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South Africa

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2013

    Cocktail Architect Yusef Austin on the Mixing Room, Which Opened Sunday

    The bar at the Lexington New York City in Midtown East hasn't exactly been known for its cocktails. "It had this almost sports bar vibe," says Yusef Austin, who calls himself a cocktail architect and consults on mixology programs around the world. "It needed a lot of help." Help came in the form of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2012

    This Food Commercial Was Banned in South Africa

    A new ad for Nando's has been pulled by the South African Broadcasting Corporation. It begins, "You know what's wrong with South Africa? All you foreigners." It goes on to list many of the country's ethnic groups, and as their names are called, they vanish. Finally the narrator says, "Real South Afr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2012

    Zombie Apocalypse: A Primer on The Undead

    A rash of recent news reports about flesh-eating humans -- the tally has hit at least seven in the last week -- has had a lot of people asking: Are we entering the zombie apocalypse? Two key things people do not seem to have asked (but should!): So what the fuck are zombies, anyway? And: Do zombie ... More >>

  • Theater

    May 30, 2012

    My Children! My Africa! People, Pain, Politics

    An Athol Fugard revival shows one agony ending so another can begin

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2011

    Sea Beans at Manhattan Fruit Exchange

    ​Mmmm! Sea beans Also known as glasswort and pickleweed, sea beans are marsh plants capable of growing up to their necks in saltwater. The plant is native to North America, South Africa, Europe, and India. The species shown here (there are many) is likely Salicornia virginicus, sometimes kn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2011

    Why I Hate Upselling in Restaurants, and the Emergence of Narrative Upselling

    ​If you asked me the most annoying thing about restaurants lately, I wouldn't say noise level, astronomical wine mark-ups, no-reservations policies, or tiny tables with no room for the dishes you've just ordered. Nor would I hesitate one second before shouting, "Upselling!" Upselling occurs w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2011

    The Yogasm Is Enjoying Its 15 Minutes

    ​Yogasms have been discussed among practitioners of yoga and orgasms (quietly and behind closed doors!) for a while, but it is only now that they are truly getting their time in the sun, with devotees finally coming forward to talk about what happens during class. The Daily Beast can be credit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2010

    Nine Cuisines Missing from NYC

    positiveictafrica.wordpress.comA typical Kenyan meal featuring the staple starch called ugali and fried fish​Morgan S. asks: I've been told you can get every cuisine in the world in New York City. Is that true? Dear Morgan: Well, almost. We've got at least 80 distinct cuisines by my estimate, ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    June 22, 2010

    BLOCK PARTY

    Some guy named Common is at Fort Greene Park

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2010

    NYC World Cup Fans Get Posh New Digs at Puma City

    ​Every four years, Americans adopt the rest of the world's favorite pastime. And this year for the World Cup, Puma partnered with South Street Seaport restaurant Red to create New York's booziest soccer cash cow: Puma City, a pop-up soccer amusement park, which opened today to throngs of unemp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2010

    A $5,000 Reservation for Rao's; Are Lobster Rolls the New Cupcakes?

    This week in food blogs... Eater found out you can get a reservation at Rao's for $5,000 on eBay. Grub Street discovered what "apologetic vegan" Moby would eat on death row: kale and tacos. Midtown Lunch crowned Kwik Gourmet the winner of Meat Palooza 3: the best chicken and lamb over rice in the ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    April 27, 2010

    BIG FUN

    New Victory Theater presents Elephant

  • Film

    April 20, 2010
  • Blogs

    January 6, 2010

    This Week in the Voice

    ​Ha ha, Mike Bloomberg and Bill Thompson as Oscar and Felix! But as it's by Wayne Barrett, you know it's not a cheap joke: It's about their day jobs as Mayor and Comptroller, the funding for the Museum for African Art led by Thompson's wife, and the propriety of a candidate challenging, with h ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    January 5, 2010

    WARM HEARTHS

    The coziest clubs in town present an invigorating fest

  • Voice Choices

    August 25, 2009
  • Blogs

    July 6, 2009

    Tonight! Monday

    A long weekend brings a slow Monday. For the Wallflowers at Irving Plaza, accept Greil Marcus's digestion of God Says Nothing Back, which could describe most any of the band's songs: "With a stoic backbeat and Jakob Dylan's fatalistic way of biting off his words, this is the sound of someone thinki ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2009

    Posts of the Week

    Hello, and welcome to Friday afternoon, when we round up our favorite posts of the week for your convenience. We'll see you on Monday, until then keep calm and carry on. We checked out Mayahuel, Phil Ward's new tequila/mezcal bar and had a Slynx. Chantal went to Macau and came back with reports ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2009

    Let Anita Lo Take You Away--The Annisa Chef Teams Up With Tour de Forks to Bring You South Africa

    Anita Lo will have hands full competing on Top Chef Masters this year, but the Annisa chef has other plans for next year--plans that involve traipsing through Africa with a bunch of food-loving strangers. If you've ever wanted to travel with the Asian-fusion whiz, now's your chance. Tour de Forks, ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 23, 2008

    Braai: Both Fun and Game

    Come get your grilled-beastie fix

  • Voice Choices

    May 20, 2008

    BIG BANG

    African bash takes Brooklyn by storm

  • Dining

    March 25, 2008

    Is African Food the Next Big Thing? Maybe With Merkato's Spectacular Catalog.

    Famed Aquavit chef offers a kaleidoscope of African fare in the meatpacking district

  • Columns

    March 4, 2008
  • Film

    March 13, 2007
  • Film

    February 7, 2006
  • Columns

    December 6, 2005
  • Film

    November 1, 2005

    The Incidental Tourists

    Offbeat doc and glossy travel ad offer two breezy views of post-apartheid South Africa

  • Columns

    September 13, 2005

    Journey to the Motherland

    Crossing continents to explore the real Africa

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2005

    Whodunit: The British Consulate Bomb

    The explosion of two novelty grenades outside the British Consulate this morning has all of New York wondering: Why would anyone bomb the British? I mean, they're so nice, Coldplay rocks, and "The Office" is really funny! But, dear Watson, it turns out we have more suspects than the British road n ... More >>

  • Dance

    February 15, 2005

    Take a Trip

    From South African shamans to Brazilian Jews, a lexicon in polyglot movement traditions

  • News

    July 20, 2004

    A Glimpse of Real Democrats

    The other sides of the party and its issues—including Africa and the plight of a dead GOP president

  • Music

    January 6, 2004
  • Music

    January 21, 2003

    Big With the Kids

    Corporate Rock-Hack Bands Nobody Over 20 Ever Heard of Rule America

  • Film

    January 7, 2003
  • Film

    October 22, 2002

    The Big Tease

    To Market to Market

  • Music

    June 11, 2002
  • Art

    March 19, 2002
  • Books

    February 26, 2002
  • News

    September 4, 2001

    A Summit of Their Own

    Youth Demand Action Outside the World Conference Against Racism

  • News

    June 13, 2000

    A Girl's World

    Young Tackle Issues From Playing Fields To Sexual Atrocities

  • Film

    May 16, 2000
  • Specials

    May 16, 2000
  • Film

    March 28, 2000
  • Books

    December 14, 1999
  • Theater

    October 26, 1999
  • News

    June 22, 1999

    'Yan Daudu' and Proud

    Same-Sex Bonds Take Many Forms In Africa Today

  • News

    June 22, 1999

    Gay Is Global

    Three decades after Stonewall the movement it spawned has become a worldwide symbol of freedom

  • News

    May 11, 1999

    When Worlds Collide

    Eerie Prospects After Bombing

  • Music

    January 5, 1999

    Apartheid Justice

    A Prison Interview With Mzwakhe Mbuli

  • Dance

    September 8, 1998

    Global Swarming

    Is It Time To Move Beyond Multiculturalism?

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