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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

Jeep: a 4-letter word?

You would never have guessed this, but it turns out that Jeep South Africa are trendsetters in the field of automobile...

Jeep: a 4-letter word?
posted on: May 10, 2013 | author: Chris

Stories behind the love songs

The history of popular music is replete with examples of love songs that were written for one particular person, but...

Stories behind the love songs
posted on: May 7, 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

Our thugged-out asses: SONA

Jacob Zuma’s 2013 State of the Nation Speech done gangsta style: Honourable members, Fellow Downtown...

Our thugged-out asses: SONA
posted on: Feb 14, 2013 | author: Chris

#20forgottenSAsongs

I’m putting up 20 great SA songs that we’ve forgotten, one a day for 20 days. Here are the first four, but...

#20forgottenSAsongs
posted on: Dec 6, 2012 | author: Chris

Bond. Jacob Bond.

The Jacob Zuma bond saga has spawned the #thenamesBondJacobBond meme. read about it on the Mail &...

Bond. Jacob Bond.
posted on: Nov 22, 2012 | 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

Fetish, Little Heart

Digging out my old Fetish albums to prep for reviewing Little Heart (2012), the band’s first cd since 2006’s...

Fetish, Little Heart
posted on: Nov 2, 2012 | author: Chris

Die Antwoord is my pimp

I started getting calls from Die Antwoord fans when I was in Tunisia at the beginning of the year. The calls came from...

Die Antwoord is my pimp
posted on: Nov 2, 2012 | author: Chris

Bob Dylan’s Tempest

Bob Dylan Tempest With the release of his novelty album Christmas in the Heart in 2009, Bob Dylan allowed us to stop...

Bob Dylan’s Tempest
posted on: Nov 1, 2012 | author: Chris

Steve Hofmeyr’s Comedy Roast

Whoopee. Africa’s first ever Comedy Central Roast, featuring Steve Hofmeyr, Afrikaans ideologue and sometime singer,...

Steve Hofmeyr’s Comedy Roast
posted on: Oct 31, 2012 | author: Chris

African News Innovation Finalists

Forty (40) pioneering digital journalism projects have been shortlisted as finalists in the inaugural $1 million...

African News Innovation Finalists
posted on: Sep 11, 2012 | author: Chris

Minor rant

Normally, I’d save this stuff for a column, but I feel like ranting in a space where I don’t have to be too...

Minor rant
posted on: Aug 24, 2012 | author: Chris

The Trouble With Tech

Can’t remember when or why I wrote this little piece. Might have been the start of a column. Found it on an old...

The Trouble With Tech
posted on: Jul 3, 2012 | author: Chris

Derek Gripper’s Music from Mali...

We are told that DerekGripper is the only guitarist in the world who can do justice to the complex, unique music of...

Derek Gripper’s Music from Mali
posted on: Jun 7, 2012 | author: Chris

Smear of the Nation

After the defacement, and dedickment, of Brett Murray’s “Spear of the Nation”, I got...

Smear of the Nation
posted on: May 22, 2012 | author: Chris

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