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  • Nadine Gordimer dies at 90; Nobel laureate chronicled apartheid

     Nadine Gordimer dies at 90; Nobel laureate chronicled apartheid
    From childhood, Nadine Gordimer understood the cruelties of apartheid. "I went to the Convent of Our Lady of Mercy," the daughter of poor South African whites recalled years ago, "but there was no mercy for blacks. I went to dancing classes, blacks were...
  • Variety Ups Film Critic Guy Lodge

    Continuing its commitment to international film coverage, Variety has upped London-based contributor Guy Lodge to the position of film critic and features writer. Previously a critic for the entertainment news outlet Hitfix, Lodge will now write...
  • Oscar Pistorius fired gun to 'nullify threat,' says defense witness

    Oscar Pistorius fired gun to 'nullify threat,' says defense witness
    South African Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius intended to shoot through a door in his bathroom to “nullify the threat,” believing an intruder was in the enclosed toilet cubicle, a sports and exercise doctor testified Monday. Pistorius is...
  • South African anti-apartheid author, Nobel winner Gordimer dies

    South African anti-apartheid author, Nobel winner Gordimer dies
    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African Nobel Prize-winning author Nadine Gordimer, an uncompromising moralist who became one of the most powerful voices against the injustice of apartheid, has died at the age of 90, her family said on Monday. Gordimer,...
  • Oscar Pistorius blames businessman for weekend altercation at club

    Oscar Pistorius blames businessman for weekend altercation at club
    Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius was involved in an altercation at an upscale nightclub Saturday and later insisted that a businessman accosted him aggressively, according to South African media. But the businessman, Jared Mortimer, who runs a clothing...
  • Oscar Pistorius involved in nightclub altercation

    Oscar Pistorius involved in nightclub altercation
    South African Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius was involved in an argument at a night club over the weekend, his spokeswoman said Tuesday, days after his lawyers wrapped up their defense in his murder trial. The Star newspaper said...
  • Oscar Pistorius accused of 'sinister' remark in South African court

    South African athlete Oscar Pistorius approached one of his slain girlfriend's close friends, Kim Myers, during a court recess Tuesday and whispered, “How can you sleep at night?” the Myers family lawyer said. Attorney Ian Levitt said...
  • South Africa ombudsman: Zuma housing upgrade was 'license to loot'

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – South African President Jacob Zuma personally benefited from a $23-million state-paid “security” upgrade to his private residence in rural KwaZulu-Natal, according to South Africa’s public protector, an...
  • The emerging art cities

    The emerging art cities
    New travel books: Metronome: A History of Paris from the Underground Up" playfully looks at history through city subway stops. "Art Cities of the Future: 21st Century Avant-Gardes" looks at the new centers of emerging expression. "Art Cities of the...
  • Nelson Mandela and music: 10 essential anti-apartheid songs

    Nelson Mandela and music: 10 essential anti-apartheid songs
    Nelson Mandela was, quite famously, a fan of European classical music. His two favorite composers were George Frideric Handel and Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky, but he grew up exposed to the country’s rich tradition of vocal groups forging a unique form...
  • Fulfilling the legacy of Nelson Mandela

    Fulfilling the legacy of Nelson Mandela
    "Isn't Mandela still president?" That startling question came from a homeless teenager in a Cape Town township during an interview in 2007, as I set off around South Africa to explore the meaning of freedom in the lives of young people. At first, I...
  • Nelson Mandela wore the mantle of saint reluctantly

    Nelson Mandela wore the mantle of saint reluctantly
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — An irritable man who got cross when he couldn’t have his favorite brand of mineral water? A fusser who obsessively folded his daily newspapers just so, who got annoyed if things weren’t lined up in their...