THEATRE REVIEW: Dance Umbrella unfurls again with a new director and home

Mamela Nyamza will take the reins of the resuscitated festival now that its 2018 demise has been reversed

THEATRE REVIEW: Ngema and Mtwa together again as Woza Albert takes centre stage

The pair last performed the iconic play in 1985, writes Kgomotso Moncho-maripane

CHRIS THURMAN: Melancholia — a soul-searching art exhibition aptly displayed in a museum

The struggle of the opposites of life and death, darkness and light this time showcases itself in art form at the University of Cape Town's Pathology Learning ...

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CHRIS THURMAN: Constitutional vices of the other tricky Dick

Adam Mackay's film 'Vice' paints a disturbing picture of Cheney the power-monger through four decades

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ALEXIA WALKER: Could repatriation of looted African cultural artifacts ignite an African Renaissance?

African governments should strongly support with finance the current wave by their museums of claiming back their cutlural artifcats looted and taken to Europe ...

FILM REVIEW: Thought-provoking sports movie taps into the dark side of basketball

Technological innovations helped give this film and fresh and distinctive look and feel, writes Itumeleng Molefi

THEATRE REVIEW: Bailey’s Samson renders reconciliation as a myth

Playwright explores postcolonial tensions by transporting the Old Testament figure from the periphery to the centre, writes Struan Douglas

Sober enough Craig Urbani gyms up for sexy ‘Chicago’ run in SA

Ten years ago every show was a rock concert, until he realised he was no Mick Jagger

CHRIS THURMAN: The delicate space between freedom of expression and hate speech

Anthony Julius once again turns to his apparently favourite topic cleverly blending his legal mind with his literary work

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‘Green Book’ denies Netflix its Oscar gate crash

It was a night of powerhouse musical performances, black actors scooping major awards and some surprise victories 

Looking back at the Cape Town Art Fair

The commercial aspect still triumphs and while airport art was in abundance there were gems in the smaller corners 

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CHRIS THURMAN: Past hangs heavy over Nhlanhla Nhlapo’s paradoxical free state

Legacy of colonialism across Africa permeates artist’s exquisitely rendered paintings

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Richard E Grant: ‘My first question is always: what is the sex life of this person?’

The actor thought he would be out to pasture at his age, not getting all this attention from an Academy Award nomination

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THEATRE REVIEW: Tapping into the thoughts of young black women through Nina Simone song

The theatre is packed and the audience enraptured and engaged as these women speak to them with great gusto, writes Diane de Beer

‘Babylon: Beyond Borders’ explores our humanity

These theatrical works happen simultaneously in four cities and are projected via live stream for local, international and online audiences, writes Kgomotso ...

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