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Saturday, April 23 2022

The Eclectic Weekend

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

Sport FREE

Gary Kirsten expected a serene day of school cricket. Boy, was he wrong

Former Proteas opener and coach is dismayed and disappointed by the level of sledging at schools level

Liam Del Carme
Sports reporter
3 min read
Ideas FREE

I scream, you scream for icebergs to sink the fat down this rabbit hole

A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd

Sue de Groot
Deputy features editor: Sunday Times
4 min read

Death drive: the gloomy prospect of that final ride

When Kyalami held an expo on all things hearse, I overcame my misgivings and paid it a visit

Brenwin Naidu
Motoring editor, reporter and presenter
2 min read
World FREE

Jesus bids us shine: nun so sick of blackouts, she builds own power plant

Sister Alphonsine Ciza’s hydropower facility brings light to a convent, church, clinic and schools in DRC

By Djaffar Al Katanty
1 min read

‘Just shocking’: big decline forces Netflix to rethink passwords and ads

The streaming service’s troubles are a warning sign for its peers and competitors

By Lucas Shaw
5 min read
World FREE

Doubts about the war are creeping into the Kremlin as losses mount

Support for Putin remains deep across Russia’s elite and the public while his circle of hardline advisers narrows

By Bloomberg News
6 min read
Sport FREE

‘Losing the right games’ is all very well but Petro are no pushovers

Rulani Mokwena’s confidence is admirable but his words may come back to haunt him if his team are complacent

Sazi Hadebe
Sports reporter
5 min read

Sticks that give sodium the chop but keeps food tasting salty

Japan researchers develop electric chopsticks to enhance salty taste while helping reduce sodium intake

By Rikako Murayama and Akiko Okamoto
1 min read
Ideas FREE

From Paris with obsession: this city is one for the books

This year there has been a noteworthy number of novels with Paris in the title and as the setting

Jennifer Platt
Sunday Times books editor
3 min read

The art of wartime: Ukraine invades the Venice Biennale

The world’s most important art event this year is noticeably different from its predecessors

By James Tarmy
6 min read
World FREE

Shanghaied: strict lockdown has tittle-tattling neighbours on tenterhooks

Covid-shaming pits neighbour against neighbour in locked-down Shanghai

By David Stanway, Josh Horwitz, Andrew Galbraith, Engen Tham and the Shanghai newsroom
2 min read

Five spiritual tourism destinations and how to experience them

As the world returns to international travel, we expect sacred places to grow popular with tourists looking to go inward

By Jaeyeon Choe and Alan A Lew
4 min read

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