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  • Manoel Theatre new season

    Teatru Manoel officially starts its 2014-2015 season with a concert by the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra on Friday. The concert, a joint production between the Manoel and the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra, will be conducted by Brian Schembri and...

  • Cheerful and confident C1

    Cheerful and confident C1

    Following its arrival in the showrooms a few weeks ago, the new Citroen C1 can now be seen in an advertising campaign that reflects its personality. Cheerful and confident, this new city car makes light work of the challenges of urban driving. The...

  • The pride of Yorkshire

    The pride of Yorkshire

    One of the many wonders of cooking is how an unlikely looking puddle of batter made with just three ingredients – flour, an egg and milk – poured into sizzling hot fat and baked in a hot oven, can explode into that brown and crunchy high-rise...

  • A story to sink your teeth into

    A story to sink your teeth into

    A Walk Among The TombstonesDirector: Scott FrankStarring: Liam Neeson, Dan Stevens, David Harbour113 mins; Class 15;KRS Releasing Ltd In A Walk Among the Tombstones, Liam Neeson has finally found a story he can really sink his teeth into,...

  • Getting people to enjoy driving

    Getting people to enjoy driving

    Michael Owen played as a striker for some of the most famous football clubs in the world, including Liverpool, Real Madrid and Manchester United. He has a huge passion for horse racing and regularly rides for leisure, but more recently he has been...

  • Gozo’s artisanal beers distributed in Malta

    Lord Chambray, the artisanal brewery in Xewkija, has appointed Mirachem Ltd as their distributors in Malta, alongside Abraham’s Supplies in Gozo. A family-run business with a 30-year track record, Mirachem has been tasked with bringing the three...

  • Dull, lame, sexist, very predictable

    Dull, lame, sexist, very predictable

    Let’s Be CopsDirector: Luke GreenfieldStarring: Jake Johnson, Damon Wayans Jr., Rob Riggle104 mins; Class 15;KRS Releasing Ltd Just when I thought the ‘buddy cop movie’ had hit rock bottom early this year with Ride Along, it actually succeeds in...

  • Bentley’s £3,500 fragrance for men

    Bentley fans sadly unable to afford one of Crewe’s four-wheeled finest can now indulge in a cheaper alternative – a new addition to Bentley’s men’s fragrance range. That’s right – not only is there a new Bentley man-fume arriving at very select...

  • Malta and Me: colonial politics, Il-Gross and university students

    Malta and Me: colonial politics, Il-Gross and university students

    On a couple of occasions Eric Shepherd tried his hand at prophecy too. He got one right, and the other almost, but not quite. Remarking how ‘prickly’ the Maltese generally were, how anxious they showed themselves to take offence when offence was...

  • Sweet and pungent tea

    Sweet and pungent tea

    Yogi Tea’s Ginger Lemon has a sweet and refreshing flavour. The pungent taste of dried ginger is warming while the sour taste of lemon awakens the mind. For a perfect infusion, pour freshly boiled water over one teabag. Allow to steep for four to...

  • Of quirks and eccentricities

    Of quirks and eccentricities

    Life of Crime is a story full of eccentric characters, black comedy and unexpected twists. An incredible cast of actors bring the characters to life in writer/director Daniel Schechter’s adaptation of legendary author Elmore Leonard’s novel The...

  • First-ever BMW 2 Series Active Tourer

    First-ever BMW 2 Series Active Tourer

    BMW Malta chose Laguna Walk to launch its BMW 2 Series Active Tourer. The launch of the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer sees BMW bringing the functionality of space and comfort, combined with hallmark BMW dynamics, style and elegance, to the premium...

  • Victoria’s statue of St George: an inspiration for 175 years

    Victoria’s statue of St George: an inspiration for 175 years

    A hundred and seventy-five years ago, the parish church of St George in Victoria was preparing to welcome the artistic statue of the martyr-saint of Lydda which gradually was to establish itself as the first titular statue revered on the...

  • New Pringles distributor

    Charles Darmanin & Co. Ltd has been appointed as the official distributor of Pringles in Malta, effective from October 1, extending its cooperation with Kellogg’s. The Pringles brand offers unique products within the snack category with commercial...

  • Miller characters on big screen

    Miller characters on big screen

    Released in 2005, Sin City became a critical success and audience favourite, with Frank Miller’s hugely successful black and white graphic novels brought to life in a writing and directing collabor-ation between the author and director Robert...

  • Maltese at the Mille Miglia

    Maltese at the Mille Miglia

    Football has its World Cup. Tennis has its Grand Slam. Modern cars have their Grand Prix – and old cars have the Mille Miglia. The icon of classic car competitions, this annual Italian event started in 1927 as a race on the normal roads from...

  • Can you hear what I’m saying?

    Can you hear what I’m saying?

    I was in a bar where live music was playing. The person I was with, who was showing discomfort, said: “The music is worsening my tinnitus.” For those of us who don’t suffer from this uncomfortable condition, we don’t have a clue as to how it must...

  • Watch out for kidney disease

    This week Casper passed away. Casper was born on October 13, 1996, so he passed away just short of 18 years of age. If we apply the conventional formulaic equivalent, this translates to a venerable 96 years. For the medium-sized dog that he was,...

  • Grand Maître 2012 about to be released

    Grand Maître 2012 about to be released

    Marsovin’s Grand Maître 2012, Annata Fra Martin de Redin is to be released on October 1. This is the 15th vintage of the prized Grand Maître, produced from grapes grown in Marsovin’s Private Estate at Għajn Riħana. This wine is dedicated to the...

  • Harry Potter in his first romantic comedy

    Harry Potter in his first romantic comedy

    There was always a concern that 25-year-old Daniel Radcliffe would find it hard to break away from the title role he played in the eight-part Harry Potter series of films, the most successful film series of all time, based on J.K. Rowling’s...

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