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  • Star Wars voice actor dies, age 93

    Erik Bauersfeld, who turned “It’s a trap!” into one of the most beloved lines of the Star Wars series, has died aged 93. The performer, who voiced Star Wars character Admiral Ackbar in Return of the Jedi, died on Sunday at his home in Berkeley,...

  • Porsche not at fault in crash that killed Paul Walker, judge rules

    Porsche is not responsible for the car that crashed and killed The Fast and The Furious actor Paul Walker, a judge in Los Angeles has ruled. Walker was a passenger in a Porsche Carrera GT driven by his friend Roger Rodas when it crashed and burst...

  • Campus festival promotes more reading, better books

    Campus festival promotes more reading, better books

    Lorella Fava takes a look at the activities being held during the third edition of Il-Festival tal-Ktieb fuq il-Kampus that aims to be ‘bigger and better’ than in previous years in a bid to encourage more students to read. Il-Festival tal-Ktieb...

  • Exhibitionism: a ‘colossal reflection’ of Rolling Stones

    Exhibitionism: a ‘colossal reflection’ of Rolling Stones

    The Rolling Stones wanted Exhibitionism, their first-ever major exhibition, to be a “colossal” reflection of 54 years in the music business. Described as “the most comprehensive insight” into the group, and opening at Chelsea’s Saatchi Gallery...

  • Taylor Swift, U2, Adele win big at LA awards ceremony

    Taylor Swift, U2, Adele win big at LA awards ceremony

    For the second year in a row, the iHeartRadio Awards became the iHeartTaylorSwift Awards. Not only did Swift claim three prizes at the ceremony, including album of the year, but her boyfriend took home a trophy too. Swift won the first and last...

  • Chris Stapleton top winner at Country Music Awards

    Chris Stapleton, in his breakthrough year, took home more hardware at the Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday, winning male vocalist of the year, album of the year with Traveller and song of the year with Nobody to Blame. Before success on...

  • Judi Dench makes history

    Judi Dench makes history

    Eleanor Bley Griffiths and Kerri-Ann Roper Dame Judi Dench has made history at the Olivier Awards as she has now won more Oliviers for acting than any other performer. The veteran actress was named best actress in a supporting role for The...

  • Tulisa's Hollywood dreams 'on hold' after Ferrari drink-drive crash

    Tulisa's Hollywood dreams 'on hold' after Ferrari drink-drive crash

    Tulisa Contostavlos put her Hollywood dreams on hold after she crashed her Ferrari on the wrong side of the road while drink-driving, a court has heard. The former X Factor judge, 27, was banned from driving for 15 months after admitting being...

  • New theme park in LA hopes to buy into Harry Potter’s world

    New theme park in LA hopes to buy into Harry Potter’s world

    From the cobblestone alleyways to the snow-capped roofs, fans of Harry Potter will be able to immerse themselves into a new Wizarding World attraction at Universal Studios Hollywood. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, opening on Thursday, brings...

  • Powerful Bond

    Powerful Bond

    Renowned English playwright Edward Bond has written a play especially for a Maltese production. Director Chris Cooper tells Veronica Stivala that the play is almost certainly about Malta and that everyone in Malta will identify with it. Chris...

  • ‘But I will wear my heart upon my sleeve’

    ‘But I will wear my heart upon my sleeve’

    As the song would have it, “love is a many splendoured thing”. But, also, in Louis de Bernieres’s words, “when you fall in love, it is a temporary madness. It erupts like an earthquake and then it subsides”. It is loves like the latter that...

  • A door into our liquid modernity

    A door into our liquid modernity

    Change is the only permanence and uncertainty the only certainty. Our modernity is liquid, namely deprived of any point of reference, whether religion, ideology, nations or the community. This idea – first formulated by sociologist Zygmunt Bauman...

  • Noir to launch debut album

    Noir will launch their debut album, Till you switch off the lights, at Robert Samut Hall, Floriana, on April 15. Noir is a jazz trio made up of Kris Spiteri on piano, Edward Ellul on bass and Alex Debono on drums. The pieces in the album were...

  • The journey continues

    The journey continues

    Stalko launches the second album on Saturday, introducing a body of work that marks a distinct, multi-layered departure from the band’s previous sound. Tim Ellis tells Ramona Depares about A Long Wave Goodbye. How has Stalko been spending the time...

  • Love is all around

    Love is all around

    For an album that was released just under two years ago, Chris and Moira’s Ninety Nights and a Monday has certainly served its purpose and not just because it spawned a string of well-received singles (and in several cases, accompanying videos...

  • Double bill

    Double bill

    Issues of social perception, when tackled correctly in drama, can provide an eye-opening glimpse into someone else’s world, through providing multiples sides of the matter in a sympathetic and balanced way. They can show the human side of the...

  • Corsairing under the Knights of Malta

    The high seas have been the backdrop of many a tale, with swashbuckling pirates, mythical sea creatures, terrible battles and long lasting legends. For its next talk, Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar takes a dive into the deep to discover the world of...

  • French Embassy garden tours

    French Embassy garden tours

    French Ambassador Béatrice le Fraper du Hellen will host a garden party for Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar members in celebration of trees. It will be the first event of the 2016 Heritage Homes programme. The garden of the French Ambassador’s...

  • Plodding mess of a film

    Plodding mess of a film

    The Divergent Series: AllegiantDirector: Robert SchwentkeStars: Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Jeff DanielsDuration: 120 minsClass: 12AKRS Releasing Ltd I am assuming that if you are reading this, you have seen the first two instalments of the...

  • No emotional wallop

    No emotional wallop

    FreeheldDirector: Peter SollettStars: Julianne Moore, Ellen Page, Steve CarrellDuration: 103 minsClass: 12AKRS Releasing Ltd Freeheld came to the big screen in the US in September 2015, a short while after the US Supreme Court ruled that all...