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  • Free online culture, information channel on Times of Malta

    Free online culture, information channel on Times of Malta

    Times of Malta has teamed up with ARTE, the European culture channel, to present a regular range of free fascinating programmes and documentaries. ARTE produces bold documentaries, arts programmes, musical performances and avant-garde magazines,...

  • Watch: I selfie, therefore I am (ARTE)

    Watch: I selfie, therefore I am (ARTE)

    What is up with the selfie? Why take pictures of yourself when you could be taking pictures of the world around you? Raphaël Enthoven speaks with the actor Benoît Facerias and the psychoanalyst Elsa Godart, author of a book on the power of selfies...

  • Watch: Let's swing - Part 1 (ARTE)

    Watch: Let's swing - Part 1 (ARTE)

    Jazz, divas, flappers, dandies and varnished shoes... welcome to the modern world of vintage.  

  • Disneyland Paris turns 25

    Disneyland  Paris  turns 25

    US singer-songwriter John Legend had fans and fellow celebrities in tears as he performed a dazzling show at Disneyland Paris to mark the park’s 25th anniversary. The star, 38, treated the crowd to his remake of the Beauty and the Beast song,...

  • Local playwrights have until Thursday to get their act together

    Local playwrights have until Thursday to get their act together

    Playwrights with an idea for a theatrical script related to the theme of 'island stories' have until noon this Thursday to apply for mentoring and resources under a Malta Arts Fund project.  The Get Your Act Together project will see two chosen...

  • Bob Dylan ‘not yearning’ for old days in new album

    Bob Dylan ‘not yearning’ for old days in new album

    Bob Dylan’s new album Triplicate explores American standards from the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s, but the veteran singer-songwriter says that does not mean he is yearning for the past. Dylan also is unconcerned whether his fans like the album − the...

  • Disney won’t digitalise Carrie Fisher

    Disney won’t digitalise Carrie Fisher

    The next Star Wars film will not be changed following the death of actress Carrie Fisher, the boss of Disney has said. Bob Iger, the film studio’s chief executive, said Fisher appears “throughout” Star Wars Episode 8: The Last Jedi and her image...

  • Glitch Festival announces biggest line-up

    Glitch Festival announces biggest line-up

    After last year’s successful debut, Glitch Festival – touted as Malta’s boldest electronic music festival – returns with a bigger second edition. This summer, electronic music enthusiasts from all over the world are once again called to gather at...

  • Carmine Lauri back at the national theatre

    Carmine Lauri back at the national theatre

    Denise Azzopardi interviews internationally-acclaimed, London-based Maltese violinist Carmine Lauri, who will be interpreting Alexander Glazunov’s Violin Concerto in A minor during the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra’s Russian Masters II concert. Who...

  • One fine day

    One fine day

    “It is one of the most difficult roles in the repertoire,” she asserts with a smile. “You have to be a young girl and a mature woman at the same time. You move from the innocent and obstinate little girl of the first act, all the way to the tragic...

  • Book festival on campus

    Book festival on campus

    This year’s Book Festival on Campus takes place at the University of Malta, Tal-Qroqq, on April 4 and 5. Organised by the National Book Council, the purpose of the festival is to promote literature across the board while, at the same time, giving...

  • A conscious departure in aesthetic

    A conscious departure in aesthetic

    James Vella Clark has made a name for himself in the past decade-and-a-half as a prolific yet sensitive and conscientious artist who has developed an idiosyncratic timbre in his paintings. Although he has participated in several collective...

  • Fusing fine art and documentation

    Fusing fine art and documentation

    Paul Grech caught up with photographer Nikolas Ventourakis as the latter was nearing the end of his residency at Blitz, to find out how these programmes impact the local artistic scene. One of the best aspects of good art is that it forces you...

  • Another stunning collection by Charles and Ron

    Another stunning collection by Charles and Ron

    Neo-Gothic in style with contemporary accents, there are few places more worthy of commemorating a special anniversary than the Angel Orensanz Foundation in New York City. Charles and Ron’s latest collection, entitled Amare Argentum, was not only...

  • Intriguing aspects of Maltese legal history

    Mark A. Sammut: The Law In All Its Majesty.Essays in Maltese Legal History and Comparative Law, Volume 1Lettou & de Machlinia Press I recently came across this book which, however, had been published in January 2016. And, therefore, this is ‘a...

  • On the poverty of paternalism

    On the poverty of paternalism

    A new book, Min Jgħidu n-Nies li Jien – il-Faqar tal-Paternaliżmu (Who do people say I am – the poverty of paternalism), written by Mark Montebello, explores paternalism from all sides. It discusses paternalism on an interpersonal level as much as...

  • Psychology and the Arts

    Malta University Publishing has just published Psychology and the Arts: Perceptions and Perspectives, edited by Carmel Cefai and Louis Lagana. The book features contributions by more than 20 authors from Europe and the US in areas ranging from...

  • Fires on no cylinders

    Fires on no cylinders

    Chips2 starsDirector: Dax ShepardStars: Michael Peña, Dax Shepard, Jessica McNameehDuration: 200 minsClass: 15KRS Releasing Ltd Those of you my age (ahem) may remember the popu­lar TV series Chips, which ran from 1977 to 1983. The series followed...

  • Back to the basics

    Back to the basics

    The Power Rangers, the team of brightly-coloured characters fighting evil with elaborate stunts, a variety of weapons, and not a little bit of campy and comical adventures, began their journey in Japan in 1975 with the live-action series known as...

  • What to eat in spring

    What to eat in spring

    The best allergy prevention is to use nature to assist in treating our ailments. We all have toxins in our body regardless of how healthy we are. Spring is the time to flush out toxins by eating a lot of greens that are in season. Most of the...

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