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  • Better than takeout

    Better than takeout

    Asian dishes at home are easy and can be personalised according to what ingredients you have available. Recipes courtesy of mccormick.com/simply-asia. On busy weeknights, it can be easy to opt for Asian staples like beef and broccoli. Instead, try...

  • Fine. We’re dining.

    Fine. We’re dining.

    L’Orso94, Spinola Road,St JuliansTel: 7705 9417 Food: 8/10Service: 7/10Ambience: 8/10Value: 6/10Overall: 7/10 One of the funniest moments in a decade of writing about eating happened a few years ago at a restaurant that labelled itself as ‘the...

  • Dark, brooding, intense

    Dark, brooding, intense

    In a recent interview with The Guardian newspaper, actor Christian Bale said: “I was asked to do a romantic comedy. I thought they’d lost their minds!” Well, the idea of Bale ever doing a romantic comedy – or any comedy, really – is an idea that...

  • When everyone’s right

    When everyone’s right

    Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri5 starsDirector: Martin McDonaghStars: Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam RockwellDuration: 115 minsClass: 15KRS Releasing Ltd Seven months have passed since her daughter was raped and murdered by the...

  • Church modelling dates back to the Knights of St John

    Church modelling dates back to the Knights of St John

    The annual exhibition of the Għaqda Dilettanti Mudelli ta’ Knejjes is a well-known event in the Maltese cultural calendar. Whereas the exhibition is usually held in the first fortnight of Lent, this year it has been shifted to January, coinciding...

  • Watch: Amadeo Modigliani (ARTE)

    Watch: Amadeo Modigliani (ARTE)

    A major early 20th century painter and sculptor, Modigliani made his name from portraits which according to his models laid bare their souls. His seductive female nudes are equally celebrated today.

  • The invisible visible

    The invisible visible

    Giulia Privitelli, from Fondazzjoni Patrimonju Malti, writes about Pablo Picasso and Joan Miró, the two Spanish artists that took on the world and whose works will be on exhibit in Malta later this year. “The spectacle of the sky overwhelms me. I...

  • The new Antigone

    The new Antigone

    As director Tyrone Grima gears up for the first drama in the Manoel Theatre’s 2018 programme, he tells Iggy Fenech about the vision behind the world-first setting of the ancient story. They say some stories are timeless; that their message spans...

  • Exciting kickoff for Teatru Malta

    Exciting kickoff for Teatru Malta

    What do boxing champions, bird trappers, professional mimes, għannejja and winners of the Royal Court’s Pinter Commission, and Our Lady of Sorrows all have in common? They all form an intrinsic part of Teatru Malta’s vision for 2018. Teatru Malta...

  • Sitting in the hot seat

    Sitting in the hot seat

    Just under a year ago, I met up with the revered Maltese violinist Carmine Lauri to interview him about his performance of Alexander Glazunov’s Violin Concerto at the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra’s Russian Masters concert last April. I recently...

  • The Kinks, Zombies bassist Rodford dies

    The Kinks, Zombies bassist Rodford dies

    The Zombies bassist Jim Rodford has died aged 76, his cousin and the band's frontman Rod Argent has confirmed. The musician, whose career spanned six decades and included 18 years with The Kinks, died on Saturday after a fall on the stairs. He...

  • Tom Petty died due to "accidental drug overdose"

    Tom Petty died due to "accidental drug overdose"

    Rocker Tom Petty died in October due to "multisystem organ failure" brought on by an accidental overdose of seven medications, the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner's office said on Friday. The coroner's office attributed Petty's death at the...

  • The beauty of Valletta from above... and below

    The beauty of Valletta from above... and below

    It was just over 450 years ago that the first stone was laid on the rocky, barren peninsula that is now Valletta. Its majestic fortifications and baroque churches, elegant architecture and the Grand Harbour have made the city among the most...

  • Watch: The rise of Graffiti (ARTE)

    Watch: The rise of Graffiti (ARTE)

    At the very beginning of the 1980s the graffiti movement is growing. An important factor in its expansion was the underground film Wild Style! (1982). We meet its director, Charlie Ahearn and discover the role that German television played in...

  • Mexican hotel keeping Hotel California name after Eagles settlement

    Mexican hotel keeping Hotel California name after Eagles settlement

    A hotel in Mexico named Hotel California plans to continue using the name in that country after settling a lawsuit brought by the Eagles over rights related to the country-rock band's classic 1976 song. Hotel California Baja LLC said on Friday it...

  • Watch: Who's Afraid of AI? (ARTE)

    Watch: Who's Afraid of AI? (ARTE)

    Two opposing views on artificial intelligence: British filmmaker Oscar Sharp embraces the creative opportunities that AI represents whereas Cedric Sauviat, founder of the warns that it is a greater threat to humanity than the atomic bomb.

  • Sketches play on elements of Maltese spirit, tradition

    Sketches play on elements of Maltese spirit, tradition

    Teatru Triptiku has prepared a different treat as part of the opening week of Valletta 2018.   Directed by Jacob Piccinino, in collaboration with Arthur Dumas and Alan Stuart Goldie Cairncross, the ensemble presents three mini-sketches that...

  • Spotlight back on Woody Allen sex abuse case

    Spotlight back on Woody Allen sex abuse case

    Filmmaker Woody Allen has issued a response to an interview given by his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow, who alleged he molested her. In a statement to the Press Association, he said: "When this claim was first made more than 25 years ago, it was...

  • Watch: Ella Fitzgerald performs (ARTE)

    Watch: Ella Fitzgerald performs (ARTE)

    Ella Fitzgerald once again proved her formidable talent performing at the prestigious Swiss Jazz festival of 1975, accompanied by the Tommy Flanagan Trio.

  • Scathing White House expose television rights sold

    Scathing White House expose television rights sold

    Fire And Fury, the White House expose met with outrage from Donald Trump, is heading to television after the rights were purchased in a deal reported to be worth seven figures. Endeavour Content confirmed on Wednesday that it had acquired the...