Culture Box


“Hello… It’s me,” Adele sings and the world responds with tears, joy, memes, gifs and over a million downloads in the shortest time possible.

Also-ran: Guyana

Out of the blue last Thursday, which was October 29, the media were informed that the Miss Guyana Universe Pageant contestants were going to be introduced to the media and the public on Sunday evening, November 1, at the Princess Hotel.

Let local dancers bring it

In the reality television show “Bring it!” Diana Williams, owner of the ‘Dancing Dolls’ studio in Jackson Mississippi and her dancers go head to head in competitions with similar groups of dancers, winning trophies and bragging rights.

End the lawlessness

A letter which appeared in the Stabroek News this week decrying the presence of two small girls in a movie theatre where an ‘R’ rated film was playing was not as shocking as it was disappointing.


On Thursday, Billboard gave props to 29-year-old Jamaican artist OMI, naming his song “Cheerleader” the ‘Song of the Summer’. This is huge for OMI, born Omar Samuel Pasley, for several reasons, chief among them being that Billboard sort of sets the tone in the American music industry.


Another Emancipation Day has come and gone. This year’s celebration marked 177 years since our enslaved forebears were set free. The day, August 1, is marked by a celebration held in the National Park under the auspices of the African Cultural Development Association (ACDA) which seems to set itself forward as the national authority on African culture.

Tragic lives

A mere 22, the age at which many young women are starting their careers, Bobbi Kristina Brown, the daughter of legendary singer Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown has died and will likely be laid to rest on Monday although a funeral service is reportedly set for today.

Who are you?

Often, when people are asked ‘Who are you?’ they respond by giving their names. Sometimes they also give their addresses and depending on the situation in which the question is asked, they might give their job title, or they might refer to their lineage.

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