Express yourself

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The arts, whether drama, dance, drawing, painting, fashion, is a means of expression.

Visit Guyana

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As Guyana warms into the technological and digital age, more and more Guyanese are logging into and being part of the infinite world of possibilities – the internet.

Child’s play

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“You ever heard of Saul Out or Hopscotch?” I asked Nixon, son of one of my co-workers.

A Letter to Brother Gog

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Dear Brother Gog, I am saddened. I am hurt. I am crying and it gives me grief to say that I have lost a lot of faith in you.

I am!

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I am here! Here in the beautiful, great, green land of Guyana. Land of the floating bridges; land of the Jaguar, the Canje Pheasant and the Victoria Regia; the Mighty Essequibo, the towering Roraima and the vast Rupununi; the golden brown Atlantic Ocean and the colourful people.

Our Guyanese identity

As our 43rd Republic anniversary approaches, some amount of introspection is required. Don’t we all, as we begin a new year of life, look back at the successes and failures of the past?

Femme – a review

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Last week saw me at the premiere of three films from local filmmakers, under the banner ‘Femme’, by CineGuyana – the Film Producing Company of Guyana.

Bamazon

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For those of you who are subscribed to a cable network, the History Channel’s Bamazon has been on your schedule for the past three months hasn’t it?

Innovation

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Innovation – A new idea, method, device. Innovation – Introduction to something new.

Avinash theatres

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The buzz in Guyana right now is about the twin theatres: Kara and Nash, together they are under the ‘Avinash Theatres’ brand and they are the pre-ups to a mega entertainment complex the company is still working on in an effort to remodel Water Street, Georgetown.

Hot, Hot Chutney!

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My editor knows that I put Soca and Dancehall in front of every genre of music man can think of, everything else is too profane, too stupid or too annoying.

Guyanese resolution

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Hehehehe… well what do you know! We’re alive! No doomsday prophecy (I told ya!) ended the world.

Guyanese Christmas

There is nothing better than the Holiday Season at home, why dream of a white Christmas when you can live happily in your green paradise?

End of the world? Yeah right

Mass hysteria, new religions, blockbuster films, scientific explorations, studies of ancient cultures and lost studies – all centre around the Mayan Prophecy of the ending of the world on December 21, 2012.

My Reality

This is the second week of the month when Culture Box usually does a review on the Month’s History, but we’re making a little exception to share a poem from the last Upscale Poetry Night.

Madmen

It is a fact that Guyana is a lawless state. In so many ways, we lack the norms of societal etiquette.

An Angry Man

Today, Culture Box returns to highlighting some of Guyana’s poems. This one was performed at Upscale’s Poetry Night this month.

UG bus ride

A generation has gone, a next one rises. On your journey you would expect to be sitting next to some of Guyana’s most decent, intellectual minds.

November

As usual, the second week of the month is when Culture Box takes you down ‘Memory Lane’.

Lucky?

They say lucky is a word that can always describe Guyana when it comes to natural disasters.

The WHAT song???

Call me a hypocrite now. For months, I have spoken out about how we as a people should never kick our local artists.

When will the curtains close on stupidity?

Thirty-six years and still standing strong; 62 ft towards the sky; 240 ft long and 114 ft wide – the National Culture Centre is the pride of D’Urban Park, Georgetown.

October

I am starting a tradition of highlighting the events of each particular month at the second week.