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As long as Ian Borg’s okay with criticism, then my hours lost to idle commuting are not for naught
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The Skinny | No. 53 • Wet Ass Road Structures

The Skinny | No. 53 • Wet Ass Road Structures

Surely Fearne kicks himself for not booking the long weekends before Abela
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The Skinny | No. 52 • The PM’s weekend breaks

The Skinny | No. 52 • The PM’s weekend breaks

Back to school? Stop having kids. During a pandemic, it’s the decent thing to do
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The Skinny | No. 51 • Back to School!

The Skinny | No. 51 • Back to School!

Being stoned by the same rocks they defaced seems to be the only punishment equal to the crime
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The Skinny | No. 50 • Red Arrows on Rocks

The Skinny | No. 50 • Red Arrows on Rocks

What happens when we let the authorities – medical or otherwise – define what constitutes ‘proper’ food?
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The Skinny: No. 49 • Crisps!

The Skinny: No. 49 • Crisps!

Scicluna’s compassion straw man card: ‘Yes, there was corruption, but think of the children’
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The Skinny | No. 48 • Edward Scicluna Testifies

The Skinny | No. 48 • Edward Scicluna Testifies

It’s Charmaine, Season 2. And you’ll soon have fans clamouring for a Chris Fearne spin-off

The Skinny | No. 47 • Prof Charmaine Gauci: Season 2

The Skinny | No. 47 • Prof Charmaine Gauci: Season 2

‘The Pandemic Party Hub won’t start itself, ladies and gentlemen! Hop into the pool and never look back!’

The Skinny | No. 46 • The Great Pandemic-Party Spike

The Skinny | No. 46 • The Great Pandemic-Party Spike

Summer is when all lizard-men Illuminati crawl into homes in oddly incompetent murder attempts!

The Skinny | No. 45 • Melvin Theuma Conspiracy Theories

The Skinny | No. 45 • Melvin Theuma Conspiracy...

I’ve seen too many 90s B-movies to know that suspect documents are never lost

The Skinny | No. 44 • The One About the Missing Memorandum

The Skinny | No. 44 • The One About the Missing...

What if Renzo Piano had fitted ejector seats into his design for the new Parliament?

The Skinny | No. 43 | Adrian Delia Stays Put

The Skinny | No. 43 | Adrian Delia Stays Put

Boris is already a portly gentleman. What if he had is-Serkin within driving distance?

The Skinny | No. 42 • Boris Johnson: National Fat-Shamer Supreme

The Skinny | No. 42 • Boris Johnson: National...

We’re fast running out of scapegoats for Malta’s corruption cases. Now that’s what I call a crisis!

The Skinny | No 41 • Konrad: Kicking and Screaming

The Skinny | No 41 • Konrad: Kicking and Screaming

Sure, placing migrants on pleasure boats owned by a now-disgraced former ambassador to Finland doesn’t send the right message

The Skinny | No. 39 • The Captain Morgan Boat Migrant Fiasco

The Skinny | No. 39 • The Captain Morgan Boat Migrant...

No Charmaine, no danger. That’s the way I’ll be looking at the situation from now on

The Skinny | No. 38 • The End of Profs Gauci’s Televised Health Updates

The Skinny | No. 38 • The End of Profs...

‘Let’s absolutely jam-pack the Granaries to Isle of MTV levels the next time 0 cases are reported!’

The Skinny • No. 37 | Floriana FC vs Social Distancing

The Skinny • No. 37 | Floriana FC vs Social Distancing

Would we be better off if Prof. Gauci did all of the talking? Oh gods, yes.

The Skinny • No. 36 | Robert Abela’s Interminable Speechifying

The Skinny • No. 36 | Robert Abela’s...

Will the proposed Gozo tunnel count as a tourism corridor? Asking for a friend

The Skinny • No. 35 | Post-COVID tourism corridors

The Skinny • No. 35 | Post-COVID tourism corridors