This is an excellent piece in the New Yorker on who is probably Jamaica’s most underrated observer- Stuart Hall, the cultural theorist. Observer is not a sufficient term, however. Hall carved out a niche for himself as a cultural studies professor and academic and orator. I read some Hall for a paper I presented a couple of years ago and was struck mostly by his sensitivity- academics often cast only a cold, objective eye on what they are observing. In any case, I cannot do sufficient justice to his biography or accomplishments- the piece is worth a read.