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  • High school play gone bad

    High school play gone bad

    The Gallows (2015)Certified: 12Duration: 81 minutesDirected by: Travis Cluff, Chris LofingStarring: Reese Mishler, Pfeifer Brown, Ryan Shoos, Cassidy Gifford, Price T. Morgan, Jesse Cross, John Tanskly, Emily Jones, Travis Cluff, Mackie BurtKRS...

  • German workers lead EU with eight weeks of leave, holidays

    German workers lead EU with eight weeks of leave, holidays

    German workers top the EU in time off with an average of 30 days of paid leave plus 10 days of public holidays per year, the Institut der deutschen Wirtschaft (IW) institute said. In a study for the Bavarian employers association, IW found that...

  • Women managers in the UK ‘work for free’ for nearly two hours a day

    Women managers in the UK ‘work for free’ for nearly two hours a day

    Britain’s female managers work for free for nearly two hours every day, according to a survey. When the pay of women managers is compared to that of male counterparts, women are shown to earn 22 per cent less – meaning they effectively go unpaid...

  • Exhibit focusing on motherhood opens on Expo’s sidelines

    Exhibit focusing on motherhood opens on Expo’s sidelines

    They called it The Great Mother, but organizers of an exhibit focusing on motherhood opening this week on the sidelines of the Milan Expo world’s fair may just as well have been called Mamma mia. Curator Massimiliano Gioni said there was some...

  • One Direction: 'We are not splitting up' but taking a break

    One Direction: 'We are not splitting up' but taking a break

    One Direction members have broken the band's silence over rumours about their future, vowing: "We are not splitting up." Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson told fans on Twitter the four-piece, also featuring Harry Styles and Liam Payne, would just be...

  • Local and foreign authors converging in Malta this week

    Local and foreign authors converging in Malta this week

    The 10th edition of the Malta Mediterranean Literature Festival, organised by Inizjamed, will be held on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, at Fort St Elmo, in Valletta. Eleven writers from eight countries are reading at the festival, which also...

  • Calvin Harris lights up V Festival

    Calvin Harris lights up V Festival

    Calvin Harris lowered the curtain on an eventful V Festival weekend with a set that electrified Hylands Park, Essex. The Scottish DJ produced a headline set which was defined as much by spectacular lighting and pyrotechnics as it was by his...

  • One Direction to split for year after new album

    One Direction to split for year after new album

    The hugely successful boy band One Direction will take a year-long break next year so that members can pursue separate interests, a report in a British newspaper said today. The break will come after the band, reduced to four members following the...

  • Having happy friends ‘helps fight depression’

    Having happy friends ‘helps fight depression’

    Happiness and contentment are catching, but depression is not, research has shown. Scientists studied the way mood was transmitted through a population of more than 2,000 US high school students using methods normally employed to track infectious...

  • Why you’ve got Friday (and Monday) on your mind

    Why you’ve got Friday (and Monday) on your mind

    Forgetting what day of the week it is may be the result of associating Monday with misery and Friday with fun, say psychologists. The two ends of the working week both have strong identities, pushing ‘non-descript’ Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday...

  • Gang rape movie helping women halt sexual abuse

    Gang rape movie helping women halt sexual abuse

    Aisha, an ambitious young businesswoman living in the city, returns to her home village for her younger sister’s wedding and reconnects with her past, meeting family and friends. Perhaps because she stands out, dressing differently, working far...

  • Band Aid single promoted in ‘cold and calculating’ way

    Band Aid single promoted in ‘cold and calculating’ way

    Former Ultravox frontman Midge Ure said the way he went about obtaining the Christmas number one for Band Aid was “cold and calculating”. In an interview with Reader’s Digest, Ure recalls making the song with Bob Geldof, and details the process of...

  • Belka and Strelka: space dog pioneers

    Belka and Strelka: space dog pioneers

    A pioneering mission by the first dogs in space is celebrated in a new exhibition at London’s Science Museum. On August 19, 1960, Belka and Strelka made history by circling the earth 18 times on the Soviet Korable-Sputnik 2 spacecraft. Their trip...

  • British Museum in Lonely Planet must-see list

    London’s British Museum has been named as a global must-see spot, alongside some of the world’s most prestigious heritage sites. In an ultimate travel list drawn up by travel website Lonely Planet, and dominated by members of Unesco’s World...

  • Reality digitally reinvented

    Reality digitally reinvented

    During the recent Malta Street Art Festival in Valletta, digital artist Toni Gialanze got together with street artist Bond Truluv to create what is probably the first project involving graffiti video projection mapping in Malta. Toni walks us...

  • 5 things to escape to this season

    5 things to escape to this season

    5. Enjoy some world music For the second time this summer, Mundo Muzika presents a mix of traditional music and fusion from around the world, including (but not limited to) Arabic, Middle Eastern, Gypsy, Indian, African, Spanish and Latin American...

  • Whatever it takes

    Whatever it takes

    Talk about coincidences. I’m pretty sure that when director Joe Depasquale chose to stage James Johnson’s psychological drama The Audition as part of this year’s Evenings on Campus, he had no idea that it would be performed right in the middle of...

  • Calling all metalheads

    Calling all metalheads

    It’s time for the second edition of Raging Waters. Mark Debono gets ready for some poolside headbanging and brings us a behind-the-scenes preview. Raging Waters is back for round two and this year the metal-themed pool party will again be loaded...

  • Once upon a time, redefined

    Once upon a time, redefined

    Are today’s zombies more nihilistic than Ovid’s shapeshifters and are our increasingly darker fairy tales a denunciation of the age of violence in which we live? Award-winning writer Marina Warner discusses these and other elements pertaining to...

  • Bewildered by big deal

    Bewildered by big deal

    Michael Bugeja speaks to Big Deal’s Kacey Underwood and Alice Costelloe ahead of their performance at Pjazza Teatru Rjal as part of the Bewildered Music Festival. Signed to the prestigious Mute indie record label, UK duo Big Deal – made up of...