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  • Politician resigns on point of principle... how rare

    Politician resigns on point of principle... how rare

    I disagree with Arnold Cassola’s stance on the abortion debate, which appeared to be a call to stop all debate. But it has to be said, respect to the man. With his resignation, Cassola has essentially done something that no other politician in...

  • Beware satanic bananas

    Beware satanic bananas

    I’m all in favour of naive, elderly grandpas. You know the kind, those who dip a toe into the murky waters of social media with trepidation and then, a couple of hours later, are littering your newsfeed with ‘if you don’t share this, a child will...

  • Victim on trial

    Victim on trial

    Family members of the young woman who is accusing her cousin of raping her when she was 10, on Wednesday gave their testimony in court. You can read all about here.  In essence, this mostly consisted of describing the young woman as:• Too...

  • Who are we supposed to look up to?

    Who are we supposed to look up to?

    It’s been a while since I did this, mostly because I have frankly given up hope of anything changing in this blessed country. But there comes a point when, not making your voice heard is a statement in itself. A tacit endorsement at worst, an...

  • The Pub does Shakespeare

    The Pub does Shakespeare

    It’s that time of year again, when The Bard gets a beered up makeover by director Philip Leone Ganado. Interview by Ramona Depares. This is the third edition of Shakespeare at The Pub – how was the idea born? I was, for no particular reason,...

  • Daphne's laptop: Why the fuss?

    Daphne's laptop: Why the fuss?

    I am finding it very difficult to find a shred of logic behind the motivation of this sudden “Where is Daphne’s laptop” political campaign. I can totally see why access to the murdered journalist’s laptop would be likely to shed light on the...

  • 6 things I learnt from the cartoon saga

    6 things I learnt from the cartoon saga

    A cartoon by Seb Tanti Burlo commenting about the Żurrieq double-decker bus tragedy in a very brutal manner opened the floodgates of popular opinion. The whole thing fast descended into mass hysteria, as is the wont of many things that slightly...

  • Hush no more

    Hush no more

    As I write this, Hush – the new Teatru Manoel Youth Theatre musical – today (Tuesday) finishes its run to packed audiences. Part of the Toi Toi children’s programme, the original musical was written and directed by Denise Mulholland, with music...

  • Beats by The Busker

    Beats by The Busker

    The guys from The Busker share some thoughts about touring to promote their debut album Telegram and their upcoming concert, which they have deemed ‘massive’. Interview by Ramona Depares It’s been a busy past year for The Busker. Can you give us...

  • Azure Window lives on in art exhibition

    Azure Window lives on in art exhibition

    It’s almost a year to the date when exposure to the elements took an irreversible toll on what was one of Malta’s most iconic landmarks – the Azure Window. But, with numerous tourism websites still showing the natural rock formation that had put...