Puerto Rico

Boston Caribbean Fashion Week: Live Art and Design Show

Words by Genice Phillips The LIVE Art and Design show, hosted by Boston Caribbean Fashion Week (BCFW) last month,  merged inspiration, creativity, and fashion all at once at the newly opened, Caribbean Arts Gallery, located in Bo...

Discwoman: Boricuas Spinning EDM

Words by Graciano Petersen “What’s it like to be a female DJ?” That is the first question people generally ask Gera and Lady Liquid, two Boricua women currently running the Electronic Dance Music (EDM) scene in Puerto Rico. Their answer:...

Puerto Rico’s Debt Choking Economy, Leaders Spin For Solution

Words by Kristal Roberts Less than 1 million of Puerto Rico’s 3.5 million residents have jobs. Half of the population is surviving off of welfare. Take that coupled with billions of debt in unfunded liabilities, and it’s clear that the island’s e...

Are Puerto Rican Women Perfect Human Beings?

Words by Nneka Samuel Is there such a thing as a perfect human being? Lior Pachter, a computational biologist and professor at the University of California at Berkeley, seems to think so. He performed an experiment in silico that suggests Puerto Ric...

A Slice of the Caribbean: Rum Cake

Words by Natalie Goode-Henry Nothing completes a holiday meal like black cake, fruit cake or what most Caribbean countries call the moist, fruit and nut mixed dessert laced with liquor--rum cake. The Christmas cake (there's another one) has as many ...

5 Reasons To Tango!

Words by Nneka Samuel If any dance has earned the title of most sultry the world over, it’s the tango. With its sensual, elegant and passionate moves, tango entices more than just the eye. The alluring dance will be the center of attention on the st...

CSS 2014: First Caribbean-Held Space Summit

Words by Nneka Samuel From Halle Berry’s new U.S. television show Extant to The Jetsons to Star Trek, film and television have long exploited the infinite possibilities of space exploration. And with the growing influx of companies like SpaceX and V...