Throughout the week, South Africans will gather to grieve en masse the loss of Nelson Mandela. A courageous statesman, Mandela began his political life as a young Soweto lawyer steering the resistance against apartheid, only to be imprisoned for twenty-seven years for his labors, later emerging to b ... More >>
When Nelson Mandela died last week, the internet had its own sort of Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which went rather less well than South Africa's. As Mandela is a well-loved world figure, it's only natural that even his former enemies would want to act like they liked him when he passed; an ... More >>
Bushman's Revenge hit Nublu
St. Ann's Warehouse brings a noted adaptation to Brooklyn
Is Napoleon dynamite in a new wine bar?
[See More 3 Good Things: Insidious Punch | Hungry Vassar Girls] 1. Goats! They're cute, and they love to climb things, like this cool tower with windows and a wooden spiral staircase, located on the grounds of South African winery Goats do Roam. [Atlas Obscura] 2. A brief history of oven temperatu ... More >>
New cinema from the continent
Happily, New York gets some more South African food
At Kaia, your bunny chow comes with a full range of chutneys and other condiments. It sounds really playful, doesn't it? But the South African specialty of bunny chow has some darker underpinnings. A specialty of the city of Durban, and specifically of the ethnically Indian population there, it co ... More >>
This week in the Voice, out today: Steven Thrasher discovers that some nonprofit managers in New York -- including at the Jewish Guild for the Blind -- aren't just rich, but among society's wealthiest: "Although he runs a nonprofit, Alan Morse is comfortably in the 1 percent that Occupy Wall Street ... More >>
This week in the Voice, out today: Gus Garcia-Roberts profiles Victoria Jackson, chronicling how the former Saturday Night Live star became a Tea Party darling: "Her comedy career, which took her from Johnny Carson's stage in Los Angeles to 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York City, long ago squeaked it ... More >>
This weekend, Occupy Wall Street is planning to attempt an occupation of Duarte Square, which is owned by Trinity Wall Street, an Episcopalian parish downtown. The plans have been in the works for some time; a few people have been holding a hunger strike for almost two weeks to get Trinity to ... More >>
Drunk people tend to have unsafe sex, a new study has found. The results of the research, soon to be published in Addiction, come shortly after South African reports revealed equally shocking news -- that drunk people often hook up casually.
A startling new report could soon challenge a widely accepted belief -- that alcohol encourages responsible sexual decisions.
Puja PatelWith more than a thousand bands in the city for CMJ, there's a strong chance you'll happen to run into one on the streets, hanging out after a show, or taking advantage of an open bar at a blog party. Here we'll check in with musicians we spot during the festival to see how they're ... More >>
74 Orchard Street has had a rocky time of it over the past few years. In 2008, Sonia Rose moved in. In 2009, it moved out. Later that year, Bunny Chow, a South African restaurant, decided to have a go at it. But despite some truly excellent food slang and the efforts of one engagingly bizarr ... More >>
While lawmakers debate gay marriage up in Albany, down here in the city the United Nations took a historic step on gay rights, narrowly passing a gay-rights resolution today. CNN reports that the resolution was introduced by South Africa, and passed with "23 votes in favor, 19 opposed and three abs ... More >>
Films made during the Apartheid get their U.S. debut
Joseph Shabalalas group continues to thrive
F2K10 is a countdown of the 20 worst songs of 2010. Track our progress here. How to be a rock critic in 2010 in two steps: 1. Use the safety of the internet to laugh and point at people who look and act different than you. 2. When these people hit critical mass, proclaim them "secret gen ... More >>
Sarah DiGregorioLamb bunny chow, now sadly a thing of the past.Bunny Chow, Orchard Street's "very curious" South African restaurant, is done and gone, and now, according to a liquor license application on the CB3 site, some of the folks who brought us Los Feliz may be taking over the space. ... More >>
What a pleasant surprise to stagger into the Guggenheim Saturday and, in the midst of the museum's YouTube Play: A Biennial of Creative Video exhibit -- an elaborate display of 25 clips guest-curated by a panel featuring everyone from Laurie Anderson to most of Animal Collective to Ryan McGin ... More >>
Three photo shows at the Jewish Museum, the Studio Museum, and Yossi Milo Gallery
According to a new Pew Research report, we are a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma (or maybe that was Winston Churchill talking about Russia) but at any rate, damn, we are confusing! And complex! And, chained to our computers, all the better to tweet to other persons who are chaine ... More >>
The hookers are starving! Everyone believed that the sudden appearance of thousands of testosterone-oozing nationalists in South Africa would be a boon to the sex trade. As it turns out, no one is horny. Or they're just more interested in seeing art galleries and museums. What a classy bunch.
Beer-happy Copenhagen is getting its own cocktail culture, with several serious cocktail bars cropping up in recent years, and the debut of Copenhagen Cocktail Club, a group of bartenders dedicated to "promoting and developing the art of drink and bar and cocktail culture in Denmark and acros ... More >>
Yes, the single dumbest musical instrument and temporary obsession of people who are hellbent on annoying you into going all Jack Nicholson in The Shining since dudes were playing the "Star Wars" theme on the nose flute, the Vuvuzela -- that stupid South African horn people can't stop blowing ... More >>
Splendid: From Brooklyn Vegan comes word that the South African rave-rap Meme to End All Memes known as Die Antwoord has booked their first NYC headlining show, at MHOW July 25. Tickets on sale Wednesday. This just one day after that big-ass Hard Festival thing at Governors Island with M.I.A. and ... More >>
As cocktail culture evolves and the drinks themselves get more intricate, the job of naming them has become a craft in itself. Sip a Penelope Cruiser at 675 Bar, or a Chupacabra at Fatty 'Cue. [NY Times] A new DIY winery is coming to Williamsburg, where you'll be able to do everything from s ... More >>
We defy you to unironically enjoy this song. The 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa kicks off on June 11th. Sports-wise, the tournament promises to be thrilling, with 32 teams from around the world pitting their varied domestic styles and approaches to the game against each other in a bid to deci ... More >>
Last time this happened, Vice blew threw $250,000 and Titus Andronicus's Patrick Stickles ended up with red handprints on his neck and a sad, outraged story to tell. This time, semiconductor manufacturing unit Intel will foot the bill, and it's hard to imagine crazed South African rappers Die ... More >>
What you need to sound like you understand fútbol
The MOMA covers three decades of William Kentridge
There will be chow As we told you yesterday, LES South African restaurant is listed for sale by Misrahi Realty. But don't count the chow out yet.
Bradford Cox a/k/a Atlas Sound (that's him to the left) could've been a hypnotist in a prior life—if in doubt, stop by the Bell House, where he'll put the audience in a trance with subdued fluorescent vocals layered over tamed, fraying guitars and electronic noise that bubbles to the su ... More >>
The Lower East Side greets a South African restaurant