Archive for May, 2005

Christopher Rodriguez. Photograph courtesy Talawa/ Photograph by Richard H. Smith

Theatre Buzz – Dragged on Stage

Playwright Christopher Rodriguez brings High Heel Parrotfish to the London stage.

Church at Anse la Raye. Photograph by Mike Toy

SOAK IN ST LUCIA

Jane King’s tour of St Lucia includes many stops to enjoy her home island’s warm sea, cool streams, and hot springs — and its charming French creole heritage, its dramatic mountainous landscape, and opportunities for shopping in Castries. Plus a fact file to help you plan your visit.

Maggie Lee. Photograph courtesy inIVA

THE ART OF BEING DIFFERENT

The London-based Institute of International Visual Arts has earned a reputation for working with Caribbean artists. Maggie Lee investigates its role in promoting Caribbean art and talks to chairman Stuart Hall about plans for the future.

Nalo Hopkinson

NALO HOPKINSON: WRITING IS BELIEVING

Drawing on her Caribbean heritage, Nalo Hopkinson has made a stir in the science fiction and fantasy world with her novels.

Illustration by Shalini Seereeram

CARIBBEAN CHOCOLATE AFFAIRS

“Chocolate is love that you can eat.” So why do we feel so guilty about indulging? Anu Lakhan says it’s time to accept that chocolate is actually good.

Lord Blakie. Photograph courtesy the Main Library, University of the West Indies, St Augustine

LORD BLAKIE: FAREWELL TO THE WARLORD

Michael Goodwin remembers calypsonian Carlton “Blakie” Joseph and his inimitable, trademark laugh.

Gordon Espinet. Photograph courtesy MAC Cosmetics

GORDON ESPINET: “I HAD SPENT MY WHOLE LIFE DRAWING FACES”

Trinidad-born make-up artist Gordon Espinet on beauty and self-confidence — as told to Mariel Brown.

Photograph courtesy Home Construction Ltd

HOME, SWEET HOME

Local and foreign buyers, high- and low-income demand, young people looking for their first homes and retirees looking for solid investments — Richard.

ANDREA LEVY: TO BE OR NOT TO BE BRITISH

ANDREA LEVY: TO BE OR NOT TO BE BRITISH

Andrea Levy’s prize-winning novel Small Island was published just last year, but James Ferguson says we should consider it a classic already.

Crucial Bankie. Photograph by Geoffrey Spencer

CRUCIAL GENIUS

Garry Steckles says today‘s best reggae is in St Kitts. Meet Crucial Bankie.