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  • Jolie to adapt Cambodian memoir for Netflix movie

    Jolie to adapt Cambodian memoir for Netflix movie

    Angelina Jolie is the latest high-profile film-maker to join the ranks of Netflix Inc., where she will be directing a Cambodian author’s war memoir into a feature-length film, the online streaming platform said. Jolie, 40, is producing and...

  • More camp antics in 1980s film revival

    More camp antics in 1980s film revival

    The original cast of Wet Hot American Summer return to Camp Firewood for more wild antics in a new eight-part Netflix series made as a prequel to the 2001 film, which initially flopped before gaining a cult following. Wet Hot American Summer:...

  • The war fought within

    The war fought within

    An uncompromising indictment of war, the Maltese-produced short film Insanity has won the Award of Merit at the California Best Shorts Competition. Ramona Depares catches up with director and writer Chris Zarb. A haunting and enigmatic look at the...

  • Opel registrations up in 20 European countries

    Opel registrations up in 20 European countries

    Opel remains on a successful course in Europe. According to the preliminary numbers for June 2015, new car registrations increased by more than 9,800 vehicles compared to the same month last year (an increase of nine per cent), resulting in new...

  • Applications for curatorial school open

    Applications for curatorial school open

    Applications for the curatorial school that is taking place as part of the the second edition of the Valletta International Visual Arts Festival (Viva) are now open. The week-long programme with international curators and academics is intended for...

  • 2015 International Engine of the Year

    2015 International Engine of the Year

    An international panel of experts comprising 65 automotive jour­nalists voted the Audi 2.5 TFSI the winner in its class. According to the jury reliable Audi quality and excellent tuning make this engine a genuine pleasure to drive. “No...

  • Savouring the slammer

    Savouring the slammer

    Traipsing through hallways that once housed thieves, murderers and fraudsters was not Veronica Stivala’s idea of fun. Yet, she found her trip to Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia surprisingly satisfying... Going to prison, even if you...

  • A different wartime

    Charles Bezzina: Wartime Gozo 1940-1943. Self-published, 2014. pp 75. In this outstanding publication, it is evidently clear that Charles Bezzina, poet-historian of wartime Gozo, has in-herited his late father Frank’s undoubted erudition and...

  • New look for the VW Touareg

    New look for the VW Touareg

    The VW Touareg combines the comfort and convenient features of a superior SUV with the all-terrain attributes of a sophisticated off-road vehicle. This configuration of the four-wheel drive Volkswagen sports utility vehicle, which doubles as a...

  • Fitness holidays take step up in popularity

    Fitness holidays take step up in popularity

    Holidaymakers seem as keen to work out as chill out when away on breaks, according to a poll. As many as 47 per cent of Britons would be keen to head off on a fitness holiday, the survey by foreign exchange company Travelex showed. More than a...

  • A smart narrator

    For most adults, dealing with the world of teenagers feels like gazing at an abstract work of art of which they cannot make sense. A kind of mystery that retains its cryptic nature, even though it is exposed to them on a daily basis in the form of...

  • Raising the bar yet another time

    Raising the bar yet another time

    Pierre Fava is one of the first to test-drive the 2.0 litre TDI Diesel version of the all-new VW Passat, a car that has its roots strongly entrenched in the demanding executive car segment. The new 2015 Volkswagen Passat is an all-new model which...

  • Expedia’s three-year deal with Tourism Australia

    Tourism Australia and the Expedia group have signed a multi-million-dollar, three-year marketing partnership aimed at developing campaigns and content to increase international travel to Australia. The memorandum of understanding represents the...

  • Viennese trio in performance

    Viennese trio in performance

    The Viennese trio Trikolon will be giving a classical performance in aid of Dar Frate Jacoba and Kenya Mission International. Among the pieces on the programme are works by Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Bauer, Schumann, Ravel and...

  • From housing explosives to hosting classic cars

    From housing explosives to hosting classic cars

    Ever since its formation 25 years ago, the Old Motors Club (Malta), otherwise known as the OMC, was constantly on the lookout for suitable and appropriate headquarters for its more than 300 members. Elected committees of the OMC have, over the...

  • Aquarium ‘honoured’ by TripAdvisor ranking

    Aquarium ‘honoured’ by TripAdvisor ranking

    Malta’s National Aquarium is the 16th best in Europe, according to TripAdvisor. The Qawra attraction came between Oltremare in Riccione, Italy, in 15th place and 17th-placed The Deep in Hull in the UK. “The Malta National Aquarium team was very...

  • Military architecture in the baroque era

    Denis De Lucca: Tomaso Maria Napoli: A Dominican friar’s contribution to Military Architecture in the Baroque Age. International Institute for Baroque Studies, 2015. 254 pp. When one thinks of gunpowder fortifications in the baroque age, the first...

  • One of the best-looking cars money can buy

    One of the best-looking cars money can buy

    The Jaguar F-Type is certainly the best sports car to come from Britain in decades, but that simply hasn’t prevented this prestigious marque from trying to make it even better. The car has recently undergone some visual and mechanical tweaks, but...

  • London Bridge plans have cyclists in mind

    London Bridge plans have cyclists in mind

    Designs have been unveiled for a new bridge across the Thames in London – thought to be the first in a major city centre to incorporate the needs of both cyclists and pedestrians. Four proposals for the bridge, which will link Pimlico with Nine...

  • Who runs the world?

    Who runs the world?

    Girl bands, that’s who, but only if they are as good as Cryptic Street’s five-strong band of lady musicians. Ramona Depares interviews lead guitarist Janelle Borg ahead of the band’s debut EP launch. In what must be one of the most original band...

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