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Making the best of a universal language
Film 25-10

Ahead of two of his films being screened at the Rima Film Festival next week, which he will also be present to discuss at the event, the Swiss documentary filmmaker Fernand Melgar speaks to Teodor Reljic how the dynamics of the global migrant experience continue to inform his work

Film Review | Special Flight
Film 25-10

5/5 • A heady mix of tragicomedy and grim reality, resulting in a film with a heartbreaking trajectory that implores us to never forget the immediate needs of human beings of all stripes and nationalities, no matter how tangled the politics of migration may be

Chiliean poet Pablo Neruda did not die of prostate cancer
Books 21-10

Experts has dismissed prostate cancer as the official cause of death for the Chilean Nobel Prize winner, Pablo Neruda. For decades, many believed that he was poisoned

Shahd Alshammari at the Malta Book Festival 2017
Books 19-10

Special guest of this year's edition is Kuwaiti poet and writer Shahd Alshammari, who will be speaking on 9 November at 6pm

Film Review | Blade Runner 2049
Film 19-10

* * * * Not just a nostalgic re-tread, but a true spiritual sucessor. Even at three hours long, it is certainly worth your time

[WATCH] George Saunders wins the Man Booker Prize for ‘Lincoln in the Bardo’
Books 18-10

Saunders is the second US author to be awarded the £50,000 prize

The friendly neighbourhood con is back...
Cultural Diary 17-10

...only this time, it’s in another neighbourhood. Teodor Reljic speaks to Christopher Muscat, Fabio Agius and Chris Le Galle of Wicked Comics, organisers of the Malta Comic Con – who are gearing up for this year’s edition, which will be moving to the prestigious Mediterranean Conference Centre 

Mounting a farce for all
Cultural Diary 16-10

As they prepare to put up Miles Tredinnick’s farcical comedy ‘Laugh? I Nearly went to Miami!’ on the Teatru Salesjan, Teodor Reljic speaks to its producer Yandrick Agius and director Lucienne Camilleri – both from DLA Productions – about how this sophomore effort differs from its musical theatre Maltese folk monster debut production

Mounting a farce for all
Theatre & Dance 15-10

As they prepare to put up Miles Tredinnick’s farcical comedy ‘Laugh? I Nearly Went to Miami!’ on the Teatru Salesjan stage, Teodor Reljic speaks to its producer Yandrick Agius and director Lucienne Camilleri – both from DLS Productions – about how this sophomore effort differs from its musical theatre Maltese folk monster debut production 

No shrinking against the pale moonlight | The Shrinking Violets
Theatre & Dance 12-10

Contrary to the implications of their name, newly-minted theatre troupe The Shrinking Violets will be taking the proverbial (undead) bull by the horns this season, as they launch with Ernest and the Pale Moon – the Oliver Lansley Fringe hit that’s a perfect fit for Halloween, as they tell Teodor Reljic

Malta Book Festival: featuring renowned novelist Gilbert Sinoué
Books 11-10

On Thursday 9 November, renowned novelist Gilbert Sinoué will be speaking to Prof Toni Aquilina regarding his literary work at M.A. Grima Hall at 7:45pm 

Reptile rockers slinking onto the scene | Lady Lizard
Music 11-10

Weaned on the heaviest of metal subgenres during their former (and current) musical projects, the quartet comprising newly-formed Stoner and Sludge Metal band Lady Lizard tell Teodor Reljic that they’re keen to cultivate a slower sound this time around, as they gear up for their debut gig 

Alex Vella Gera at the National Book Festival 2017
Books 10-10

Award-winning novelist Alex Vella Gera is special guest of the Malta National Book Festival

Film Review | The Bad Batch
Film 10-10

A love story set in a community of cannibals in a future dystopia. In a desert wasteland in Texas, a muscled cannibal breaks one important rule: don't play with your food  • 3/5

Heritage Malta: Valletta museums open for free during Notte Bianca
Cultural Diary 05-10

A selection of museums in Valletta will be open to the public, free of charge, during Notte Bianca, on Saturday 7 October, 2017

Għala bieb żobbi: the subtle art of not giving a fuck, in Maltese
Entertainment 04-10

Three academics banded together to analyse the deeper meanings dormant behind that beloved term, għala bieb zobbi. Dive into this complex exploration of how this vulgar, but perennially tempting term, shows how the code of language reflects the social barriers we put up

Malta Book Festival: Creating the literary reference point
Books 03-10

Having just announced this year’s edition of the event, John Grech, the Manager of the Malta Book Festival, speaks to Teodor Reljic about what’s in store for the annual celebration of local book culture, taking place early next month 

Music legend Tom Petty dies aged 66
Music 03-10

US musician Tom Petty has died in California aged 66, says a statement issued on behalf of his family

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