Spectre



The gate to Sheraton Addis’ Lalibela Ballroom was decorated in the fashion of the famous gun barrel sequence of the James Bond film franchise. But instead of the classical black and white imagery, the gun barrel was gr...


BLACK MASS


Money is a poor substitute for morality. Everyone knows this, but does everyone heed it? I am not talking about only pimps, drug lords or dictators but those of us that turn a blind eye to the world’s ills, or scheme,...


Hotel Transylvania 2


The world seems to be in perpetual agony. Horror is always around us and it is unlikely to cease anytime soon. Nonetheless, and even though some might find this impossible to believe, Earth, at present, is at its most pe...


Sicario:Perfect Terror of the Drug War


There is a lesson at the heart of HBO’s phenomenal TV show The Wire; and it is that democracy can never actually be achieved. It is like the end of infinity, which we can only strive to reach but never achieve. It is,...


TRIALS MINUS HEAT IN THE SCORCH


There are certain moments in movies that have been shown so often, we all recognise them instantly and roll our eyes when we see them. One of these instances is when the hero gives “the big speech”. He usually stands...


Lamb


A couple of months ago, I was in a taxi, on my way to a place I cannot quite recall now. Behind me were two grown-ups talking about whatever it is grown-ups talk about, but their conversation drew me in once one of them...


Southpaw


Those who claim that Raging Bull does not realistically depict boxing matches are entirely missing the point. The film is not about boxing - just as all sports movies are not about the sport they portray – but about th...


No Hit in Hitman: Agent 47


In the early 1950’s, two scientists discovered the structure of the DNA, a genetic material every organism with a cell shares. This finding necessitated two things- the first was that the two scientists would win a Nob...


VACATING THE VACANT VACATION


What I have noticed during my short time writing reviews is that, the length of my articles depends on the artistic appeal of the movie I am reviewing. But that is not as straightforward as it sounds. Yes, there is so mu...


The Anticlimactic:Ant-Man


Every time I watch a new superhero movie, the more impressed I am at what Christopher Nolan achieved with his Dark Knight trilogy. The entire franchise is a meditation on how to best make a superhero movie. He drew influ...


MINIONS


what is this unexpected sense of delight we adults get watching animated TV shows like Shaun the Sheep or Tom and Jerry? Back in High school, all I did was watch The Simpsons or Family Guy or South Park, shows that are a...


Oktoberfest Attracts Cosmopolitan Crowd


Constantine Makris, a spry fourth-generation Ethiopian of Armenian-Greek descent, says “You have to drink vodka if you want to sit at this table”. He and his relatives, three sable-haired women smoking thin cigars...


Nigerian Superstars to Spice Up Ethiopian New Year Eve


For the first time in several years, a band from Africa, and not the United States, is going to grace Addis Abeba’s New Year's Eve. This is also the first time that someone other than Mohammed Ali Al Amoudi (Sheikh) wi...


Delight For Your Taste Buds at Cupcake Delights Bakery


Cupcake Delights Bakery offers a wide assortment of cupcakes, but its customers seem to go more for its cinnamon rolls. The white cream covering the roll and overflowing to the rectangular white plate, this is one del...


All Female Rock band on the Horizon


It is a dream that came true for Mistre Getahun, moving her sticks fast to bang the drums and rock in Janinites all-female rock band, the first and the only such band in the contemporary Ethiopian music industry. When...




Editorial

Last week saw a series of events where the political bigwigs from the f...


Agenda

The cement industry in Ethiopia, although still largely untapped, is se...


Fineline

It is unusual for a federal agency to get estranged...


Commentary

Recently, the National Bank of Ethiopia (NBE) had announced the mandato...


Viewpoint

Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) disproportionately affect women and...


Opinion

Until very recently, Turkey was a proudly democratic Middle Eastern cou...


View From Arada

We often underestimate the importance of time managiment. Especially in...


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