Book Review | Stone in a Landslide
This short but chronologically sprawling book – first published in 1985 but translated to English only recently – by one of the brightest stars of Catalan literature impresses...
Book Review | In a Strange Room
Despite having an ‘odd’ structure, this three-tiered novel about relationships under duress is well-worth investing in, says Rose Lapira.
Muscat’s biographer praises Labour leader as ‘an agent of change’

Labour leader turns 39 with biography to add oomph to his electoral campaign.

Labour leader turns 39 with biography to add oomph to his...

Film Review | Les Misérables

Tom Hopper’s loud-and-proud follow-up to The King’s Speech is a graceless, lumbering beast that should be labelled ‘For Fans Only’.

Tom Hopper’s loud-and-proud follow-up to The King’s...

Film Review | Jack Reacher

Tom Cruise brings Lee Child’s beloved literary creation to life in this Christopher McQuarrie thriller. But is it worth the effort?

Tom Cruise brings Lee Child’s beloved literary creation...

Maltese among top buyers of 50 Shades of Grey trilogy

Malta ranks second highest in number of ‘50 Shades of Grey’ erotic novels...

Malta ranks second highest in number of ‘50 Shades of...

Film Review | Silver Linings Playbook

It may be a typically ‘inspirational’ Oscar contender, but David O. Russell’s mental illness dramedy has its heart very much in the right place.

It may be a typically ‘inspirational’ Oscar contender,...

Book Review | I Curse The River Of Time

Returning to the Norwegian author after enjoying his short fiction, Rose Lapira is captivated by Per Petterson's poignant novel about a complex mother-daughter...

Returning to the Norwegian author after enjoying his short...

Film Review | Life of Pi

It took a while to get to the big screen, but Ang Lee’s adaptation of Yann Martel’s award-winning novel about an Indian boy trapped on a boat with a Bengal...

It took a while to get to the big screen, but Ang Lee’s...

Film Review | The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

It may not match the epic scale of The Lord of the Rings trilogy, but director...

It may not match the epic scale of The Lord of the Rings...

Vodafone Malta Foundation sponsors a collection of Christmas stories in aid of children in need

“Meta l-Ponsjetta tibda tħammar” is the title of a collection of Christmas stories written by Loreto J.Dalli sponsored by Vodafone Malta Foundation.

“Meta l-Ponsjetta tibda tħammar” is the title of a...

Island Books to relocate to Gozo due to ‘rampant development’

Liz Groves’s beloved and idiosyncratic second-hand book store will be moving...

Liz Groves’s beloved and idiosyncratic second-hand book...

An island dissected | Raphael Vella

We speak to artist and academic Raphael Vella about Shooting Society: Documenting Life in Malta, a new book of photographs and writings he co-edited with...

We speak to artist and academic Raphael Vella about...

To know us is to know the English

The Maltese are a product of their colonial past and you find it in the social division that ‘Menglish’ and university education can still elicit.

The Maltese are a product of their colonial past and you...

Why I love the book fair | Malta Book Fair 2012

While he acknowledges that it may not be perfect, publisher Chris Gruppetta...

While he acknowledges that it may not be perfect, publisher...

Words know no age | Adrian Grima

Better known for his politically engaged work, writer and Maltese literature lecturer Adrian Grima has just launched two books for children.

Better known for his politically engaged work, writer and...

The comic man cometh | Dave Gibbons

One of the most enduringly in-demand comic book artists working in the field today, Dave Gibbons – best known for his groundbreaking collaboration with Alan...

One of the most enduringly in-demand comic book artists...

Tired of Twilight? Here’s a list of worthy vampiric contenders

Fans of the Twilight books will wave their last goodbye to the cinematic take...

Fans of the Twilight books will wave their last goodbye to...

Election vibes and oil on canvas

Two new children’s books by Adrian Grima will tackle weighty themes with a whimsical touch, illustrated by striking oil paintings by Karen Caruana.

Two new children’s books by Adrian Grima will tackle...

Trailer Park | World War Z

It may have had a chequered production history, but the trailer for this Malta-filmed Brad Pitt zombie feature appears to showcase a confident, large-scale...

It may have had a chequered production history, but the...

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