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BASSLINE GIGS

FIRE THURSDAYS (RAGGA NIGHT) with ADMIRAL & JAH SEED plus DJ Last born. Date: Thursday 03 September Tickets: R100 at the door Doors open 9pm ZIM MUSIC FESTIVAL “THOMAS MAPFUMO” celebrating Sir Prince Bolo’s Birthday Bash featuring Freeman, Kinnah, Lady Squanda, Jay C, Selecta Garry B, Lenny Matterhorn & Cape Town DJs Basmouth, Morgan Stitch, Ras Reggie, DJ Pliez, BigStone …

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WOODY ALLEN: IRRATIONAL MAN

Woody Allen interview: ‘Murder and death are very seductive. Love can’t save you. It just makes things less horrible.’ How much of Woody Allen’s tumultuous life appears in his films? Has he ever contemplated killing someone? And will he ever cheer up? He talks to Robbie Collin. Try as he might, Woody Allen can’t not be funny. The 79-year-old director …

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MEDITERRANEAN DIET

Stop counting calories and start a high-fat Mediterranean-style diet, health experts urge. ‘Before we had the obesity epidemic do you think our grandparents were counting calories?’ By Charlie Cooper People should stop counting calories and instead focus on the kind of food they are eating to improve their health and cut risk of heart attack, stroke and other health problems, …

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THE SILK ROADS

The Silk Roads that trace civilisation: Long before the West rose to power, Asian pathways were connecting peoples and places. The west’s fixation on its own history has led us to ignore the vast terrain of the ‘Silk Roads’, to which we owe our civilisation, and thus to misunderstand its peoples. In his new book, Peter Frankopan aims to correct …

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JOSH BROLIN

Josh Brolin: ‘I don’t care what people think.’ The actor has bounced back from arrest, rehab, divorce and numerous flops to have the best year of his career. By Kaleem Aftab Josh Brolin has always had a rollercoaster career. Right now he is at a peak. He is in two enormous films – Everest, which opens the Venice Film Festival …

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GIOVANNI OZZOLA

HAZARD Gallery is delighted to present the first solo exhibition in South Africa of internationally acclaimed Italian artist, Giovanni Ozzola. Dove Nasce Il Vento is the artist’s first solo exhibit in South Africa and includes photographic stills including a new work from his world toured video work * Garage – Sometimes You can See Much More, and a series of …

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THE STRANGEST ROCK CLASSIC EVER

Bohemian Rhapsody has remained Queen’s most beloved – and weirdest – pop song. Greg Kot looks back. Forty years after it was recorded, Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody still sounds bonkers. That it continues to reign as a work of wigged-out genius rather than a dated gimmick testifies to its go-for-broke attitude – one that has resonated across generations. Hear it now, …

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TOLKIEN’S FASCINATION WITH FINLAND

Kullervo: Tolkien’s fascination with Finland. By Hannah Sander On Thursday JRR Tolkien’s early story The Story of Kullervo will be published for the first time. The dark tale reveals that Tolkien’s Middle Earth was inspired not only by England and Wales… but also by Finland. “Hapless Kullervo,” Tolkien called him. Kullervo, an orphan boy raised into slavery, a tragic hero …

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ENERGIZER 3LED HEADLAMP GIVEAWAY

We’re giving away an Energiser 3LED Headlight. If you’d like to enter our competition, please send a selfie of you, your family or friends ‘lighting your way during load-shedding’ to editor@jozilife.co.za. With load shedding an unfortunate but ever-present reality in South Africa, many South Africans are feeling the stress and inconvenience of being left in the dark. In light of …