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Published:Sunday | July 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Since laying down roots in Jamaica nearly 30 years ago, one of Veerle Poupeye's great desires has been for the country's art scene to shed its elitist image and reach the mainstream.

Published:Sunday | July 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Jamaica-born high school English teacher Colleen Smith-Dennis' first book Inner City Girl is a delightful story. In parts, it is quite absorbing and heart-warming.

Published:Sunday | July 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Dr Jennifer Mambo Alexander, who is no stranger to tough subjects, having previously written the book, A Practical Guide To Coping With Cancer, has produced another hard-hitting guide, which this time introduces the innocent among women to behaviour among men, which often parallels animals in the wild.

Published:Sunday | July 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Jamaica National Heritage Trust (JNHT) has declared the building housing Lillian's Restaurant and the ruins of three concrete silos at the University of Technology (UTech), as national monuments, effective May 21, 2010 and gazetted June 10, 2010.

Published:Sunday | July 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

It is the sound of a car engine starting outside that wakes me up. I sit up slowly, reaching my arms out for a luxurious stretch, feeling a happy glow of contentment settle over me. When I stand up to peer through the bedroom window, Kenneth is standing by his sleek, red Impreza, reading the note I left on his windshield last night.

Published:Sunday | July 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A new collection of award-winning paintings, drawings, sculptures and other works will open today (July 25) and run until August 22 during the National Visual Arts Competition and Exhibition scheduled for the National Gallery in Kingston.

Published:Sunday | July 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Have you ever wondered what the opportunities are for the 26,000 Jamaicans who live daily with blindness? Those of us in Kingston who drive on Old Hope Road will have at some time or another glimpsed that marvellous quotation in elegant black script written large upon a blue wall which covers the entrance to the Jamaica Society for the Blind (JSB).

Published:Sunday | July 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The uproar outside started while I was in the courtesy room provided by the hotel, sitting at the vanity table. My mother was sliding jewelled hairpins into the curls piled on top of my head, making sure they was held tightly in place. I was staring wordlessly at my reflection.

Published:Sunday | July 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Christine Barrow, professor of social development and professorial fellow at the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies, has written a scholarly text that explores childhood, parenting and family in Barbados. The focus is on childhoods within families where one or both parents are absent.

Published:Sunday | July 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Charlene Lee Sharpe, chair of the Department of History, Geography and the Social Sciences at the Northern Caribbean University (NCU), is a recipient of the Latin America Scholarship Program of American Universities (LASPAU) Fulbright Scholarship 2010-12.

Published:Sunday | July 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Below the title of Dr Cynthia Wilson's latest book, Whispering of the Trees, is written 'A Memoir'. However, during the book's launch on Friday, July 12, Wilson made the fine distinction between writing personal memory and its use in otherwise deliberately constructed text.

Published:Sunday | July 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Born Fi' Dead, American author Laurie Gunst's controversial book about gang violence in Jamaica, has been translated into French. It was recently released in Europe by Thibault Ehrengardt, editor and publisher of the French reggae magazine Natty Dread.

Published:Sunday | July 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

SAINT International's recent staging of Styleweek Jamaica was a success on many fronts. The artistry projected by designers helped 'Bring back the Glam' to Kingston after a riotous period.

Published:Sunday | July 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

NEW YORK (AP):Former United States Secretary of State Madeleine Albright is working on a "part memoir and part-cautionary tale" about Europe from 1937 to 1948.

Published:Sunday | July 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Tyrone Gordon has dreams of someday building a helicopter but, for now, he's flexing his artistic muscle by designing and building some of the most flashy bicycles and tricycles you'll find on the roads.Recently,...

Published:Sunday | July 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Two years ago, Sandra Daley got a phone call from an ex-lover who abruptly asked her if 'that thing' was still his.

Published:Sunday | July 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

It was the kind of Friday when no one should have to go to work.

Published:Sunday | July 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Artist Andrew Francis is currently featuring some of his work at the Wyndham Hotel in New Kingston.

Published:Sunday | July 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

I Oxy Moron, am seriously contemplating becoming a pastor.

Published:Sunday | July 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

There are few athletes more polarising than Lance Armstrong. Fans believe he's capable of performing miracles on two wheels while detractors are certain he doped his way to seven consecutive victories in the world's toughest bike race.

Published:Sunday | July 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Hundreds flocked to the Edna Manley College campus to celebrate the work of 44 final-year students, at the recently opened School of Visual Arts Final Year Show.

Published:Sunday | July 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

LONDON (AP):Environmental protesters demonstrated Tuesday outside a BP PLC-sponsored art awards ceremony, as a senior executive said the company deeply regretted the human and environmental tragedy caused by its huge Gulf of Mexico oil spill.About a...

Published:Sunday | July 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

According to Devon Dick, author of The Cross and the Machete - Native Baptists of Jamaica, Native Baptists were a distinctive 19th century religious movement in Jamaica.

Published:Sunday | July 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

NEW YORK (AP): There's some good news for all you Twi-hards out there. The story isn't over yet! Stephenie Meyer, author of the Twilight Saga has yet another smash hit on her hands.

Published:Sunday | July 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Saturday afternoon's (June 26) reading at Kingston Bookshop, Knutsford Boulevard, New Kingston, was a two-woman affair with Tanya Shirley saying, after she ended that reading...

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