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The Skinny Zero cases? Beach party for my friends, we’ll lick the seafront clean!
The Skinny • No. 31 | The Unberable Lightness of Low COVID cases
The Skinny Surgical masks and disposable plastic gloves basically count as an invincibility cloak, right?
Destiny’s song may be generic pap, but it’s also a serviceable pop anthem
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The Skinny | No 26. ‘All My Love’ by Destiny

The Skinny | No 26. ‘All My Love’ by Destiny

The kind of macho ‘charisma’ espoused by the likes of Chetcuti will solve exactly nothing
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The Skinny | No 25. MDA President Sandro Chetcuti

The Skinny | No 25. MDA President Sandro Chetcuti

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

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!

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