• The problem with my hair

    is that there is no problem. Let me explain. Hair is SUCH a sensitive thing in coloured culture. Chemical treatments, ‘swirling’, weekly trips to the salon and, lately, Brazilian straightening methods is part and parcel of the whole grooming thing. If you hair is not perfectly straight, sleek and shiny…well, you’re letting yourself go and clearly don’t care about the fact that you’re an embarrassment to your family. A few years ago, I decided that I’ve had enough of that malarky. As a rule I don’t put any chemical straighteners on my hair and stick to the occasional professional blow-dry and use a GHD only when needed. In fact, I…

  • Reporting on rape – choose to be on a need to know basis

    I’ve been thinking really long and hard about this – where do we draw the learn between access to information and press freedom vs plain ole’ voyeurism (or, my partner calls it, the “insatiable lust for gory details”)? I’m referring specifically to the issue of rape and how it is currently reported in our country. At the moment, sadly, we have quite a few high-profile cases and news reports involving rape. The ongoing ‘Sunday Rapist’ court case is one such story, the rape of an 82 year-old woman in Swayimane, KwaZulu-Natal another. And then there is the interview with Debbie Calitz and Bruno Pelizzari a few weeks back – they…

  • Star Wars characters in iconic movie moments

    Yes. You would have to live in front of your laptop 20 hours a day, count raiding Shatner’s ranch as a key bucket list item and secretly have depraved fantasies about Princess Leia to understand anyone’s desire to do this. So what is THIS? THIS is transposing Star Wars characters onto movie posters or into iconic moments in history. It’s fun… in a sad, you need a life and a girlfriend kinda’ way (I’m sorry. I don’t get it. I’m a trekkie….friend).               Enough. Photographer, David Eger, has way too much time on his hands. There are more…Check ’em out here Via: The Daily…