Category Archives: Media Musings

The gut-wrenching link to Marikana and Missouri

August 16, 2014 Today marks the two-year anniversary when a “police action” led to 34 miners being shot to death at a┬ástrike in Marikana, South Africa and the end of a week or more of “police action” that left a … Continue reading

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A lively Natl. Arts Festival but a distant yet fond memory

August 9, 2014 A month has past since the 40th National Arts Festival transformed Grahamstown from a nice college town into a throbbing center of dance, drama, wry stand-up comedy, food, music, poetry, debate, politics, and pageantry.

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Newspaper hawkers resurrected for 10 days

July 15, 2014 The National Arts Festival served as the forum for marketing newspapers the old-fashioned way via an on-foot, on-the-street sales force. ┬áThat quaint “Extra! Extra! Read all about it!” from black-and-white 1940s movies was replaced by hawkers proclaiming, … Continue reading

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