[Daniel Dercksen] Having followed Spud's explosive journey from page to screen since its release in 2011 - and subsequent interviews and visits on the set - my interview with author John van de Ruit, screenwriter and director Donovan Marsh, producer Ross Garland, and Troye Sivan who plays the title role, during the press junket of Spud 2: The Madness continues, felt more like a reunion, an informal chat and reconnection with the "Crazy Four".
[Eugene Yiga] Venus in Furs, the erotic novella by Austrian author Leopold von Sacher-Masoch (the "father" of masochism), caused quite a stir when it was published in 1870. Contemporary American playwright David Ives has taken inspiration from the classic and turned it into a play described as so good it hurts and so sexy you could sweat.
[Debbie Hathway] The promise of performances by Russian ballet companies on South African stages has long been a box office attraction, much to the chagrin of local dance groups who struggle to fill houses at lower ticket prices.
[Debbie Hathway] After three months as a pole dancing student, you'll know enough to be able to perform a few basic moves competently in front of an audience. If you want to make it on the world pole sport stage, it'll take years of training, practice, discipline and commitment to be a worthy competitor.
[Daniel Dercksen] The majestic animated fantasy adventure Epic will definitely take you on a magical adventure beyond the imagination and make you believe that everything is possible. The art of animation and the craftsmanship of its artists are celebrated with this glorious escape into a realm that exists in the shadows of the forests and grasslands that surround our everyday world.
[Ruth Cooper] You know you're at a classic old-school rock shindig when the elderly gentleman (with the manic bouncing knee) sitting next to you has brought binoculars. Granted, we were seated rather far back and even my youthful(ish) eyes could have used the aid of some magnification.
[Daniel Dercksen] The arresting allure of love, loving and being loved is wittingly explored in Same Time Next Year, now playing at the Kalk Bay Theatre until 22 June.
[Eugene Yiga] On 14 January 2008, 17-year-old Johan Nel killed four people during a shooting spree in Skierlik, an informal settlement just outside Ventersdorp in the North West province. Now, more than five years later, the effect of this tragic event is explored in one of the most moving plays you'll see this year.
[Daniel Dercksen] With the mind-blowing Star Trek Into Darkness, master storyteller and visionary JJ Abrams travels beyond the frontier of the imagination, delivering a super-spectacular space opera.
[Natalie Swain] Bodytec claims to offer a revolutionary alternative to regular exercise. This may be music to the ears of the gym-weary and the gym-wary alike. Bodytec could be the ideal ally in the fight against packing on winter weight.
[Brandon Williams] South African Drum 'n Bass enthusiasts, and I emphasise the words South African DnB enthusiasts, will agree - no, no - SHOULD agree that this dynamic duo definitely needs no introduction. Yes, DnB is to be written with capital letters not because it's a proper noun, but because it's larger than life.
[Jordan Scott] The general consensus of the Good Food and Wine Show is that it is only for those who are wine connoisseurs or can identify every herb ever used. This is most definitely not the case, the Good Food and Wine Show brings out anyone's inner foodie and you only need to drink wine to be able to enjoy the variety of cultivars and blends on offer.
[Nkululeko Mthethwa] Held on Cape Town's Buiten Street, though "Extra Cold Live Street" would be more accurate, simply because that is what it was turned into, the Castle Lite Extra Cold Live experience brought us amazing acts from all over the country. Even though it was cold and rainy, nobody really cared about the weather as everyone was too busy partying - including me.
[Brian Berkman] When I started my no starch, no sugar, no alcohol eating plan I resolved never to eat my beloved pasta again.
[Brandon Williams] On Wednesday night The Grand Arena hosted one of hip hop's most iconic figures, the only rapper most likely known by everybody's grandmother, Snoop Lion (formerly Snoop Dogg). He blazed the stage at the Cape Town leg of his Reincarnated concert tour.
[Eugene Yiga] Two people meet by chance at a country inn, fall in love, and agree to meet there at the same time each year. But there's a problem: both of them are married with children. Um, awkward.
[Sue Northam] Last Saturday, 16 April, 2011, TEDxCapeTown (TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design, with the x for independently organised) was held at Ratanga Junction, Cape Town.
[Daniel Dercksen] True talent is priceless and with the magnificent independent Australian film The Sapphires, the voices and lives of four gutsy young Australian Aboriginal women will live in your hearts forever.
[Eugene Yiga] Inspiration can strike at any moment. For Robert Fridjhon, whose award-winning stage career spans over twenty years, it came when he worked for FreeMe Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre back in 2006. Given that most of the cases he worked on involved birds, and that he was reading African Genesis by Robert Audrey, it was only a matter of time before the idea for Twitch was born.
[Sindy Peters] Charly's Bakery has been around the proverbial block in Cape Town over the years, finally finding a home in The Fringe. Famous for its cakes and quiche, the TV show opened up the bakery's oven doors to an international audience, but now Charly's has boldly gone where no bakery's gone before - to a trailer park.