Gig Guide: Valentine’s and shit

   15 – 23 FEBRUARY:  An assortment of reasons to get out the house at night, and sometimes during the day. Valentine’s weekend dates: If you like your Valentine’s bloody, go to Black Wedding at Evol on Friday 15 Feb. Beware, this one is for lovers of the dark. There will be no pop and

Sainthood: Back to school

While boys’ schools promise to instil pride and passion and integrity and tradition, along with independent thought, a light has been shone on numerous incidents within the closeted classrooms, playing fields and dormitories that reveal there is not always so much to be proud about. Undoubtedly some of these schools provide their monies worth but

Milkman: Ingenious elision

  Anna Burns has written a Man Booker Prize-winning novel that will have you stopping, and shaking your head in wonder at the writing of it. A novel that is not about anything in particular. It provides no names, no places. Well, not as commonly assumed. Pronouns have no place here. Well, not of the

Langarm: Find a new vein

  Court injects new life into D6 while theatre reminisces The wound of empty land that is District Six can finally begin healing, perhaps. Late last month the Land Claims Court ordered the government to develop a plan for the resettlement of families pushed out by the apartheid bulldozer blades. And there’s timelines. The rural