Rosa Lyster

Cape Town, South Africa

I wrote about the Owl House for the New Yorker!

https://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/a-visit-to-south-africas-strange-astonishing-owl-house

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I wrote about Cape Town

https://psmag.com/environment/notes-on-a-new-desert?utm_content=buffer50a47&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Featuring my mum’s fond memories of the test pattern

https://www.thehairpin.com/2017/12/25-years-of-waynes-world/

I am very proud to have written something for the Washington Post, and almost equally proud that I didn’t use the phrase “state capture” ONCE

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2017/12/05/the-book-that-could-change-south-africa/?hpid=hp_hp-cards_hp-card-world%3Ahomepage%2Fcard&utm_term=.809b3ebb5524

 

Some other recentish things

I did two *very* different pieces for The Outline, recently

https://theoutline.com/post/2433/the-rise-and-fall-of-south-africa-s-far-right

https://theoutline.com/post/2371/why-steampunk

Some recentish things

On statues:

https://theoutline.com/post/2182/after-the-statues-fall

On weddings in books:

https://www.thecut.com/2017/07/why-weddings-in-books-are-always-terrible.html

Writing and learning how to drive:

http://themillions.com/2017/06/96215.html

On breaking what I understand to be the rules of fashion, rules that no mortal should tamper with:

https://www.thehairpin.com/2017/08/on-the-fashion-crimes-of-the-oceans-eleven-series/

On my ideas about astrology which are both made up and real:

https://www.thehairpin.com/2017/08/astrology-is-fake-but-we-need-virgos-to-help-us/

https://www.thehairpin.com/2017/07/astrology-is-fake-but-leos-are-famous/

Foreign Pharmacies!

I wrote about how much I love love love love to trawl the aisles of a mysterious foreign chemist

http://nymag.com/thecut/2017/05/ill-never-stop-believing-in-the-magic-of-foreign-pharmacies.html