• Get your sweet side out this Valentine’s

    Get your sweet side out this Valentine’s

    Ingredients1 packet dark cocoa chocolate (350g, divided)2 tsp pure vanilla extract1 cup + 2 tbsp wine (Cabernet Sauvignon, divided)1 cup butter, softened (2 sticks)1¼ cups dark brown sugar (firmly packed)1¼ cups cocoa powder¼ teaspoon salt4 eggs1¼...

  • Pure delicious pleasure

    Pure delicious pleasure

    RisetteOld Theatre Street, Valletta Food: 10/10Location: 9/10Service: 10/10Value: 8/10Overall: 10/10 I don’t do puff pieces, although this may indeed sound like one. Risette deserves all the puff I’m pushing its way. I haven’t exaggerated a thing.

  • The fuss continues

    The fuss continues

    It started life in 2011: a romantic, erotically tinged novel by British author E. L. James. Fifty Shades of Grey was the first instalment in the Fifty Shades trilogy tracing the relationship between young, inexperienced college graduate Anastasia...

  • A rollicking adventure

    A rollicking adventure

    Paula Fleri-Soler finds out more about the Spanish animated hit Tad the Lost Explorer, as the second instalment in the franchise hits the big screen. Released in 2012, Tad the Lost Explorer was a Spanish animated movie about a Spanish bricklayer...

  • Guinness World Record holder Billy Nasty at Liquid

    Guinness World Record holder for the first commercially-released DJ mix, Billy Nasty will be headlining Electroniché on February 17 at Liquid, San Ġwann, with Mr Nasty himself at the helm. Billy Nasty has never been considered just a deejay; he...

  • National theatre production puts spotlight on boxing

    Raymond ‘Fight’ Beck, penned by Andre Mangion,  is Teatru Malta’s upcoming production, which will premiere at St James Cavalier theatre on March 10. The recently-founded national theatre is producing the play in association with Spazju Kreattiv,...

  • Storytelling, the funny kind

    Storytelling, the funny kind

    Conor Drum will soon be bringing his notorious quips to the Maltese stage for the next Eden Comedy Club event. Interview by Ramona Depares. How do you describe your type of humour? My type of humour is observational and involves storytelling. I...

  • Mothers and daughters

    Mothers and daughters

    What attracted you to Memory of Water? I love a good black comedy so that was the first thing. I only realised later that mine is the least funny character of the lot – oops. There is witty dialogue, interesting characters and a lot of energy in...

  • Watch: Human organs donated on Facebook?

    Watch: Human organs donated on Facebook?

    Thousands of kidney patients across Europe desperately need a donor. In Holland many patients are now seeking their own donor through Facebook.

  • Don’t go outside

    Don’t go outside

    Is Adrian Buckle’s latest play really so controversial that only an American cast could tackle it? Jo Caruana speaks to director Dave Barton to find out. Anyone who has been following Adrian Buckle’s career since he first launched Unifaun Theatre...

  • Bursting with ideas

    Bursting with ideas

    Antigone is an important play. It is the play that sets out the great democratic plan for Western civilisation – the tension between the old, capricious antics of the Olympian Gods and the new, emergent law of man. The play revolves around the...

  • Iconographic compositions

    Iconographic compositions

    Part of what made Italian TV series Gomorra such a cult hit is its soundtrack, composed by Italian post-rock outfit Mokadelic. Ramona Depares interviews the band ahead of their performance in Malta. How was Mokadelic born? Mokadelic wase born in...

  • Air Malta Love Flight returns with a twist

    Air Malta has launched an event aimed at those who wish to impress their loved ones with a memorable experience on Valentine’s Day. Air Malta’s popular Love Flight is back. However, this time the airline will not just offer a flight over Sicily by...

  • Watch: Back to Trump country (ARTE)

    Watch: Back to Trump country (ARTE)

    A year on from Donald Trump’s inauguration as president, ARTE Reportage returns to Upper Cumberland, Tennessee. In these rural white communities where poverty is widespread, many voted for Trump. Do they still support him?

  • Joseph Calleja soars to the top of the UK classical charts

    Joseph Calleja soars to the top of the UK classical charts

    Joseph Calleja's latest album has soared to the top of the classical charts in the UK. Verdi entered the Specialist Classical Chart at Number 1, and was also the highest new entry on the Classic FM chart.  Compiled by the Official Charts Company,...

  • Kill Bill stunt coordinator: I wasn't called to set on day of Uma Thurman crash

    Kill Bill stunt coordinator: I wasn't called to set on day of Uma Thurman crash

    The stunt co-ordinator for the Kill Bill movies has said his team were not called on set on the day of Uma Thurman's car crash. Thurman, 47, was injured when her car hit a tree on the set of Kill Bill, the movie directed by Quentin...

  • Jazz legend Chick Corea to headline Malta Jazz Festival

    Jazz legend Chick Corea to headline Malta Jazz Festival

    American jazz pianist and composer Chick Corea will be headlining the 2018 edition of the Malta Jazz Festival, the organisers have announced.  Corea, who had performed in the very first edition of the festival in 1990, is expected to take to the...

  • Watch: Damien Rice in concert (ARTE)

    Watch: Damien Rice in concert (ARTE)

    The singer-songwriter gives an emotional performance for an intimate gathering in a Paris apartment, accompanied by the Cantus Domus choir

  • Malta and the pink wine revolution

    Malta and the pink wine revolution

    The Maltese archipelago boasts two commercially viable native grape varieties. Thankfully one of them is dark-skinned so that, besides wonderfully fresh white wines, wineries can also craft interesting reds and inimitable rosés, a category that’s...

  • Four masterpieces from MUŻA on display in Potenza

    Four masterpieces from MUŻA on display in Potenza

    Four masterpieces from MUŻA-Mużew Nazzjonali tal-Arti are featuring prominently in a major exhibition in Italy, called Maestri d’Olanda e di Fiandra nei mari del sud – La pittura Olandese e Fiamminga nelle collezioni di Giuseppe Bellanti, Giovanni...