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Published:Sunday | March 25, 2012 | 12:00 AM

An author who writes about going "undercover" at Walmart or a migrant farm sets up expectations that she's about to reveal a scandal or, at the least, juicy secrets. But few of the revelations in Tracie McMillan's new book are all that surprising.

Published:Sunday | March 25, 2012 | 12:00 AM

What do poetry and farming have in common? A lot, according to Takura, a rising spoken-word artist who will be hosting the second annual 'Dis Poem Word Festival' in Portland on April 29.

Published:Sunday | March 25, 2012 | 12:00 AM

If craving lingers for a taste of Jamaica's pre-colonial existence and a nation's entry into the realm of self-governance to Independence and beyond, or thirst develops for a simply wonderful literary feast, Carey Robinson's Memoirs of a Media Man will suffice.

Published:Sunday | March 18, 2012 | 12:00 AM

Memories amount to sadness growth seems lacking

Published:Sunday | March 18, 2012 | 12:00 AM

A nation bares her soul

Published:Sunday | March 18, 2012 | 12:00 AM

Making brooms is an art. It's also a science, according to longtime broom-builder Gregory Taylor.

Published:Sunday | March 18, 2012 | 12:00 AM

Jamaica has a rich history and as we we celebrate 50 years of independence, we take a look back at how we got here.

Published:Sunday | March 18, 2012 | 12:00 AM

I am celebrated on March 8

Published:Sunday | March 18, 2012 | 12:00 AM

Title: Hide Me Among the Graves

Published:Sunday | March 18, 2012 | 12:00 AM

Title: The Book of Lost FragrancesPublishers: AtriaAuthor: M.J.

Published:Sunday | March 18, 2012 | 12:00 AM

They say make it work, bring back its worth

Published:Sunday | March 18, 2012 | 12:00 AM

Christine Randle, managing director of Ian Randle Publishers readily pointed out last week Thursday evening that the launch of The Longer Run: A Daughter's Story of Arthur Wint, comes some time after the book has been available to...

Published:Sunday | March 18, 2012 | 12:00 AM

At a time when corruption is rife and former governors, notably the United States' Rod Blagojevich, who just began his prison sentence, and Nigeria's James Ibori, who is...

Published:Sunday | March 18, 2012 | 12:00 AM

These days fine artist Thorold DeMercado is spending most of his time doing what he truly loves - painting.

Published:Sunday | March 18, 2012 | 12:00 AM

Title: A Magnificent Obsession: Victoria, Albert, and the Death That Changed the British Monarchy

Published:Sunday | March 18, 2012 | 12:00 AM

The Department of Literatures in English, University of West Indies, Mona invites the public to a series of poetry and prose readings as part of the scheduled activities for 'March is Literatures in English Month'.

Published:Sunday | March 11, 2012 | 12:00 AM

Pictures of two late University of the West Indies (UWI) professors flanked the podium at the Undercroft, UWI, Mona last week Tuesday evening, while another pair spoke about the publication honouring them which was being launched that evening.

Published:Sunday | March 11, 2012 | 12:00 AM

Rosemarie Hudson, the entrepreneurial print publisher who started BlackAmber publishers, has now set her sights on e-books. Hudson, who was born in Jamaica but grew up in the United Kingdom, recently launched her e-publishing company, HopeRoad, and continues to give voice to Caribbean, African and Asian writers.

Published:Sunday | March 11, 2012 | 12:00 AM

Our high-tech world seems to have weathered a solar storm that was still showing signs of life late last Thursday. While some experts thought the threat from the solar storm had passed by earlier in the day, space weather forecasters said it was still too early to relax because the storm's effects could have continued through last Friday morning.

Published:Sunday | March 11, 2012 | 12:00 AM

Isabel Toledo's 'Roots of Style' is a very well-dressed little book. That will come as no surprise to fans of the Cuban-American fashion designer who rose to national prominence when Michelle Obama chose one of Toledo's dresses to wear on Inauguration Day.

Published:Sunday | March 11, 2012 | 12:00 AM

On a rainy evening in a small Colombian town, 16-year-old Rita Ortiz gets up from bed to close her bedroom window and meets the eyes of a young man dressed in fatigues. He smiles and she freezes in panic.

Published:Sunday | March 11, 2012 | 12:00 AM

Kay Osborne asked if I would be interested in reading a first novel by a friend of hers. Now Kay, formerly of TVJ, is a woman whom I respect highly, so I readily agreed.

Published:Sunday | March 4, 2012 | 12:00 AM

Thinking of the laughter that

Published:Sunday | March 4, 2012 | 12:00 AM

Sweat slowly trickling down my spine

Published:Sunday | March 4, 2012 | 12:00 AM

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