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  • Some classic snacks ‘with a twist’ at Oscars after-party

    Some classic snacks ‘with a twist’ at Oscars after-party

    Oscar nominees Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone and Meryl Streep will tuck into lobster corn dogs, spicy tuna tartare and baked potatoes with caviar at the ceremony’s official after-party. Celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck unveiled the luxury food to be served...

  • Art in the understanding of war and promotion of peace

    Art in the understanding of war and promotion of peace

    The Artraker Biennial Awards and Art of Peace Exhibition is a global event that recognises art and artists that make critical contributions to peace around the world. The core concept of the Art of Peace Exhibition is that of a mosaic – showcasing...

  • A dose of monkey business

    A dose of monkey business

    What can you tell us about your new project? Also, how did the name come about? Super Sponge Trio is an instrumental power trio that incorporates a multifarious blend of uncanny melodies, bouncy rhythms and tenacious grooves. This unrivaled unique...

  • New challenges for ŻfinMalta

    New challenges for ŻfinMalta

    ŻfinMalta founder Mavin Khoo will be embracing new opportunities away from Malta. Anna Marie Galea interviews him about the implications of stepping down from ŻfinMalta and the way forward for the national dance troupe. Having spent more than...

  • The limits of infatuation

    The limits of  infatuation

    As Leopold von Sacher-Masoch’s notorious Venus in Furs hits the stage courtesy of Masquerade, Johnathan Cilia catches up with leading lady Jo Caruana. Human sexuality and sensuality can, sometimes, seem to be made up of an astounding mix of...

  • Dear Pete helps children to face grief

    Dear Pete helps children to face grief

    In the span of the average person’s lifetime there are several moments when grief is unavoidably encoun­tered and, while one never quite gets used to loss, they will at least be better equipped to deal with it with maturity as their shield. Studio...

  • Depth’s debut album Time

    Depth’s debut album Time

    Malta’s music scene is often times a reflection of the island’s wider artistic culture – inward looking, consistent in its inability to break any mould and seemingly focused on not standing out too much. While our pop music sensibilities seem to...

  • Voicing dignity

    Voicing dignity

    Pete Farrugia reviews the recent production of Inwardly Silent, combining theatre, dance, poetry and music to recreate one person’s touching journey. Inwardly Silent presents a performance that is, to the best of my knowledge, unique for its...

  • Linking art to commerce

    Linking art  to commerce

    Have you ever thought about what, exactly, the items you purchase at the supermarket say about you as a person? A new project – You Are What You Buy, by performance artist Miss K, is hoping to answer that question and others, while also...

  • Emoji as art

    Emoji as art

    New York’s Museum of Modern Art’s (Moma) collection now includes the original set of 176 emoji that were created by NTT Docomo under the supervision of Shigetaka Kurita developed between 1998 and 1999. Released for cell phones in 1999, these...

  • Tal-Linja is back for Carnival

    Tal-Linja is back for Carnival

    Last summer, the Malta International Arts Festival hosted what was probably Malta’s largest touring street theatre show. Over 2,500 people turned up and the squares were buzzing with audiences waiting for... a bus. Some came with their own chairs,...

  • Opera in the time of Trump and Brexit

    Opera in the time of Trump and Brexit

    Teatru Manoel is presenting Mozart’s comic opera, Le Nozze di Figaro, in a brand new production, alongside the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Philip Walsh. The timeless opera is one of the favourite operatic works of all time. Nozze,...

  • Tenishia to perform at Tomorrowland

    Tenishia to perform at Tomorrowland

    For the fourth time, international DJ Joven Grech, better known as Tenishia, will be performing at Tomorrowland – the world’s biggest dance festival, which happens yearly in Belgium in July. The fable themed festival completely sold out its...

  • Bursa orchestra to play Cassar, Brahms at MCC

    The Mediterranean Conference Centre, in collaboration with the European Foundation for the Support of Culture, will be presenting a concert featuring the Bursa Symphony Orchestra (violinist Fedor Rudin and pianist/conductor Alexei Galea...

  • Film with a global appeal

    Film with a global appeal

    After spending time stranded on Mars in The Martian, Matt Damon heads a few centuries back in time to China, headlining epic adventure The Great Wall as mercenary warrior William Garin, who comes to lead huma­nity’s greatest fight for survival.

  • Disappointing sequel to original horror movie

    Disappointing sequel to original horror movie

    RingsDirector: F. Javier GutierrezStars: Matilda Anna Ingrid Lutz, Alex Roe, Johnny GaleckiDuration: 107 minsClass: 15KRS Releasing Ltd Rings is the latest instalment in the Ring franchise, which originated as a 1991 novel by Koji Suzuki about a...

  • What to eat in February

    What to eat in February

    February is the time when winter starts to become spring. These recipes feature in-season ingre­dients and some carnival treats. Nettle leaves are young and tender this month, and as we approach the summer the leaves toughen up, so now is the time...

  • Forever thus to tourists

    Forever thus to tourists

    Ed eats The Stone CrabXatt ix-XlendiXlendiTel 2155 6400 Food: 5/10  Service: 7/10Ambience: 8/10Value: 7/10Overall: 7/10 Travel really helps to define us as individuals. It tends to bring out the best or the worst in people. Taken out of our daily...

  • Staining shirts in Berlin

    Staining shirts in Berlin

    You know that favourite shirt you have? Well, whatever you do, do not pack it in your hand luggage and certainly do not wear it in Berlin. A map of stains now decorate this particular shirt, each constellation a different food outlet which I just...

  • The Tropics of the Med

    The Tropics of the Med

    Trip Advisor travellers have declared that the Beach of Rabbits (La Baia dei Conigli) in Lampedusa is not just a beautiful beach, but the most beautiful beach in the World. Many refer to it as La Isola più bella del Mondo. The Pelagian Islands...