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Getting to the meat of the matter

Getting to the meat of the matter

When Monique Zammit was still a child, her father Noel would wake up at 5am on Saturday morning and marinate enough rabbit to feed 30 people for lunch.  “I had a separate kitchen installed at the back of the house,” he recalled. “That way I kept out of my wife’s hair. But boy, was that rabbit good!” A woodworker by trade, Mr Zammit, has lost count of how...

  • This week at the cinema

    This week at the cinema

    Going in Style (2017)Genre: ComedyDirector: Zach BraffStarring: Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Alan Arkin, Christopher Lloyd, Matt Dillon, Joey King, Ann-Margret  Duration: 96 minutesClass: 12AKRS Releasing Ltd Zach Braff directs this remake of...

  • Katherine Heigl speaks out about career

    Katherine Heigl speaks out about career

    Knocked Up star Katherine Heigl has revealed she considered quitting acting over claims she had a difficult reputation. The actress shot to worldwide fame in the 2007 comedy but upset co-star Seth Rogen and director Judd Apatow afterwards when she...

  • Malta prepares its Venice Biennale return following a 17-year absence

    Malta prepares its Venice Biennale return following a 17-year absence

    A parachute fragment, prayer by a private soldier and votive offering of a traditional Maltese boat in a storm are among the 200 objects that will form part of the Malta Pavilion at the 2017 Venice Biennale.  The 300-square metre display will be...

  • Numerous opioids found in Prince home

    Numerous opioids found in Prince home

    Police investigating the death a year ago of pop star Prince found numerous opioids scattered around his home but appear not to have identified where or who supplied the dose of fentanyl that caused his death, according to court documents unsealed...

  • No Hollywood ending for Warren Beatty

    No Hollywood ending for Warren Beatty

    Hollywood star Warren Beatty has revealed he is planning to make more films after turning 80. The veteran actor, who hit the headlines for his part in the best picture fiasco at the Oscars, has directed and starred in his first movie in 15 years,...

  • Warm reviews for Atkinson as he reprises Maigret role

    Warm reviews for Atkinson as he reprises Maigret role

    Rowan Atkinson was so “convincing” in crime drama Maigret that viewers said they were able to temporarily put aside his comic personae. The Mr Bean and Blackadder star, 62, received mixed reviews for his debut as French detective Jules Maigret...

  • Several opioids found at Prince's home, but fentanyl source remains a mystery

    Several opioids found at Prince's home, but fentanyl source remains a mystery

    Police investigating the death a year ago of pop star Prince found numerous opioids scattered around his home but appear not to have identified where or who supplied the dose of fentanyl that caused his death, according to court documents unsealed...

  • No Hollywood ending for Warren Beatty

    No Hollywood ending for Warren Beatty

    Hollywood star Warren Beatty has revealed he is planning to make more films after turning 80. The veteran actor, who hit the headlines for his part in the best picture fiasco at the Oscars, has directed and starred in his first movie in 15 years,...

  • All about the energy

    All about the energy

    A music line-up that never falters and a level of exclusivity that is uncommon in Malta have turned Blank into one of the most talked-about music brands. Ramona Depares catches up with Franco Vella, the man behind the hype. Mention Blank on the...

  • An adrenaline-fuelled journey

    An adrenaline-fuelled journey

    With the opening of Fast and Furious 8 - The Fate Of The Furious, Paula Fleri Soler takes a look behind the scenes to find out what is all the fuss about the franchise. Since the release of the The Fast and the Furious back in 2001, the franchise...

  • Lacks depth and sophistication

    Lacks depth and sophistication

    The Boss BabyDirector: Tom McGrathStars: Alec Baldwin, Steve Buscemi, Jimmy KimmelDuration: 97 minutesClass: UKRS Releasing Ltd If the protagonist of The Boss Baby, with his coiffed blonde hair, business suit, and general grouchy and bossy...

  • Lady Gaga debuts single at music festival

    Lady Gaga debuts single at music festival

    Lady Gaga surprised fans by debuting a new single when she took to the stage at Coachella music festival. The song, called The Cure, rocketed to the top of music charts around the globe within hours of its release. This is the first new music the...

  • Stories that rock

    Stories that rock

    Michael Bugeja caught up with Sdang! drummer Alessandro Pedretti ahead of their upcoming performance in Malta to find out more about the band that describes its music as telling stories without talking. Back for what will be their third...

  • Music video by Tact

    Music video by Tact

    Tact is launching its first music video to accompany All is True, one of the tracks from the album Brushworks. The music video shares the artist’s emotions in an embedded visual form, portraying the concepts of diversity, humanity and unpleasant...

  • Creating an epic

    Creating an epic

    Finding a location for a music video is never an easy task. However, spotting a place with a cold vibe on our sunny Malta proved to be even harder. The initial idea was to film the band on an oil rig for those cold, rusty, metallic vibes. However,...

  • The south will rock again

    The south will rock again

    With less than a week to go before Rock the South kicks off, we bring you a round-up of what to expect from the sixth edition of the alternative music festival. With over 30 acts spread over three days, two live music stages and a silent disco...

  • Valletta visual arts festival returns

    All’s set for the third edition of the Valletta International Visual Arts Festival (Viva), which this year runs between April 15 and May 30, presenting an opportunity for local and international contemporary artists to network and showcase their...

  • Billy Connolly hopes to Parkinson's medication will get him back on stage

    Billy Connolly hopes to Parkinson's medication will get him back on stage

    Billy Connolly has said his chances of returning to the stage depend on the success of a first attempt at taking medication for his Parkinson's symptoms. After being diagnosed with the progressive neurological condition in 2012 Connolly remained...

  • Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner file divorce proceedings

    Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner file divorce proceedings

    Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck have taken the first step in formally ending their marriage more than a year after they publicly declared their relationship was over. The actors both filed divorce petitions in Los Angeles County Superior Court,...

  • Russia backs out of Eurovision after Ukraine banned its singer

    Russia backs out of Eurovision after Ukraine banned its singer

    Russia has dropped out from next month's Eurovision Song Contest after host country Ukraine banned entry to the Russian participant. Channel One, the official Russian broadcaster, said the decision was taken after negotiations between the European...

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