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  • The travails of love in later years

    Maria Grech Ganado: Taħt il-Kpiepel ta’ Għajnejja. Klabb Kotba Maltin, 2014. 96pp. Maria Grech Ganado has long been a leading poet writing in Maltese as well as in English. She is notable for her relentless self-anatomising, especially since this...

  • Simshar Oscar screenings kick off

    Simshar Oscar screenings kick off

    Simshar, the film inspired by the true life tragedy of the Marsaxlokk fishermen who lost their lives in open water in 2008, is enjoying positive reactions during the first Academy Awards screenings, the Maltese team behind the film reports. The...

  • Group gets new brand

    Group gets new brand

    Darmanin Footwear has opened another outlet in Tower Road, Sliema, mainly focusing on the young generation. The new shop will be stocking women’s products, with a small section dedicated to men’s footwear. One can also find XTI, a relatively young...

  • Last chance to purchase 20 per cent discounted flights with Emirates

    Last chance to purchase 20 per cent discounted flights with Emirates

    Travelling from Malta to Perth via Dubai is easy and convenient with Emirates. The Malta route gives outbound and incoming travellers a convenient connection via Dubai to all of Emirates’s five destinations in Australia: Sydney, Melbourne,...

  • Screening of Anime Nere

    Francesco Munzi’s Anime Nere, presented in competition at the 71st edition of the Venice Film Festival earlier this year, will be screened at the Old University Building in Valletta this week. Based on the novel by Gioacchino Criaco (itself...

  • The writing’s on the wall

    The writing’s on the wall

    Inspired by C215’s trip to Valletta, and the subsequent removal of his works, Veronica Stivala takes a look at some of the best cities to visit for street art. A few weeks ago, a good number of post office boxes and other street furniture in...

  • Strictly for the little ones

    Strictly for the little ones

    Penguins Of MadagascarDirector: Eric DarnellStarring: Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, Christopher Knights92 mins; Class U;KRS Releasing Ltd Penguins of Madagascar is a spin-off featuring the penguins from the Madagascar franchise. Fancying themselves...

  • Face for Fino

  • Leg up for lost property

    Leg up for lost property

    A false leg, a set of mountain bikes and a giant crab are all items left behind on UK coaches. The 10-legged crab was taken on board by a Chinese couple who could not speak English, National Express said. They had bought a child’s ticket for the...

  • Another sequel that fails to impress

    Another sequel that fails to impress

    Horrible Bosses 2Director: Sean AndersStarring: Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, Charlie Day108 mins; Class 15;Eden Cinema Release Sequels. Those unpredictable monsters, which can either better the original and occasionally raise the bar for a...

  • Charting the enigmatic life of Antonio Bosio

    Charting the enigmatic life of Antonio Bosio

    Arguably the ‘Maltese’ academic who acquired the widest fame in the baroque age throughout Europe was Antonio Bosio “the father of modern archaeology” or, if you prefer “the Christopher Columbus of the catacombs”, as Pope Karol Wojtyla referred to...

  • Dubai in spotlight

    Dubai in spotlight

    It’s known as the capital of decadence, but a campaign is celebrating different facets of Dubai. Emirates and the emirate’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing launched a $20 million ‘See you in Dubai’ campaign last week. While many...

  • A particularly poor seasonal entry

    A particularly poor seasonal entry

    Nativity 3: Dude, Where’S My Donkey?Director: Debbie IsittStarring: Susie Blake, Martin Clunes, Adam Garcia109 mins; Class U;Eden Cinemas Release This is a week of sequels, with this, the third in the Nativity series. Nativity 3 – Dude Where’s My...

  • Orlando Emanuel Caruana – an American Civil War hero

    Orlando Emanuel Caruana – an American Civil War hero

    When Abraham Lincoln became the first Republican US president after having won the election of 1860, he publically pledged to bring an end to slavery. Seven slave states in the deep south did not agree and formed a new nation which they called the...

  • Take a closer look at Tokyo

    Take a closer look at Tokyo

    Tokyo is a place of pulsing clubs, steep-roofed temples, narrow lanes packed with smoky restaurants where meat sizzles on grills and karaoke pubs whose yowled anthems spill into the streets. Tradition can be hard to find amid the lanes and towers...

  • Important and strange milk facts

    Important and strange milk facts

    Over the years we have been used to hearing that milk is good for us. A new study has found that it can cause premature death and that it doesn’t even protect against fractures and osteoporosis. I have been writing about this frequently, and,...

  • To neuter or not to neuter...

    To neuter or not to neuter...

    Last week, while examining Horace, his owner remarked that he’d been told he should neuter his dog but was in a dilemma about it all because he also wanted to mate him. Not wanting to interrupt my examination, I delayed replying until Horace’s...

  • A llama’s eye view

    A llama’s eye view

    Llamas in front of the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu in Cusco, Peru. The government is limiting tourists to the Unesco World Heritage Site to 2,500 per day due to safety reasons and concerns over the preservation of the ruins.

  • New book about horticulture

    New book about horticulture

    A book by Maurice Mizzi dedicated to Maltese horticulture, The Pleasures of Gardening in the Maltese Islands, was launched at an event hosted by President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca. The author presented a donation to the Community Chest Fund...

  • Seeing is believing

    Seeing is believing

    Of all those people who have ever dared peer beyond the constraints of their immediate surroundings, searching for something more, how many have been called idle dreamers, and how many great visionaries? If such vision can be backed up by...

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