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Saturday, June 25 2022

The Eclectic Weekend


Ideas FREE

Stick your neck out for these rock ’n rollers, you awkward turtle

A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd

Sue de Groot
Deputy features editor: Sunday Times
3 min read
Sport FREE

Tears on the typewriter: covering the last Currie Cup final in Kimberley

Archie Henderson remembers the Currie Cup final 52 years ago when Griquas upset the mighty Blue Bulls

5 min read

In a galaxy far, far away, there’s a spider with stars in its eyes

In the Tarantula Nebula, new stars are being born in defiance of what scientists previously thought possible

By Will Dunham
3 min read
World FREE

Adults are loading up on toys. No, not that kind you naughty so-and-so

‘Kidults’ are buying scooters, dolls and tabletop games for themselves and have helped US sales surge 37% in two years

By Kelly Gilblom
4 min read

Thursday’s when I care about you, then maybe on Friday I’ll be in love

In the face of online fatigue, some people are turning to face-to-face dating apps. This is why

By Martin Graff
4 min read
Sport FREE

I hope Banyana call Jordaan’s electioneering bluff and win Awcon

Safa president Danny Jordaan is so desperate to hang on to his job he’s offered R10m if Banyana Banyana win Awcon

Sazi Hadebe
Sports reporter
5 min read

Is Beyoncé’s new single the soundtrack to the ‘Great Resignation’?

To some, the lyrics channel the post-pandemic situation in which businesses are struggling to find enough workers

By Sharon Kimathi
2 min read
Ideas FREE

Zen and stretchy pants that are technically pants won’t cure Covid

They will, however, provide you with thrills and affirmation, and ensure you eat more cheese

Jennifer Platt
Sunday Times books editor
3 min read
Sport FREE

Black mark for White: Bulls coach dropped ball after URC defeat

Jake White’s behaviour was unbecoming, particularly after the respect shown to him by John Dobson

By Mark Keohane
3 min read

Blue light: what we do and don’t know about the damage it causes our skin

The skincare industry is addressing the issue, but governments must develop standardised testing, as with sunscreen

By Karl Lawrence
4 min read

Wake-up call: zero-star hotel offers sleepless nights to mull global crises

Artists Frank and Patrik Riklin offer guests open-air rooms in reaction to the the post-pandemic state of the world

By Denis Balibouse
1 min read

Picasso, you’re not going anywhere, so get used to these green pastures

Scaling back on overseas loans is among the aims of museums rethinking shows to cut climate change

By Joanna Gill
5 min read