A sonic kind of equilibrium

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This interview was first published on the Sunday Times of Malta Culture section.Photo is by Marija Grech.  Many may be unfamiliar, as yet, with the name Jane Doe but do not let this fool you into thinking that this is a band made up of newbies. Even if you listen to their debut EP, the […]

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From Gorillaz to Tank Girl

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Comic book artist Rufus Dayglo’s work is a pop culture geek’s dream. I interviewed him ahead of his participation at Malta Comic-Con. Interview was first published on the Sunday Times of Malta’s Culture section. His body is a testament to his passion for comics. Strips from the Silver Surfer are tattooed on his right arm. On the left […]

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Aes Dana & Cygna interviewed

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This interview was first published on The Sunday Times. Following a hypnotic experience at Ħaġar Qim two years ago, French DJ, composer and sound engineer Vincent Villius – better known as Aes Dana – is collaborating once again with Mario Sammut (artistically known as Cygna) for a second live performance in Malta. The two artists’ […]

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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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