The Malta Independent 25 June 2017, Sunday


What do you mean? Phoenix's insane lyrics mar return

Friday, 23 June 2017, 16:59 Last update: about 5 days ago

There's a point while listening to the new Phoenix album - and everyone will have a different point - when you're bopping along to a perfectly fine wave of synth and you have to stop to ask, "What did...

'It Comes at Night,' a brisk psychological thriller

Friday, 23 June 2017, 16:04 Last update: about 5 days ago

"It Comes at Night " has the title of a horror film and, at times, the mood of one, but it is far too restrained to get the juices of the genre crowd going. That's not an accident or a...

Sandberg wants to change the conversation about death

Friday, 23 June 2017, 15:38 Last update: about 5 days ago

On their last day together, the Silicon Valley elite couple Sheryl Sandberg and Dave Goldberg were sunbathing and playing the popular strategy board game The Settlers of Catan on the iPad. It was...

'Transient Lullaby' filled with beautiful harmony

Thursday, 22 June 2017, 16:59 Last update: about 5 days ago

Music in marriage is especially mellifluous these days. Whitehorse, Tennis and Little Silver are among the couples turning quality couplets. And then there's Chris Masterson and his wife, Eleanor...

In 'The Mummy,' Tom Cruise dances with the undead

Thursday, 22 June 2017, 16:03 Last update: about 5 days ago

Of all the CGI-ed supernatural forces slung in Alex Kurtzman's "The Mummy" (and, believe me, there are a lot), none can compete with the spectral spectacle of Tom Cruise, at 54. He and his abs...

Roxane Gay's memoir of living in a large body

Thursday, 22 June 2017, 15:37 Last update: about 5 days ago

At her heaviest, Roxane Gay weighed 577 pounds. In her powerful, at times harrowing, new memoir, "Hunger," Gay explains how she got that way and what it's like to live "trapped in a cage" of her own...

The struggle is real for Katy Perry

Wednesday, 21 June 2017, 16:58 Last update: about 5 days ago

She once roared. But now, we'll just call it meowing. Katy Perry, one of the top voices in contemporary pop over the last decade, limps into her fourth album with a collection of songs that don't...

Elliott shines as usual, but 'Hero' doesn't satisfy

Wednesday, 21 June 2017, 16:02 Last update: about 5 days ago

At the beginning of "The Hero," Lee Hayden, the aging Hollywood Western actor played by Sam Elliott, is recording a radio spot for barbecue sauce. And he's really, really good at it. "Lone Star...

Malta Summer Jazz Festival Camp 2017 programme announced

Monday, 12 June 2017, 12:52 Last update: about 12 days ago

The Malta Jazz Festival, in collaboration with Valletta 2018 and the Johann Strauss School of Music, and as part of the Jazz on the Fringe activities, is proud to present the fifth edition of...

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