Indie Drama ‘Vandal’ Looks at the Miami You Rarely See

Clear blue skies. Sweeping palm trees. Sandy beaches. Expensive cars cruising down the freeways. The image many of us conjure up of Miami owes much to the...

Bad Bunny Teases Potential Clip of Album With J Balvin

It seems as though Bad Bunny and J Balvin’s long-awaited collaborative album Oasis could drop at any moment now. After announcing the album during a joint interview...

Haitian-American Film Producer Reflects on her time in the Industry

  Los Angeles-based producer Dominique Telson is making a leap, or in a sense, coming back home to New York City to work on her latest film —...
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Meet the Top Curators Championing Caribbean Art in Miami

asThis December, art aficionados will descend on the Magic City for Miami Art Week—a collection of art fairs, museum exhibitions, gallery shows and cultural events surrounding Art...
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How Young Bahamian Pianist Elijah Stevens beat the odds

Elijah Stevens, 22 left the Bahamas unaccompanied at age 17 in 2013 with faith, all his belongings and a $100 to pursue his...

How new Jamerican music label GMG Mafia is making a mark

New York City is the birthplace of many record labels. Several of them were conceived in basements in Brooklyn and The Bronx. A few have produced the...
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When Art Becomes Therapy: These Artists Find Healing Through Art

When my brother Rich began his master’s degree program in expressive art therapy in the early 2000s, I thought—really?Art therapy? As life would have it, years later...
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Roxane Gay on the Trauma and Triumph of the Haitian Diaspora

When my college roommate learns I am Haitian, she is convinced I practice voodoo, thanks to the Internet in the hands of the feeble-minded.” So opens the...
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Trini storyteller Rita Cox to receive CTO Lifetime Achievement Award

 Retaining the history of the region is vital for future generations to understand their heritage.The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) has found the perfect storyteller in Trinidad born...
Mario Pignard Jr Island Origins Magazine Spring 2018

In The Spot Light

Writer Monique McIntosh | Photography ContributedIf film is a tale told in light and shadows, then consider Mario Pignard Jr. the master illuminator.For 15 years, this highly-regarded motion...

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