Bernie Williams

Bernie Williams Bernie Williams Bernabé Figueroa Williams, outstanding center fielder who played in Major League Baseball in the United States. In 1999, he won the batting title in the American League. He was named Most Valuable Player in 1996 in the American League Championship Series. He also studied music and has performed as a classical [...]

Betty J. Meggers

Betty J. Meggers Betty Meggers Archaeologist. She was born in Washington D.C. on December 5, 1921. She studied anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania and Michigan University. She earned her doctoral degree at Columbia University in 1952 after presenting her dissertation, which was based on a study of the cultural sequence of Marajó Island in [...]

Between the market and nationalism: how to make culture?

Between the Market and Nationalism: How to Create Culture? - page 1 Cover of Puerto Rico en el mundo Redefining the task of culture in Puerto Rico implies thinking of new representation policies with more visibility of diverse groups, and something for all tastes, likes, and dislikes. Culture should abandon its pharmacological function of avoiding [...]

Black Councils in Cuba

Black Councils in Cuba During the era of slavery in the Caribbean, white slave owners typically separated Africans from the same nations to make it more difficult for them to communicate among themselves. Despite this, beginning in the first century of Spanish colonization and slavery of Africans in Cuba, "national councils" were formed. These councils [...]

Blanco Géigel, Tomás

Blanco Géigel, Tomás Tomás Blanco Writer of the 1930s generation who was known for his essays on cultural and literary criticism. He also wrote short stories, novels and poetry. His writing presents a critical analysis of the Puerto Rican culture, as well as reflections on universal topics. Born in San Juan in 1897. He studied [...]

Blue Curry

Blue Curry Blue Curry Artist from the Bahamas whose work is mostly related to Caribbean themes and to the perspectives on the Caribbean that have developed in other parts of the world. His works have been shown at the Liverpool Biennial (an untitled work as part of the City States theme), at Art Basel, Miami [...]

Bob Marley

Bob Marley Bob Marley Jamaican musician and singer, co-founder of the group Wailing Wailers (1963), The Wailers (1964–1974), and lead singer for Bob Marley & The Wailers (1974–1981). He was a promoter of Jamaican culture and Rastafarianism, singer of reggae, ska and rocksteady music. Recognized worldwide for his musical contributions and his commitment to peace. [...]

Bonilla Norat, Félix

Bonilla Norat, Félix Ritual (1965) As painter, draftsman, educator, and art critic, Bonilla Norat was part of the artistic generation of the 1950s. His artistic work included a great variety of formats and styles -among them realism, expressionism, surrealism, and kinetic movement, for which he was particularly known. The artist was born in Cayey in [...]

Borges, the Classics, the Literary Canon…

Borges, the Classics, the Literary Canon, Its Borders and "The Shape of the Sword" - page 1 Arturo Echevarría Ferrari, Humanist of the Year 2003 The literary canon The reflections about the literary canon, how relevant it is, how fair and just is the evaluation of works that are included, can be divided into two [...]

Braschi, Mario

Braschi, Mario Don Severo Canta-Claro newspaper 1873 Journalist, editor and founder of various periodicals on the island. His autonomist editorials and his criticisms of the Catholic church led to censorship of some of his publications by the Spanish government. Mario Braschi was born January 19, 1840, in the town of Juana Díaz. He began his [...]