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  • Five celebrities who got caught smoking marijuana overseas

    Five celebrities who got caught smoking marijuana overseas

    Rap artist Wiz Khalifa made headlines a few days ago after telling his 11 million Instagram followers that he had smoked a joint at the Blue Lagoon. Tourism Minister Edward Zammit Lewis played down the incident, saying "these artists have their...

  • This week at the cinema

    This week at the cinema

    The Conjuring 2 (2016)Genre: HorrorCertification: 15Duration: 134 minutesDirected by: James WanStarring: Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Frances O'Connor, Lauren Esposito, Madison Wolfe, Franka Potente, Simon McBurneyKRS Releasing Ltd Supernatural...

  • Johnny Depp is a ‘loving, caring guy’ – Winona Ryder

    Johnny Depp is a ‘loving, caring guy’ – Winona Ryder

    Actress Winona Ryder has said Johnny Depp was “never abusive” during their relationship. The Pirates of the Caribbean star has been accused of domestic violence by his estranged wife Amber Heard, during their high-profile divorce battle. But...

  • Radcliffe doesn’t rule out Harry Potter return

    Daniel Radcliffe has not completely ruled out returning to the role of Harry Potter on the stage or screen in the future. An adult Potter is currently treading the boards in London’s West End in J.K. Rowling’s play Harry Potter and the Cursed...

  • Lady Gaga banned from China after meeting with Dalai Lama

    Lady Gaga banned from China after meeting with Dalai Lama

    Lady Gaga has been reportedly banned from China, after a meeting with religious leader Dalai Lama. The singer is one of the most popular western musicians in mainland China. Lady Gaga made the blacklist of "hostile foreign forces" banned by...

  • Kanye West's new video is full of naked celebrities

    Kanye West's new video is full of naked celebrities

    Rapper Kanye West has stirred up controversy with his new music video, Famous, which includes nude portrayals of high-profile celebrities. The not-safe-for-work video features celebrities, such as former US President George W. Bush, Taylor Swift,...

  • When the music is over, the great clean-up begins

    When the music is over, the great clean-up begins

    The exodus has begun as campers make their way home from the Glastonbury Festival, leaving behind tonnes of debris. A major clean-up operation is under way on Worthy Farm as the 405-hectare festival site is turned back into farm land, with 1,800...

  • Stars pay tribute to Prince at BET awards

    Stars pay tribute to Prince at BET awards

    Stars paid tribute to the late singer Prince at Sunday’s Black Entertainment Television awards in a series of performances honouring the late singer, while veteran actor Samuel L. Jackson was honoured for lifetime achievement. The tributes came...

  • Actor Bud Spencer dies

    Actor Bud Spencer dies

    Italian actor and film maker Bud Spencer died today, aged 86.  The actor was known for past roles in action-comedy films together with his long-time film partner Terence Hill. The two appeared in, produced and directed over 20 films together.  The...

  • A concert for youths performed by youths

    A concert for youths performed by youths

    In the lead-up to the Malta Youth Orchestra’s concert Youth for Youth, held in collaboration with the Lisa Maria Foundation, Brian O’Regan discusses the exciting project with some of the people involved. Can you tell us a little bit about the Lisa...

  • A passion for Rossini

    A passion for Rossini

    Since April this year, an interesting CD, España alla Rossini, can be found as part of the in-flight playlist on board British Airways flights. The CD has been recorded on the “Itinerant” label by mezzo-soprano Anna Tonna. Given the surname, this...

  • Dalai Lama chats with Lady Gaga

    Dalai Lama chats with Lady Gaga

    It was a meeting of the minds in Indianapolis. The Dalai Lama and Lady Gaga sat down for a chat about kindness at the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Indianapolis. The two participated in a plenary session called "The Global Significance of Building...

  • Rocking the scene

    With ‘Malta’s biggest-ever musical’ hitting the stage in just three days, producer Wesley Ellul tells Iggy Fenech how he hopes Rock of Ages will revolutionise performance arts in Malta. I have never understood how some people could hate musicals.

  • Does what it says on the box

    Does what it says on the box

    Remember that time you wanted to take your family out to dinner? Somewhere good, but that didn’t rock the boat too much. So you take them to the local pizza and pasta restaurant with the massive portions and affordable ribeye and your whole family...

  • Rockin’ the rock

    Rockin’ the rock

    How was the idea for Rockna born? The idea for the show is actually connected to the weekly music pages I had been writing for The Sunday Times of Malta for a number of years, although somewhat indirectly. Around May 2010, Charles Saliba, the...

  • An interesting collaboration

    An interesting collaboration

    Reuben Pace reviews a recent collaboration between the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra and British conductor and pianist Wayne Marshall. The Malta Philharmonic Orchestra recently hosted the third concert of the MPO Orchestral Concert Series, bringing...

  • No boundaries

    No boundaries

    A bold approach is being adopted in this year’s Malta International Arts Festival that will see every single dance performance feature newly-commissioned work. Francesca Abela Tranter tells Veronica Stivala why dance is playing such an important...

  • The new home

    The new home

    This year’s Venice Architecture Biennale offers many suggestions for the future of our living spaces as well as proposing solutions for global issues. The theme chosen by curator Alejandro Aravena is Reporting from the Front. Here are five of the...

  • Malta Postal Museum opens to public

    Malta Postal Museum opens to public

    The Malta Postal Museum, a heritage attraction housed in a restored townhouse in Valletta, is now open to the public. The museum showcases items of postal history within a display of documents and artifacts. Through the display of objects,...

  • Art house offerings

    Art house offerings

    June’s Side Street Films offerings are two sumptuous costume dramas: one a work of gothic imagination inspired by the fairy-tales of 17th-century Italian academic, courtier and soldier Giambattista Basile and the other an adaptation of a...