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‘Confessions of a Mormon Boy’ brings award-winning solo theatre to Cape Town this July

Written by on 4 July 2019

After completing a run at the South African National Arts Festival in Makhanda, the award-winning off-Broadway play Confessions of a Mormon Boy is coming to Capetonian theatre audiences. The play, based on the real-life experiences of acclaimed actor and writer Steven Fales, tells the story of his own journey from being a devoted sixth-generation Mormon […]

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5WEST is the hottest new boy band on the block

Written by on 4 June 2019

Even if it feels like boy bands really came into the spotlight in the 90s, you might be surprised to find out that this concept has its roots in the barbershop quartets of the early 19th century. While the boy bands we know and love have precious little in common with barbershops – save perhaps, […]

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Family dynamics take centre stage in ‘Drie Susters’

Written by on 21 May 2019

After being commissioned for the Innibos Arts Festival in Mbombela and undertaking a successful run at the Atterbury Theatre in Pretoria, the Woordfees in Stellenbosch, and playing a number of shows all across the country, a new “dramedy” from the pen of acclaimed Die Boekklub writer Louis Pretorius is now coming to audiences in Cape […]

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Was this the queerest Eurovision ever?

Written by on 20 May 2019

Despite accusations of “pinkwashing”, Eurovision 2019 was perhaps the most LGBT-inclusive iteration in the longest-running international television contest’s 64 years. The final of this year’s Eurovision contest took place on 18 May. A number of LGBTQI+ groups announced that they would be boycotting the event, with organisations in Copenhagen, Barcelona and Melbourne announcing that they […]

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The Gay Cookbook served fierceness in the sixties

Written by on 7 May 2019

Quite a few years before the Stonewall Riots broke new ground for global LGBTQI+ rights in a brave, new and modern world, one writer brought culinary fabulosity into the mainstream without causing as much as a stir among the then-conservative public of the time. Writing under a pseudonym, Lou Rand Hogan’s The Gay Cookbook did […]

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What do you call a group of gays?

Written by on 7 May 2019

If you’ve ever been to a Pride parade, you might have heard the collective noun “a gaggle of gays” before. Don’t get too stuck on this term of venery for a group of homosexuals, though – it comes as no surprise that the gays can be yards more creative than simply adapting an already-existing collective […]

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Turn over a new fashion leaf with these autumn looks

Written by on 7 May 2019

Although the March equinox is officially the start of the new season, the Easter weekend typically hails the palpable start to autumn. It is a period for light jackets, jumpers and other warmer clothes, although it’s not quite time to crack out the heavy coats just yet. Don’t get caught off-guard by the erratic behaviour […]

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