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  • Hollywood blues

    Clouds of Sils MariaDirector: Olivier AssayasStarring: Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, Chloë Grace Moretz124 mins; Class Unrate;Eden Cinemas Release When discussing a film with her employer, Valentine (Kristin Stewart) mutters something about...

  • Managing to live a good life far, far Down Under

    Managing to live a good life far, far Down Under

    There was a time, not all that long ago, when the remote island of Tasmania off Australia’s southern coast was the most feared destination in the British Empire. But that was before all the sparkling wine, artisanal cheese and rare breed...

  • Nominating loved ones for surprises

    Nominating loved ones for surprises

    Daniel Young and Essa Pace have spent a wonderful day with family and friends earlier this month after winning the Nescafé Wake Up Surprise competition. The competition has now reached its third and final stage and the organisers are evaluating...

  • More notes for a history of photography in Malta

    More notes for a history of photography in Malta

    The revolutionary invention of photography in 1839 turned an image-starved civilisation into the image-glut society we today take for granted. I find the origins and development of photography in Malta thoroughly fascinating, and that enthrallment...

  • No after-dinner snack, no glucose

    No after-dinner snack, no glucose

    It is always worth taking a look at studies linking health issues with food. Today we are going to look at a variety of these links and see which ones affect your lifestyle. Some people can’t resist a midnight snack. However, let’s look at it with...

  • Not the usual western

    Not the usual western

    Slow WestDirector: John MacleanStarring: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Michael Fassbender, Ben Mendelsohn84 mins; Class 15;KRS Cinema Releasing Slow West is the assured feature directorial debut of one John Maclean, a feature which reunites him for the third...

  • How to get back in sync with life after travelling

    How to get back in sync with life after travelling

    While you can never completely dodge the beast that is jet lag, there are a number of tactics to ease the pain. Veronica Stivala offers her timely advice I have been jet lagged twice in my life. Once as child and the other time a few weeks...

  • Old Lisbon market cooks up novel food-to-media concept

    Old Lisbon market cooks up novel food-to-media concept

    In the past year, Lisbon’s 19th-century riverside market has soared from dilapidated oblivion to a top attraction on a zesty blend of fine food, drinks, arts and hip shopping, a concept its owners now plan to replicate in London and New...

  • A scratching post for cats

    Last week I had a very interesting conversation with Holly’s owner. Holly is a two-and-a-half-year-old female ginger cat rehomed from the SPCA when she was four months old. According to her owner, Holly has turned out to be a super pet, gentle but...

  • ‘I don’t need to train because...’

    We fitness professionals appear to be on a constant crusade to convince all and sundry to jump on our exercise and fitness band­wagon. In our efforts we quote all known benefits of exercise, including getting healthier, losing weight, or looking...

  • Guy Ritchie ties knot with model girlfriend

    Guy Ritchie ties knot with model girlfriend

    Director Guy Ritchie has married his long-term girlfriend Jacqui Ainsley. He said ‘I do’ to 33-year-old model Ainsley at their country home in Wiltshire. Italian actor and model Luca Calvani posted a photo of the bride in her wedding dress on his...

  • Katy Perry may get chance to live at disputed ex-convent

    Katy Perry, who grew up the daughter of Protestant pastors and rose to fame with the hit song I Kissed a Girl, may get her chance to live in a former Roman Catholic convent in Los Angeles – after a judge tentatively blocked its sale to someone...

  • Guitarist Buddy Emmons dies at 78

    Influential pedal steel guitarist Buddy Emmons, who recorded with country music greats and toured as a bass player for Roger Miller, has died at age 78, the Nashville Musicians Association said. “In terms of pushing the boundaries of the steel...

  • Fun day for Tarxien creche children

    Twenty children from the Tarxien Children’s Home were hosted to a fun filled day by the pool at a Siggiewi Farmhouse by the social events committee of the Malta Stock Exchange. The MSE staff, together with the children, nuns and other carers had a...

  • Love in the garden of despair

    Love in the garden of despair

    TheatreRomeo and JulietMADCSan Anton Gardens It is very brave to put up Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet because of the expectations that the audience has of the plot. As one of his best-known plays, it has captured the imagination of every...

  • Thunderbirds returns

    Thunderbirds returns

    Thunderbirds are back as three new episodes of the puppet show will be produced for its 50th anniversary celebrations. A fund on Kickstarter, the world’s largest funding platform for creative projects, is in place to help raise the money for the...

  • Festival showcases Malta wines

    Festival showcases Malta wines

    Delicata is showcasing its wines in six days’ time at the Upper Barrakka Gardens in Valletta. The Delicata Classic Wine Festival which began in 2002 was created to celebrate the beginning of the Maltese grape harvest, and this year it is likely to...

  • Neighbours’ Ramsay Street set to become hotel for fans

    Neighbours’ Ramsay Street set to become hotel for fans

    Ramsay Street, the set of long-running Australian soap Neighbours, is to be transformed into a hotel for fans. The much-loved series, which first aired in 1985, has listed its Ramsay Street cul-de-sac residence on Airbnb and is offering fans the...

  • Taking missions to a new level

    Taking missions to a new level

    Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (2015)Certified: 12ADuration: 131 minutesDirected by: Christopher McQuarrieStarring: Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Ving Rhames, Sean Harris, Alec Baldwin, America Olivo, Simon McBurney,...

  • Cruise outfit to be auctioned

    Cruise outfit to be auctioned

    It is one of the most famous scenes in modern movie history and now film fans can bid for the outfit worn by Tom Cruise when his character was suspended from the ceiling in an audacious heist in Mission: Impossible. The costume, including a...