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  • The question of wheat

    I have written extensively about the question of whether to include wheat in our diets. According to a controversial new book, wheat has the potential to cause several diseases. Those who have stopped eating wheat because of various symptoms...

  • Muscle mechanic

    Ever since becoming a regular contributor to this newspaper some years ago, I have come to love writing, and as long as I have my trusted little netbook with me, I pride myself on being able to write anywhere, any time. Indeed, some of these...

  • Cannoli siciliani

    Ingredients For the pastry175g plain flour25g margarinered winewater For the filling400g ricotta40g candied cherries100g roasted almonds and pistachios75g icing sugar to add to ricottaSome icing sugar for dustingOil for frying Method Sift the...

  • Jude Law sheds clean-cut image

    With nine extra kilos, an impressive paunch and bad teeth, actor Jude Law, best known for his golden boy roles, transforms himself into a sleazy, ranting southeast London safecracker in the film Dom Hemingway. It is Law, Oscar-nominated for The...

  • An artist by profession, renowned as a musician

    Purismo was an Italian cultural movement that began in the 1820s. The group intended to restore and preserve language through the study of medieval authors, and this study extended to the visual arts. The artists of Purismo, inspired by...

  • Raising a generation of young culture vultures

    The benefits of exposing young minds to the creative arts are well-documented. Ramona Depares finds that, despite grumblings to the contrary, the long-term plan to take culture to the little ones is already reaping results. When it comes to...

  • Just short of an epic

    In writing a play about Mikiel Anton Vassalli, Tyrone Grima tells David Schembri about being struck by how contemporary the father of the Maltese language feels. “Are you aware of who Mikiel Anton Vassalli was?” asks the refrain of Manwel...

  • Agatha Christie’s thriller at Salesian Theatre

    The Witness for the Prosecution (Ix-Xhud tal-Prosekuzzjoni) is one of Agatha Christie’s bestsellers with a very intriguing story that leaves the audience guessing up to the end. Leonard Vole is an unemployed inventor, his latest contraption being...

  • An Italian master of farce

    Farce is not normally Unifaun’s favourite genre. So perhaps it was Fo’s celebrity as a left-wing author that drew Adrian Buckle in the first place to perform Double Fo, in English versions, in addition to the attraction of a production that would...

  • No business like show business

    As the old saying goes: “If you want something done properly, then you might as well do it yourself.” And that was very much the inspiration for a group of young performers who have chosen to take the bull by the horns and produce their own new...

  • In the danger zone

    Being a war photographer can neither be described as a job nor as a career – that is too simplistic. What does being a war photographer mean, and feel, to you? I don’t consider myself to be a war photographer. I am a photographer working as a...

  • Tripping on advice...

    Ed eats L’Artist6, Tigné Street,SliemaTel 2720 0870 Food: 7/10Service: 8/10Ambience: 6/10Value: 7/10Overall: 7/10 Speaking about technology and how it has changed the way we live has become so annoying because it is so evident to everyone in the...

  • Let there be lighthouse

    The picturesque black and white lighthouse in Delimara has almost been restored to its former glory. Veronica Stivala shines light on the arduous restoration process. The lighthouse in Delimara is unique in Malta, because it is the only...

  • The photography of dance

    Past, present and future are all intertwined, possibly restructuring in an unconventional manner. New souls create new particles composed from dust, the dust that is us. Lost Souls, an interdisciplinary and collaborative work, explores the idea of...

  • Bundles of harvest for a spring lunch

    I am fortunate enough to be able to enjoy two asparagus seasons. Long before the thick and succulent Wye Valley harvest finds its way on to the shelves in London, I am tempted by the slender bundles of intensely-flavoured Gozo asparagus. Of...

  • Rocking the south

    It was first staged two years ago and, despite the original intention not quite being that of putting on a music festival, it somehow ended up as such. “The idea at the time,” admits founder and organiser Nick Morales, “was to actually book some...

  • Having fun with long exposures

    One of the great things about summer is that it gives you more time and ideal conditions to take photos. With Canon EOS cameras, you can try out new techniques such as long exposures and time lapse. Long exposures Photographing scenes of activity...

  • Mourvèdre – Maltese and foreign

    The Maltese wine scene has changed a lot in the past few decades. Apart from an explosion of imported wines from all over the world, which really took off when punitive import duty was removed on Malta’s EU entry in 2004, local wine production has...

  • Hard Rock Rising Malta winners announced

    Different Strings are the winners of the 2014 Malta edition of the Hard Rock Rising global competition. Earlier this year, emerging local talent was encouraged to participate in the world’s largest and furthest-reaching Battle of the Bands and...

  • Trusted quality

    After starting at the top-end with its X Pro 1, Fujifilm has been steadily expanding its X-series mirrorless cameras to appeal to a broader audience. With its X-T1, Fujifilm has moved back towards the high-end, offering a fully-loaded mirrorless...

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