Contributor: Mariel Brown

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Illustration by Shalini Seereeram

Drowned

Issue 53 (January/February 2002) | 0 comments
A short story by Mariel Brown

Artist Christopher Cozier introducing Rank, an installation of drawings by Adam Williams, at the opening at Alice Yard. Photograph by Nicholas Laughlin

The yardie boys do it well

Issue 91 (May/June 2008) | 0 comments
Alice Yard is a space where alternative entertainment for the creative and intellectual thrive

Gordon Espinet. Photograph courtesy MAC Cosmetics

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

Issue 73 (May/June 2005) | 0 comments
Trinidad-born make-up artist Gordon Espinet on beauty and self-confidence — as told to Mariel Brown

The mile high club band

High Like The (Orange) Sky

Issue 67 (May/June 2004) | 0 comments
With their unique soul-strumming rock-reggae sound and easy-going calypso vibe, the Orange Sky are the stars of Trinidad’s local rock music scene. Now they're making their most ambitious move yet: trying for an international breakthrough. Are they really ready for fame?

Photo courtesy CLICO

Art Buzz (January/February 2004)

Issue 65 (January/February 2004) | 0 comments
A year's worth of art; and Bill Grace creates monuments to optimism

Edwidge Danicat. Photograph by Renato Rotolo

Edwidge Danticat: finding her way home

Issue 64 (November/December 2003) | 0 comments
Since the publication of her first novel, Breath, Eyes, Memory, in 1994, Edwidge Danticat has been hailed as “the voice of the Haitian-American experience". Her memories of Haiti, the homeland she left when she was 12, and her compulsion to tell the painful stories of her people, are the forces behind her quiet yet unflinching fiction. Mariel Brown charts Danticat's ongoing journey between two worlds, and discovers the tragic history of the Haitian diaspora

Jasmine wears her own The Conversation (sterling silver, 18ct, carved). Photograph by Mark Lyndersay

The Jewels of Jasmine Thomas-Girvan

Issue 56 (July/August 2002) | 0 comments
A Jamaican childhood, a penchant for collecting and a love of small things all shaped the career of jewellery designer Jasmine Thomas- Girvan. Mariel Brown reports

Ian Harnarine outside a doubles shop in New York City. Photograph by Elizabeth Harnarine

Ian Harnarine: Family Ties

Issue 117 (September/October 2012) | 0 comments
Trini-Canadian filmmaker Ian Harnarine’s debut Doubles with Slight Pepper is already an international prizewinner.

Lisa O'Connor in her natural habitat- outdoors, behind an easel. Photograph by Mark Lyndersay

Lisa O’Connor: the Ecstatic Eye

Issue 63 (September/October 2003) | 0 comments
The brilliant colours and energetic impasto of Lisa O’Connor’s paintings are utterly distinctive, and her work is eagerly sought after by Caribbean collectors. Mariel Brown gets to know the upbeat Trinidadian artist, and wonders about the forces that drive her impassioned brush