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In 2014, the world lost a great man in Robin Williams. In paying tribute to him, we considered a few great moments in his illustrious career; settling for his "jongle rehd" (jungle red) comedic scene from Mrs. Doubtfire. But then, we...
Arthur Barker is an architect and academic at the University of Pretoria. He is passionate about architecture that is part of, and improves it's existing context. For him, the domestic buildings of the '50s and '60s in South Africa...
NOWNESS presents Barbara Anastacio's film: "Model Meiers" A sneak peak into an exclusive architectural model museum. The museum is privately owned and curated by the Pritzker Prize-winning architect Richard Meier. It includes a large model and sculpture exhibition area, an archive...
An early Tom Hanks classic about Josh Baskin, a 12 year old boy that wishes away his childhood and wakes up in a fully grown man's body. This feel good movie sees Hank's embodying the character of a child in a...
Everyone loves a great painting. While art has become a buzzword in the past few decades, some works of art have transcended cultures and defined eras.  The debate about the 'greatest painting' is a highly subjective one; exciting and...
The last surviving member of Hollywood's golden era  just turned 100. Truth be told Miss de Havilland will probably outlive us all. She constantly portrayed sympathetic and compassionate lead roles. Olivia had a warm charm and ladylike aura on-screen. Off...
Malcolm is a Cape Town based illustrator and animator. His work has steadily evolved over the years as he refines his studies of different characters as products of their respective environments. We caught up with the Rocketboi himself and tried...
Many tributes have flooded in for Bill Cunningham; the celebrated long time photographer of the New York times, who passed away a few days ago after suffering from a stroke. Cunningham was a visionary 'street fashion' photographer (a term he...
It's not blue, it's not turquoise, it's not lapis... it's cerulean - and so I learnt three new colours.  As Meryl Streep turns 67, we jump back ten years and rummage through her pile of stuff, to find one of...
The past 30 years have seen a surge in street art around the world. Influential artists like Basquiat and Keith Haring (who began as homeless graffiti artists), inspired a generation of anarchic works of art. The use of stencils in...