The new flag of the "Free the Western Cape" movement has caused quite the social media buzz. We look at the symbolism behind it.
The Cape Party is a depressing reminder that there are people out there who still believe they aren’t South Africans.
I attended the 30th anniversary of Up the Creek Music Festival, on the banks of the Breede River in Swellendam between 6-9 February. Myself a veteran of more than half of them, I was caught contemplating the fearful prospect of running (and attending) a music festival beyond 30 years. [Main image courtesy UpTheCreek.co.za] I don’t... Continue Reading →
The friend who showed me the Chelsea Hotel killed himself three months later. A month after that, the Chelsea was taken over by developers, and its long, seventy-plus years of bohemian excess and wonder was finished. Inadvertently, I’d managed to see an iconic building, one that had always figured large on my list of artistic... Continue Reading →