May 26, 2019

New Miles Davis documentary explores life of the king of cool

The king of jazz left a legacy we should all know about especially as some of his work is entrenched in some of the dominant genres of the present musical era. Phumlani S Langa remembers Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool.
May 24, 2019

Watching Rafiki proves how silly Kenya's homophobic ban was

State homophobia, common to many African countries, is made to seem doubly ridiculous when the film is as disarmingly gentle and full of joy as this modest and low-budget teen love story, writes Charl Blignaut.
May 26, 2019

Tiffany Haddish, animated

If you’re tired of the same stories from the same pale, male and musty perceptions of comedy and animation, then Tuca & Bertie will offer you multiple tales of women’s stories in an informative, out-of-the-box and entertaining way, writes Rhodé Marshall.
May 23, 2019

The 'John Wickiest' of the John Wicks

After being lukewarm about the previous John Wick films, the third instalment hasn’t exactly changed Ilan Preskovsky's mind about the series, but he can confidently declare John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum to be by far the best John Wick flick to date.
May 26, 2019

Game of Thrones Farewell Event ... and all the best TV this week

M-Net is airing a documentary in conjunction with the epic final season of the critically acclaimed drama. Don't miss it.
May 22, 2019

Miles Davis local doccie launch a cool family affair

Vincent Wilburn Jr answered the phone at 9am Los Angeles time, having just rushed the kids off to school early to make our telephonic interview.
May 19, 2019

COMPETITION: Are you ready for Mauritius?

Want to take your three best friends on an island vacation? Mauritius Tourism and City Press are giving you the chance to head out to the gorgeous island and get away from the SA winter for a little bit. Following the past four weeks, where we told you more about what you can experience on this trip, here are the clues you need to help you win the competition.
May 26, 2019

Are you in the mood to go out? We've got you sorted

It would seem to be the week of the drinks festival. Gin, wine and whisky drinkers are in for a treat. But we haven’t forgotten the kids and those of you who are trying to keep things in shape. Phumlani S Langa has the best events for you.
May 26, 2019

Lanser's on Main gets a perfect score from us

There’s a reason Lanser’s on Main is rated one of the top restaurants in the affluent suburb, writes Samantha Cook.
May 26, 2019

‘African furniture' is not just niche

When it comes to furniture, we see nothing wrong with kitting out our houses with Swedish designs. African pieces are relegated to one or two pieces that serve more as novelty or interest. Ethiopian-American creator Jomo Tariku hopes to change that, writes Design Indaba's Neo Maditla,
May 26, 2019

RECIPES: Masala pork chops with rice, spinach and potatoes

With a chill in the air, this comforting meal will hit the spot.
May 24, 2019

A white wine affair

It was a sunny Wednesday afternoon in a private room at Luce restaurant in Hyde Park when négociant Wade Bales introduced his new wine series featuring seven winemakers from Constantia in the Western Cape, in an exclusive partnership with Tsogo Sun.
May 24, 2019

Stars rev it up

Life in the fast lane for some of South Africa’s leading sports stars and celebrities shifted into overdrive as they took part in the exclusive Vodacom Red Track Day experience at Kyalami on Thursday.
May 19, 2019

Must-see doccie Rave & Resistance is free to watch

Art played a huge role in providing the masses with comfort, an escape as well as an enhanced voice in the struggle for freedom. This gave rise to a new culture of clubbing in Johannesburg. Red Bull has commissioned a highly skilled director to document this movement. Phumlani S Langa watches the free documentary and is adamant that all should see it.
May 24, 2019

Proteas say bye with a braai

The boys are off to the 12th cricket World Cup in England, which is scheduled to kick off on May 30 with the Proteas facing off against the hosts.
May 24, 2019

Mr Eazi and ASA headline Africa Day gig

Two of Africa’s finest musicians will set the Constitution Hill on fire in celebration of Africa Day on Saturday.
May 19, 2019

Not just fun and games: SA game development unpacked

According to a recent report, the South African games sector is worth $1.3 trillion – bigger than the music and film industry combined. But besides just expensive internet, there’s a lot still holding us back from being the global force we could be, writes Grethe Kemp.
May 19, 2019

The African video games you need to know

The development community in Africa is growing, causing a lot of excitement as our own games gain attention around the world. Here's a list of games from around the continent that are loved, some you should be playing and be looking out for.
May 25, 2019

BET announces its African nominees for this year

Black Entertainment Television’s (BET’s) brunch at MultiChoice City in Randburg on Friday started late, but the fancy outfits don’t fluff themselves.
May 19, 2019

Don't skip a night out to watch One Night with My Ex

The youngsters are doing love and break-ups differently these days – they are taking it to the small screen for all to see. Rhodé Marshall looks at the latest reality television mess, One Night with My Ex – an unfortunate addition to Friday night television.
May 19, 2019

This SA artist is exploring our fascination with celebrity and death

South African artist Olivié Keck interrogates society’s morbid preoccupation with crimes of passion as entertainment – and it’s never looked so good, writes Design Indaba’s Alix-Rose Cowie.
May 17, 2019

K-Pop just keeps getting more popular in SA

Last year, a young South African made history when he won the People’s Choice Award at the Changwon K-Pop World Festival in Korea. South Africans just love K-Pop, and with its popularity growing, Anna Stroud went to this year's festival to see the contestants battle it out.
May 17, 2019

Detective Pikachu is strictly for Pokémon fans

The Pokémon wave seems to rotate in and out of our lives quite regularly. It all started with the iconic cartoon, the devilish tazos, the cartoon film, the go cell phone game and now a live action feature with a few famous names.
May 19, 2019

RECIPES: Traditional Cape tripe curry, malva pudding

Twin sisters Fatima Sydow and Gadija Sydow Noordien bring you recipes lovingly collected and perfected throughout their years living on the Cape Flats. From delicious smoortjies to curried fish and banana bread, these Cape Malay dishes are comforting, more-ish and oh-so-appetising.
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May 26 2019