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Basking in the original sin | Gabriel Buttigieg
Art 03-11

A quirky piece of juvenilia by a now-renowned local playwright, the 24-page chapbook – an illustrated blend of prose and poetry – Alfred Buttigieg’s ‘Dik il-Qtajra’, first (self) published in 1983, is now being thrust back into the spotlight by his son Gabriel Buttigieg, whose upcoming exhibition takes its cue from his father’s sexually explicit and somewhat nihilistic booklet  

Fighting fear through storytelling | Giuliana Fenech
Cultural Diary 02-11

Teodor Reljic speaks to Giuliana Fenech about ‘Of Fairy Tales and You’ – an upcoming workshop for kids forming part of this year’s edition of  Żigużajg, and part of Fenech’s wider initiative, Lignin Stories, which attempts to harness the eternal power of traditional storytelling while adapting it to contemporary realities 

Turning ourselves into human capital
Books 31-10

Razor-penned funnyman Wayne Flask tells Teodor Reljic why his debut novel, Kapitali, is more of a howl of despair than a mechanism made to tickle us into distraction 

Film Review | That cabin in the woods again...
Film 31-10

A group of college friends reunite and go for a trip in the forest, but encounter a menacing presence in the woods that's stalking them • 3/5

Fighting fear through storytelling
Cultural Diary 30-10

Teodor Reljic speaks to Giuliana Fenech about ‘Of Fairy Tales and You’ – an upcoming workshop for kids forming part of this year’s edition of Żigużajg, and part of Fenech’s wider initiative, Lignin Stories, which attempts to harness the eternal power of traditional storytelling while adapting it to contemporary realities

The view from the other side: Arnold Cassola on the Magnificent Süleyman
Books 26-10

Politician and historian Arnold Cassola is keen to portray a different side to the Great Siege story. His latest publication, ‘Süleyman the Magnificent and Malta 1565: Decisions, Concerns and Consequences’ shows a different perspective to this defining narrative of Maltese history

Loosening up the house | Teatru Santwarju
Theatre & Dance 26-10

Teodor Reljic speaks to Martina Georgina, Julia Camilleri and Althea Corlett, the trio behind Teatru Santwarju, a theatrical group keen to ‘loosen up’ the house of theatre, and whose performance Lib(r)a is coming up in a couple of weeks

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 

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