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What’s in A Name? Meredith Andrews’; Book “Who Is Anna Andersson?”

Last year Bermudian photographer Meredith Andrews set out to photograph women across Sweden who shared one thing in common: the name Anna Andersson. As Sweden’s most popular name, there are thousands of women who share it, but what makes them different? Andrews’s book, Who Is Anna Andersson?, seeks to answer that question by featuring stark and beautiful portraits of 50 different Anna Anderssons, from a 99-year-old, to a priest, to a tattoo artist. By focussing on their superficial commonalities, Andrews…


Our Bermuda

Building On Legend & Legacy

November 12, 2014—Ariel Sands Drive, Devonshire. It’s mid-afternoon. Overcast but still balmy. Summer has yet to beat a full retreat and the clouds are high and thin, obscuring the sun just enough to make the growing crowd at the old…


Arts

Short Story: The Day The Rock Burned

Once, Virgil got thrown out of class for talking too much. He had asked if stone could catch fire during reading time. Which irritated an already irritated Ms. Taylor who had just sent James and Jackie to deputy principle Smith’s…


Arts

Artists View: Karl Sternath

Who are you and what do you do? I was born in Austria on August 11, 1953. As a young child I was affectionately nicknamed “Stemsi”—hence the brand name “StemsiArt”.  Inspired by the awesome blues and greens of Bermuda’s waters,…


Culture

6 Reasons I Keep Going to Carnival

‘I thought you were done with all that carnival stuff,” she said. My mother’s words ring in my ears, and I put them in the folder with the eye rolls, smirks, and remarks from people who hear I’m going to…

The Consummate Bermudian

Bermuda Silver

Every antique tells a story and that is particularly true of silverware made in Bermuda. Look at a graceful spoon, for example, an elegant tankard or a beautifully crafted teapot, and questions immediately come to mind. Who was the silversmith?…