ANGUS SHAW Blog

James Horner’s final crescendo

🔊 Theme music from Titanic, a popular movie in Zimbabwe and repeated often on satellite television. Prolific Hollywood composer James Horner died from what the coroner called “blunt force trauma”...

Down like ninepins. Ruin in a smartphone

The scourge of the smartphone has brought wrack and ruin to many in the skittle alley of life. For  the second year running, Miss Zimbabwe has been sacked after earlier...

Money doesn’t grow on trees

In the record books, again for all the wrong reasons. Until September, Zimbabweans can cash in their old defunct local currency, the Zimbabwe dollar. The biggest bank note, ZD 100...

This and that. Blatter, breakfast and power

🔴 Jacob Zuma and Sepp Blatter. So farewell, Mr Blatter. You are stepping down after 17 years in power because you no longer have the full support of world football....

The riches of language

The eavesdropped conversation went like this: Diplomat: ”What are you going to do to fix that corruption problem I read about in the morning paper?” Politician: ”We’ll fix the reporter.”...

Beauty brouhaha?

Winner Emily Kachote, 25   Many say the Miss World Zimbabwe beauty pageant is being unjustifiably militarised and that’s in bad taste. The head of the Miss Zimbabwe Trust is...

Rip it all up, says Mr Tome

So Edward Tome, described as a political analyst and historian, wants to campaign for Africa Unity Square, Harare’s central square, to be ripped up and redesigned. He finds it offensive that...