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Refinding My Mettle

Is she insane? Why are men giving her hats? Anna Versfeld blogs from the back of an old BMW tourer as she travels from...

Refinding My Mettle
posted on: Dec 29, 2009 | author: Chris

Tweeting in the Wind

Is it possible to review Bob Dylan’s Together Through Life in realtime on Twitter, within the constrains of the...

Tweeting in the Wind
posted on: Dec 20, 2009 | author: Chris

iPhone, youPhone

Does it take more energy to live life today than, say, twenty years ago when dinosaurs (the tv program) roamed free,...

iPhone, youPhone
posted on: Dec 18, 2009 | author: Chris

HolidayHouseHorror

I was sipping a glass of whiskey, gloomily staring into the binnebraai fire, when I experienced one of those rare...

HolidayHouseHorror
posted on: Dec 13, 2009 | author: Chris

Scientology Joburg

I’ve always wanted to go to L. Ron Hubbard’s house in Johannesburg, and I finally got my chance when we...

Scientology Joburg
posted on: Dec 8, 2009 | author: Chris

Pakistan w/o Words

I had the privilege of driving across Pakistan last year. These images include the amazing truck-modifying workshop...

Pakistan w/o Words
posted on: Dec 7, 2009 | author: Chris

Early Smart Man

Making my way along the N2 from Cape Town to Mossel Bay, I couldn’t help reflecting on the connections between...

Early Smart Man
posted on: Dec 7, 2009 | author: Chris

Subtropicalia

Clearly, Paul Edmunds doesn’t get paid by the word. His last five exhibitions have been entitled, variously,...

Subtropicalia
posted on: Dec 6, 2009 | author: Chris

Dancing on the edge

“Every cloud has a silver lining”, they tell me. Of course, every bodybag has a silver lining too, I would...

Dancing on the edge
posted on: Dec 4, 2009 | author: Chris

Wild West

A friend of mine lectures in music journalism at the University of Cape Town, and he tells me that one of the tasks...

Wild West
posted on: Dec 4, 2009 | author: Chris

Taxi Violence

(Image courtesy Sean Brand and Speakerbox) It’s been a long time coming, but the second album from Taxi...

Taxi Violence
posted on: Dec 4, 2009 | author: Chris

Ashtray Electric

Ashtray Electric won over a lot of fans with the slapdash, rough ‘n ready rock of their debut ep The Dave...

Ashtray Electric
posted on: Dec 3, 2009 | author: Chris

Devils and Gods

It’s been a while since Albert Frost’s first solo effort, 2002′s live Catfish. In the intervening...

Devils and Gods
posted on: Dec 3, 2009 | author: Chris

Heather Moore

For designers and artists, recognition used to arrive on the back of a show in a gallery, and a concomitant critical...

Heather Moore
posted on: Dec 2, 2009 | author: Chris

You can tuna fish

(For some reason, “You can tuna fish, but not a seal”, which appeared on News24 in 2005, is still one of...

You can tuna fish
posted on: Dec 1, 2009 | author: Chris