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  • Jennifer Aniston: I'm tired of being shamed for not having children

    Jennifer Aniston: I'm tired of being shamed for not having children

    Hollywood star Jennifer Aniston says she has "worked too hard" to be "whittled down to a sad, childless human". The 47-year-old actress told the US edition of Marie Claire magazine that she is at a "crossroads" in her life. But Aniston, who...

  • One of world's top sopranos at Manoel on Saturday

    One of world's top sopranos at Manoel on Saturday

    Ailyn Pérez, one of the world's top sopranos, will be performing at the Manoel Theatre on Saturday in what tenor Joseph Calleja has predicted to be a "guaranteed night of vocal fireworks". Pérez, who will be performing along Gary Matthewman, has...

  • Fort St Angelo during the middle ages

    Fort St Angelo during the middle ages

    A series of lectures that will explore Fort St Angelo’s importance during the medieval past are being organised at the Fort’s Admiral’s Hall by Heritage Malta. The first, to be conducted by the curator of Fort St Angelo, Matthew Balzan, will be...

  • The mother of all projects

    The mother of all projects

    Jordanian-Palestinian artist Deema Shahin speaks to Marija Schranz about her project Home is Where Mum Is, which explores the concept of home as linked to a wider understanding of motherhood. When Deema Shahin, 34, conjures up memories of her...

  • Custody agreement reached in Brangelina divorce case

    Custody agreement reached in Brangelina divorce case

    Angelina Jolie Pitt will continue to have sole custody of her six children with Brad Pitt in a joint agreement reached by the actors. The agreement calls for the former couple's six children, who range in ages from eight to 15, to continue to have...

  • Auditions for Unifaun's new play

    Auditions for Unifaun's new play

    Auditions will be held for Unifaun's next theatrical production, a no-holds barred which evolves around four characters.  Unintended, written by Unifaun founder Adrian Buckle, will be staged at St James Cavalier Spazju Kreattiv in...

  • Packed schedule for this year's St Martin's feast

    Packed schedule for this year's St Martin's feast

    A St Martin of Tours in full Roman costume, an attempt to beat the national record for highest-flying kite and a borża ta' San Martin weighing more than 500kg will all feature at this year's annual Feast of St Martin.   This year, organisers have...

  • Mona Lisa truly smiled

    Mona Lisa truly smiled

    Digital artists may have solved the puzzle of the Mona Lisa’s facial expression by recreating it as a selfie photograph. The image was one of four classic 16th, 17th and 18th century paintings reimagined for the modern era in an art project led by...

  • Helsinki revives plans to build its own Guggenheim museum

    Helsinki revives plans to build its own Guggenheim museum

    The city of Helsinki has pitched a new plan to build a Guggenheim museum with bigger private donations, offering a lifeline to the project which the government has declined to co-fund. The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation in 2012 proposed the...

  • Louvre Abu Dhabi branch opening is postponed further

    The official opening of the Abu Dhabi branch of France’s Louvre museum has been postponed to 2017 due to pending construction work, the latest setback for the long-delayed project, three sources said. The Gulf branch of the famous Paris museum and...

  • From stray to screen: cat puts the spotlight on homelessness

    From stray to screen: cat puts the spotlight on homelessness

    A ginger tabby cat called Bob brought the plight of Britain’s homeless to the big screen as new figures estimated the number of children living on the streets or in temporary accommodation this Christmas would hit a nine-year high. The film A...

  • Couple who changed US marriage laws the subject of new film Loving

    Couple who changed US marriage laws the subject of new film Loving

    When Mildred Loving, a black woman banned from her rural Virginia hometown for marrying a white man, wrote to US Attorney General Bobby Kennedy in 1963, she never imagined that she was about to change the course of American history. Kennedy...

  • Gaga hit Bad Romance takes earworm honours

    Gaga hit Bad Romance takes earworm honours

    Bad Romance by Lady Gaga is the catchiest earworm with Kylie Minogue’s aptly-named Can’t Get You Out of My Head in second place, according to academic research. Kelly Jakubowski has studied the phenomenon and identified what makes a song catchier...

  • System of a Down to headline next year’s Download Festival

    System of a Down to headline next year’s Download Festival

    Rock metal band System of a Down will headline Download Festival for the third time, organisers have announced. The group will be joined at the top of the bill by rock stalwarts Aerosmith and Scottish group Biffy Clyro. Armenian-American group...

  • A good start to autumn

    A good start to autumn

    Musically, it’s been a very busy October. Well, this practically applies to every month of the cultural calendar, delighting locals and visitors from overseas. People always remark about the quality and abundance of music which they do not have to...

  • International tours and film soundtrack for NoSnow/NoAlps

    International tours and film soundtrack for NoSnow/NoAlps

    Indie band NoSnow/NoAlps are back from a summer tour festival around Europe, including Denmark and Italy. Frontman Nick Morales explained how the band’s original works were very well-received by foreign audiences, despite the occasional language...

  • New publication features local paintings by intergenerational artists

    New publication features local paintings by intergenerational artists

    The third and final publication of APS Bank’s three-year project Two Generations of Maltese Artistic Families was launched at the APS Head Office in Swatar. The volume features the late Giuseppe Cassar and his daughter Maria Rossella Dalmas, as...

  • Celebrating 25 years of doom metal

    Celebrating 25 years of doom metal

    Emerging towards the start of the second wave of Maltese heavy metal well over two decades ago, Forsaken are by far one of the most important bands the local music scene has ever produced and certainly one of the most successful Maltese musical...

  • Antione Farrugia sculptures on show at Marie Gallery5

    Antione Farrugia sculptures on show at Marie Gallery5

    Artist Antione Farrugia is showing a selected collection of sculptures as part of Il- Forma, a solo exhibition curated by Marie Gallery5 showcasing by established artist. The artist is known for his ability to seeing and give lifeless objects a...

  • Oxygyn back with new video

    Oxygyn back with new video

    Oxygyn, made up of siblings Katia and Kurt Abela, recently released their second music video to accompany Wolves Without Teeth; the video depicts a statement contemporary dance inspired by the famous painting The Lovers, by Rene Magritte and also...

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