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  • Versace family disowns 'fiction' of US TV series on designer's death

    Versace family disowns 'fiction' of US TV series on designer's death

    The family of Italian designer Gianni Versace has distanced itself from a long-awaited US television series about his violent death. The nine-part series, made by 21st Century Fox and premiering next week, stars Spanish actress Penelope Cruz and...

  • Sexual harassment scandal looms large at Golden Globes

    Sexual harassment scandal looms large at Golden Globes

    Dark drama Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and mother-daughter comedy Lady Bird were the top winners at the Golden Globe awards on Sunday night on a night marked by barbed comments about sexual harassment in Hollywood and passionate odes...

  • 'Handmaid's Tale,' 'Big Little Lies' lead Golden Globes TV wins

    'Handmaid's Tale,' 'Big Little Lies' lead Golden Globes TV wins

    Dystopian saga "The Handmaid's Tale" and drama "Big Little Lies" won the top television honours at Sunday's Golden Globes awards, where stories about women led a ceremony dominated by the Time's Up movement to fight workplace sexual...

  • Gorgeous, glamorous and glizy

    Gorgeous, glamorous and glizy

    Molly's Game4 starsDirector: Aaron SorkinStars: Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Kevin CostnerDuration: 140 minsClass: 15KRS Releasing Ltd Only in America would the FBI  have the courtesy to call Molly Bloom (Jessica Chastain) seconds before a team...

  • History’s richest man

    History’s richest man

    All The Money In The World4 starsDirector: Ridley ScottStars: Michelle Williams, Christopher Plummer, Mark WahlbergDuration: 132 minsClass: TBAKRS Releasing Ltd On November 8, 2017, just days after the allegations of sexual misconduct began to...

  • Of encounters and adventures

    Of encounters and adventures

    Goodbye Berlin star Anand Batbileg was recently in Malta for the screening of the film as part of Żigużajg International Arts Festival for Children. Giulia Privitelli catches up with him during the Q&A session. What happens when a moving object...

  • Handel’s Messiah at St Paul’s Pro-Cathedral

    St Paul’s Anglican Pro-Cathedral in Valletta is to stage a grand performance of Handel’s glorious Messiah in aid of the Valletta Skyline Appeal, featuring the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra, University of Western Australia Choral Society and...

  • A return to tradition

    A return to tradition

    It’s that time of the year again. The presents have been distributed, the turkeys have been carved and we’re welcoming a brand new year. Of course, that means it’s also panto season and, just like clockwork, the local stages are replete with...

  • There is nothing like this Dame

    There is nothing like this Dame

    It was great to be back at the (nearly) newly refurbished Manoel Theatre (the stall seats are still temporary) to watch this year’s Christmas Panto by Masquerade – Alice in Wonderland – A traditional Christmas Panto.  Although there are other...

  • Homegrown record label launches local music abroad

    Homegrown record label launches local music abroad

    Kewn Records burst on the scene with a very solid debut offering, Being in Space and Time, a mixtape showcasing some of Malta’s more edgy and alternative sounds. Ramona Depares interviews the two minds behind the label – Nick Morales and James...

  • Letterman lands Obama as first guest on new Netflix show

    Letterman lands Obama as first guest on new Netflix show

    Veteran former US talk show host David Letterman will return to television on January 12 in a new Netflix show where his first guest will be former US President Barack Obama, Netflix Inc said on Friday. Called "My Next Guest Needs No Introduction...

  • Are you ready to hit the Edinburgh Fringe?

    Are you ready to hit the Edinburgh Fringe?

    Steve Hili is hilarious – but we wouldn’t know that had it not been for his many shows over the years and his sporadic Facebook posts about people with strange kinks… Indeed, Steve’s presence on the stage has meant that he has fashioned a great...

  • Street art: young Italians shake Camorra's hold on public space

    Street art: young Italians shake Camorra's hold on public space

    Inward, Author provided Felia Allum, University of Bath and Luca Palermo In some ways, Naples is really two cities in one. By day, it’s a city of such beauty and character that it’s often used as a set for films. But by night, away from the busy...

  • Nostalgic return for panto producer

    Nostalgic return for panto producer

    For many, panto evokes nostalgic memories of childhood. But for the Aldred family, it represents a part of their lives that they still cherish. This is why John and Chris Aldred and their daughter Carolyn are flying in from the UK just to go to...

  • YouTuber Logan Paul says suicide video was 'huge mistake'

    YouTuber Logan Paul says suicide video was 'huge mistake'

    American YouTube star Logan Paul on Tuesday apologised for posting a video of a suicide victim in Japan, saying he had made a "huge mistake" and was ashamed of himself. Paul, 22, whose almost daily video blogs on YouTube have over 15 million...

  • Just laugh it off with the Comedy Knights

    Just laugh it off with the Comedy Knights

    Anything, from politics to the environment, and anybody, from posh boys and girls to the “First Lady”, are targeted by the Comedy Knights in their latest instalment – 5how Me The Funny. Known for their trademark satirical style and ability to poke...

  • Interesting, fun stories for women

    Interesting, fun stories for women

    It was almost a given that following the success of the first two films in the Pitch Perfect series, a third instalment would come to the big screen. The story finds the beloved Bellas now graduated from college and out in the real world where it...

  • Wonderful, uplifting music

    Wonderful, uplifting music

    The Greatest ShowmanDirector: Michael Gracey Stars: Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Zac Efron Duration: 105 minsClass: PGKRS Releasing Ltd By all accounts, Phineas Taylor (P.T.) Barnum, who died aged 80 in 1891, was an enterprising, driven and...

  • And the winner is…

    And the winner is…

    Here we are again, the end of 2017, another year of cinematic delights and, as per usual, studios leaving their big guns for the end-of-year slugfest that is Awards Season, as individual critics and critics associations list their favourites and...

  • University honours Gabriel Caruana

    University honours Gabriel    Caruana

    Contemporary art pioneer Gabriel Caruana was recently bestowed in absentia with the title of Master of Letters – Honoris Causa by the University of Malta. In his oration, which he shares here, Richard England spells out his vision of the man who...