See what the Oscar buzz was about
Fresh off the press, the Academy Awards have just been announced and you can see the latest winners on the circuit at Ster-Kinekor theatres.
See why they were lauded, and save!
Edgars Club members get up to 50% off two movie tickets at Ster-Kinekor, including Cinema Nouveau films.
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Read her story: Michelle Obama Becoming
The former First Lady has just released her memoir and it’s so good, it’s been flying off shelves ever since. Becoming is the fastest, and best-selling book of 2018. This personal and detailed recount of Michelle Obama’s journey is literary gold and has had the longest streak at No. 1 since Fifty Shades of Grey.
Edgars Club members stand the chance to win one of two copies of the Michelle Obama best-seller, Becoming. Competition closes 31 March.
For even more on Becoming, have a look at our article in Edgars Mag
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Downsizing doesn’t need to be dreary
If you’ve recently downsized your home or even if you’re just thinking about it, a ‘home diet’ doesn’t mean a dull living space. Having less space and less stuff to deal with, can leave you feeling lighter and make life a bit simpler.
While there are challenges to making a smaller space feel ‘like home’, they just require a little creativity.
See how to make the most of your small garden here, plus stand a chance to win one of three Lasher hampers, valued at R3 000 each. And if you’re still looking to scale down, remember that Edgars Club VIP members can save R1 500 on commission when using HomeBid.
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All the world’s a stage
It’s showtime, and you’re invited to sit back and enjoy world-class performances by the best of our local talent.
Step into a magical forest where your favourite fairy tale characters’ happily ever after looks a bit different in Into the Woods, showing in Cape Town until 3 March and in Johannesburg from 8 March – 14 April.
Edgars Club members can get tickets to see Into the Woods from as little as R90 and stand the chance to win one of 20 sets of double tickets for the 8pm show on 28 March.
Razzle dazzle, all that jazz, and more! The spectacular Broadway hit, CHICAGO returns to the Artscape Theatre, Cape Town from 15 March – 14 April, and Montecasino, Johannesburg from 20 April – 26 May.
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If you thought ballet couldn’t be humorous, then you haven’t witnessed Les Ballets Eloelle’s Men in Tutus. The performance has all the elements of a classic ballet – 19 prima dancers from 7 countries, brilliant dancing and spectacular talent, but with a touch of tongue in cheek humour. The enduringly popular and hilarious all-male comedy ballet is showing at the Theatro at Montecasino from 12 – 14 April and at the Artscape Theatre from 18 – 21 April.
Every month, we’ll be bringing you a how to guide covering the hot topics of the moment. Our focus for March is how to spot fake news.
With so much information on broadcast and social media, and the ease with which content is shared, the lines between fact and fiction can become blurred and in the click of a button, incorrect information can travel around the world.
What is fake news?
- Stories that aren’t true – deliberately produced to deceive people.
- Stories that have some truth but aren’t completely correct – to convince readers of a specific outlook or to create shock.
How do I identify it?
- Approach it rationally and critically. Ask yourself if this seems realistic and consider the point of it. Does it want to persuade you of something or react in a certain way? Is it selling a product, or does it want you to click through to another website?
- Who’s the source? Is the source a known agency, publisher or professional? Check the website URL, if it ends on a strange extension (something different to .com, .co.za. etc.), it could be suspicious.
- Is anyone else reporting on it? Check if the story is featured on different news sites and if those pages are the legitimate sites.
- What’s the grammar like? Are there spelling errors, dramatic punctuation, strange sentences and all caps? Is it urging you to act, like sending it on?
- Where did you find the article? Did it randomly pop up while you were searching for something else? Did it appear on your social media feed or was it a forwarded email? It could just be a promoted site or a site that wants you to click through to another site. Be careful.
- Trust your gut. If it sounds too good to be true or like an exaggeration, it might just be. Consider how credible the source and the information could be.