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It’s boys and girls and other

Blur’s classic song Girls and Boys says it all about the confusing multiplicity of 21st century sexualities, and its...

It’s boys and girls and other
posted on: Aug 6, 2013 | author: Chris

Khanyi Mbau: Bling and nothingness

I battled to find significance in Bitch, Please! I’m Khanyi Mbau, socialite Khanyi Mbau’s tell-all...

Khanyi Mbau: Bling and nothingness
posted on: Mar 20, 2013 | author: Chris

Let them eat cock

Suggestions that the way to end sexism and rape is to have a better, more ethical patriarchy is lamentably divorced...

Let them eat cock
posted on: Mar 19, 2013 | author: Chris

Driving you mad

It used to be a thing. Choosing music for a road trip. Getting the right CDs into your glove compartment. The optimal...

Driving you mad
posted on: Nov 2, 2012 | author: Chris

Keep it simple, SA

It’s time we cast aside the shackles of objectivity and nuance, and start talking plainly about some of the problems...

Keep it simple, SA
posted on: Apr 21, 2012 | author: Chris

The number of the least

Those weird guys in funny robes were right. Chris Roper discovers that numbers do rule our lives. So we don’t...

The number of the least
posted on: Apr 2, 2012 | author: Chris

Apocalypse Later

In the same way that a former US governor allegedly refused to allow Spanish to be taught in schools because...

Apocalypse Later
posted on: Jan 17, 2012 | author: Chris

The H-word

Some people think the next world war will be fought over water, others claim the world will erupt in a battle about...

The H-word
posted on: Aug 3, 2011 | author: Chris

Putting the Q into Qwelane

This is a column I wrote for News24 in 2008, when our current Ambassador to Uganda wrote his anti-gay column. Since...

Putting the Q into Qwelane
posted on: May 31, 2011 | author: Chris

Cappucinokwaito

There’s a certain humility you learn, coming from a country where there isn’t actually a convincing national...

Cappucinokwaito
posted on: Feb 11, 2011 | author: Chris

Not the new naked

There’s an uncomfortable new trend in sexualising kids. Only, it turns out it’s just a return to the...

Not the new naked
posted on: Oct 14, 2010 | author: Chris

God vs Gay

I’m no expert on god, unlike the Dutch Reformed Church’s (perhaps inappropriately named) “Ring of...

God vs Gay
posted on: Mar 11, 2010 | author: Chris

Joining the Taliban

I wanted to call this column, “Why I’m joining the Taliban, and why P.W.Botha was right.” Unfortunately, while...

Joining the Taliban
posted on: Jan 25, 2010 | author: Chris

Dakar Death Rally

The Dakar Rally death toll continues with the 2010 race.  A woman watching the start of the Rally was killed when a...

Dakar Death Rally
posted on: Jan 13, 2010 | author: Chris

Jeep vs Land Rover

The tale of when I first bought my Jeep, which was about 4 years ago, and my rivalry with Land Rover...

Jeep vs Land Rover
posted on: Jan 8, 2010 | 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

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

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