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  • Watch: Recovering from Vietnam (ARTE)

    Watch: Recovering from Vietnam (ARTE)

    Cacao, a small village in the French Guianese jungle is inhabited by the Hmong people, refugees from the Vietnam War. 500 souls came here in 1977 and have since transformed the tropical forest into a heavenly garden.

  • West End leading lady Charlotte Gorton to star in Malta's Mamma Mia

    West End leading lady Charlotte Gorton to star in Malta's Mamma Mia

    Local theatre fans are in for a huge treat when West End leading lady Charlotte Gorton takes to the stage in Mamma Mia later this year, as part of FM Theatre’s mammoth 20th anniversary theatrical season. Hot on the heels of the sell-out success My...

  • 'Older women aren't sitting around a card table in cardigans' - actress Imelda Staunton

    'Older women aren't sitting around a card table in cardigans' - actress Imelda Staunton

    Imelda Staunton has said it is important to see older women on screen who are not just "sitting around a card table in cardigans". The Oscar-nominated actress, 62, stars in Finding Your Feet as a woman who discovers her husband of 40 years is...

  • Watch: Where prostitutes don't exist (ARTE)

    Watch: Where prostitutes don't exist (ARTE)

    The tragedy of Eva-Marree: Her children were taken from her because she was a prostitute and then she was killed by their father. In a convincing narrative, filmmaker Ovidie denounces the Swedish state’s abuse of power.

  • Carnival results announced

    Carnival results announced

    Festivals Malta together with the Carnival Organisational Team announced the competition results of Carnival 2018. The results are as follows: COMPETITION No 1- Triumphal Float – Category “A” First Prize: “Spettaklu mużikali, f’sena speċjali...

  • Trump wants 'biased and insecure' Oprah Winfrey to run for president

    Trump wants 'biased and insecure' Oprah Winfrey to run for president

    Donald Trump has said he wants "biased" and "insecure" Oprah Winfrey to run for US president so that she can be "exposed and defeated". Winfrey recently sparked speculation that she might run for office following her rousing speech about equality...

  • Watch: Fighting the obesity problem...and why the Maltese remain fattest in Europe (ARTE)

    Watch: Fighting the obesity problem...and why the Maltese remain fattest in Europe (ARTE)

    The positive and polemic news programme for Europe focuses on two subjects: Obesity and the EU-Canada CETA trade deal. The video places Malta right at the front of the obesity race. 

  • Malta wins destination award for diving

    Malta wins destination award for diving

    Malta has won a leading destination award for scuba diving. BOOT is a leading trade event for water sport activities. The award took place in Dusseldorf. Taucher.net, the largest German speaking online portal for divers, participated for the first...

  • 'Three Billboards' leads the pack at politically-edged BAFTA awards

    'Three Billboards' leads the pack at politically-edged BAFTA awards

    Dark comedy Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri was the biggest winner at the BAFTA Film Awards, held in London on Sunday, an event which saw the campaign for women's rights in the entertainment industry take centre stage. Three Billboards...

  • You have to go horse-racing in Hong Kong

    You have to go horse-racing in Hong Kong

    In hindsight, it was a bad decision. But hindsight decisions are often bad. And what bucket list experiences don’t cost you money? I was between meetings in Hong Kong. In that limboland all business travellers know. That potential paradise. That...

  • The search for authenticity

    The search for authenticity

    RasoiDean Hamlet,Triq il-Qaliet,St Julian’sTel: 9949 2513 Food: 6/10Service: 6/10Ambience: 7/10Value: 7/10Overall: 6.5/10 Words are slippery. Their meaning evolves and mutates so there comes a day when you look back at a word and find it has...

  • Extraordinarily beautiful

    Extraordinarily beautiful

    Phantom Thread4 starsDirector: Paul Thomas AndersonStars: Vicky Krieps, Daniel Day-Lewis, Lesley ManvilleDuration: 130 minsClass: 12KRS Releasing Ltd A few months ago, Variety magazine broke the news that actor Daniel Day-Lewis has decided to...

  • Potential unfulfilled

    Potential unfulfilled

    The 15:17 to Paris2 starsDirector: Clint EastwoodStars: Alek Skarlatos, Anthony Sadler, Spencer Stone, Ray CorasaniDuration: 203 minsClass: 12KRS Releasing Ltd The terrible state of affairs in the world today dictates that terrorist attacks...

  • Speed as artistic virtue

    Speed as artistic virtue

    Fondazzjoni Patrimonju Malti (FPM) consistently puts on regular well-researched exhibitions that are intriguing whether they are set up on a large scale or in a more intimate context. Whatever the case, they manage to generate a lot of interest on...

  • Watch: Opioid drugs biggest cause of death in US (ARTE)

    Watch: Opioid drugs biggest cause of death in US (ARTE)

    Opioid drugs are now the biggest cause of death for the under 50s in the US, ahead of traffic accidents and firearms. The highly addictive OxyContin, prescribed as a painkiller has led to addiction and contributed to the nation’s opioid epidemic.

  • Malta and La Commedia dell’Arte

    Malta and La Commedia dell’Arte

    As Australia passes the baton on to Malta for this year’s World Commedia dell’Arte Day under the auspices of the Malta Commission of Unesco, Narcy Calamatta tells Iggy Fenech all about the history of the genre, Malta’s place within its narrative...

  • Of national politics and social problems

    Alfred Buttigieg: The collected playsSelf-published, 2017 Alfred Buttigieg is one of a handful of Maltese authors who have established themselves as playwrights on the Maltese stage in the past half-century. A co-founder, with Michael Fenech, of...

  • Going vinyl

    Going vinyl

    When did you start working on the new EP? Around three months ago. I decided to go out of my comfort zone and go a step further using different techniques and equipment which I wasn’t used to. I approached a good friend of mine, who is the...

  • Temptasian retains its WRMC top restaurant status

    Temptasian retains its WRMC top restaurant status

    Temptasian restaurant at The Palace hotel in Sliema was confirmed one of Malta’s top restaurants at this year’s edition of the WRMC (Wines and Restaurants of Malta.com) Restaurants Quality Recognition Awards gala dinner and ceremony in St...

  • Delicata releases first 2017 vintage Medina wines

    Delicata releases first 2017 vintage Medina wines

    The latest 2017 vintage of the Medina range of award-winning, boutique Malta-grown wines by the Delicata winery has been bottled for distribution on the domestic market in Malta and Gozo. Medina is a collection of ten unoaked, fruity wines made...