Saturday, March 28 2020

The Eclectic Weekend

12 GREAT READS FROM THIS WEEK'S TIMES SELECT CURATED FOR YOU

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No dog walking, and don’t you dare booze, warns Cele

Police minister contradicts health minister, saying people could only walk their furries around the house

By Zingisa Mvumvu, Claire Keeton and Tamar Kahn
4 min read
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Buddy system: how we’re surviving Covid-19

Five friends hope their story of coping with the infection will help others deal with the pandemic

By Greg Arde
6 min read
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Hops spring eternal: breweries are outbreak heroes

Hand sanitiser is sold out everywhere. Ditto the ingredients to make it. Fear not – breweries have a plan

3 min read

What we need from SA’s rich right now are rand gestures

It has happened before in SA, and it is working for other countries battling the Covid-19 outbreak

By Mills Soko and Mzukisi Qobo
5 min read
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Sun of the soil: Kerzner’s life was a tale of contradictions

The ‘Sun King’ lived large, and sometimes hard, as he built a glittering empire often dogged by controversy

By Wyndham Hartley
4 min read
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What ships sailing between SA and Europe reveal about climate change

Turns out that, contrary to what you might think, ship pollution may brighten up your day

Dave Chambers
Cape Town bureau chief
3 min read
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Less is Mir: if you think your lockdown is bad, consider this poor guy

As you go round and round your home, think of the cosmonaut who went round and round Earth ... in a tin can

Tom Eaton
Columnist
2 min read
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Like legends who shrank from their magnum opus, we all wage a lonely battle

As we face 21 long days, the story of Joe Gould and Joseph Mitchell is a parable of human frailty and failure

5 min read
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Here we go, into an ellipsis ... hoping one day there’ll be a full stop.

A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd

Sue de Groot
Deputy features editor: Sunday Times
3 min read
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Five go into Lockdown! How classic kids’ books help adults survive

I am returning to my childhood books, to a life that felt simpler, more enchanted, and rich in possibility

By Claire Allfree
5 min read

Sounds of silence: how isolation has unleashed great music on the world

From Bruce Springsteen to Bon Iver, solitude has been responsible for some incredible music over the years

By Neil McCormick
4 min read

CROSSWORDS

GIVE YOUR BRAIN SOME EXERCISE

Today's cryptic crossword

It's time to put your brain to work

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Today’s quick crossword

How fast can you get it done?

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