Tag Archives: culture

Lisbon: an exquisite art adventure

Lisbon has so much to offer, including bountiful art, gorgeous food and beautiful design.

Porto — where the hordes are smaller and the delights are huge

From grand architecture, melodious symphonies to drool-worthy cuisine, this compact Portuguese city has it all.

My 2018 books: a year of reading

The books that moved and inspired me this year (and that might move and inspire you too…).

Fight for food and freedom

The Swazi cook who hosted struggle heroes is still working for the health of her people.

Scratching away bling veneer to discover where Dubai’s soul hides

If you look hard enough, you’ll find it: history, heritage, and a thriving arts scene.

Conversations with my soul: an interview with Igshaan Adams

From the archives: a chat I did five years ago with 2018’s visual artist of the year.

Coal mine canary Brett Murray shows the elephant in room

The artist Brett Murray chats about his show Again Again, a profoundly personal response to the South Africa’s turbulent political milieu.

Thania Petersen

Thania Petersen: the art of reclaiming the past

Through her powerful artworks, Thania Petersen is reclaiming the dignity that colonialism denied her forebears.

Portrait of an artist without a home

Chuma Somdaka fled prejudice to live on a park bench. Now her art keeps her whole.

Hot and happening at the 10th Bushfire festival

Swaziland’s Bushfire has become the warmest, most diverse music festival south of the Zambezi. I traced the smoke to its founder, Jiggs Thorne.