|So much things to say ...Michael Parchment's vision
EACH ONE of Michael Parchment's pieces is full of imagery laced with metaphors. A deep spirituality appears to fuel his brush, as the content of the work traverses themes like Garveyism, Rastafari, and the Bible.
Showcasing Spanish art
THE SPANISH Embassy in Jamaica and the National Gallery of Jamaica have combined forces to organise the simultaneous showing in Jamaica of two exciting exhibitions of contemporary Spanish art.
Ten to get Musgrave Awards
TEN AWARDS-two Gold, three Silver, four Bronze and the Youth Musgrave award will be presented for outstanding achievement in various fields at the Institute of Jamaica's Annual Musgrave Awards Ceremony on Wednesday October 15, 2008 at 3 p.m.
A literary potpourri
The picture on the cover of Providence Pond looks like a scene from a fairy tale. The Library of Congress categorises it as inspirational folklore, magical realism and historical fiction. It has something for every reader.
Book Review: Kamau Brathwaite's golokwati
Although not the title of this book, the African word 'golokwati' sums up very well the essence of the 22 select essays in this book, which suggests the subtitle is about sharing 'soundings', insights and influences in the marketplace of life.
France's Le Clezio wins Nobel literature prize
STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP):France's Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clezio won the 2008 Nobel Prize in literature on Thursday for works characterised by "poetic adventure and sensual ecstasy" and focused on the environment, especially the desert.Le Clezio, 68, is the...
Wordsmith: Etiquette and character
A forum for examining the language of speech and writing. Etiquette and characterYou don't drink soupOkay, so the Wordsmith is aware that some of you, even in public, raise the bowl or cup to your head (and if the dumpling and yam 'fasten' you hit the...
Welcome to the land of wood, water, stone
JAMAICA HAS long been known as the land of wood and water, but after reading through Anthony R.D. Porter's Bricks and Stones From The Past, Jamaica's Geological Heritage, it is clear that 'stone' should have been included.
Interesting tales about Jamaica
WHILE ANTHONY Porter's Bricks and Stones From The Past, Jamaica's Geological Heritage is an academically oriented text, Porter includes some interesting and sometimes a bit off-the-wall historical facts.
New eLearning platform rolls out
AN INNOVATIVE window of opportunity has been opened for students preparing for the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and GSAT examinations through Caribbeanexams.com - a partnership between The Gleaner Online and...
Life and times of Sir Anthony Musgrave (part II) The Jamaica years
SIR ANTHONY and Lady Musgrave arrived in Jamaica in August 1877 and assumed duties on August 23, 1877.