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Published:Sunday | September 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg last Friday announced a US$100-million donation to public schools in a move that could enhance his reputation just before the opening on an unflattering movie about him, The Social Network.Zuckerberg told Oprah Winfrey...

Published:Sunday | September 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Jamaican author Marlon James has been awarded the Dayton Literary Peace Prize (fiction category) for his novel, The Book of Night Women.The announcement of James' win was made last week by organisers of the event.

Published:Sunday | September 26, 2010 | 12:00 AM

LONDON (AP):Andrew Marr's latest book is, literally, stopping traffic.Boxes containing 15 British tons worth of the journalist's history volume The Making of Modern Britain have been strewn across a busy English road after an accident.

Published:Sunday | September 19, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Some of Britain's best-known artists launched a campaign last Friday to oppose planned government cuts that could slash arts funding by 25 per cent.

Published:Sunday | September 19, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The last few months have been like a roller-coaster ride for Tiffany Biggs, a 20-year-old Tivoli Gardens resident. After the deadly gun battle between security forces and gunmen in her west Kingston community in May, she constantly felt agitated and had trouble sleeping. She was at home as the battle raged, and admits that it was one of the lowest periods of her life.

Published:Sunday | September 19, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Jamaica has long built a solid reputation for dominating international athletics. Now, that victorious spirit is spreading to skilled arts and technologies. From October 5-7, HEART Trust/NTA will showcase professional skills at the WorldSkills Jamaica National Skills Competition.

Published:Sunday | September 19, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Oprah Winfrey chose Jonathan Franzen's new book Freedom for her book club last Friday, calling it a "masterpiece", nine years after she cancelled his appearance on her TV talk show when he expressed ambivalence over her endorsement of one of his previous works.

Published:Sunday | September 19, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Art in High Schools exhibition at the Institute of Jamaica's East Street location should have ended in July but, by requests, was extended for two additional months. Now, however, the contributions from 13 high schools islandwide, exhibited under the theme 'Nurture Art', are coming down and in a few months, 'Imagination' will be mounted.

Published:Sunday | September 19, 2010 | 12:00 AM

When the elevator came to a sudden, grinding halt, it took a couple of seconds for Gael to notice. Eyes peeled to the screen of her BlackBerry, the thumb of her right hand moving quick as lightning across the buttons, she was so engrossed that, somehow, she completely missed the slight lurch of the cab and the sudden intake of breath behind her

Published:Sunday | September 19, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The village of Endeavour was generally quiet but, from time to time, there would be an incident or another that brought much excitement to the villagers. Here are some of them.

Published:Sunday | September 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

After a close competition, supported equally by members of the art world and the general public, The Mutual Gallery has announced the winner of the 2010 Under 40 Artist of the Year Competition to be...

Published:Sunday | September 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Jamaica Guild of Artists, in association with the Jamaica National Building Society, will, on Sunday September 19, present the launch of The Art of Jamaica - A Prelude.

Published:Sunday | September 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

(AP):Cosmologists, the people who study the entire cosmos, will want to read British physicist and mathematician Stephen Hawking's new book.

Published:Sunday | September 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

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Published:Sunday | September 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

When 14-year-old Marcus Stenneth entered the Tredegar Park All-Age school in St Catherine on September 6, it was the first time he was setting foot in school in just...

Published:Sunday | September 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Some of the music business' legendary names, such as Sam Phillips of Sun Records and Ahmet Ertegun of Atlantic Records, got their break in the 1950s when rock and roll and jazz were hot.

Published:Sunday | September 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

There were no Santas, carols, Christmas trees nor other Yuletide fandangle but, on Saturday, September 4, the festive ambience of the cramped streets of Kingston could rival any Christmas Eve's.

Published:Sunday | September 12, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Two years ago, 19-year-old Everal Daley had an epiphany.

Published:Sunday | September 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

With talk about juiced-up athletes doing the rounds in early 2008, track and field was praying for a star. The sport got more than it bargained for that summer when sprinter Usain Bolt won three gold medals in remarkable fashion at the Beijing Olympics.

Published:Sunday | September 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Regional publishing rights to Usain Bolt's new autobiography, My Story 9.58, which is already a big hit in Europe, has been snared by Kingston-based Ian Randle Publishers.The company's managing director, Christine Randle, confirmed that her company...

Published:Sunday | September 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

In last Wednesday's reading from four chapters of his latest novel, Crocodile, Anthony Winkler tread on literary ground that would have been familiar to his readers in the eager audience which turned out at Bookland in New Kingston.

Published:Sunday | September 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

NEW YORK (AP):There was a time when Hollywood turned to Broadway for movie ideas, transforming shows like Chicago and The Sound of Music into box-office gold and Oscar winners.These days, theatre producers look to the film community for juicy stage...

Published:Sunday | September 5, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Food and Art, an exciting mix of beautiful artwork and delectable cuisine, took over Ocho Rios in St Ann on Friday, August 27.

Published:Sunday | August 29, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Yvonne Page, 30, smiled broadly as she contemplated her success in the recent Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) exams. Page was the eldest of nine residents of Old Harbour Bay, St Catherine, to be successful at the exams this year.

Published:Sunday | August 29, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Rodrigo was not a cruel man by nature. He was more of a people-pleaser, the kind of person who got gratification out of helping others.

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