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  • Chic practicality and laid-back attitude all round

    Chic practicality and laid-back attitude all round

    F&F has introduced an understated feel this spring. There’s a chic practicality across all collections for women, men and children’s wear. All have a utilitarian appeal with a laid-back attitude. Silhouettes are relaxed with loose-fitting...

  • An involving World War II drama

    An involving World War II drama

    Suite FrançaiseDirector: Saul DibbStarring: Michelle Williams, Kristin Scott Thomas, Margot Bobbie107 mins; Class 15;KRS Film Releasing Suite Française is an involving World War II drama, depicting the clandestine romance between a young French...

  • Vegan cookbook author extols dairy-free life

    Vegan cookbook author extols dairy-free life

    Cookbook author Kristy Turner was so passionate about cheese that she worked as a professional cheese seller and server. But once she decided to go vegan, she never looked back. Turner’s first book, But I Could Never Go Vegan!, includes 125...

  • 20 years of Adidas

    20 years of Adidas

    Eurosport’s 20 years of partnership with Adidas Group was singled out for the company’s performance and praised for the major refurbishment of Eurosport’s new concept store in Baystreet. “Michele Peresso Ltd has done an excellent job as our...

  • A riveting sci-fi experience

    A riveting sci-fi experience

    Ex MachinaDirector: Alex GarlandStarring: Alicia Vikander, Domhmall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac108 mins; Class 15;KRS Film Releasing When Caleb (Domhnall Gleeson), a programmer at the world’s largest internet company, wins a competition to spend a week...

  • A new look at arthritis

    A new look at arthritis

    I am sure many of us know someone with arthritis, we probably have it ourselves. Arthritis is a common, chronic disease that results in inflammation of the joints, particularly the lining of the joint capsules. It affects over 10 million people in...

  • The conservation status of turtle doves in Malta

    The conservation status of turtle doves in Malta

    Ever since the announcement of the date of the referendum which should decide whether the 10-day traditional, socio-cultural passion of spring hunting of turtle dove and quail should be abolished or otherwise, several manipulated and misleading...

  • Sommelier wants bottled water treated like wine

    Sommelier wants bottled water treated like wine

    Water sommelier Martin Riese has seen the eye-roll and heard it before: ‘Water tastings? Only in LA.’ Los Angeles, birthplace of many food trends, may prove the perfect setting for the next phase in Riese’s campaign to make people think about...

  • Vintage Motors Festival in Gozo today

    Vintage Motors Festival in Gozo today

    Federazzjoni Maltija Vetturi Antiki is holding the seventh edition of the Vintage Motors Festival in Gozo today. The festival began yesterday with a regularity run from Vittoriosa that ends today in the car park in Victoria. Three static vehicle...

  • Convoluted but intriguing anyway

    Convoluted but intriguing anyway

    Inherent ViceDirector: Paul AndersonStarring: Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson148 mins; Class 18;KRS Releasing Ltd Inherent Vice is director Paul Thomas Anderson’s adaptation of American author Thomas Pynchon’s seventh novel of the same...

  • WHO urges mass vaccination against measles, other diseases in Ebola areas

    WHO urges mass vaccination against measles, other diseases in Ebola areas

    The World Health Organisation warned last Friday of a risk of outbreaks of measles, whooping cough and other diseases in West African countries hit by Ebola and urged a rapid intensification of routine immunisations. The Ebola epidemic has killed...

  • How a British novelist saw Malta in the late Victorian age

    How a British novelist saw Malta in the late Victorian age

    Lady Acland spared no effort in certifying that she belonged four-square with the establishment: conservative, colonialist, British-supre­macist. But reading her carefully, I could not help feeling a conscious or unconscious ambivalence. Too...

  • Healthy breakfast

    Healthy breakfast

    Students of Grade 6 and Form 1 students at Our Lady Immaculate School, Ħamrun, were served a healthy breakfast. The meal consisted of cereal with fresh milk, banana or apples and fruit juice. The school plans to treat more classes to a healthy...

  • Summery, colourful, exotic fragrance

    Summery, colourful, exotic fragrance

    Jimmy Choo Exotic is a summery, colourful and exotic interpretation of the original Jimmy Choo perfume from 2011, which offers floral, fruity and chypre aromas. The fragrance is the same as the previous two editions from 2013 and 2014 except that...

  • Womanisers, land-grabbers and… honour

    Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa’s works stretched further than his iconic The Leopard. Mark A. Sammut analyses some of his earlier, lesser-known works. The fame of Sicilian author Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa (1896-1957) rests on his...

  • New cholesterol drugs cut heart risk, but doubts remain

    Studies of a new class of experimental cholesterol-lowering drugs signal that they can reduce by half the risk of heart attack and other major cardiovascular problems compared to standard treatment alone. Doctors at the annual meeting of the...

  • Valletta Film Festival volunteer programme

    Applications from individuals interested in volunteering for the first edition of the Valletta Film Festival are being received by the Film Grain Foundation, organisers of the festival. The volunteer programme will run from May 18 to June 21...

  • The face of the future

    The face of the future

    Ex Machina (2015)Certified: 15Duration: 108 minutesDirected by: Alex GarlandStarring: Domhnall Gleeson, Alicia Vikander, Oscar Isaac, Sonoya Mizuno, Symara A. Templeman, Elina AlminasKRS Releasing Ltd Science fiction is supposed to make you think,...

  • 1D member Malik quits world tour

    1D member Malik quits world tour

    The odds of a One Direction split have been cut in half as Zayn Malik quit the boy band’s world tour after being “signed off with stress”. The singer is set to return home to the UK but it is not known when he will arrive and his bandmates have...

  • Pharrell unhappy over Blurred Lines

    The entertainment industry could be “frozen in litigation” after the Blurred Lines copyright lawsuit, Pharrell Williams has said. Speaking for the first time since a jury determined that he and Robin Thicke had copied a Marvin Gaye song to create...

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