Sunday, July 5, 2020

Become a master thief in ‘Styx: Master of Shadows’

JAMES FIELD Bare feet on stone steps, the soft patter hidden within the quiet clank of a guard's plate, a yell muffled by a hand,...

‘Series of Unfortunate Events’ is a darkly comedic adaptation

A Series of Unfortunate Events is the best kind of adaptation, one that is able to keep to the spirit of its source material...

Children tell us which apps are best for lockdown learning

When it comes to online platforms, children prefer YouTube and Netflix - but nothing compares to old-fashioned playing outside. So says Elaine Wang, cloud and...

Join brave quest in ‘For The King’ online, locally

JAMES FIELD The King is dead, chaos is rising, and all the land's heroes have fallen to the last. Time to send in the peasants! For The...

Walking the Comrades: Veteran runner hoping to complete race for first...

Paul Selby is hoping to complete his first Comrades in 12 years on Sunday — by walking it. The veteran of 24 Comrades‚ who cannot...

Siphiwe Tshabalala launches book on ‘Super Shabba’ to ‘reverse the brainwash’

Former Bafana Bafana star Siphiwe Tshabalala is launching a children’s book – “Super Shabba – The African Superhero” – as part of his 2010...

‘Dolemite Is My Name’ tells hilarious true story

I don’t think it’s much of an hyperbole to say Dolemite Is My Name is one of the funniest films I’ve seen in a...

Special moon a rare occurrence

If you’d looked skyward on Friday night, you may have noticed something strange happening with the moon. Subtle though it was, we were able to...

Sharing meals with family members may help improve eating habits: study

According to the survey, families with younger children were more likely to eat dinner and breakfast together For people obliged to follow a special diet...

Twitter now allows users to ‘rethink’ harmful replies

As part of a limited experiment, Twitter will be asking users if they're sure they want to post that mean tweet before they hit...

Walkers, runners invited to join first virtual 67km for Mandela Day...

Challenge kicks off today and will run until July 18 With little more than a month to go before the world commemorates Mandela Day in...

Cunning and luck needed in ‘Armello’

JAMES FIELD You have constructed mighty walls, slung spells at foes twice your size, and struck partnerships with unexpected allies. You are also a rabbit. Welcome...

‘Dangerous Lies’ a silly but entertaining thriller

Dangerous Lies is the latest thriller to be released under the Netflix Originals label and is almost a complete opposite of last week's choice. Where...

‘Friends’ cookbook coming out in September, will feature iconic recipes from...

Fans will finally be able to make Monica's Friendsgiving Feast and Rachel's infamous English trifle While the much-anticipated Friends reunion has been delayed indefinitely due to the...

It’s gonna be sweet: don’t miss the Strawberry Moon eclipse

Sky gazers are in for a treat this week. Carmel Ives, chairperson of the Astronomical Society of SA, says we’ll have front row seats...

Fitness buffs, don’t reach for that mouthwash

If you want to enjoy the full benefit of your exercise regime, don’t use antibacterial mouthwash afterwards. That may seem a highly unlikely piece of...

R30,000 booze sold by Joburg bottle store to one customer

Online orders for one Johannesburg-based liquor store have been booming since the lifting of the ban on alcohol during the nationwide lockdown. On Monday, licensed...

AB de Villiers hits sixes on Instagram

Batsman AB de Villiers is hitting models, reality stars, actors, socialites and bloggers for a six on Instagram where his follower score is the...

‘Zol’ hitmaker Max Hurrell launches clothing line

Following on the success of his track Zol, Cape Town music producer Max Hurrell has  launched a clothing line brandishing a  famous line from the hit...

Japan’s Sunwolves exit Super Rugby as Australia bid fails

Japan's Sunwolves bowed out of Super Rugby on Monday as they failed to join an Australian offshoot of the coronavirus-hit tournament. The Sunwolves, who are...

Government motoring ahead with zero-alcohol driving limit

Bill presented to parliament wants to totally ban alcohol for drivers A bill released by the transport department on Monday seeks to totally ban the...

WATCH | Drakensberg Boys’ Choir gives SA a reason to ‘smile’...

The choir recently released a beautiful a cappella version of Charlie Chaplin's 'Smile', arranged by Ben Bram The Drakensberg Boys' Chamber Choir is once again...

Many people are experiencing ‘adjustment disorder’ as lockdowns end. Here’s why

After two months stuck at home, most of us have an intense yearning to get out of the house and see friends and family,...

WATCH | Sardine frenzy hits KZN south coast – netting a...

Crates of sardines which were netted on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast beaches of Ramsgate and Margate on Monday are selling for between R1,000 and...

WATCH | Shark gatecrashes sardine party on south coast – freed...

Seine netters at Ramsgate on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast got more than they bargained for when a shark was netted along with a big shoal...

Tunnel thieves return again and again to steal booze worth R300,000

Solid concrete was no deterrent for thieves who tunnelled into a Johannesburg liquor store during lockdown, stealing R300,000 in whisky, brandy, gin, ciders, vodka...

It’s official: Sony is showing off the PlayStation 5 on June...

Hot off the press! Fans have been asking for months to get a look at the PlayStation 5 and the games that will herald...

Illchane Studio to release second album

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this article implied that the studio album was organised by Blaqverse when in fact it was organised by Illchane...

Fight your way to victory in ‘Kingdoms of Amalur’

JAMES FIELD The Winter Elves have come to wage war against the mortal races, and you were not so lucky as to avoid them. Did...

Centre Wandisile Simelane extends his stay at the Lions with two-year...

The Lions have retained the services of centre Wandisile Simelane who consummated the deal by inking a two-year contract. Simelane‚ whose current contract expires in...

‘The Hunger Games’ star Liam Hemsworth to play SA boxing icon...

The Hunger Games star Liam Hemsworth is set to star as legendary SA boxer Gerrie Coetzee in an upcoming Hollywood film that will be released...
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WATCH | How to make four sweet delights from a two-ingredient...

Who knew koeksisters, a sweet pizza, jam doughnuts and apple pie bites could all be made from the same simple dough? https://youtu.be/tUcSDRSPXEQ WATCH | How to...

Alcohol available Monday to Thursday, from 9am to 5pm

South Africans wanting to buy alcohol can do so between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Thursday. This was one of the level 3 regulations announced...

Cheika says should have quit as Australia coach before 2019 World...

Former Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has said he should have quit the job in early 2019 after Rugby Australia (RA) brought in Scott Johnson...

What now for cricket in 2020? Four key questions

The coronavirus may have struck shortly before the English cricket season was due to start but it threatens to have major implications for the...

Do you make the best burger? Chef shares hers, see if...

May 28 is International Hamburger Day and chef Nadia Pillay, a lecturer at Capsicum Culinary Studio's Port Elizabeth campus, says her recipe is the...

Conquer ‘Slay the Spire’s’ battles with flexibility, cunning

JAMES FIELD You awaken at the base of a great tower, and the first creature you lay eyes on is a whale that is now...

That orange juice is probably not the Vitamin C punch you...

If you’re drinking commercially produced orange juice for its immune-boosting Vitamin C and other health benefits‚ you’re probably seriously over-estimating their “healthiness”. Food scientist Shannon...

Modelling agency drops Miss SA hopeful Bianca Schoombee, U-turns on defending...

SYNC Models, the agency representing Miss SA hopeful Bianca Schoombee, has cancelled its contract with her, saying she was in "breach of agreement" with...

DJ Black Coffee acquires stake in Gallo Music Investments

International music icon DJ Black Coffee — through his company FlightMode Digital — has acquired a significant stake in Gallo Music Investments (GMI). The Lebashe...

Roam the wastes in the addictive ‘Bedlam Redux’

JAMES FIELD Welcome to Skyshine's Bedlam Redux, where death is almost certain, your only hope for safety is anyone you can find able to wield...

WATCH: AREENA RIVERSIDE RESORT COMPO WINNER DRAW

The Areena Riverside Resort competition, run in partnership with the GO! & Express, was a resounding success thanks to you, our loyal supporters and...

Informal restaurants, shisanyamas can sell hot food for home delivery

Informal restaurants and shisanyamas have been given permission to operate under level 4 of the lockdown - but can sell cooked food for home...

WIN! A RIVERSIDE RETREAT & MORE … ENJOY AFTER LOCKDOWN.

Areena Riverside Resorts, in partnership with the GO! & Express and GO! & Express Live, are running a competition to help chase away the...

Areena Resort tells a story of hard work

Today, when you visit Areena Riverside Resort, you will find something on offer for everyone, from luxury accommodation to very basic camping. Adventure activities include...

‘Maniac’ a quirky, experimental exploration of mental health

Maniac stars Jonah Hill and Emma Stone as Owen Milgram and Annie Landsberg respectively, two totally unconnected individuals who sign up to an experimental...

EL muso’s new album is ‘new-age poetry’

If you like cooking, you end up cooking your own dishes. It’s the same for music.” This is how East London-born musician Mvikeli Masuku, better...

‘Altered Carbon’ a gritty cyber-punk mystery

When it comes to science-fiction, I've always had a fascination with the cyber-punk genre so Netflix's original series Altered Carbon was right down my...

‘Knuckle City’ a knockout in cinemas

Amid much excitement, locally filmed Knuckle City has finally premiered in cinemas countrywide. To celebrate the occasion, some of the cast and crew visited Hemingways...

‘Spenser Confidential’ a fun action romp

After last week’s rather grim tale, I thought it best to review something more light-hearted this week. Spenser Confidential is a loose adaptation of Ace...