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Saturday, May 7 2022

The Eclectic Weekend

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

Ideas FREE

Theirs is a tall story that puts A-type personalities in the shade

Giraffes outshine these irritants, who are up before dawn terrorising their PAs while the rest of us are still snoozing

Nadine Dreyer
Features editor
2 min read
Sport FREE

Are the All Blacks vulnerable? We’ll see in August

Former All Black centre Tom Taylor believes Kiwi rugby is going backwards, losing its talent to the north too soon

Liam Del Carme
Sports reporter
3 min read

Manual sports cars aren’t dead — ask Toyota

The updated Toyota Gazoo Racing (GR) Supra holds a rather enticing prospect: a clutch pedal

Brenwin Naidu
Motoring editor, reporter and presenter
2 min read

There’s nothing glib about Ghibli

How a Japanese film studio can help us rediscover the childlike wonder of our connection with nature

By Yuan Pan
3 min read

How new hi-tech archaeology is revealing the ghosts of human history

Using a cheap technique, experts are uncovering motifs they previously wouldn’t have been able to

By Paul Pettitt and Alistair Pike
3 min read
Sport FREE

Time to bench soccer and get behind athletes and swimmers

It might be difficult for SA to grow an Olympic culture, but our swimmers and athletes have the talent to change this

David Isaacson
Sports reporter
4 min read
Ideas FREE

Soapie or not, this author’s novels are veritable page-turners

Colleen Hoover shot to fame after someone drew attention to ‘Verity’. She now has three Exclusive Books bestsellers

Jennifer Platt
Sunday Times books editor
2 min read
Ideas FREE

We’re a bit rusty, but that doesn’t mean we’re all dead (or rotten)

A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd

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

Move over, Marilyn, Kim’s got this, even though it weighed her down

Kim Kardashian says it was challenging losing 7kg to fit into a Marilyn Monroe gown for the Met Gala

By Benjamin Kellerman
3 min read

‘Stop shoving it down our throats, LGBT artists. Just be fabulous’

Playwright Mark Ravenhill says the main aim should be to entertain, not push a political agenda on to audiences

By Hugo Greenhalgh
3 min read
Sport FREE

Coaching qualifications must be a minimum, not an option

One of the reasons our professional game is in such a poor state is that a lot of coaching staff are not qualified

Sazi Hadebe
Sports reporter
4 min read

How to sleep your way to the top. Meditation and exercise also help

These are key in boosting executive functioning, which is important for those in jobs where attention lapses pose risks

By Colin McCormick
4 min read

CROSSWORDS

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