Artist Lene Kilda’s Nutmeg Princess. Photograph by Orlando Romain

Sea beauty

In Grenada’s underwater sculpture park, a new Nutmeg Princess offers divers a handful of spicy bounty.

From Running of the Bulls, Roy Pierre and Associates’ 2014 presentation. Photography by Keith Getter

When mas was mas: Brooklyn Carnival

Far from the streets of Port of Spain, Trinidad Carnival’s tradition of colourful fantasy mas thrives in the midst of Brooklyn’s Labour Day celebrations — and in J’Ouvert, no less. It’s thanks to the vision of masman Roy Pierre and his colleagues, says Ray Funk. Their bands are true to history and to the present moment, all at once.

Laura Guzmàn and Israel Càdenas met at film school in Cuba. Images courtesy Laura Guzmàn and Israel Càdenas

No money, no love

Laura Guzmán and Israel Cárdenas, partners in life and in filmmaking, tell intimate stories with a lyrical touch. Their latest film, exploring sex tourism in the Dominican Republic, is a step towards something even more ambitious, writes Jonathan Ali.

Writer Marlon James. Photograph by Jeffrey Skemp

The book of James — Marlon James

His award-winning novel A Brief History of Seven Killings has earned Jamaican Marlon James the kind of acclaim most writers only dream of. But why, asks Annie Paul, have so few Jamaican authors tackled the darker twists of their history?.

One of Sharon Millar’s chickens exploring her garden. Photography by Sharon Millar

Fowl play

Rearing domestic poultry is nothing new. But nowadays minding hens isn’t just about the eggs, writes Sharon Millar, a newly converted chicken fancier.

Caribbean Playlist (September/October 2015)

Caribbean Playlist (September/October 2015)

New releases to get you in the groove.

Caribbean Bookshelf (September/October 2015)

Caribbean Bookshelf (September/October 2015)

This month’s reading picks.

Photography by lev radin /

Dustin Brown: Ride, Natty, Ride

Dustin Brown didn’t make it to the Wimbledon finals, but he still conquered Jamaican affections, on- and offline.

Pieces from the latest LOD by Elodie Auvray’s Summer 2015 collection, Zion. Jewellery by Rachel Rieke of Wild Mint Jewellery. Photography by Tiffany Marie Buckley

Elodie Auvray: the art of style

Sint Maarten designer Elodie Lauvray has a love for colour and pattern — and it shows in her creations.

Daveed Diggs, Okieriete Onaodowan, Anthony Ramos, and composer Lin-Manuel Miranda (at right), in a scene from Hamilton

Word of mouth (September/October 2015)

The hit Broadway musical Hamilton links Caribbean and American history, and the Shakespeare in Paradise theatre festival reimagines Bahamian stories for the stage.