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Screen Grab: Omar Sy weaves a rebel spell in ‘Lupin’

Omar Sy’s charming master thief televises a dreamy revolution in Lupin, Netflix’s latest Euro blockbuster The post Screen Grab: Omar Sy weaves a rebel spell in ‘Lupin’ appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Television, Netflix, Friday, Borgen, Openaccess, TV Review, Lupin, Omar Sy, Maurice Leblanc, Top Six, Dubbing, Call My Agent, Subtitles, Killing Eve, TV Dramas, Money Heist


These are not our names. These are not our stories. These are not our gods.

Cinema struggles to tell stories that reflect a contemporary Africa and remains hamstrung by self-serving voices The post These are not our names. These are not our stories. These are not our gods. appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Hollywood, Beyonce, Africa, Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom, Friday, Ryan Coogler, Elysium, The Lion King, Justin Chadwick, Neil Blomkamp, Paul Rusesabagina, Sharlto Copley, District 9, Hotel Rwanda, La Haine, Invictus


David Diop’s Booker win makes African soldiers’ history visible

David Diop won the prestigious annual International Booker prize for translated fiction for his second novel, ‘At Night All Blood is Black’ The post David Diop’s Booker win makes African soldiers’ history visible appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Books, Writing, France, Fiction, Senegal, World War I, Colonialism, Friday, Novels, Openaccess, International Booker prize, David Diop, Alfa Ndiaye, African soldiers, At Night All Blood is Black, Colonial Troops


Aftermath: Bilious fumes and heavenly skies

Khubu Zulu wanted a way to deal with PTSD and landed on an accidental practice The post Aftermath: Bilious fumes and heavenly skies appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Ptsd, Friday, Jean-michel Basquiat, Aftermath, Gerard Sekoto, Godart Stokvel Gallery, Khubu Zulu, Orgasmic State, Yakhal& 039, inkomo


The Portfolio: The Black Ark keeps moving

Popping up everywhere that radical pan-African content is on offer, the Black Ark comes equipped with a library of material, ranging from books to vinyls and posters The post The Portfolio: The Black Ark keeps moving appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Books, Cds, Friday, Marcus Garvey, Lee Perry, Tapes, Mutabaruka, Makhanda, The Portfolio, Chimurenga, Ntone Edjabe, Black Ark Studios, Chimurenga Workshop, LKJ, Vinyls


‘Exterminate All the Brutes’: Violence without nuance centres whiteness

Raoul Peck’s Exterminate All the Brutes misses the opportunity to engage with the history of colonialism in a way that empowers viewers to imagine a future in which whiteness is not the locus of power and authority The post ‘Exterminate All the Brutes’: Violence without nuance centres whiteness appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Congo, Friday, Native American, Seminole, Raoul Peck, Josh Harnett, Sven Lindqvist, Exterminate All the Brutes, King Leopold, The Rape of the Negro Girl


June 16: Redemption through negation

When we rebel and part ways with the barbarism of the apartheid and the democratic state, we will keep the memory of this historic event for current and future generations The post June 16: Redemption through negation appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Friday, Auschwitz, Openaccess, Cyril Ramaphosa, Soweto Uprising, Theodor Adorno, Mazisi Kunene, Top Six, Patricia Hill Collins, South Africa (country, Tsietsi Mashinini, Lesego Rampolokeng, Heidi Brooks, Innocentia Mhlambi, Bavino Bachana Mixtape, Helena Pohlandt-McCormick


Review: ‘Murder in Paris’: Who killed Dulcie September?

Fast-paced and densely structured, a new documentary retrieves Dulcie September from the confines of ‘forgotten apartheid hero’ The post Review: ‘Murder in Paris’: Who killed Dulcie September? appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Film, Documentary, Paris, Friday, Film Review, Ahmed Timol, Dulcie September, Durban FilmMart Institute, Evelyn Groenink, Indians Can’t Fly, John Vorster Police Station, Someone to Blame, Talent Durban, Talent Press


Deliver Me from waiting

Confined to demarcated spaces, delivery bike rider Paul Mwase has few moments of release. Deliver Me captures this liminality with beauty and empathy The post Deliver Me from waiting appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Friday, Mitchell Harper, Werner Herzog, Deliver Me, Jannous Nkululeko Aukema, Paul Mwase


Black Luminosity foregrounded visibility as an act of refusal

The group exhibition at SMAC gallery, curated by Gcotyelwa Mashiqa, revisited the chromatic and social properties of blackness in contemporary South African visual art The post Black Luminosity foregrounded visibility as an act of refusal appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Art, Tim Clark, Friday, Visual Art, Colour, Jacques-louis David, Blackness, Ralph Ellison, SMAC, Art Exhibitions, South Africa (country, Young Gifted and Black, Smac Gallery, Zandile Tshabalala, Mary Sibande, Alexandra Karakhashian


The Portfolio: ‘Murder in Paris’ director Enver Samuel

Thirty-three years since Dulcie September’s assassination, a new documentary hopes to bring her name back into the public consciousness The post The Portfolio: ‘Murder in Paris’ director Enver Samuel appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Film, Filmmaking, Paris, Documentaries, Friday, Photographs, Archives, Video Footage, Portfolio, Apartheid, ANC, Ahmed Timol, Dulcie September, Enver Samuel, Murder in Paris, Nicola Arendse


The irreverence of Shaleen Surtie-Richards

The actress, who died this week, paved the way for generations of talent The post The irreverence of Shaleen Surtie-Richards appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Friday, Swirl, Egoli, 7de Laan, Dawid Minaar, Fiela se Kind, Quanita Adams, Shaleen Surtie Richards, Shirley Valentyn, Vinette Abrahams


In praise of African art: How Shona sculpting emerged

How Shona stone art came into its own after independence The post In praise of African art: How Shona sculpting emerged appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Art, Tradition, Sculpture, Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, Philosophy, Henry Moore, Museum of Modern Art, Friday, British Museum, Symbolism, Civilisation, Tristan Tzara, Constantin Brancusi, Shona, Rhodesia


The Portfolio: Niamh Walsh-Vorster

Thought to be politically symbolic, Andires Botha’s sculptures continue to be a contentious piece of pubic art The post The Portfolio: Niamh Walsh-Vorster appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Friday, The Portfolio, Andries Botha, Niamh Walsh Vorster, The Three Elephants, Andires Botha


How professionalism, and new business models, are nurturing Nollywood

Nollywood’s production values have undergone tremendous change over the past decade, but is the effect sustainable? The post How professionalism, and new business models, are nurturing Nollywood appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Nigeria, Film Industry, Filmmaking, Storytelling, Nollywood, Gentrification, Friday, Dvds, Goodluck Jonathan, Openaccess, Stephanie Linus, Jeta Amata, University of Nigeria, Kunle Afolayan, Cinemas, Screenplays


N|uu book waters the seed of the decolonisation project

Katrina Esau’s The Ostrich and the Tortoise aims to preserve N|uu for its next generation of speakers The post N|uu book waters the seed of the decolonisation project appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Friday, San, N, Upington, Esau, International Publishers Association, Esther Mahlangu, Katrina Esau, National Film And Video Foundation, Bodour Al Qasimi, Claudia du Plessis, Elinor Sisulu, Ijndigenous Languages, Madosini, National Library of South Africa, Ngugi wa Thiong’o


Your hipster beard has long been problematic

Grégory Pierrot’s analysis of the deep roots of white supremacy and black exploitation in hipster culture in Decolonise Hipsters also offers a way out The post Your hipster beard has long been problematic appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Virginia, Gentrification, Friday, Charlottesville, Appropriation, Williamsburg, Jefferson Davis, Andrew Johnson, John Brown, Colonisation, Bhakti Shringarpure, Decolonize Hipsters, Grégory Pierrot, Hipster Culture


The Portfolio: Siyabonga Mahlaba

The Reformed Structures photographic series marries Siya Mahlaba’s love for architecture and photography with his inquiry into segregation in the Dutch Reformed Church The post The Portfolio: Siyabonga Mahlaba appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Photography, Christianity, Friday, Bethlehem, Free State, Apartheid, Dutch Reformed Church, Siyabonga Mahlaba, Digital Collaging, Reformed Structures, Siya Mahlaba


Ronnie Govender: ‘Unbowed, unbroken. I am of Africa’

The South African activist and man of letters, who died on 29 April 2021, used language as a weapon to defend the marginalised and reflect upon the people, places and culture that defined him The post Ronnie Govender: ‘Unbowed, unbroken. I am of Africa’ appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Africa, Friday, Offside, Who AM I, Sophiatown, Nashen Moodley, District Six, At the Edge and Other Cato Manor Stories, Dr Betty Govinden, Jailoshni Naidoo, Lahnee’s Pleasure, Pat Pillai, Pregs Govender, Ronnie Govender, Song of the Atman


Umshini uyakhuluma: Technology threatens the human touch in Nguni Machina

The metric of success for Vulane Mthembu’s Nguni Machina won’t be how many people stream it, but if listeners can’t tell if the music was made by artificial intelligence The post Umshini uyakhuluma: Technology threatens the human touch in Nguni Machina appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Artificial Intelligence, Friday, Carl Sagan, Blockchain, Magenta, Openaccess, Maestro, Deus ex Machina, NFTS, Top Six, Spoek Mathambo, Pale Blue Dot, Moonchild Sanelly, South Africa (country, Vulane Mthembu, Busiswa Gqulu


Pope Zille speaks her truth: Go woke stay broke

Helen Zille decries using ‘lived experience’ in woke arguments, but does so herself in her latest book, says Shaun de Waal The post Pope Zille speaks her truth: Go woke stay broke appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Book Review, Identity politics, Friday, Donald Trump, Black Twitter, Openaccess, Shaun, Helen Zille, Woke, Victimhood, Top Six, Culture Wars, Postmodernism, South Africa (country, Right-wing, Pope Zille


what life; i insisnt on dying here

Mbe Mbhele meditates on death and blackness on the occasion of his father’s funeral The post what life; i insisnt on dying here appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Friday, Yeoville, Hillbrow, Mongezi Feza, Dambudzo Marechera, Ezra Ngcukana, Iwile Lembewu, Mbe Mbhele, Xa Ndiyekelelwa Nguwe Ndophalala Njengamanzi


Women stand-up comedians in Zimbabwe talk about sex – and patriarchy

Regarded as an unserious practice, stand-up comedy in Zim is one of the few spaces where women have an audience The post Women stand-up comedians in Zimbabwe talk about sex – and patriarchy appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Zimbabwe, Friday, Samantha Kureya, Comrade Fatso, Gibson Ncube, Gonyeti, Munyaradzi Guramantunhu, Samm Farai Monro, Sharon Chideu, Zimbabwe National Arts Merit Award


The Portfolio: Thandokuhle Ngcobo

The photographer’s study looks at appearance-based prejudice The post The Portfolio: Thandokuhle Ngcobo appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Photography, Sexuality, Friday, Composition, Portraiture, Artlab Durban, Thandokuhle Ngcobo


Characters are landscapes in ‘This is not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection’

The fêted This is not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection finally hits national cinemas on 21 May. Director Lemohang Mosese speaks about working with Mary Twala Mhlongo, mothers, and more The post Characters are landscapes in ‘This is not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection’ appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Film, Friday, Lesotho, It’s a Resurrection, This is Not a Burial, Lemohang Mosese, Mary Twala Mhlongo


[BR]OTHER: Xenophobia born of dreams deferred

A new book of images and essays about the Afrophobic violence in South Africa attempts to take the narrative forward The post [BR]OTHER: Xenophobia born of dreams deferred appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Democracy, South Africa, Jacob Zuma, Governance, Citizenship, Friday, Sunday Times, 1994, Nkandla, Xenophobia, Nazi Germany, MKMVA, King Goodwill Zwelithini, James Oatway, Alon Skuy, Coloniality


State of emergency: The rise and the alchemy of the people’s hit

South African artists found a musical identity and a way to code political messages in the anxious 80s The post State of emergency: The rise and the alchemy of the people’s hit appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Nelson Mandela, Friday, Fela Kuti, Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Brenda Fassie, Mbaqanga, Mzwakhe Mbuli, Blondie and Pappa, Blondie Makhene, Bubblegum, Chicco Twala, Chisa Mpama, DJ Walker, Kalawa Jazmee, Ken Haylock, M’du Masilela


Now There's a Deepfake Audio Platform Where Celebrities Can License AI-Generated Voice Clips

Whenever deepfakes make the news, it’s almost always for the latest terrifying way bad actors have figured out how to spawn hoaxes or cyberbully people using the AI-powered technology. However, the media industry has found some more practical (and less sinister) applications, such as using face swaps to craft more…Read more...
Tags: Spotify, Science, Articles, Artificial Intelligence, David Bowie, Diana, Friday, Deep Learning, Special Effects, Identity Theft, Walter Cronkite, Computer Graphics, Voice Over, Ryan Steelberg, Veritone, Deepfake


See Rebecca Black of "Friday" fame as Harley Quinn

Rebecca Black has had a strange decade since she first went accidentally viral with the so-bad-it's-good pop hit "Friday." She recently released a 10-year-anniversary version of the song in collaboration with hyper-pop artist Dorian Electra, who also brought Black in for his own Joker-themed music video. — Read the rest
Tags: Video, News, Music Videos, Harley Quinn, Friday, Black, Dorian Electra, Rebecca Black, Edgelord, Edgelord Fashion


Friday Foodblogging Solicited Review: GrillGrates Replacement Grill Grates

I had a chance recently to test out a new set of GrillGrates from GrillGrate.com. These are exactly what they sound like – replacement grill grates – and they’re one of the easiest upgrades I’ve made to my grill. FTC Disclosure: GrillGrate.com sent me a review set of grates at no cost, making this a […]
Tags: Video, Review, Seo, Friday, Foodblogging