The Malta Independent 17 January 2019, Thursday


Michael Buble makes return to standards on 'love'

Wednesday, 16 January 2019, 09:57 Last update: about 2 days ago Associated Press

Michael Buble, "love" (Reprise Records) When people claim they are stepping away from it all to spend more time with their family, it's usually a front. When Michael Buble said he'd do the same,...

John McPhee is at his brilliant best in 'The Patch'

Wednesday, 16 January 2019, 08:41 Last update: about 2 days ago Associated Press

"The Patch" (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), by John McPhee Eighty-seven and 33. That's the age of John McPhee and the number of books he's written, counting his latest, "The Patch." One could...

Andrew McMahon's new album saturated with nostalgia

Tuesday, 15 January 2019, 09:55 Last update: about 2 days ago Associated Press

Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, "Upside Down Flowers" (Fantasy Records) Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness saturates "Upside Down Flowers" with nostalgia about family and youth in Southern...

Maltese novel bags top Cover Design Award

Tuesday, 15 January 2019, 09:09 Last update: about 1 day ago

2019 kicked off brightly for Maltese novelist James Vella-Bardon, when his stirring debut 'The Sheriff's Catch' won the respected eBook Cover Design Award on Wednesday 9 January. This monthly award is...

Accounting for 30+ years in public life

Tuesday, 15 January 2019, 09:07 Last update: about 1 day ago Noel Grima

This is, one might say, Ugo Mifsud Bonnici's political autobiography from his beginnings as the son of Il-Gross to his first political experiences in the 1960s, to the years in Opposition, then for...

Living the dream

Tuesday, 15 January 2019, 09:05 Last update: about 1 day ago

What are your memories of the journey you've made over the last year or so?   It's been a hell of a ride. Paul Pennington, who I'd met through my job, set up Maltese Funny Business and...

Anima: An extraordinary life plotted out in numbers

Tuesday, 15 January 2019, 09:01 Last update: about 1 day ago

Merlin Publishers has just published your third novel, Amina. Who is Amina?  Amina is a 15-year-old orphan who lives in a children's home. She has a passion for mathematics and has just...

In 'Seduction,' Howard Hughes' Hollywood no haven for women

Tuesday, 15 January 2019, 08:39 Last update: about 2 days ago Associated Press

"Seduction: Sex, Lies, and Stardom in Howard Hughes's Hollywood" (Custom House), by Karina Longworth Hollywood history for the #MeToo movement, Karina Longworth's "Seduction" is an astute and...

Acting is make-belief that mirrors reality

Friday, 11 January 2019, 16:00 Last update: about 5 days ago

‘Drama is simply performing lines on stage or in front of a camera’ seems to be a common belief. If you think so, it’s time to take a closer look. Being an actor requires long hours...

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