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October 24, 2017 8:34 PM George Clooney’s ‘Suburbicon’ bristles with rage and bitter humor

An uneasy, tonally awkward testament to the sourball heart of the candy-colored American Dream, George Clooney’s “Suburbicon” can’t be described as a home run. But as an artifact of its era, it bristles with genuine discernment and rage that cannot be denied. A burlesque of racist panic that eventually gives way to Hitchcockian horror — before devolving 125

October 23, 2017 10:31 PM The Harvey Weinstein Archetype

In the wake of the New Yorker and New York Times expose of Harvey Weinstein’s sexual assault revelations and ensuing stories, let’s presence something. Myself, almost every woman, and some men, have experienced sexual harassment and/or sexual abuse. It is symptomatic of a bigger issue in our culture - violence against women, which bleeds into other issues 140

October 23, 2017 6:52 PM Stranger Things 2 Is Deserving of All the Love

Stranger Things is a certified phenomenon now, but back when we reviewed the first season – before the Internet took a minor character to the Emmys and the show won five out of its eighteen nominations – the 80s’ nostalgia-fuelled drama was virtually unknown. That also meant there were no expectations from it, and it surprised everyone in the best of ways, with the younger 139

October 23, 2017 4:00 AM Youths resort to other forms of drugs

On Wednesday four male youths residing in Gaborone North location were caught red handed by the police abusing a certain mixture of a liqueur called Zorba, Broncleer cough syrup and Fanta Grape soft drink. Upon their arrest, the police also confiscated a Chelsea (counterfeit) cigarette and dagga, the latter suspected to have been taken together with the drink 131

October 22, 2017 2:26 AM Fear Of Spiders, Snakes Is An Evolutionary Response: Study

Spiders and snakes make the toughest people on the planet jump. Their popularity in horror films and thrillers has ensured that this fear is projected over time, through generations. But, a recent study has revealed that humans carry an innate fear towards these arachnid and reptilian friends. Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive 127

October 22, 2017 2:26 AM Itsy bitsy spider: Fear of spiders and snakes is deeply embedded in us

When the babies saw a snake or a spider (second row) instead of a flower or a fish (first row) of the same size and colour, their pupils enlarged significantly (red versus green curve). This is a distinct signal that they felt stressed looking at these animals. Credit: Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences (MPI CBS) Snakes and spiders 112

October 18, 2017 11:56 PM It was Bob and Harvey Weinstein against the world. Then they turned on each other

For the Weinsteins, it had always been Bob and Harvey against the world. In 1979, the twenty-something rock promoters brought their unpolished demeanor, fast-talking style, and rough negotiating tactics to the movie business, naming their new film production company after their parents, Miriam and Max. Together, they built a studio that would redefine 142

October 14, 2017 12:10 AM Who’s telling the truth :The Police or Davido?

The past few days have been rather tumultuous and unsettling for Nigerian hip hop singer, David Adeleke popularly known as Davido with three of his friends being turned up dead by the police after a night of a birthday drinking binge of one of them, identified as Tagbo Umeike. The night of October 3, 2017 was Tagbo’s birthday, which his friends, including 141

October 13, 2017 11:08 PM Google to take on Apple's FaceTime by building video calls into Android

FaceTiming your parents and friends has become a part of everyday life for iPhone owners - and Google wants to get Android users in on the act. The firm has revealed it will start building its videoconferencing app, called Duo, into Android. It will allow users to start a video call with a single tap - just as they can in Apple's iOS. The update will allow 80

October 13, 2017 11:15 AM World Bank urges in-service teacher training

The recommendations are contained in a new report on critical education reforms in Botswana launched yesterday. The report, entitled ‘Job-ready Graduates of Secondary Education in Botswana, Lesotho and Zambia’, states that by shifting the responsibility for learning to students, teachers can significantly improve their students’ acquisition of 21st century 81