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  • North meats south

    North meats south

    The Smokehouse 136, The StrandGżiraTel : 27200315 Food: 8/10Service: 7/10Ambience: 6/10Value: 8/10Overall: 7/10 During the summer, I complain more. If you’ve read this column more than once you’ve figured that I complain a lot so you can imagine...

  • Vent farms for people who don’t wake up

    Vent farms for people who don’t wake up

    A coma, from Greek meaning ‘deep sleep,’ is a state of unconsciousness. Unlike sleep, however, the person cannot wake up, they do not react to painful light or sound and do not move voluntarily. Most comas are from drug poisoning, heart attacks...

  • Sicilia Outlet Village – gorgeous oasis of shopping nirvana

    Sicilia Outlet Village – gorgeous     oasis of shopping nirvana

    There are few places in the world more unreservedly beautiful than Sicily. Blessed with sun, sea, glorious food and the tang of lemon-scented air, it’s little wonder that its people are so proud of their beautiful land. For many Maltese, Sicily...

  • A little light

    A little light

    L-ImnaraVarious: L-Imnara, Vol. 11, No. 2 (2018), BDL Publications for the Għaqda Maltija tal-Folklor. For anyone who still remembers the first cyclostyled copies of L-Imnara, the organ of the Għaqda Maltija tal-Folklor, painstakingly produced by...

  • Scandal in the Grand Harbour: Codrington v Codrington and Anderson

    Scandal in the Grand Harbour: Codrington v Codrington and Anderson

    An entertaining story always has a literary ‘hook’ from which to hang. This can apply equally to non-fiction as to fiction, as is the case with today’s article. The hook today is a seemingly run-of-the-mill photograph of a military officer simply...

  • Celebrating femininity

    Celebrating femininity

    The Chamber of Fashion recently organised a night of fashion and culture at Verdala Palace, in aid of the Community Chest Fund. Among the designers showcased was Giada Curti. She tells Anna Marie Galea about her passion for empowering women...

  • Juicy peaches for an endless summer

    Juicy peaches for an endless summer

    Peach Charlotte Servings: 12Ingredients:3 (15-oz.) cans peach slices, well drained (reserve 5 slices for garnish)8 ounces (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature1 cup sugar, preferably superfine5 tbsp Frangelico almond liqueur, Grand...

  • Are you being served?

    Are you being served?

    Picture it: it’s a public holiday, I’m feeling rough and run down, and the faint rumble of my stomach is indicating that hunger is well and truly among us. There’s nothing that I feel like eating in the house so I decide to phone to get a delivery.

  • Skyline ball raises €32,700 for protection of Malta’s heritage  

    Skyline ball raises €32,700 for protection of Malta’s heritage  

    The Skyline Ball at Palazzo Parisio has raised an outstanding €32,700 to help safeguard Valletta’s iconic skyline. Guests gathered in the magnificent gardens to enjoy an exquisite evening of fine dining and dancing, while supporting the Valletta...

  • Barracuda Restaurant celebrates 40th anniversary

    Barracuda Restaurant celebrates 40th anniversary

    Barracuda Restaurant celebrated its 40th anniversary – another milestone in its successful story. Having also recently introduced a revamped summer menu featuring some classics and a number of new creations with a modern twist by its executive...

  • Lija altar boys visit Grand Harbour

    Lija altar boys visit Grand Harbour

    After the feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord celebrated in Lija earlier this month, altar boys from Lija parish were treated to a cultural visit of the Grand Harbour.

  • Water on Mars

    Water on Mars

    Prior to the age of space exploration, the red planet was deemed to almost be like another earth, with telescope observations showing surface features that looked akin to water canals and seasonally changing water bodies. The red planet was...

  • The power to nourish skin

    Certain objects are considered masterpieces not just for their beauty or sophistication, but because they evoke a profound emotion, because they are precious, because they represent a splendid example of innovation, savoir-faire or a philosophy of...

  • Myth Debunked: Does Mars ever appear as big as the moon?

    Myth Debunked: Does Mars ever appear as big as the moon?

    Mars is one of the smaller planets in the solar system, with its diameter measuring around 6,700km at the equator. The distance of Mars from earth varies considerably depending on the positions of the planets in their orbit around the sun. Mars...

  • New skincare brand comes to Malta

    New skincare brand comes to Malta

    Korres is a Greek skincare brand combining science, innovation and nature to create advanced natural formulations that deliver maximum results. Korres’ Golden Krocus is a precious golden serum infused with one-day fresh Greek saffron to...

  • Photo of the week - August 19, 2018

    Photo of the week - August 19, 2018

    An image of Mars taken from Birkirkara on its closest approach to earth since 2003 on July 31. The southern pole region can easily be identified. Taken with a 0.2m telescope by Josef Borg.

  • Understanding the allure of routines

    Understanding the allure of routines

    Former US president Barack Obama famously had a wardrobe full of identical suits. As a world leader, life presents more than enough big decisions – Obama’s reasoning was that it made sense to minimise the complexity of the small decisions. Artists...

  • Is beer actually good for you?

    Is beer actually good for you?

    A recent Daily Mail article announced that: “Beer is officially good for you”. The article claimed that beer “reduces heart risk” and “improves brain health”. Even if “heart risk” sounds a bit vague, the news sounds good. But let’s take a closer...

  • Consuming milk at breakfast lowers blood glucose throughout the day

    Consuming milk at breakfast lowers blood glucose throughout the day

    A change in breakfast routine may provide benefits for the management of type 2 diabetes, according to a new study published in the Journal of Dairy Science. Douglas Goff and the team of scientists from the Human Nutraceutical Research Unit at the...

  • Serena Williams learned sister's killer had been freed minutes before worst defeat

    Serena Williams learned sister's killer had been freed minutes before worst defeat

    Tennis star Serena Williams says she found out the man convicted of killing her half-sister had been released from prison minutes before her worst-ever career defeat. The 23-time Grand Slam singles champion suffered the worst defeat of her career,...