Christmas is just around the corner and with it will come the yearly headache of choosing the right gifts for the right people. Well, why not go for books this year? Books are always popular and it's not as difficult, as you might think, to find books to satisfy all your friends and family.
HAVANA (AP): America's premier ballet company paid tribute in Havana to Cuban dance legend Alicia Alonso as two cultures separated by a half century of political animus came together - for an evening at least - behind a mutual appreciation for art.
Protesters at a North Carolina university are calling for changes to a part of campus dedicated to anything-goes speech, after someone painted racist graffiti directed at President Barack Obama.North Carolina State students blocked access overnight to...
Montreal is a marvelously multicultural city. Our Berber taxi driver is thrilled that we had visited his native Morocco earlier this year. The Spanish-born shoe salesman tells us how he loves the city while our Bangladeshi waiters (college graduates) are busily studying French to increase their employment opportunities.
Cindy stood next to the old Nissan and chewed her nails anxiously. She craned her head to peer through the glass windows of the driving-test centre. Past the long line of people extending almost to the front doors, she saw four or five people behind the counter. The examiners.
Ever since Johannes Gutenberg invented mechanically movable type that ushered in the printing process in the 15th century, the question of the survival of the book has been raised every time there has been a new technological advance.
My mother used to sit around the Singer sewing machine pedalling away, singing and humming, humming and singing, and sewing. The songs, replete with African retentions, were Revivalist songs, songs to make you think, songs to make you reflect, songs to make you fret.
For businesswoman Andrea Dempster, the determination to make Bookophilia - her popular Hope Road book store, café and lounge - a success, is driven by her personal passion for books and a desire to eventually prove that Jamaicans do read and can be encouraged to read more.
Master Painter Barrington Watson celebrates a milestone of 50 years of drawing with the publication of a new book, Barrington: 50 Years of drawing 1958-2008, depicting more than 200 drawings dating back to 1958.
Of late, I, Oxy Moron, have been thinking very much about our existence in this unfolding universe, trying to figure out some of the mysteries of life, and wondering why the world is replete with so much...
But for the bloody Grenada revolution of 1983, life in the small territories that comprise the Windward Islands is considered docile compared to larger Caribbean countries like Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago.
Some of us are blessed with good neighbours. Those of you who keep fit by climbing the rocky, pot-holed, eroding-around-the-edges and threatening-to-collapse road known as Mountain Spring, Kingston 6, might be surprised to learn that up to 12 years ago Daniel Theophilous Palmer, Esquire, lived just before the mouth of the spring.