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Photograph by Nicholas Laughlin

Word of mouth (March/April 2015)

Issue 132 (March/April 2015) | 0 comments
The politics behind Trinidad’s Good Friday bobolees, Guyana’s Rupununi Rodeo, and the wrongs and rights of Jamaica Carnival

Photograph by Maria Nunes

Word of mouth (January/February 2015)

Issue 131 (January/February 2015) | 1 comment
Trinidad’s stickfighting season, a new film about the history of steel pan, and St Lucia’s week of Nobel celebrations

Lesley Ann Noel. Photograph by Shirley Bahadur

Lesley Ann Noel: keeping it chic

Issue 82 (November/December 2006) | 0 comments
Trinidadian Lesley Ann Noel creates ethnic lifestyle chic with sustainable designs from around the world

Illustration by James Hackett

Bishop’s girls don’t cry

Issue 82 (November/December 2006) | 8 comments
At the end of a love affair, Attillah Springer wonders whether Bishop’s girls can really have tabanca. Blame it on her alma mater . . .

All images are from the opening ceremony of Carifesta VI in Trinidad and Tobago in 1995. Photograph by Jeffrey Chock

Carifesta IX: celebrating ourselves

Issue 81 (September/October 2006) | 0 comments
In late September, Trinidad and Tobago will host the ninth Caribbean Festival of Arts and Culture, Carifesta IX

Peter Minshall in 1986. Photograph by Mark Lyndersay

Masman: Peter Minshall

Issue 79 (May/June 2006) | 1 comment
Peter Minshall has been one of the most controversial and influential Trinidadian artists of the last thirty years

Illustration by James Hackett

Have her cake and eat it

Issue 76 (November/December 2005) | 0 comments
Attillah Springer on the world’s best black cake — her granny’s

Meggie 101

Issue 67 (May/June 2004) | 0 comments
What is a meggie? Attillah Springer explains

Illustration by Shalini Seereeram

Azonto Lessons

Issue 123 (September/October 2013) | 0 comments
It’s Trinidadian writer Attillah Springer’s first time in Ghana. Why does it feel so familiar?

Illustration by James Hackett


Issue 74 (July/August 2005) | 0 comments
Attillah Springer goes to Switzerland and conquers her fear of heights