View Post

THE DEEP WEB

The Deep Web you don’t know about. What we commonly call the Web is really just the surface. Beneath that is a vast, mostly uncharted ocean called the Deep Web. By Jose Pagliery By its very nature, the size of the Deep Web is difficult to calculate. But top university researchers say the Web you know – Facebook (FB), Wikipedia, …

View Post

FRANK ZAPPA DOCUMENTARY

A new Frank Zappa documentary by filmmaker Alex Winter, of ‘Bill and Ted’ fame, has begun production. By Kory Grow The Zappa Family Trust has given its approval to a new documentary about the original Mother of Invention, Frank Zappa. The film is in the early stages of development and will likely come out in 2017, according to Variety. Director …

View Post

ANT-MAN: PRE-RELEASE VIEWING

Sometimes, big heroes start small! The release of Marvel’s latest comic book super-hero, Ant-Man, brings one of the founding members of The Avengers to the big screen for the very first time. The film, just released in the USA, shot to the number one spot at the box office, and grossed US $57.23 million in its opening weekend! Now it’s …

View Post

WATER SHEDDING

‘Water shedding to become a reality in SA’. An engineering consulting firm says water shedding is going to differ from one area to the next. By Alex Eliseev There are fresh warnings today about the possibility of nationwide water-shedding caused by infrastructure neglect and the natural resources available in South Africa. Engineering consulting firm Gibb held a roundtable today about …

View Post

GOOD FOOD AND WINE SHOW

Johannesburg will be transformed into the city of culinary gold when the Good Food & Wine Show celebrates the latest trends, top celebrity chefs and culinary excellence at the TicketProDome on 23rd – 26th July 2015. Cook, TV personality, author and raconteur Tom Parker Bowles, MasterChef UK judge John Torode and Australian patissier and Chef Adriano Zumbo are just three …

View Post

MZANSI MUSIC ENSEMBLE

The country’s first music ensemble dedicated to performing classics and compositions of our time, Mzansi Music Ensemble will once again perform the second round at the Market Theatre on July 29-1 August 2015. In appreciation to South Africa’s linguistic diversity, the newly launched Ensemble celebrates great works in an impressive display of raw talent, leaving audiences spellbound as they weave …

View Post

THE FUTURE OF FOOD

Centipede vodka and fried crickets: Is this the future of food? By Kieron Monks “Traders highlights the business of global trading by showcasing extraordinary individuals worldwide who are trading goods and services across borders.” Pan-roasted red ant is a delicacy in Mexico, and a dish of sautéed mopane worms would not raise an eyebrow across Southern Africa. Over two billion …

View Post

THE REAL MEAL REVOLUTION

Fat is back: introducing The Real Meal Revolution’s high-fat diet. Fat. It causes high cholesterol, high blood pressure and heart disease, right? Think again. A new cookbook explains why ‘banting’ – the high fat diet – can be a healthy choice. ‘The Real Meal Revolution explains how we can load up on butter, cheese and cream, while staying healthy and …

View Post

CHER ON FASHION

Cher on the cover of Love magazine: Queen of chiffon and sequins is the ultimate fashion icon Celebrities copy her, the designer Marc Jacobs is inspired by her – and next week, she’ll be on the cover of the achingly hip ‘Love’ magazine. Fashion editor Alexander Fury salutes the camp, timeless style of Cherilyn Sarkisian. We’ve always seen plenty of …

View Post

1:1 SOLO EXHIBITION: ALINKA ECHERERRIA

The Johannesburg Art Gallery is pleased to announce 1:1 by Alinka Echeverría, the British-Mexican artist’s first solo exhibition on the African continent. Drawing from bodies of work created over the past five years, 1:1 brings into conversation photographic works developed in seemingly disparate locations within the global South. Mexico, South Sudan, and South Africa are sites that the artist has …