The Malta Independent 24 January 2017, Tuesday


Adele to perform at the Grammy Awards next month

Tuesday, 24 January 2017, 16:43 Last update: about 3 hours ago

Adele is set to take the stage at next month's Grammy Awards, where she is nominated for album, song and record of the year. The Recording Academy announced Friday that Adele will perform at the...

Affleck's stylish 'Live by Night' is by the numbers

Tuesday, 24 January 2017, 15:55 Last update: about 4 hours ago

Ben Affleck is no doubt an ambitious and tasteful filmmaker, but he's gotten himself in a bit of hot water with the bloated period gangster epic "Live by Night ." It looks and sounds right and...

'Birds of Opulence' author wins Gaines literary award

Tuesday, 24 January 2017, 15:31 Last update: about 4 hours ago

When African-American writer Crystal Wilkinson of Kentucky learned she won the 2016 Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence, she said she reverted to her 12-year-old self, shrieking and...

ZfinMalta dance their way to London’s top theatre

Sunday, 22 January 2017, 16:03 Last update: about 2 days ago

Malta's national dance company, ZfinMalta, flies to the UK tomorrow for its big debut. The sore muscles and blistered feet have paid off as it is quite a rare feat for such a young company...

'Toni Erdmann' cringes, smiles, sings through life

Sunday, 22 January 2017, 15:43 Last update: about 7 days ago

"Toni Erdmann " is a hard film to love, but that might be the point. The German movie from the clearly talented and incisive writer/director Maren Ade seems like it should be a comedy - the...

'The Lost City of the Monkey God' by Douglas Preston

Sunday, 22 January 2017, 15:21 Last update: about 7 days ago

To pigeonhole Douglas Preston a true-crime author is a gross understatement of his skills as a writer. Yes, his many best-sellers with Lincoln Child are fun, suspenseful romps chronicling the...

Loach film is a searing call for humanity, decency

Saturday, 21 January 2017, 15:42 Last update: about 7 days ago

The 80-year-old British director and social critic has long been an ardent, insistent, eloquent champion of the more vulnerable members of society - particularly working-class folks who are trying to...

'The Beautiful Dead' by Belinda Bauer

Saturday, 21 January 2017, 15:20 Last update: about 7 days ago

Art, obsession and the pull between one's professional life and personal life make a searing background for British author Belinda Bauer's new stand-alone psychological thriller. Although "The...

UK's Sky scraps show with Joseph Fiennes as Michael Jackson

Friday, 20 January 2017, 16:43 Last update: about 7 days ago

A British broadcaster said Friday it was canceling a TV comedy starring Joseph Fiennes as Michael Jackson after the program was condemned by the late musician's family. Sky Arts said it has...

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