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#OnTheBigScreen: Desire, revenge and redemption
#OnTheBigScreen: Desire, revenge and redemption

Call Me By Your Name, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Lady Bird, Loving Vincent, 24 Hours To Live and the Met Opera's Tosca open at cinemas this week.

By Daniel Dercksen 13 hours ago

Aleksandra Gosiewski
#DesignIndaba2018: The next generation of fashion is biology

New York-based Fashion Institute of Technology graduate and biomaterials research company AlgiKnit co-founder and COO Aleksandra Gosiewski gave a thought-provoking presentation at Design Indaba on Wednesday on why they, at AlgiKnit, believe that biology is the future of fashion and their revolutionary work in their search for a sustainable product...

By Jessica Tennant 13 hours ago

American action film 24 Hours To Live shot in Cape Town
American action film 24 Hours To Live shot in Cape Town

Although the high octane action film 24 Hours To Live was originally set in Washington D.C, the film took on another persona when filmmakers decided to shoot it in Cape Town.

By Daniel Dercksen 1 day ago

Rekindling my love for the Constantia Valley
Rekindling my love for the Constantia Valley

The Constantia Valley is part of the reason I'd really, like really, struggle to move out of the southern suburbs...

By Ilse van den Berg 1 day ago

2Bop's Anthony Smith on fostering the spirit of community in fashion
2Bop's Anthony Smith on fostering the spirit of community in fashion

Cape Town-based clothing label 2Bop started its life in 2004 as a way to turn a passion for classic video games into a form of expression...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 2 days ago

Littlegig 2018 delivers on the hype
Littlegig 2018 delivers on the hype

Respect and a thousand thank you's to every single soul involved in Littlegig 2018 festival. Apart from the online hype, I had no real expectations, which is always the best way to have them surpassed and Littlegig does...

By Terry Levin 19 Feb 2018

IPAF 2018 uplifts community with nature themed street art
IPAF 2018 uplifts community with nature themed street art

Dubbed "We need nature", this year's IPAF focused on creating awareness around climate change, which affects everyone in the world. Through this message, IPAF hopes to alter behaviours toward nature...

By Robin Fredericks 19 Feb 2018

Twelve Apostles introduces vegan high tea
Twelve Apostles introduces vegan high tea

With the rise of conscious eating, awareness surrounding sustainability and rapidly growing health trends, it's no surprise that many restaurants and hotels are giving focus to more plant based options on their menus...

By Ruth Cooper 15 Feb 2018

#OnTheBigScreen: Superheroes, scandals and showgirls
#OnTheBigScreen: Superheroes, scandals and showgirls

New film releases this week are: the local film Raaiselkind; Marvel's Black Panther; I, Tonya; All The Money In The World; and the live broadcast of the West End sensation Follies.

By Daniel Dercksen 15 Feb 2018

Q&A with Raaiselkind screenwriter Pieter Esterhuizen
Q&A with Raaiselkind screenwriter Pieter Esterhuizen

The powerful South African film Raaiselkind explores the unrelenting burden of autism on an average, loving family and shows the disintegration of the family as a result. It drives home the inescapable truth that society can be cruelly indifferent to whatever it perceives to be aberrant.

By Daniel Dercksen 14 Feb 2018

Dan Patlansky chats new album
Dan Patlansky chats new album

Dan Patlansky recently released his ninth studio album titled PERFECTION KILLS. We swung a few questions to the guitar god to find out more about this raw, honest and bluesy album.

By Ruth Cooper 14 Feb 2018

Mind baffling magic from The Illusionists
Mind baffling magic from The Illusionists

Do you believe in magic? This was a question often asked by David Williamson aka The Trickster and one of the performers from the smash hit show The Illusionists on opening night at Grandwest Casino.

By Ruth Cooper 12 Feb 2018

An opulent view of the Radisson Blu
An opulent view of the Radisson Blu

The Radisson Blu Hotel Sandton is situated in the heart of Johannesburg city's upscale business district - a prime location which is only minutes away from attractions such as Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton City shopping centre and many restaurants.

By Kim Lawrence 9 Feb 2018

#OnTheBigScreen: Soldiers, Con Men and Explorers
#OnTheBigScreen: Soldiers, Con Men and Explorers

The Disaster Artist, 12 Strong, Fifty Shades Freed, Just Getting Started, Tad, The Lost Explorer, and the secret of King Midas and Human Flow open at local cinemas this week.

By Daniel Dercksen 9 Feb 2018

More than an apple a day in Grabouw's tourism future
More than an apple a day in Grabouw's tourism future

Although the fruit industry is the major Grabouw employer, two retirees who have changed focus to the hospitality industry believe that tourism will be the key force for good in the valley.

By Brian Berkman 9 Feb 2018

Celebrate this Valentine's with an indulgent menu from 15 On Orange
Celebrate this Valentine's with an indulgent menu from 15 On Orange

The much dreaded or celebrated V-Day is just around the corner and depending on your situation or sensibility, you might either want to hide under a rock or get your lovely-dovey feels on...

By Ruth Cooper 8 Feb 2018

A multi-sensory feast at Muizenberg's Cucina Labia
A multi-sensory feast at Muizenberg's Cucina Labia

It's easy to be charmed by the Cape Town suburb of Muizenberg. There's the seaside dotted with colourful beach huts and teeming with ardent surfers, the quaint coffee shops, and a casual coastal flair that suburbs along the Atlantic Seaboard stand little chance of replicating.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 7 Feb 2018

#ICTAF2018: Q&A with SOLO curator Nontobeko Ntombela
#ICTAF2018: Q&A with SOLO curator Nontobeko Ntombela

The 2018 Investec Cape Town Art Fair will take place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 16-18 February 2018. The fair will be launching a new section titled SOLO that will focus on the production of women artists. We got in touch with the curator Nontobeko Ntombela to find out more.

By Ruth Cooper 7 Feb 2018

Crash Test Dummies: Q&A with Brad Roberts
Crash Test Dummies: Q&A with Brad Roberts

Canadian 90s rock band Crash Test Dummies will be touring their greatest hits in South Africa this February. We sent a few questions through to the lead and the distinctive baritone vocalist Brad Roberts to get the inside scoop.

By Ruth Cooper 6 Feb 2018

The Wound boldly explores tradition and sexuality
The Wound boldly explores tradition and sexuality

"The Wound was born out of a desire to push back against clich├ęd stereotypes of black masculinity perpetuated inside and outside of African cinema," says writer-director John Trengrove...

By Daniel Dercksen 5 Feb 2018

Aye-Aye captain for ship-shape stay in Hout Bay
Aye-Aye captain for ship-shape stay in Hout Bay

With the Sentinel looming large over the bay that is caressed by Chapman's Peak scenic drive, Hout Bay may be unique in its combination of curvaceous beach, working harbour and fish factories, exclusive enclaves and costly homes as well as a large informally housed community.

By Brian Berkman 5 Feb 2018

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And the Safta nominees are...

The South African Film and Television Awards (Safta) has announced its (very, very) long list of nominees, so buckle up, because here they are...

By Julia Breakey 5 Feb 2018

#OnTheBigScreen: Churchill, Xhosa rites and outlaws
#OnTheBigScreen: Churchill, Xhosa rites and outlaws

Darkest Hour, Inxeba (The Wound) and Den of Thieves open at SA cinemas this week.

By Daniel Dercksen 2 Feb 2018

Co-director Khayelihle Dominique Gumede on Tsotsi: The Musical
Co-director Khayelihle Dominique Gumede on Tsotsi: The Musical

Cape Town Opera is set to debut a new musical based on Tsotsi.

By Eugene Yiga 1 Feb 2018

aKing chat about opening for Crash Test Dummies
aKing chat about opening for Crash Test Dummies

aKing will be sharing the stage with Crash Test Dummies, along with Wonderboom and Bed on Bricks, during the Canadian rockers SA tour this February. We swung a few questions through to lead singer Laudo Liebenberg to find out more.

By Ruth Cooper 1 Feb 2018

Top wedding trends for 2018
Top wedding trends for 2018

2017 hosted a lot of unique trends like cactus-themed decor, lace, and more, but 2018 is already making a name for itself in the wedding industry...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 31 Jan 2018

#OnTheBigScreen: Monsters, mobsters and maze runners
#OnTheBigScreen: Monsters, mobsters and maze runners

The Post is a political thriller about the power of the truth; action reaches new heights in the third and final segment of The Maze Runner series Maze Runner: The Death Cure...

By Daniel Dercksen 25 Jan 2018

Avukile Mabombo
Five holiday experiences to own in 2018

The world has shrunk. What hasn't shrunk, is our hunger to experience unusual, exotic, exciting places, and that's what's overwhelmingly taking over travel for 2018...

By Avukile Mabombo 24 Jan 2018

Lost&Found chat new album
Lost&Found chat new album

Lost&Found, a two-piece alternative rock group consisting of drummer Jason Oosthuizen and guitarist/vocalist Glenn Hodgson, recently released their second album Snakes & Ladders. We got in touch with Hodgson to find out more.

By Ruth Cooper 22 Jan 2018

#OnTheBigScreen: Monsters, love, and courage
#OnTheBigScreen: Monsters, love, and courage

A lonely lab assistant becomes the object of affection of a scaled creature that lives in a water tank in the masterful The Shape Of Water; a woman's love transcends her husband's disability in the excellent Breathe; a former Marine corporal wants to reunite with her canine partner in the heartbreaking true story Megan Leavey; and a psychic unleashes hell in Insidious: The Last Key.

By Daniel Dercksen 19 Jan 2018

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