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  • Glastonbury mistake left Kanye West depressed

    Glastonbury mistake left Kanye West depressed

    Rapper Kanye West has admitted that his headline performance at Glastonbury in 2015 put him in a “depressed state” that reminded him of being sacked. West said it was a humbling experience when he forgot his lyrics and got the music wrong. “It was...

  • The art of fan painting

    The art of fan painting

    Tradition merges with the contemporary in unique Chinese artworks currently on display in Valletta. Lorella Fava takes a look at the exhibits which focus on the connection between man and nature. When first created approximately 3,000 years ago,...

  • Transgender superhero stars in new comic book

    Transgender superhero stars in new comic book

    Move over, Spider-Man and Superman. Here comes Chalice, a transgender superhero hitting the comic-book world. Chalice makes her debut in September in the Alters, a series of stories about a group of outcasts whose unique circumstances give them...

  • Prince tribute concert

    Prince tribute concert

    An official tribute concert honouring Prince will take place in October in the singer’s home town of Minneapolis. Prince’s family said the concert will be held on October 13 at the US Bank Stadium. Performers will be announced soon and tickets...

  • Ai Weiwei puts himself back in jail cell for Spanish show

    Ai Weiwei puts himself back in jail cell for Spanish show

    Artist Ai Weiwei has reproduced scenes of his incarceration for a new art installation, a series of almost life-size dioramas – encased in steel boxes – showing his lifein jail. Visitors to the exhibition, in a cathedral in central Spain, have to...

  • How does a male fashion week differ from a female?

    How does a male fashion week differ from a female?

    Many people think that the fashion industry is largely dominated by women both in terms of industry players and also in terms of consumers. Caroline Paris finds out that while the consumer market is probably still largely infiltrated by...

  • Celebrating Zaha

    Celebrating Zaha

    Internationally-renowned designer Francis Sultana has curated a commemorative salon to pay tribute to a personal friend of his, the incomparable architect Zaha Hadid, who passed away earlier this year. He tells Veronica Stivala what her design...

  • The guitar can be as versatile as the piano

    The guitar can be as versatile as the piano

    Your passion for the guitar was born at a very early age, playing with your family – what are your fondest memories from this time? Travelling to different places, doing shows in little halls, staying in places by the ocean, having a kind of...

  • Jessika releases new single

    Jessika releases new single

    Jessika has launched her latest song, Can’t Let Go, together with a music video. The song, penned by Matt Muxu, is produced by DJ/producer Cyprian Cassar. The new release follows Jessika’s success after she won the Best Female Voice and classified...

  • New Choral Singers do it again!

    New Choral Singers do it again!

    The New Choral Singers, one of the best and one of the most popular local choirs, gave a concert, Lights!, at the Hilltop Gardens, Naxxar, in aid of the Malta Community Chest Fund. It was a smooth and slick progression from work to work and one...

  • The sound of beauty

    The sound of beauty

    How does one sum up an experience that cannot be translated into words? There are many things I could say about the Arvo Pärt concert held at St John’s Co-Cathedral in Valletta as part of the Malta International Arts Festival, but it would not...

  • Architecture students in photographic competition

    Architecture students in photographic competition

    Dex Workspaces, in collaboration with Vitra and the Society of Architecture and Civil Engineering Students (Saces) Malta, recently launched a photographic competition open to teams made up of undergraduate students reading for a degree in...

  • Simshar – the final frontier

    Simshar – the final frontier

    In an interview with Iggy Fenech, director Rebecca Cremona reveals exclusive details about Simshar’s DVD release on ZAAR and shares stills from never-before-seen deleted scenes of Malta’s most internationally successful film. When I first met...

  • Bourne again Jason

    Bourne again Jason

    In 2002, actor Matt Damon signed on for The Bourne Identity, taking on the mantle of Jason Bourne, a man fished out of the Mediterranean sea and found to be suffering from amnesia while possessing incredible fighting, language and survival...

  • $89 million grossed since premiere

    $89 million grossed since premiere

    “Space: The final frontier… These are the voyages of the Starship, Enterprise. Its five-year mission - to explore strange new worlds; to seek out new life and new civilisations; to boldly go where no man has gone before.” September 8 will mark the...

  • Eden Cinemas’ new cultural season

    Eden Cinemas’ new cultural season

    This year’s Eden Cinemas cultural season offers a variety of top ballets and operas which will be performed at The Royal Opera House. The live cinema programme will begin on September 26 with Bellini’s Norma, featuring the world-renowned tenor...

  • Harry Potter and the Cursed Child brings the magic back

    Harry Potter and the Cursed Child brings the magic back

    Nearly eight weeks of previews and months more of fans’ excitement will finally culminate in the official debut of J.K. Rowling’s now grown-up boy wizard at the opening gala of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child today. Taking place on the eve of...

  • Families pitch up for space-themed camp Bestival

    Families pitch up for space-themed camp Bestival

    Thousands of families in the UK have pitched up their tents for a space-themed festival which blasts off with a star-packed line-up including Jess Glynne, Fatboy Slim and Tears for Fears. As well as the schedule of major acts at Camp Bestival, the...

  • Star-studded Venice Film Festival line-up unveiled

    Star-studded Venice Film Festival line-up unveiled

    The Venice Film Festival revealed a star-filled line-up for its 73rd annual edition, featuring top Hollywood names and auteur directors in a wide selection of US and international movies. The world’s oldest film festival will open with Damien...

  • ‘Oldest’ fan arrives at the Calleja concert once again

    ‘Oldest’ fan arrives at the Calleja concert once again

    Among the thousands of people at the Floriana Granaries yesterday evening, 96-year-old Paul Stainer was probably Joseph Calleja’s oldest British fan. Avid opera lover Mr Stainer, who has made the trip to Malta from London 55 times so far, flew...