July 22, 2017

The Editor Speaks: When is art pornographic?

I am pointing here at the arrest last Tuesday (18) of Cayman Brac artist Ron ‘Foots’ Kynes by the police on suspicion of “obscene publications.” The “obscene publications” were two statues Kynes had created of two nude women embracing in a sexual pose. I have to state I have not seen these works of art […]

FAME-Caribbean to help create business opportunities for artisans

By Sasha Harrinanan From Trinidad and Tobago NewsDay The Foundation for Fashion, Art, Manufacturing, Entrepreneurship and Export (FAME-Caribbean) has been established by Trinidad-born Savile Row master tailor, Andrew Ramroop, to help create sustainable business opportunities for artistic people across the region. “Having travelled extensively to different locations throughout the world (and) currently consulting in India […]

Dancehall & Reggae Star Konshens addresses standards of beauty

From South Florida Caribbean News Kingston, Jamaica – With the recent release of his single “Beautiful“, recording artist Konshens recently defied stereotypical male view points by addressing the issue of conventional standard of beauty that plague women of all ages, races and creeds. From magazines to videos, to the increasing “Social media models” that constantly […]

Inside the secret Brooklyn ‘farm’ where Adidas is creating the future

By Dennis Green From Business Insider In Greenpoint, Brooklyn, in an unassuming warehouse space just across the street from a stone supplier, Adidas is plotting the future. That’s where the company has built its Brooklyn Creator Farm, a relatively secret location where Adidas hosts a small team of designers from studios around the world. Their job? […]

Artist arrested Tue afternoon, 18 July, on Cayman Brac

From RCIPS Today, a man, age 63 of Cayman Brac, was arrested under Schedule 1 of the Criminal Procedure Code (2017 Revision) in relation to the suspected breach of Section 157(1)(a) of the Penal Code (2017 Revision), also referred to as obscene publication.   The arrest was in relation to sculpture and artwork on his property […]

Jamaica’s National Dance Theatre Company celebrates its 55th season

From South Florida Caribbean News The National Dance Theatre Company (NDTC) Gala Opens 55th Anniversary Season July 21 KINGSTON, Jamaica – Established at the time of Jamaica’s Independence, The National Dance Theatre Company (NDTC), together with the nation, celebrates its 55th Anniversary this year. As its premier event, the National Dance Theatre Company will host […]

Guy Harvey mentors student

Guy Harvey mentors Ernest Ward student, aspiring marine artist From North Escambia Nolin Godwin, an incoming sixth grader at Ernest Ward Middle School, recently spent time painting a mural at Sea World in Orlando with world renowned conservationist and artist Guy Harvey. Nolin, now 12, has been obsessed with the ocean, sharks and saving the […]

Superheroes are almost single-handedly saving the US box office

By Tom DiChristopher From CNBC Superhero movies have been just about the only safe bet at the U.S. box office in 2017. Releases like “Logan,” “Wonder Woman” and “Spider-Man: Homecoming” have helped offset disappointing performances from sequels. Box office receipts are down 7.7 percent between May and July 9 compared with the same period last […]

Oscar-winning actor Martin Landau dead at 89

From Newsmax Martin Landau, the chameleon-like actor who gained fame as the crafty master of disguise in the 1960s TV show “Mission: Impossible,” then capped a long and versatile career with an Oscar for his poignant portrayal of aging horror movie star Bela Lugosi in 1994’s “Ed Wood,” has died. He was 89.Landau died Saturday […]

In focus: [Peter Polack] New book chronicles 100 years of filming in Jamaica

By Alexandra Simon From Caribbean Life A new book documenting the international movie industry filming in Jamaica was released earlier this month and hopes to share the history of Jamaica as a destination for filming. In the book, “Jamaica, the Land of Film,” author Peter Polack chronicles all of the mainstream films from the early […]