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Christopher Gatt

  • New lamps for old

    New lamps for old

    One of my favourite stories as a kid was the ever popular Aladdin. It lay deep in my copy of the 1001 Arabian Nights (the kid’s version, I hasten to add, not the wonderfully explicit Richard Burton version). Most of us remember the story of the...

  • Fake news

    Fake news

    ● Ann Fenech is a snob and does not think pastizzi from Is-Serkin are suitable for prime ministers.● Ann Fenech likes to slum it and loves pastizzi from Is-Serkin.● The Maltese public think pastizzi are the most important thing in politics and...

  • We’re going to make it after all

    We’re going to make it after all

    Way back when I was just over a decade old, a woman would walk down the streets of Minneapolis week after week and fling her hat in the air. That gesture would be accompanied by a song which concluded ‘we’re going to make it after all’. That woman...

  • I never saw Star Wars

    I never saw Star Wars

    That's right. I never saw Star Wars until last night. That may strike many as strange. After all, Star Wars first hyper-spaced itself onto the silver screen in 1977 when I was just 17, the right demographic for the movie. And I am a Sci-Fi fan, so...

  • A glimmer of hope at the end of the year

    A glimmer of hope at the end of the year

    2016. One hell of a year, right? Seriously it was one hell of a year. Syria, South Sudan, terrorism all over Europe, thousands of migrants drowning, cultural icons falling like flies (David Bowie, Gene Wilder, Alan Rickman, Muhammed Ali), Brexit,...

  • A culture of resignation

    A culture of resignation

    The recent resignation of Pia Zammit from the Manoel Theatre Board a week ago, seems to have caused, remarkably, some ripples in the usually calm waters of the performing arts. This paper chose it, also rather surprisingly, as a front page...

  • Time(s) to Talk

    Time(s) to Talk

    First and foremost let me just say that I’m the last person who should be writing about this. After all, I’ve forgotten the last time I actually watched TVM, or any of the local stations for that matter. This leaves me in a strange position where...

  • Jesus, Mohammed and Buddha walk into a bar…

    Jesus, Mohammed and Buddha walk into a bar…

    Look, I get it. Some people take offence when others joke about their beliefs. After all, religion is a very personal thing. For many it is a cornerstone of how they live their lives. This is why it seems logical that even when it comes to...

  • Timmy Gambin and moral despicability

    Timmy Gambin and moral despicability

    A couple of weeks ago we got news that the Dutch were the tallest people on Earth. Averaging 183cm (that’s 6ft for Imperial measure folk), they are literally head and shoulders above other nations. But we seem to be getting there. In fact we can...

  • State-funded cyberbullying

    State-funded cyberbullying

    No, I am not going to go on about the amount of money spent by PBS on a three-minute ditty as Anton Attard tries to realise his long-standing dream of winning the Eurovision. More of that another time. No, this column is about the Prime Minister's...

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