Siblings are underrated. They provide our earliest lessons on how to conduct friendships and how to resolve conflicts. They serve as both role models and as cautionary tales. And they're fixtures in our lives longer than our parents, spouses and children.
Ralph Ellison wouldn't know what to make of Chuck Klosterman's latest bit of trippy fiction. Is it sci-fi? Is it satire? Or is it just a new way for Klosterman to deliver his reliably caustic social and pop culture commentary?
The pressures of life sometimes wear her down but they have failed to break her spirit. Sonia Lambert, a softspoken, mild-tempered woman from August Town, St Andrew has had a lot to deal with over the past few years.
There's a battle going on for our National Museum and too many Jamaicans don't even realise there IS a National Museum, because it's located in downtown Kingston where parking is impossible and on weekends the place is closed.
Jamaican artist Howard Moo Young is well known for his photography skills. He's the man responsible for the now famous photograph of reggae legend Bob Marley standing between and holding the hands of then prime minister, Michael Manley and Edward Seaga at the 1978 One Love Peace Concert in Kingston.
Rising young artist Andy Ballentine is marking his 10th year as a professional artist with what he said will be his "most varied and best ever" exhibition at the Red Bones Blues Café Gallery from September 23 to October 7.
GRIEF IS a natural response to loss. Sometimes it may feel as if the sadness will never let up. While these feelings can be frightening and overwhelming, they are normal reactions to loss. Grace Kelly, chair of the Department of Behavioural Sciences at Northern Caribbean University and president of the Jamaica Association of Guidance Counsellors in Education, has sought to assist persons experiencing grief with healthy ways to cope, with her book, Grieve If You Must.
Even though he worked for six years in one of the most controversial newsrooms in the history of Jamaican journalism, Hopeton Dunn's tenure as chairman of the Broadcasting Commission of Jamaica (BCJ) rivals his heady years at the Jamaica Broadcasting Corporation (JBC).
Sandra Novack has focused all the stories in her first published collection on family members, couples, friends and acquaintances who are figuring out their relationships and reconsidering the emotional assumptions and in turn the human connections they have come to rely on.
HE WAS praised by 'Mr Nasty' himself for doing something positive with his life. But Simon Cowell's warm words are ringing a little hollow after 18-year-old Reece Davis-James was arrested for stealing a £150 stereo during the recent UK riots.
Last Monday afternoon Ambassador Evadney Coye, permanent secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, briefly mulled how to get 20 copies of So Much Things to Say: 100 Poets From the First 10 Years of the Calabash International Literary Festival out to Jamaica's diplomatic missions worldwide.
Five years after her death on July 26, 2006, in Toronto, Canada, there is no diminishing of respect for the Hon Louise Bennett-Coverley within literary and theatre circles. The late Miss Lou's birthday was on Wednesday, September 7.
A year ago, Tevin Williams didn't hold much hope for his future. At 17 years old, the Arnette Gardens resident, who didn't graduate high school, felt lost and burdened with the likelihood of being stuck in the inner city all his life.
Louise Bennett-Coverly's former house in Gordon Town is a major attraction when celebrations of her life are held in Gordon Town, St Andrew. Two years ago, The Sunday Gleaner visited the residence still widely considered 'Miss Lou's house' and got the tour from owner Janet Mignott.
WEST INDIES cricket was in good shape when Trinidad and Tobago firebrand C.L.R James' epic book, Beyond A Boundary, was released in 1963. Pundits spoke with awe about batting stylist Frank Worrell and the pace of Wes Hall.