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  • Gel to prevent HIV spread

    Scientists are to begin trials to test how vaginal gels could be used by women to prevent the spread of HIV. Currently the gels, known as microbicides, only contain one of two antiretrovirals (ARVs) – drugs which work against the virus. For the...

  • Mad hatter interview

    Mad hatter interview

    The Interview (2014)Certified: 15Duration: 112 minutesDirected by: Seth RogenStarring: James Franco, Seth Rogen, Lizzy Caplan, Randall Park, Diana Bang, Timothy Simons, Anders Holm, Charles Rahi ChunKRS Releasing Ltd After all the hullabaloo with...

  • A visually rich space opera

    A visually rich space opera

    Jupiter Ascending (2015)Certified: 12ADuration: 127 minutesDirected by: The WachowskisStarring: Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum, Sean Bean, Eddie Redmayne, Douglas Booth, Tuppence Middleton, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Terry Gilliam, David Ajala, James D’Arcy,...

  • Penn and Theron on soggy red carpet

    Penn and Theron on soggy red carpet

    Hollywood couple Sean Penn and Charlize Theron braved London’s wet and windy weather tonight as they graced a soggy red carpet together for his new film, The Gunman. The pair, who arrived arm in arm, were joined at the BFI Southbank by Penn’s...

  • Iranian leader raps American Sniper

    Iran’s supreme leader has criticised the film American Sniper, saying the movie about a US soldier fighting in Iraq encourages violence against Muslims, a state-run newspaper has reported. The comments by Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, published in the...

  • Carmine Lauri in DLĦ’s golden jubilee concert

    Carmine Lauri in DLĦ’s golden jubilee concert

    A concert featuring violinist Carmine Lauri and the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Brian Schembri, will be celebrating Din l-Art Ħelwa’s golden jubilee at the Manoel Theatre – the very place where it was founded in 1965 – on...

  • Masquerade to stage hilarious West End show

    Masquerade to stage hilarious West End show

    Audiences are in for a treat later this month when Zack Braff’s popular play, All New People, opens at the Blue Box in Msida. The dark comedy will star Malcolm Galea, Jo Caruana, Thomas Camilleri and Maxine Aquilina. Multi award-winning actor,...

  • Weight gain linked to child well-being

    Weight gain linked to child well-being

    Women who gain too much weight during pregnancy run the risk of giving their offspring health problems in later life, researchers have found. Experts discovered that the likelihood of developing cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases, or type...

  • Neighbourly nosiness and sleuthing on sufferance

    Neighbourly nosiness and sleuthing on sufferance

    TheatreThe People Next DoorBlue Box, M Space, Msida The most unnerving thing about writing this particular review is that I am composing it as my plane makes its climb up into sky: for a play that deals with the paranoia following the 9/11...

  • Plain tobacco packs likely to deter smoking

    Plain tobacco packs likely to deter smoking

    Studies on the health impact of ‘plain’ or standardised cigarette packs suggest they can deter non-smokers from taking up the habit and may cut the number of cigarettes smokers get through, scientists said. In a collection of scientific papers in...

  • 40 years of comedy

    40 years of comedy

    Top actors, pop stars, sports heroes and veteran comics turned out in force on Sunday for a special broadcast celebrating the 40th anniversary of the seminal late night comedy programme Saturday Night Live during a marathon live show. The...

  • Ronson single is million seller

    Mark Ronson’s Uptown Funk has become the latest song to join the million-seller club. The soul-funk song, which featured US singer Bruno Mars, is the 158th UK single to record seven-figure sales, the Official Chart Company said. The song has been...

  • Fifty Shades rakes in $81.7m

    Fifty Shades of Grey, the widely anticipated adaptation of the best-selling novel about a kinky relationship between a businessman and a college student, took in $81.7 million in ticket sales to soar to the top of US and Canadian weekend box...

  • Hugh Grant finds surprise salvation

    Hugh Grant finds surprise salvation

    British actor Hugh Grant may be one of the most successful actors of his generation, but the star of the film The Rewrite says he has always been attracted to the comedy of failure. Grant, 54, plays Keith Michaels, a divorced Hollywood...

  • Saturday Night Live documentary to kick off Tribeca Film Festival

    Saturday Night Live documentary to kick off Tribeca Film Festival

    Live From New York!, a documentary about the NBC late night comedy sketch show Saturday Night Live, will have its world premiere and open the 14th Tribeca Film Festival in New York in April, organisers said. The film follows the early development...

  • More than child’s play and tea parties

    More than child’s play and tea parties

    As the celebrated children’s book of Britain’s Victorian era turns 150, an exhibition in Texas traces its history to show how Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland adapted and transformed through now-familiar concepts of merchandising and...

  • ‘It’s now or leather’

    ‘It’s now or leather’

    ‘It’s now or leather’ for Elvis fans who want to get a look at one of the king’s most famous outfits. The black leather suit the singer wore for his 1968 TV comeback special has gone on show at an exhibition about his life. The US TV show marked...

  • Achieving unity through culture

    Achieving unity through culture

    At a time when Europe and the Arab world seem to be at odds with each other over beliefs and politics, Iggy Fenech talks to Valletta 2018 Foundation’s programme coordinator Margerita Pulè to find out how culture could turn out to be the missing...

  • Confronting Esben’s witch

    Confronting Esben’s witch

    Esben & The Witch are back in Malta with a new album, an edgier sound and a promise to blow our minds for a second time. Guitarist Thomas Fisher tells Ramona Depares about the new direction the band has taken. You performed in Malta in 2012. How...

  • Tenishia on MTV Asia

    Tenishia on MTV Asia

    With a national fan base and a long list of musical achievements, appearances on national TV stations are par for the course for the local DJ duo Tenishia. Their recent appearance on MTV Asia, however, made possible following heavy touring in...

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