Psychogeography

The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker - review: a re-telling of the story of Troy’s captured women

At a Hay Festival of Literature event celebrating 50 Years of the Man Booker Prize back in May, the Colombian novelist Juan Gabriel Vásquez remarked …

Books

An ex-cop investigated an apartheid government pedophilia ring in a new book. Now he’s dead

On Aug. 5, a searing book came out alleging that in late apartheid-era South Africa, government officials regularly took boys to an island near the city of Port Elizabeth and sexually abused them. A week later, one of its authors, former policeman Mark Minnie, was found dead.<p>According to News24, …

Port Elizabeth

Editor Tony Heard defends decision not to publish story on Bird Island paedophile allegations

"We published if it was publishable," says Tony Heard‚ who was editor of the Cape Times during the period that rumours around the involvement of …

Business (South Africa)

Nigel Bayliss | Oracle Blogs

Thursday, August 16, 2018 Nigel Bayliss<p>There are a number of ways to speed up the process of gathering optimizer statistics, but I'm not sure that …

Databases

WATCH: No foul play suspected in Mark Minnie's death, say cops

Port Elizabeth - Eastern Cape police detectives and a forensic team on Tuesday arrived at a smallholding on the outskirts of Port Elizabeth where the …

Port Elizabeth

Bannon’s crush on Britain’s old bootboys | Stewart Lee

Bannon seems to be carrying vast sections of dialogue from Richard Allen around in his head<p>“The skinhead smashed the still steaming grill plate of the state-of-the-art Breville sandwich toaster into his red face, to stem the violent impulses rising within him. His skin fizzed, like cold piss on a …

Opinion (UK)

Unlike Homer, Pat Barker Sees the Women of Troy

As women across the globe come forward with stories of harassment, abuse, and oppression, novelist Pat Barker is giving voice to fictional women in a …

Books

What we’re reading: Nick Drnaso, Pat Barker Sayaka Murata

Each week we bring you a sample of the books we’re reading, the films and TV shows we’re watching, and the music we’re listening to.<p>Bronte Coates is …

Books

Magnus Malan: Another chapter in apartheid’s vile history

General Magnus Malan was a trusted ally of PW Botha — apartheid’s "Groot Krokodil".<p>As defence minister in the 1980s he was overlord of a huge war …

South Africa

Magnus Malan: Vile, venal enemy of the people

Former apartheid defence minister Magnus Malan, who has in a new book been accused of paedophilia, died on July 18 2011. Already then, the Sunday …

Port Elizabeth

Book alleges Magnus Malan was a paedophile with a penchant for coloured boys

Johannesburg - Apartheid-era defence minister Magnus Malan and two other National Party ministers, one of whom is still alive, have been named as …

Cape Town

Diane Arbus

Portrait photographer Sander blazed a trail at the turn of the 20th century with his images of German society<p>Published: 5:00 AM<p>The photographer’s largely unseen set of 1960s photographs focusing on outcasts of society are being exhibited in a new showcase at the Smithsonian<p>Published: 11:42 AM<p>From …

Street Photography

The Missing Links

Deborah Levy and Olivia Laing in conversation. * Olivia Laing and Ali Smith in conversation. * David Hayden on the women who influenced his writing. …

Books

‘Sing Street’ Breakout Ferdia Walsh-Peelo Sets Newest Feature Film Role in ‘Here Are the Young Men’

The Irish actor will appear alongside Anya Taylor-Joy, Finn Cole, and Dean-Charles Chapman in Eoin C. Macken's adaptation of the book of the same …

Entertainment

From 100 Square Feet To 400 Square Feet, They're All Tiny Houses

For nearly three years now TinyHouseNC has worked with municipalities, school systems, colleges and universities, businesses, and more, to bring …

Tiny House Movement

Mud Hens drop series finale in late innings

Louisville starter Matt Wisler was debuting for his new organization, but the Mud Hens were able to get on the board in the first inning. Jacob …

Human Geography

One Direction star Louis Tomlinson congratulates Dave Allen after stunning Nick Webb knockout

ONE DIRECTION star Louis Tomlinson tweeted out his delight at seeing fellow Doncaster lad deliver a stunning KO boxing win on Saturday.<p>In a fight …

Louis Tomlinson

Babestation girls send good luck message to British heavyweight Dave Allen ahead of return to ring

Dave Allen returns to the ring on Saturday night when he faces Nick Webb on Saturday - and he has the Babestation girls in his corner.<p>Heavyweight …

Boxing

BabeStation send Dave Allen good luck message ahead of tonight's fight against Nick Webb

DAVE ALLEN has the women of BabeStation in his corner tonight.<p>The White Rhino takes on Nick Webb in a heavyweight slog fest on the undercard of …

Boxing

Whyte vs Parker: Dave Allen knocks out Nick Webb

Dave Allen flattened Nick Webb with an overhand right to record an impressive knockout win on Saturday at The O2.<p>'The White Rhino' Allen, back in the …

Boxing

Dillian Whyte vs Joseph Parker undercard: What fights are also taking place on Saturday before O2 Arena showpiece?

Dillian Whyte and Joseph Parker go toe-to-toe at The O2 on Saturday with the winner potentially putting himself in line for a world title shot against Anthony Joshua or Deontay Wilder.<p>Whyte (23-1) is full of confidence having most recently posted a stunning knockout win over the previously unbeaten …

Boxing

A Sex and the City conference is happening in London to mark the show's 20th anniversary

Sex, feminism, politics, couture (?) - sounds like a foursome that could only be dreamt up in the mind of Carrie Bradshaw. Oh, wait... it was.<p>It's …

Sex and the City

What time and channel is Katie Taylor v Kimberly Connor on? TV information, betting odds and more

Katie Taylor takes on Kimberly Connor in London this weekend.<p>The Bray fighter will put her IBF/WBA belts on the line against the American lightweight …

Boxing

A Sex and the City conference will soon be coming to London

Although the series was certainly revolutionary for its time, focusing on themes like feminism, female friendship and sexual liberation, it has …

Sex and the City

A ‘Sex and the City’ conference is coming to London

Sat in front of our screens channeling our inner Carrie Bradshaw, we couldn’t help but wonder, does London need a ‘Sex and the City’ conference?<p>And …

Travel (UK)

A listener's guide to Drew Mulholland

Stream a selection of pieces by the Scottish producer as an introduction to his recently digitised back catalogue. Compiled by Spenser Tomson<p>Drew …

Mount Vernon

In search for food, great white sharks are swimming more to Canadian waters

Pat Barker and her husband were paddling off the coast of New Brunswick when they noticed a dorsal fin in the waters.<p>It was six feet away from their canoe and trailing behind them. The couple first mistook the mammal for a porpoise, a common sight in Maritime waters, but quickly realized they were …

Canadian News

Comedy Central Reveals Lineup for New Seasons of Roast Battle and The Next Level

Comedy Central recently revealed the premiere dates and lineups for two returning shows: <i>Roast Battle</i> and <i>Kevin Hart Presents: The Next Level.</i> First up …

Comedy Central

The Man Booker Prize Longlist Includes a Graphic Novel For the First Time Ever

For the first time ever, the longlist for the U.K.’s most prestigious literary award includes a graphic novel. <i>Sabrina</i>, written by a first-time …

Culture

New voices, but less global: the Man Booker longlist overturns expectations

No Julian Barnes, Alan Hollinghurst, Ali Smith, Peter Carey, Pat Barker – this is a longlist to overturn expectations, with a trio of young female authors at its heart. Sally Rooney set the books world buzzing last year with her debut Conversations With Friends; Normal People, due in September, is …

Books