Saturday, January 18, 2020

‘Ghost Wars’: ghostly or just ghastly?

Ghost Wars is one of those shows where you know the whole reason it exists is because a producer came up with what they...

Dancers on a journey through time

Dancers are busy polishing up their moves in preparation for the 12th annual Dance Dynamic Academy Holiday Club Showcase taking place from December 16...

‘Hazbin Hotel’ a bold step in indie animation

Hazbin Hotel is one of those iconic pieces of art that, years later, will be looked back on as the starting point of a...

Dr Seuss adaptation provides zany fun for all ages

In 2003, the world was cursed forever with the unholy nightmare-fuel that was Mike Meyer's live-action adaptation of Cat in the Hat. Now in...

All glitz and glam for Las Vegas tribute

The East London Performing Arts Society (ELPAS) will put on their end-of-year show from November 27 to 30 at the Arts Theatre. Titled The...

‘Doctor Sleep’ lives up to it’s classic legacy

Making a sequel to another director’s film is hard. Making a sequel to one of the most iconic films ever by one of cinema’s greatest...

Local film shines on international stage

Mdantsane-born film-maker Jahmil Qhubeka's hit film Knuckle City is making big waves overseas after being recently chosen as South Africa's entry for Best International...

Springbok Damian de Allende is one of the ‘hottest’ rugby players...

Springbok Damian de Allende has made the grade as one of the “hottest” rugby players in the world. Liverugbytickets.co.uk, a premier website for rugby matches...

“Designated Survivor” – political drama lacks depth

Designated Survivor is a political drama which seems to be trying for a mash-up of terrorism thriller Homeland and the political intrigue of West...

Annual Quilt Show on at museum

The annual East London Quilt Show is under way at the Courtenay Latimer Hall at the East London Museum, and will run until midday...

Entries open for art exhibition

The Ann Bryant Art Gallery and East London Fine Art Society are calling for submissions for their upcoming Art in the Park exhibition, set...

“The Laundromat” shows it’s still a dirty world at the top

The Laundromat, like its spiritual precursor The Big Short, is an incredibly relevant film given the current economic climate and growing disparity between the...

Car spinning ace Veejaro is changing the stereotypes haunting the sport

Motor racing has existed in in Vernon Hendricks’s family through his father and grandfather, he has continued the legacy in the fast lane as...

Chill your Netflix habit, climate experts say

Movie nights once required driving to the local video store to rent, rewind and return the latest blockbuster. Now on-demand video content providers offer...

Own your drunken decisions: study finds you’re still you, even when...

It turns out that while we might believe that alcohol changes our personalities, it doesn’t, writes researcher Kathryn Francis Many of us know that feeling...

“In the Mouth of Madness” probes reality

To round off 2019’s Halloween series, we have what is in my opinion one of the best cosmic horror films ever made: John Carpenter’s...

Something for everyone at Lions exhibition

Last Friday evening, I had the privilege of attending the official opening of the Gonubie Lions’ 2019 Art Exhibition at King’s Mall in Gonubie. The...

‘Trackers SA’: Deon Meyer on controversial casting, working solo & creativity

The highly anticipated TV series Trackers SA hit M-Net screens on Sunday. The six-parter, based on a crime-thriller by author Deon Meyer, explores organised crime,...

Exhibition unearths hidden talent

Intricate and colourful works adorn the walls of the Ann Bryant Art Gallery Coach House in East London, as part of the ongoing Mosaic...

Someone dropped a record-breaking R27m on a bottle of rare whisky

The "Holy Grail" of whiskies smashed the record for the most expensive bottle ever sold, going for £1.45m (around R27m) at a London auction...

Is ‘sorrow fat’ a real thing? How painful breakups impact weight...

A group of American researchers has concluded that compensating for emotional heartbreak by overeating may not actually have much impact on weight gain. In the...

Potato-power your life, say US scientists … but watch the wind

The quest for beach bodies is in full swing as spring temperatures soar, and carbohydrate gels are being tucked into pockets of amateur athletes...

Classic cosmic horror in “Event Horizon”

This week’s entry in our month-long horror series really puts the cosmic into “cosmic horror”. Event Horizon stars Laurence Fishburne and the king of cosmic...

Stunning show at Miss Teenager 2019 [GALLERY]

Dee M Fashion Promotions held their 30th annual Miss Teenager competition in the Guild Theatre on Monday night. The theatre was packed with enthusiastic...

Pregnant & stressed out? You’re more likely to have a girl,...

New US research has found that women who experience stress during their pregnancy are more likely to give birth to a girl than a...

This SA-designed zero-energy house excelled in African solar design competition

A zero-energy house designed and built by students at Cape Town and Stellenbosch universities has won acclaim in Africa’s first solar design competition. House Mahali...

Why you’re more likely to overeat when dining with family &...

Who's never felt like they've eaten enough for days to come after a big family meal? The tendency to eat more than usual when...

Gearing up for penultimate battle

Saturday will see the penultimate round of the Border Karting season for 2019 take place at East London Grand Prix Circuit. Caleb Odendaal, with a...

Losing your hair? Air pollution may be to blame

New research has uncovered another negative effect of air pollution on our health, finding that exposure to common air pollutants could cause hair loss. Carried...

WATCH | Gingers unite as Ed Sheeran & Prince Harry star...

“It's like looking in the mirror,” Prince Harry jokes as he opens the door to pop superstar Ed Sheeran in a video shared on...

WATCH | You’ve got to be joking? Kruger Park tourist gets...

https://youtu.be/SB6mslWp9I0 A video of a tourist getting out of his car to get closer to a pride of lions in the Kruger National Park has...

I make people think differently; there are no excuses, says one-legged...

Though Musa Motha dances with a crutch, he's just like everyone else in Joburg's acclaimed Vuyani Dance Theatre Company — exceptional The stage is like...

Travelling on an SA passport? How to get help if things...

Often when we travel, we think only of the basics: how to get there, what to see and eat and where to stay. But...

Proudly local travel – 7 tourism wonders every South African should...

Okay, we admit it — our country actually has countless wonders. Here's a selection of some of the places that make us most proud...

“I have no fear”: Woman climbs over fence at zoo’s lion...

New York police want to talk to a woman who posted a video to an Instagram account apparently of herself climbing over a fence...

All the big winners at the 2019 Emmy Awards

Game of Thrones took the top Emmy for best drama Sunday but dark British comedy Fleabag was the surprise big winner of television's glitziest night, dominating the...

Vaal River’s Deneysville castle remains neglected without an owner

Auctioneers of the castle on the banks of the Vaal River in Deneysville in the Free State are still taking offers for the property,...

The best & worst dressed celebs on the purple carpet at...

Here are the hits and epic fails among celebrities You may have noticed something a bit different about the “red” carpet at this year's Emmy...

ConCourt ruling on spanking children: Social media weighs in

Cebelihle Bhengu The Constitutional Court ruling that spanking children is illegal has drawn mixed reactions on social media. In a statement on Wednesday‚ the ConCourt said...

“Dark” tells a familiar tale with a unique twist

Dark feels a lot like a Stranger Things spin-off, where the children are now all grown up. Take out the annoying pop culture references, translate...

Don’t switch off your child’s life – help them use smartphones...

A new breed of experts is trying to bridge the digital divide between parents and 'screenagers' on the positive and responsible use of smartphones When...

WATCH | Surf’s up! Cheeky grey heron takes a ride on...

https://youtu.be/pzBYnFfH978 A cheeky heron hitched a ride on the back of a hippo in the Kruger National Park. This funny clip, filmed on September 12 2019,...

This selfie shop makes it easy for Instagrammers to snap the...

Posing in a bath of pink balls or throwing up handfuls of multicoloured confetti, teenagers and 20-somethings snap away at a purpose-built London mini-studio...

Only the best of the best qualifies for FNB Art Joburg,...

This FNB JoburgArtFair has a new name and a new owner, Mandla Sibeko. He tells us how else the 2019 fair will differ from...

It’s ‘Fireworks, Flowers and Fiestas’ at Viva Musica concert

Viva Musica Ensemble will be hosting their spring concert, titled Fireworks, Flowers and Fiestas, at the Nahoon Methodist Church on Saturday. The concert will feature...

WATCH | Baboon gatecrashes restaurant, guzzles down bolognaise

https://youtu.be/O-Rt3NyKOv4 A baboon enjoyed a relaxed lunch at Jonkershuis Restaurant at Groot Constantia in Cape Town on August 31 2019 Guests enjoying a meal at Jonkershuis...

“Rebirth” squanders its potential

Look up wasted potential in the dictionary and chances are you’ll see the poster for writer-director Karl Mueller's Rebirth. The film opens promisingly enough, introducing...

‘Chernobyl’ is a prime example of how a TV show can...

The hit TV series 'Chernobyl' has attracted a new generation of selfie-taking tourists to the nuclear disaster zone. Image: AFP/Genya Savilov The hit...

In new game ‘Ms Monopoly,’ women make more money than men

In the latest update of the classic board game Monopoly unveiled on Tuesday, the trademark real estate tycoon has been replaced by his socially-minded...

World Rugby rankings out of tune with reality

The musical chairs that have become the world rugby rankings over the last month or so are a little out of tune with reality. Three...