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  • Tribali with a bang

    Tribali with a bang

    Michael Bugeja caught up with Tribali’s Peter Paul Galea to talk about the band’s recent international experiences, their next album and what makes their upcoming concert so special. Quite likely Malta’s top world music act, Tribali are most...

  • Leave the Planet

    Leave the Planet

    This London-based duo is known for their dreamy soundscapes that take your mind on an aural fantasy. Made up of Nathalie Bruno and Jack Milwaukee, the band was born in East London after Nathalie and Jack became flatmates and discovered their...

  • Chris and Moira single on movie soundtrack

    Chris and Moira single on movie soundtrack

    Duo Chris and Moira recently released No Turning Back, a new single from their album Uncivilised, which preceded their latest recording Ninety Nights and a Monday after the 2007 single was chosen as the soundtrack for a short movie, Cheat. The...

  • Rediscovering the Great Siege of Malta

    The summer issue of Treasures of Malta is dedicated exclusively to new research and discoveries connected with the Great Siege of Malta of 1565. Exactly 450 years ago, Malta was in the throes of a lethal siege, its chances of survival meagre...

  • Da Vinci Spotting

    Da Vinci Spotting

    As the ultimate Renaissance man, Leonardo da Vinci is as relevant and admired today as he was during his lifetime. Indeed, there’s really no underestimating the scope of his discoveries and creations. From mathematics to science and architecture...

  • A story too familiar

    A story too familiar

    SouthpawDirector: Antoine FuquaStars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rachel McAdams, Oona LaurenceDuration: 124 minsClass: 15;KRS Releasing Ltd In the long-standing tradition of great actors physically transforming themselves depending on the requirements of...

  • Too tiresomely obvious a story

    Too tiresomely obvious a story

    PixelsDirector: Chris ColumbusStars: Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle MonaghanDuration: 106 minsClass: PGKRS Releasing Ltd While watching Adam Sandler movies, I often get the feeling (among many other usually negative feelings) that he makes...

  • Backyard barbecues

    Backyard barbecues

    The barbecue season is now in full swing. Flames flicker after dark in backyards, on balconies and on beaches everywhere and smoky aromas permeate the air. Because we got tired with waiting nearly an hour for charcoal to heat up, we went back to a...

  • When yummy factor shines

    When yummy factor shines

    Pet’s plates Umami20, Saqqajja Hill, RabatTel: 2713 4134 Food: 8/10Service: 9/10Ambience: 9/10Value: 8/10Overall: 8/10 Friday night in Rabat. And Saqqajja Hill has been gradually returning to life – and I do mean in ways other than sweaty,...

  • Marnisi under the stars

    Marnisi under the stars

    Marsovin is celebrating the start of the grape harvest for this year’s vintage with a wine-tasting event at its Marnisi Estate in Marsaxlokk on August 20 and 21. The Marsovin Grape Harvest Feast will give visitors the opportunity to admire the...

  • Unlocking the islands’ secrets

    Unlocking the islands’ secrets

    Earlier this year, InterContinental Hotels Group launched ‘Secrets of the city’, a new initiative for its luxury hotel chain, whereby each property has developed its own unique experiences for guests to satisfy their desire for exploration. The...

  • Meet the festival freaks

    Meet the festival freaks

    Do you attend festivals regularly? Once a year. Which festival did you attend this time round? Rock Werchter in Belgium , held during the last week of June. Why did you choose this particular one and was it your first time? I chose this one mostly...

  • Maltese choir performing in Paris

    Maltese choir performing in Paris

    The St Paul Choral Society (SPCS) will be performing in three of the most prestigious venues in Paris: the Madeleine, St Sulpice and Notre Dame Cathedral. The choir will present full-length concerts of sacred music at the Madeleine on Friday at...

  • 110 kids with autism receive applied behaviour therapy

    110 kids with autism receive applied behaviour therapy

    Scientific research has shown that applied behaviour analysis is the way forward for children with autism and other developmental disabilities. Simonne Pace finds out that this therapy is not funded by the Maltese government. More than 100...

  • Fr Maurice Naudi – Jesuit, teacher, prefect and photographer

    Fr Maurice Naudi – Jesuit, teacher, prefect and photographer

    Ever smiling, cheerful and an extremely pleasant character. This is how I remember my Physics and Geometry teacher Fr Maurice Naudi way back in the mid-1950s. As he had been an old boy of St Aloysius’ College, Naudi was entrusted with various jobs...

  • 10 ways to see Madrid like a local

    10 ways to see Madrid like a local

    With Madrid being as popular as it is with Maltese holidaymakers, chances are that you have already dropped in at the obvious tourist attractions of this majestic capital. Forget them – not because they are not worth your time, but simply because...

  • Cutting-edge, clean designs

    Cutting-edge, clean designs

    Pull&Bear is updating its Black Label collection, the brand’s most minimalist and sophisticated line for men. The capsule collection, with its clean and simple lines, explores the trend’s purer side for its autumn/winter designs. Pull&Bear Black...

  • Mannerism, naturalism in Paladini’s paintings

    Mannerism, naturalism in Paladini’s paintings

    Tuscan painter Filippo Paladini’s life was deeply marked by an unpleasant incident, that occur­r­ed during his time in Florence, which was somewhat similar to what happened to Caravaggio, who became a fugitive after the murder of Ranuccio...

  • Just don’t ask her to queue

    Just don’t ask her to queue

    Illustrator and digital arts lecturer Moira Zahra loves exploring new places and cuisines and discovering new cultures, but she will draw the line at queuing. For her, it’s all about getting out of her comfort zone. How often do you travel? About...

  • Canine urolithiasis – stones in the bladder

    Canine urolithiasis – stones in the bladder

    Last week, I stopped to top up my car with fuel. The pump attendant recognised me as the vet who had operated his father’s dog for bladder stones a couple of months ago, so we stopped for a chat and an informal update as to the condition of his...