Robyn Stephenson | Monday, February 20th, 2017
Nicole Dennis-Benn’s debut novel Here Comes the Sun should come with a trigger warning. Despite the sunny, cheerful cover, these pages are filled with drought, desperation and desire – a scathing exposé on tourism.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Wednesday, February 8th, 2017
In his first solo exhibition, Belasario and the Soundboy, Leasho Johnson draws a pulsating, drum and bass laden line between Jamaica’s colonial/plantation history, tourism and contemporary Jamaican sexuality as it is often uncovered in dancehall.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Sunday, January 15th, 2017
When Nicole Dennis-Benn did her first reading on her home island in June 2016 at the Calabash International Literary Festival in Treasure Beach, very few members of the audience had ever heard of her.
Yashika Graham | Sunday, December 18th, 2016
If madness means being plagued by memory, haunted by ruins of the past, and housing oneself in the thick of life, then may we all be so afflicted.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Tuesday, December 13th, 2016
Beautiful is not a word easily or often associated with crocodiles. But under the skillful artistry of Richard Nattoo, this gruesome, fearsome reptile is rendered a work of absolute and enigmatic beauty, in ‘Sobek’s Blessing’.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Sunday, December 4th, 2016
As the National Gallery of Jamaica’s Last Sunday’s programme slowly and steadily ingrains itself into Jamaica’s artistic calendar, with each installment it is becoming the place and space to discover (possibly in that Christopher Columbus sense of the word) new
Tanya Batson-Savage | Sunday, November 6th, 2016
If nothing else, and there were many something elses, the Jamaican screening of the five films in the JaFTA Propella project speak to the diverse possibilities and massive potential resting in the Jamaican film industry, which over 40 years after our the first
Tanya Batson-Savage | Sunday, October 30th, 2016
Trevor Nairne’s dancehallesque adaptation of Dennis Scott’s fantastic fable Dog is rife with sweet possibilities.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Tuesday, August 30th, 2016
Six years after Rex Nettleford’s passing, the National Dance Theatre Company reached inward and stretched, pulling out Kevin Moore’s Hommage a’ Dambala, a sweeping dance that is a clear inheritor of Nettleford’s legacy of mining folk culture and combining live music with dance for a d
Tanya Batson-Savage | Sunday, July 3rd, 2016
Kingston is a seaside city. This is an easy fact to forget, especially as you hopscotch over fetid water and the cracks and crags in the sidewalk.