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The Skinny As long as some juice leeches off into the island’s elite, Malta is happy to be leeched...
The Skinny The PN’s ‘broad church’ is surely not friendly to broads…
The Skinny | No 113 – No Abortion, No Cry
Why do filmmakers complain about budgets? All we care about is on TikTok these days
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The Skinny | No 112 – Malta Film Awards

The Skinny | No 112 – Malta Film Awards

They will never take our fetishistic desire to scream ‘Prosit Ministru’!
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No. 111 – Spendin’ Most of Our Lives, Livin’ in a Rentseeker’s Paradise

No. 111 – Spendin’ Most of Our Lives,...

About that Spraggan incident: most waiters at trendy Valletta restaurants aren’t Maltese, sooo…
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No 110 – LGBTIQ Tourists Welcome (Kinda)!

No 110 – LGBTIQ Tourists Welcome (Kinda)!

Cost was never really the main deterrent for the public to hop on a bus
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The Skinny | No 109 – Free Public Transport for All!

The Skinny | No 109 – Free Public Transport for All!

E-scooters are some sort of ‘tech-bro’ solution to Malta’s traffic problem, right?
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The Skinny | No 108 – E-Scooter racing

The Skinny | No 108 – E-Scooter racing

How about an eco-tax for cars with ‘#RespectMotorsport’ stickers?
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The Skinny | No 107 – Racing For That Vote

The Skinny | No 107 – Racing For That Vote

Showboating is a bad look for anyone undergoing such activism

The Skinny | No 106 – Delia vs Muscat, Round Two

The Skinny | No 106 – Delia vs Muscat, Round Two

Ian Borg is the ultimate rebuttal to ‘okay boomer’

The Skinny | No 105 – Getting Things Done

The Skinny | No 105 – Getting Things Done

We’re all allowed to have a chuckle at Mark Camilleri being replaced by Mark Camilleri

No 104 – Invasion of the Body Snatchers at the Book Council

No 104 – Invasion of the Body Snatchers at the Book...

Malta’s ‘capital of culture’ track record was spotty at best. What happens when we’re left to our own devices?

The Skinny | No 103 – Marsa, Capital of Culture

The Skinny | No 103 – Marsa, Capital of Culture

Oh look: the victim of an evil PN local plan gets ready to steamroll over the rest of us

The Skinny | No 102 – The 2006 Local Plans

The Skinny | No 102 – The 2006 Local Plans

Tell me you didn’t just picture Muscat dancing to Donna Summer’s ‘I Feel Love’

The Skinny | No 101 – Joseph Muscat Feels The People’s Love

The Skinny | No 101 – Joseph Muscat Feels The...

Rude words in public? Give me that over chatty WhatsApp exchanges with murder suspects any day

The Skinny | No 100 – Chairman of Dissent Takes a Bow

The Skinny | No 100 – Chairman of Dissent Takes a Bow

One wonders when Labour’s soul-searching on the Yorgen bromance will begin

No 99 – Ġaħan Laburist: Billboard Wars Edition

No 99 – Ġaħan Laburist: Billboard Wars Edition

Gaħan laburist? This is all just locker room talk, surely...

The Skinny | No 98 – Gaħan Goes Voting

The Skinny | No 98 – Gaħan Goes Voting

Science scepticism is boring ‘cos it only goes halfway

The Skinny | No 97 – Freedom Fetishists, Unite!

The Skinny | No 97 – Freedom Fetishists, Unite!

Whatever it takes to prevent Bernard Grech dancing on TikTok is a good thing

The Skinny | No 96 – Peregin’s PN Pilgrimage

The Skinny | No 96 – Peregin’s PN...

You either want a complete ‘warts and all’ portrait, or you don’t. Malta’s historical narrative has existed in hagiography mode for far too long