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VIDEO: Tailored for success

Custom suit tailor Paul Gulatino offers some tips on how to look well turned out for every occasion

Travel & Food

Cruising with the crowds

Picture: MSC CRUISES
2 day(s) ago

Trips around the coastline are attracting the black market, writes Priscilla Malinga

Travel & Food

Eat Out Awards enlivened by chefs’ demonstrations

Luke Dale-Roberts. Picture: ESA ALEXANDER/SUNDAY TIMES
2 day(s) ago

Why have only six people judging the entire country’s food and chefs when the annual magazine includes reviews from more than 30?

Travel & Food

SA’s terrain makes no bones about its supremacy over cyclist or explorer

Picture: THINKSTOCK
2 day(s) ago

All hopes of cutting an hour off a gruelling road race were stymied by stromatolites, writes Richard Bartlett

Health

Three tips for getting a good night’s sleep

You need to avoid light at night, even from your computer screen, to reduce your risk of depression and memory problems, say scientists. Picture: THINKSTOCK
2 day(s) ago

For better-quality sleep, identify when you want to be in bed, log everything you do after getting home from work, create relaxing presleep ritual

Arts & Entertainment

The exact art of looking at flowers and their uses

William Kentridge’s Dutch iris, 1992-1997,  an etching and aquatint.
3 day(s) ago

Already in the 17th century, Dutch naturalists and artists were diligently recording the floral abundance of the Cape

Arts & Entertainment

Master’s spectacular journey

Peter Clarke’s Transition. His art became increasingly abstract as he grew older.  Picture: PHILIPPA HOBBS AND ELIZABETH RANKIN
3 day(s) ago

Peter Clarke’s biographers had the chance to speak at length to the artist before his death in April

Opinion

WINE: First among equals

While many winemakers happily affirm their role in production process is akin to that of a midwife, there is clearly more to a producer’s success than minimal-intervention winemaking, writes Michael Fridjhon

Opinion

A spectacular reef — if you can avoid the tech groupies

An impenetrable and prickly forest covers the island’s jagged surface


Cars, motorcycles & driving


Motoring

INTERNATIONAL LAUNCH: Earth-splitting performance

Like the SLS, the new AMG GTS has echoes of the original Mercedes SL.  Picture: DAIMLER AG
3 day(s) ago

Motor News travelled to California to test the 2015 Mercedes-Benz AMG GTS

Motoring

INTERVIEW: Lifting the four rings higher

Paul Sansom, general manager of Audi SA.  Picture: QUICKPIC
3 day(s) ago

Mark Smyth spoke to Paul Sansom, the new general manager of Audi SA

Motoring

EVENT NEWS: Finding thrill of speed on the water

The teams battle it out during the Cape Town in-port race 2.  Picture: AINHOA SANCHEZ/VOLVO OCEAN RACE
3 day(s) ago

Lerato Matebese joined the Volvo Ocean Race in Cape Town recently and came away mightily impressed by the event

The new Mercedes C-Class estate continues the legacy of good-looking Merc station wagons.  Picture: QUICKPIC

NEW MODELS: Master of the estate

Mercedes has launched the latest generation of its elegant C-Class estate in SA

Opinion

VRROOM WITH A VIEW: Take a leaf from Mexico

They haven’t flipped the V at Uncle Sam and cosied up to Venezuela. They’ve stayed the course


Travel, food and restaurant news & reviews


Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing yacht Azzam sails in front of Cape Town's iconic Table Mountain on their way to winning the first leg of the 2014 Volvo Ocean Race on November 5. Picture: REUTERS

Abu Dhabi leg of Volvo Ocean race begins

This year all boats have the same design, meaning the human element of competition will determine the winner

Travel & Food

Luxury, filth and reality in Soweto

The Soweto Hotel's rooms remind guests they are in Kliptown, SA.   Pictures: ZUKISWA ZIMELA
9 day(s) ago

A well-run hotel looking on the Freedom Charter monument is a good introduction to SA’s past, writes Priscilla Malinga

Opinion

WINE: Whiff of peril as the benchmark

The top end of the wine market is always a precarious place

Travel & Food

RESTAURANT REVIEW: Food authentic but service mañana

Picture: THINKSTOCK
9 day(s) ago

Yes, the food was spicy, but it wasn’t the "ultimate pain" my friend feared it would be


Music, theatre, art, dance & design


Picture: SUPPLIED

Twenty-five years ago, advertising told the band to play

Out-of-court settlement was reached between Beatles and Nike over the use of Revolution in an advertisement for shoes, which ushered in a new era of symbiotic interests between pop stars and advertisers

Arts & Entertainment

FILM: The Grand Seduction is more subtle than the title

Brendan Gleeson’s small-town con artist  pulls a fast one over Taylor Kitsch’s big-city doctor. Picture: SUPPLIED
3 day(s) ago

Phillip Altbeker also looks at Mockingjay, the last episode in The Hunger Games series

Opinion

JAZZ: Kenny G in the house

For fans, the fact that this saxophonist is almost universally derided in the jazz world is either irrelevant or incomprehensible

Arts & Entertainment

Arts must still liberalise us

Rosemary Mangope. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
6 day(s) ago

Too much emphasis is being placed on the economy, says the head of SA’s prime art donor organisation, writes Sue Blaine


Personal technology news & reviews


Intel Corp's new gem-studded bracelet designed with fashion brand Opening Ceremony is seen in an undated handout picture released by Intel.  Picture: REUTERS

Intel embraces bling for MICA digital bracelets

Intel, which typically discusses features of its products in nanometres, is going to try to sell a gadget based on something more visible: bling

Gadgets & Gear

Three tech phenomena you only encounter in the emerging markets

Picture: BLOOMBERG
12 day(s) ago

Martin Pasquier has seen three massive things in emerging markets that are beyond whatever has been happening in so-called developed world

Opinion

Unlock the future — without keys

With the proliferation of locking technologies even magnetic swipe key cards are fast becoming passé in the hospitality industry, writes Penny Haw


Books news & reviews


PLANS CHANGE:  Jaco van Schalkwyk says he wanted to document a region of New York at a particular time but ended up writing a book about manhood. ‘I almost have to apologise for that.’ Picture: DYLAN SCHWARZ

AUTHOR INTERVIEW: A boytjie in Brooklyn

Jaco van Schalkwyk is an artist but his coming-of-age novel set in the US is a literary gem, writes Sue Grant-Marshall

Books

Asia: China in the Himalayas, Maoism in Nepal

Picture: THINKSTOCK
5 day(s) ago

In Meltdown in Tibet Michael Buckley questions China’s plans to divert rivers rising in Tibet and says it may put the whole of Asia under severe threat

Books

BOOK REVIEW: The Last Empire

Picture: THINKSTOCK
5 day(s) ago

How the West did not win the war and beat Mother Russia


Health & lifestyle news


OLD WAYS: It’s all very well focusing on meat and protein in your diet, but excluding other food groups brings its own risks. Picture: THINKSTOCK

When healthy eating calls for treatment

Different dietary philosophies can become an obsession

Gadgets & Gear

Fobbing off kids is counterproductive

Penny Haw promo
18 day(s) ago

‘Because I say so’ may deter the next great invention, writes Penny Haw

Health

Three suggestions for healthier eating and better productivity

Picture: THE NEW YORK TIMES/OZIER MUHAMMAD
26 day(s) ago

Food has a direct effect on cognitive performance, which is why a poor decision at lunch can derail an entire afternoon at work

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