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  • Reliving the nightmare

    Reliving the nightmare

    It has been 30 years since Wes Craven directed A Nightmare on Elm Street. To mark this anniversary, Euro Media Forum and Vintage Boutique are organising an event at The Sofa Cinema at University Msida Campus on Friday at 8.30pm. The 1984 cult film...

  • Curried tripe

    Curried tripe

    Ingredients1.5kg tripe, washed very well2 tsps sea salt2 tbsps sunflower oil2 large onions, finely chopped2 garlic cloves, finely chopped2.5cm piece of ginger, peeled and finely chopped1 tsp ground turmeric1 tbsp mild korma curry powder1 tsp...

  • Prawns in a chilli and coriander salsa

    Prawns in a chilli and coriander salsa

    Ingredients:200g prawns (21-30)15g onions, chopped5g garlic, crushed50g cherry tomatoes, halved5g ginger, shredded15g spring onions50ml white wine5g coriander, chopped2g chillies, finely chopped15ml olive oil Method: Sweat the onions, garlic,...

  • Emperor Augustus’s legacy

    Emperor Augustus’s legacy

    There were and still are worldwide discussions, events, exhibitions and publications on the founder of the Roman Empire, Augustus, whose death’s bimillennium anniversary is being commemorated today. To mention a few, there was an exhibition at the...

  • University of Cambridge seeks ‘doctor of chocolate’

    University of Cambridge seeks ‘doctor of chocolate’

    Cambridge University is searching for a PhD student to undertake a dream role for the sweet-toothed – studying chocolate. The fully funded three-and-a-half-year research project will examine how the treat can remain solid when stored and sold in...

  • Spaghetti octopus

    Spaghetti octopus

    Ingredients1 medium-sized cooked octopus150g spaghetti1 leek, finely chopped2 cloves garlic, mincedBasil, finely choppedMint, finely choppedParsley, finely chopped50g whole green olives60g cherry tomatoes, halved200ml good quality white wine1 tsp...

  • Difference between pale lagers ‘is in label, not taste’

    Difference between pale lagers ‘is in label, not taste’

    European pale lager comes in a variety of brands but research shows that whatever the make of the beer, consumers find it difficult to taste the difference between them. “Consumers are largely unable to distinguish between different brands of...

  • ‘Vivid and alive’ films are stars of New York festival

    ‘Vivid and alive’ films are stars of New York festival

    Thirty films, including the world premieres of director Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice and David Fincher’s Gone Girl, will comprise the main slate of the 52nd New York Film Festival, organisers said. Inherent Vice, the screen adaptation of...

  • Paving the way for the profession of curator

    Paving the way for the profession of curator

    The curatorship of an exhibition comes with very specific duties. The curator, to a certain extent, is the mediator between artist and audience, between the artist’s intended message and the outsider world. Yet, the profession is a relatively...

  • The art of making music

    The art of making music

    Following the recent launch of the Klezmorimalta Foundation, Jo Caruana interviews award-winning Dutch singer-songwriter Démira Jansen ahead of her performance in Malta. Sometimes it’s easy to forget the earthy origins of music. Online creations...

  • Magic island, vintage fun and electro swing

    Magic island, vintage fun and electro swing

    August is set to end with a four-day musical journey fusing vintage and modern pop culture, thanks to Magic Island. The event combines four locations, over 50 musicians and performers from seven countries who will be playing electro swing, Balkan...

  • Explosions and experiments in sound

    Explosions and experiments in sound

    As far as band names go, you can’t get smarter or more memorable than Gozitan post-rock duo They Come In Twos. Composed of Christian Farrugia and Paul Formosa, both long-time musicians, the band was born when Farrugia, back then still a member of...

  • A rising star

    A rising star

    Sooner or later I would have caught up with tenor Cliff Zammit Stevens. In order to interview him of course. The opportunity came when last month, by sheer coincidence, he spotted me waiting for a train in London. Some days later we had a very...

  • Buskers on the bus

    Buskers on the bus

    Pop/rock band The Busker will be taking their music on the Maltese roads thanks to an hour-long gig session with a difference – the performance will take place on a bus which will be stopping at different spots around the island. The Busker, made...

  • Ira Losco’s new video

    Ira Losco’s new video

    Following the collaboration with David Correy of X- Factor fame, singer Ira Losco is teaming up with Brazilian footwear brand Ipanema, whose international spokespersons include Shakira and Giselle Bundchen, to launch her latest music...

  • Fun and experimentation

    Fun and experimentation

    The Malta summer vibe is definitely there in Shake, the latest single to be released by Red Electrick, one of Malta’s most eclectic bands. Complemented by an eclectic video, the focus is on fun and experimentation, with the band’s trademark sound...

  • The professor and his interviewer

    The professor and his interviewer

    For a number of years, the Malta Classics Association has contributed to the annual Evenings on Campus festival amusing short plays on topics related to Roman and Greek literature or philosophy. This year’s offering, Il-Properzju tal-Professur by...

  • The hurricanes that blew wolf

    The hurricanes that blew wolf

    Living in Hawaii is paradise most of the time for Helen Raine and her family – except for last week, when two hurricanes headed for the islands. The quiet before the storm is broken by the ominous sound of the neighbours’ drill. They are putting...

  • Flamenco!

    Written and illustrated by flamenco dancer and choreographyer Rosana Maya, The Flamenco Fanatic is a newly launched publication that promises to intrigue all fans of the Spanish dance. Since Maya’s arrival in Malta in 1990, flamenco has gone from...

  • Falling for both sides of Iguazu

    Falling for both sides of Iguazu

    After enduring 35 hours on a bus ride across Argentina, Martin Seychell had high expectations for the waterfalls straddling its border with Brazil. At the start of my second South American tour, I told myself visiting the Iguazu Falls on the...