Monthly Archives: November 2013

Greatest crossword compiler deserves a ‘tree in space’

“Check in my ear,” Rachel begs. She tilts her head and brushes her hair out of the way. “Please.” I take a peek. Deep in her ear canal I spy a pink, heart-shaped sweetie. I pluck it out of her … Continue reading

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A hippy dry bath (5,8)*, dear crossword

Arthur Wynne, an Englishman in New York, compiled the first crossword puzzle in 1913. Wynne’s puzzle was called Word-Cross and appeared in the New York World a few days before Christmas. One small puzzle for solvers, one giant addiction for … Continue reading

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A strip with my morning coffee

When future historians unearth cyber forums and news websites’ comments they will dub this period the Hate Ages. I’ve spent the morning reading the evil bile that loathsome grammar-challenged keyboard cretins vomit into the world. They delight in spreading despair … Continue reading

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Keep your eyes on the prize: How parties plan to win your vote

Election season has started and strategists, spin doctors and spokesmen are firing on full dial-a-quote cylinders. Politicians will do anything to get your vote – and when you give them your cross just hope you don’t get double-crossed in return. … Continue reading

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I stand before you with my crap in hand

Holy Cap. Holy Red Cap. It was tense in Cape Town’s city centre on Wednesday as poo protesters marched to the legislature to complain about sanitation and housing. From my spot on the fourth floor of the Fourth Estate I … Continue reading

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