Malta Comic Con: Charlie Adlard interviewed

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 An edited version of this interview was first published on the Sunday Times of Malta. Fans of AMC’s The Walking Dead know that there’s only one thing better than the television series – and that is the comic version.  I had a chat with CHARLIE ADLARD, the illustrator who brings the original characters to life, […]

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The night Valletta comes alive

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Notte Bianca returns on Saturday, and with it a new artistic director, SEAN BUHAGIAR. He tells us what’s in store. Photo Steve Mugliett. Notte Bianca, the one night in the year when the capital comes alive with a multitude of performances, exhibitions and events, is set to take a new direction this year. Not so […]

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The story behind Pastizzi Gourmet

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Interview with Marilu Vella from the E&D magazine (Times of Malta). All photos in this interview were taken by Chris Sant Fournier for E&D.   Guilt-free pastizzi might sound like an unachievable nirvana to all foodies who despair that the calorie and fat content make it impossible for them to this traditional speciality. But Gourmet […]

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The writer who builds worlds

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The last instalment in John A Bonello’s Il-Logħba tal-Allat trilogy was recently released to the delight of fantasy fans in Malta. Fantasy epics set across multiple worlds are not exactly common genres with Maltese writers. You could say that the only other  bona fide fantasy trilogy written in our native language was Simon Bartolo’s and […]

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Arsenic & Old Lace – the Malta production

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Hailed as one of the greatest screwball comedies ever made, Arsenic & Old Lace is finally being staged by MADC in Malta later this month.  Joe Depasquale, who will be playing the role of Jonathan Brewster, gave me some insights about his role in the production. Arsenic & Old Lace is the one production that […]

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Discovering the artist within

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  Two highly promising art students  – Rebecca Xuereb and Asma Dekna – have just had their first joint exhibition put up at St Edward’s College. I met up with the two budding artists to find out more about the creative passion that led them to spend their every waking hour preparing for this event. […]

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World War Z: interview with location manager Christian Mc Williams

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  It’s been some months since cast and crew of World War Z decamped from Malta. And yet, some six months later,  Christian McWilliams is already back on our island to participate in the first Malta Film Commission Locations Seminar. When I meet him for the interview, he is enjoying his last day in Malta, […]

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Gender-bending, bawdy, burlesque

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Get ready for an alternate reality involving homicidal grandmasters and do-gooding angels as The Dazzle Troupe is back with The History of Malta Burlesque show. I caught up with the members of the perennially popular Schlock troupe-  Peter Farrugia, Teodor Reljic and Bettina Borg Cardona – who will be taking part in the show with […]

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The Devil’s Advocate

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 Photography by Fotoclassic.   Come talk of elections, current affairs/discussion shows come to the forefront again. Reno Bugeja, PBS journalist and host of the weekly Dissett, is very familiar with the frenzy that is created when a strong political wave hits our island. After all, he has been presenting Dissett for over three years: his […]

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Kantilena: The sound of contemporary folk

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Maltese folk is back in the spotlight, albeit with a twist as Kantilena are set to debut their latest singles this weekend. I met up with Sandro Lia, Drinu Camilleri and James Baldacchino, the brains behind the outfit. You could say that all three founding members of Kantilena have folk on their minds. Take violinist […]

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