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The Skinny The pandemic really has put a timer on Muscatian feel-good political rhetoric, hasn’t it? Indeed
The Skinny | No. 27. Silvio Schembri & Post-Covid Third Country Nationals
The Skinny Destiny’s song may be generic pap, but it’s also a serviceable pop anthem
Panic-buying during the relatively mild coronavirus outbreak is a sobering litmus test
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The Skinny | No 24. Bulk buying in the time of the coronavirus

The Skinny | No 24. Bulk buying in the time of the...

Malta police arrests: normality and working institutions? That’s a kaleidoscopic hall of mirrors kind of statement…
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The Skinny | No 23. Mass arrest of Malta’s traffic police

The Skinny | No 23. Mass arrest of Malta’s traffic...

A cheque every now and then is good, but send me one every week and you’ll have a voter for life
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No 21. Edward Scicluna’s bread-and-milk money

No 21. Edward Scicluna’s bread-and-milk money

I can see how such a pandemic can lead to racist attitudes towards the Chinese...
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The Skinny | No 22. Coronavirus

The Skinny | No 22. Coronavirus

Konrad Mizzi: He’s not a politician’s politician, let’s put it that way
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The Skinny | No 20. Konrad Mizzi

The Skinny | No 20. Konrad Mizzi

Get that float out there as is and let’s start the year with a bang!
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The Skinny | No 19. The St Joseph Home Carnival Float

The Skinny | No 19. The St Joseph Home Carnival Float

Wasn’t it Plato who said that all kings should be bodybuilders, and all bodybuilders be kings?

No 18. Robert Abela: Bodybuilder

No 18. Robert Abela: Bodybuilder

Are we just gonna let the natural world continue to bully us into submission?!

The Skinny | No 16. Azure Window Replica Angst

The Skinny | No 16. Azure Window Replica Angst

New Year’s resolutions should apply to countries as well as people

The Skinny | No 16. New Year, New Country?  

The Skinny | No 16. New Year, New Country?  

A missing mobile phone? This is officially the ‘dog ate my homework’ entry in the whole saga

The Skinny | No 15. Keith Schembri’s Missing Mobile Phone

The Skinny | No 15. Keith Schembri’s Missing Mobile...

That reference to a ‘gang’ that tarnished Malta was pretty badass

The Skinny | No 14. President George Vella’s Republic Day Speech

The Skinny | No 14. President George Vella’s...

‘OMG JM got owned! Yas queen, Metzzzi!’

The Skinny | No 13. Roberta Metsola Refuses To Shake Hands With Joseph Muscat

The Skinny | No 13. Roberta Metsola Refuses To Shake Hands...

This week of rolling news has been hysterically entertaining. More, please!

The Skinny | No 12. The Media in Times of Crisis

The Skinny | No 12. The Media in Times of Crisis

MaltaToday at 20: Don’t say: ‘Less double-page analyses, more listicles please!’

The Skinny | No 11. MaltaToday’s 20th anniversay

The Skinny | No 11. MaltaToday’s 20th anniversay

So all this 17 Black and Keith Schembri saga is a game of courtroom ‘chicken’? Basically, yes

No 10. | Keith Schembri and 17 Black

No 10. | Keith Schembri and 17 Black

Gerard James Borg’s saucy bedroom parables certainly fill a gap in the book market

The Skinny | No 9. Gerard James Borg

The Skinny | No 9. Gerard James Borg

Surely it’s mostly an American thing that sort of trickled down... But that’s precisely it
Doing our darndest not to simply call it ‘sale of citizenship’ shows a certain jitteriness about the IIP