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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

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

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

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

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