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Top 10 of My Favourite Podcasts of All Time – Part 1

Podcasts are my favourite corner on the internet – they are an incredible means of sharing our lived experiences with each other: whether it’s the work we do,…

Why I will not be watching The Birth of a Nation: Rejecting Toxic Masculinity

I wrote this piece for a news site a couple of weeks ago and with the recent tragedy at Wits Junction, I thought to share it. Particularly because my thoughts around…

Queen of Katwe: A contemporary African story worth seeing twice

[Some weeks ago,] Disney hosted the South Africa premiere of Queen of Katwe; a movie based on the vibrant true story of Phiona Mutesi, a young girl from the…

#FavePodcasts – Another Round talks to NPR’s Audie Cornish…

I am obsessed with podcasts. I think they are a revolutionary alternative to mainstream media. While being deliberate, curated and interest-based content, they are free of censorship and…

The Performing Arts Stock Exchange, the ‘Poet with the Typewriter’ and some things in between

A couple of weeks ago, ThundaFund in conjunction with the Arts & Culture Trust and Nedbank hosted the Flying House Performing Arts Stock Exchange, an event that was in the…

The Market Theatre Serves Us Tobacco, Finally

After years of paths crossing, the stars finally aligned for theatre director Sylvaine Strike and legendary thespian Andrew Buckland – they finally got to work together on a play. The play is called Tobacco, and the Harmful Effects Thereof, and is currently showing at Market Theatre in Newtown, Johannesburg until 6th March 2016.

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Latecomer Series: 19 Years Later, ‘Set It Off’ Still Presents Relevant and Insightful Commentary

Had I watched Set It Off back in the day, I think I would have long appreciated Ms. Pinkett, Ms. Latifah, Ms. Elise and Ms. Fox more. I…

What happened, Miss Simone?

Nina Simone is able to stand upon a shadowed stage, take in all light and then return that luminescence to her audience in opulent, pulsating rays. At other times and with no seeming reluctance she rejects the audience, rejects their physical fact, rejects their loyalty, rejects their devotion. What formed this puzzle? What further convolutes this complexity? “America!”

#GenevaBallet – Three More Performances

Don’t expect tutus, tiaras and boys in tights. This is not ballet like you know it. This is the lovechild of Mikhail Baryshnikov and  Ricardo Buscarini – contemporary…

Shonda Rhimes, we will eat the scraps off your table. Any day! 10 Random Thoughts on Scandal US

Scandal US – The Fixer on Mnet – is on break until 29th January 2015. The feeling of withdrawal is brutal. I have tried to fill the gap…

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