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Tag: Paris

Somewhere, over the rainbow: RIP Muffin Stevens

GREAT WISDOM AND subversive whimsy were central to the thinking, writing and art of Ingrid (Muffin) Stevens, who was fascinated by the meaning and histories of decoration. Deemed a matriarch of the South African art world in terms of the reach of her influence, the straight-talking toughness (but […]

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The woman of my life

THE INTERSECTION BETWEEN politics and love in life is fairly well-trodden filmic ground, ripe as it is for some of the most beautiful romances imaginable. It’s a ground fertile with issues of young love, utter devastation, twisted values and magnificent music. Pawel Pawlikowski’s Cold War touches all of […]

Strike honoured, cultures bridged

BORN TO FRENCH-SPEAKING parents, but committedly South African, theatre director, stage actor, film and tv personality, Sylvaine Strike is, according to the French Ambassador, His Excellency Christophe Farnaud, and the power invested in him, a bridge between the two cultures. He said this at a deeply moving, intimate […]