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Workers wrap the Arc de Triomphe monument on September 12. The ‘L’Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped’ project by late artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude will be on view from September 8 to October 3. The famed Paris monument has been wrapped in 25,000 square me

The city of Paris unveiled a monumental artwork built around an actual monument: the Arc de Triomphe completely wrapped in silver and blue fabric. The installation by late artist couple Christo and Jeanne-Claude, who conceived the project in 1961,...
Olive Senior

Last year summer, Olive Senior, Jamaica’s current Poet Laureate, started posting poems on the pandemic on her Facebook and Twitter pages. The poems were mostly generated from words or phrases specific to the pandemic, such as ‘Corona’, ‘Flattening...
Bookmarked cover

What makes one want to pick up a book? For some, it’s a catchy title and distinctive cover design. For others, an author’s name trumps every other factor. ‘Bookmarked: New Caribbean Writing’, edited by Annie Paul, has all of the above. For anyone...

There are several traits that Michelle Drummond says are an integral and intrinsic part of her life – field hockey, sciences and the arts – they may not be dots to connect either one of them but she has managed to dabble and transition seamlessly...

Shinnell Williams always found that mathematics was something she has never had to ‘study’. A graduate of Glenmuir High School and Clarendon College, Williams says: “I think I’m gifted with math. Even in high school when I did CAPE, I would...

Emancipation Day How can we measure the gladness of August morning as the dawning of the first day of freedom when we were never enslaved? How can we measure the loosening of shackles, the lowering of bars if we cannot show the scars? How can we...

Jamaica, as our founding fathers said, is a land which is out of many, one people. Dotted across the island are buildings that are reminiscent of the history of Jamaica. We showcase some of them. Photos sourced from Gleaner Archives. The...

This is a homage to fi wi history with the launch today (August 1) of Together We Rise: 8 Black Authors Tell Us Why They Write. One hundred and eighty-three years ago on August 1, proud, elegant, well-dressed African Jamaicans gathered in their...
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