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  • Ghostbusters debuts to $46m

    Ghostbusters debuts to $46m

    Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters reboot has triggered intense debate over its decision to refashion the proton pack-wielding paranormal investigators as an all-female team. For some, the film has been a feminist rallying cry; for others, a pop culture...

  • Spanish police issue safety tips for Pokemon Go gamers

    Spanish police have issued guidelines on how to safely use augmented-reality video games after the release of the application Pokemon Go. The police advice included reminders that users are in "the real world" and must be aware of obstacles such...

  • A spot of free jazz for lunch in Valletta

    A spot of free jazz for lunch in Valletta

    Valletta workers and visitors will be able to wash down their lunches with the tunes of some of Malta's best jazz musicians for five days starting from tomorrow.  The Valletta Midday Concerts will begin at 12.30pm on Republic Street, in the shade...

  • Matt Damon returns in latest Bourne film

    Matt Damon returns in latest Bourne film

    Actor Matt Damon returns as a troubled former CIA assassin in the latest edition of the hit Bourne movie series this month, reprising a role he says was physically tough to get ready for over a decade and a half since he first took it on. Jason...

  • Bowie’s art collection goes on global display

    Bowie’s art collection goes on global display

    The private art collection of David Bowie will be revealed to the public for the first time when hundreds of his paintings are sold at auction. Bowie kept his life as an art collector private so the Sotheby’s sale will be a first insight into a...

  • There's method in this Hamlet's quirkiness

    There's method in this Hamlet's quirkiness

    Veteran judge Michael Mallia may have retired last year, but he is about to hear one of the more unusual cases of his career. A young man named Hamlet stands charged with the murder of his girlfriend’s father, Polonius, killed while standing...

  • Getting curious about AP's Venice Biennale installation

    Getting curious about AP's Venice Biennale installation

    Architecture Project’s installation at this year’s Venice Biennale is contributing to the international debate on contemporary architecture, as well as serving as an opportunity to enrich Malta’s architectural and creative potential. Veronica...

  • A shot of street art

    A shot of street art

    Red Bull and Add More Colors have collaborated on presenting 2016 with the Canvas Cooler Project, an event aimed at artists taking blank Red Bull Canvas coolers and decking them out with their own work, having the chance to win a trip to an...

  • Tradition meets modernity

    Tradition meets modernity

    As the Johane Casabene Dance Conservatoire gears up for their upcoming production of Pinocchio, school director and dancer Johane Casabena tells Iggy Fenech about how the school is giving a new twist to the classic tale. When Carlo Collodi first...

  • Keep on rockin’

    Keep on rockin’

    Before we get started here, a theatre nerd confession: I am not a fan of the jukebox musical. Much as I love them, musicals are a campy kind of genre – and writers trying desperately to shoehorn well-loved classics into a scene whether they work...

  • Bringing the world of electronic music together

    Bringing the world of electronic music together

    Johnathan Cilia meets up with legendary DJ Pete Tong to hear about the BBC 1 presenter’s International Music Summit, which debuted in Malta recently. Anyone who follows the electronic music scene in Malta has reason to be feeling good about the...

  • Jazz for Jozetta

    Jazz for Jozetta

    Michael Bugeja speaks to Dominic Galea ahead of his upcoming performance at this year’s Malta Jazz Festival and the launch of his new album Jozetta. Without a doubt one of the more prolific artists on the island, Dominic Galea is also rather...

  • A showcase of creativity

    A showcase of creativity

    Projected Visions, a showcase of student film productions, returns after a hiatus. Ramona Depares speaks to Ġorġ Mallia, head of the media and communications department at the University of Malta, to find out more. What is Projected Visions and...

  • New arts fund to encourage long- term international collaboration

    New arts fund to encourage long- term international collaboration

    Artists looking to create an ambitious artistic project with an international partner over the next three years will also get the opportunity to feature in the Valletta 2018 programme after a new fund was launched recently. The fund – called the...

  • Lufthansa launches internet connectivity on short- and medium-haul flights

    Lufthansa launches internet connectivity on short- and medium-haul flights

    In October, the first Lufthansa short- and medium-haul aircraft will take off with broadband internet on board. Lufthansa’s entire A320 family fleet is expected to have the new technology installed by mid-2018. Lufthansa passengers will likely be...

  • More padding than story

    More padding than story

    Now You See Me 2Director: Jon M. ChuStars: Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody HarrelsonDuration: 209 minsClass: 12KRS Releasing Ltd. Three years ago, the movie Now You See Me became a sleeper hit with both audiences and critics with its...

  • Brings nothing new to the table

    Brings nothing new to the table

    Ice Age: Collision CourseDirectors: Mike Thurmeier, Galen T. ChuStars: Adam Devine, Simon Pegg, Jennifer LopezDuration: 94 minsClass: UKRS Releasing Ltd Ice Age: Collision Course is the fifth film in the animated franchise that follows the myriad...

  • July Side Street Films releases

    July Side Street Films releases

    July’s Side Street Films releases take us from Santiago, Chile to the Mississippi Gulf coast in the US. Colonia is a drama telling the story behind a little-known torture camp for political prisoners during General Augusto Pinochet’s dictatorial...

  • New single from WaterWings

    New single from WaterWings

    The band WaterWings just launched a new single, titled Powerless. The track follows the launch of Steal the Crown (2014) and Forever Clear (2015), as well as last year’s Flesh, Bones & Spirits EP, which is available on iTunes and Spotify. As with...

  • People v O.J. Simpson, Game of Thrones lead Emmy nominations

    People v O.J. Simpson, Game of Thrones lead Emmy nominations

    The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story dominated the Primetime Emmy nominations along with HBO’s medieval fantasy Game of Thrones. The 10-part drama on basic-cable channel FX chronicling the sensational, polarising murder trial of O.J.

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