MAMBA TRAVEL: MAGICAL MOZAMBIQUE: A fantastic - exclusively gay - long-weekend package in magical Mozambique from 24 to 28 November. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to really get away!
JACQ OF ALL TRADES: Mambaonline meets the recently-renamed Idols finalist, Jacq, who’s set to perform at the Queer City Mega Pride party. He talks about using his hunky good looks, performing for his gay fans and cutting his trademark hair.
MAMBA BOOKS: We look at two local books dealing with gay issues; the award-winning coming-out novel Ice In the Lungs and Protest and Celebration, which documents sixteen years of Joburg Pride. Win copies!
CELEBRITY GOSSIP: A new hunky Lost cast member; Whitney and Liza’s divorces; Rupert Everett’s revealing autobiography; Brad’s stand on same-sex marriage, Jake Gyllenhaal’s sex secrets and more…
ANOTHER CLUB BITES THE DUST: It seems that Gauteng clubbing is in a permanent state of disarray – as opposed to the more solid Cape Town experience. So what clubbing options remain in Gauteng?
TAKE A BOW: Will and Grace finally take a bow as the award-winning sitcom comes to an end on SA television after eight seasons. While some will watch the finale with teary eyes, others will be relieved that the show finally called it quits.
EDITORIAL: GAY MARRIAGES NIXED?: The government has caved in to conservatives and nixed the idea of same-sex marriage, opting to legalise civil unions instead. It’s a form of sexual-orientation apartheid say activists.
MAMBA MOTORING: Christo Valentyn takes a look at the new Audi S3, the return of Dodge, three new upcoming VW Polo models and the remarkable success of the Tata brand in South Africa.
JOBURG PRIDE: WHAT’S AT STAKE: It may come as no surprise that this year’s upcoming Joburg Pride celebrations are again the subject of controversy among members of the city’s gay community.
JEFF STRYKES BACK: Jeff Stryker, the legendary adult film star, is starring in a one man play in Hollywood. Jimmy Palmieri took in the show and briefly caught up with the man and his ample assets.
CELEBRITY GOSSIP: The Jake Gyllenhaal, Matthew McConaughey and Lance Armstrong threesome, Becks and Posh’s impostors, Robbie supports George Michael, Tom Cruise fired, and Boy George ends his street cleaning career.
INTIMACY FREAK OUT: PART 2: Brian Rzepczynski takes another look at intimacy struggles that are relatively common in gay relationships. He addresses some of the intimacy fears that could block your potential for true connection with a partner.
THE CONFESSIONS TOUR: She wouldn’t come here, so we went to her! Madonna is a true-blue pop icon and Mambaonline got to see her show in London. Luiz DeBarros worships at the feet of the queen.
MAKING SENSE OF TRAGEDY: John French attended the launch of The Richard Bloom Foundation in Cape Town and interviewed foundation co-founder and Richard’s lover, psychologist Bryan Hellmann.
MAMBA SPINS: Are ya ready to get spinning? We check out new CDs, including releases by Nelly Furtado, Toni Braxton, Nick Lachey, Ronan Keating, Madonna and Rihanna.
INTIMACY FREAK OUT: PART 1: Welcome to the wonderful world of “intimacy issues!” Brian Rzepczynski explores the oh-so-common problems associated with fear of intimacy and gay men.
LAUGHING WITH JASON WOOD: Having his clothes ripped off by drunk women onstage is just one of gay British comedian Jason Wood’s occupational hazards. Chris Mitchell finds out more.
MAMBA MOTORING: News from the motoring world: the Volvo C30, the Grand Cherokee SRT8, the Honda Civic hatchback, the Lexus new generation IS250, and are women really better drivers?
NO STRINGS ATTACHED: Pop singer and former NYSNC band member Lance Bass has very publicly come out of the closet, but was he forced out, asks R. Olivera Jr?
FALLING FOR BRYAN RICE: Christo Valentyn meets up-and-coming Danish pop-star Bryan Rice and leaves the experience a firm believer in the singer’s music and soulful personality. Could it be love? Win a copy of his album!