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You South Africa 10/15/2020

You has a simple recipe for success – spoil your readers and give them exactly what they want. It’s part of everyday life for more than 2 million English-speaking South Africans, filled with excellent articles which interest, inform and touch readers. There are human dramas, medical and scientific discoveries, general interest news, consumer issues, fashion and glamour. And don’t forget the interesting fiction, sport, motoring news, craftwork, recipes, home and school projects, crosswords and exciting competitions. It’s an irresistible combination, and everything is presented in a well-finished, colourful magazine.

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Country:
South Africa
Language:
English
Publisher:
Media 24 Ltd
Frequency:
Weekly
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in this issue

1 min
google play

CAPONE Biopic. Tom Hardy is known for his seemingly effortless ability to transform for each role. Playing Al Capone, he morphs into a decrepit figure with bloodshot eyes and a corpse-like pallor. The movie, written and directed by Josh Trank (Chronicle), is based on true events and depicts the notorious American mobster in the last year of his life, chomping on carrots instead of cigars and near-death as syphilis and dementia take its toll. He’s a husk of the imposing underworld presence he once was. As impressive as his transformation is, Hardy’s performance fails to evoke anything more than repugnance. His staggering and grunting dominate screen time, leaving little room for character development for Capone, or anyone else. Linda Cardellini (Green Book), who plays his long-suffering wife, is one of the few highlights. Rather…

1 min
by the numbers

22,4 The height (in metres) of the wave Maya Gabeira surfed to set a new world record. That’s more than seven storeys high! The Brazilian surfer now holds the new record for the tallest wave surfed by a woman – having broken her own previous record. Her new record was set at Praia do Norte beach in Portugal. 470 The size of a pod of pilot whales that washed up on a beach in the Australian state of Tasmania in one of the biggest mass stranding events of whales recorded. In spite of a five-day rescue effort, only about 110 of the whales could be saved, leaving the casualties around 360. Experts are still unsure what caused the mass stranding – the whales might just have swum in the wrong direction, followed a dying whale that was…

1 min
loving life in la

Back in December Material actress Zakeeya Patel packed up her bags to make a name for herself in Hollywood. She tells us about her life abroad. How have you adapted to Los Angeles? In the beginning a big move is all so thrilling and energising – new experiences, new people, driving on the wrong (right) side of the road, new culture. Then the glitter starts to settle, you develop more of a routine and you slowly begin to miss the people and energies that feed your soul. What do you miss about home? The people and the food! What’s your favourite thing to do in LA? Eating ice cream! The city has a plethora of delectable artisanal ice creams, so much so that my husband Bob [Price] took me on a romantic ice…

1 min
heritage day fun

I bought the YOU magazine edition of 24 September and was delighted to see a few Heritage Day international recipes. I tried the Greek lamb sausage/boerewors with tzatziki, feta and tomatoes. Heritage Day was a special day this year in spite of the Covid-19 storm. South Africans of all walks of life celebrated by taking part in the Jerusalema dance challenge with lots of rhythm, traditional braais, and unity. It was such a special and unforgettable public holiday of our culture and unique diversity. Thank you, Mr President, Master KG and Nomcebo for lifting our spirits and cheering the entire planet amid the 2020 pandemic. ATHINA, HOUGHTON We wrote to YOU magazine in April to tell you about the York House Lock-down Gardening Committee that we formed. We’re pleased to tell you that…

1 min
netflix

SNOWPIERCER SEASON 1 Daveed Diggs (Blindspotting) stars as Andre in this post-apocalyptic drama based on the 2013 film by Parasite director Bong Joon-ho and the French graphic novel which inspired that adaptation. Set in a future where an attempt to re-engineer the world’s climate has failed and brought on a new ice age, the last humans in the world live on a train that constantly circles the globe. Andre is an aspiring revolutionary leading a growing uprising in the back cars of the train that house the poor, and he also happens to be the last homicide detective in the world. This leads to him being summoned through the train’s many carriages to investigate a murder in this offbeat, timely and compelling series. Jennifer Connelly (A Beautiful Mind) and Sean Bean (Game of Thrones) co-star.…

2 min
what’s up with tiktok in the us?

THE social-media app TikTok has been in the news for weeks now after American president Donald Trump threatened to ban it unless it was sold to an American company. The story so far Trump wants video-sharing app Tik-Tok and chat app WeChat, which are both owned by Chinese companies, to be banned in the US. He believes TikTok is a threat to American security because ByteDance (the company that owns the app) has ties with the Chinese government. Trump and his advisers are worried that ByteDance will pass on the private information of Americans who use the app to China, although TikTok denies that it would. Analysts believe the president’s opposition to the apps is linked to the US’ trade war with China. Trump often encourages Americans to buy locally made products and has made…