situ, Or Home-Grown Inspiration0

Creativity In Situ, Or Home-Grown Inspiration

The photographs are taken from the book South African Artists At Home by Paul Duncan (Struik Lifestyle) and used with the permission of the publisher.                  

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Miles Of Smiles, Or Chapman's Peak0

Miles Of Smiles, Or Chapman’s Peak

Pythonesque: Roy Smiles’ Monty Python biography, directed by Alan Swerdlow, starring Graham Hopkins as John Cleese, Theo Landey as Terry Gilliam and Eric Idle, Robert Fridjhon as Terry

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A Special Tribute: Chris van Wyk - In His Own Words0

A Special Tribute: Chris van Wyk – In His Own Words

Chris van Wyk (1957-2014) arrived on the literary scene at the age of 22 with It Is Time To Go Home, a startlingly accomplished collection

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