Posts Tagged: Cuba
I feel like if you look at the history of Cuba, it’s always been a tumultuous one, even going back to Columbus, right? It always seems to have been a place that is sort of struggling to gain its footing in the world.
For The New Republic, Ryan Kearney responds to those claiming that American tourism and investment will ruin Cuba’s romanticism:
If you visit Cuba to puff cigars, get drunk on rum-and-cokes or mojitos, read Hemingway, and fetishize the country’s dilapidation with your brand-new Canon Rebel, you just might miss [its] uglier side.
In a museum in Havana there are two skulls...more
To be a doctor in Cuba is to live inside the swirl of history and politics that whooshes around the small Communist island at all times....more
There are certain places in the world that conjure an almost universal sense of longing; places that seem to carry a palpable sense of themselves in the air, and places whose tumultuous histories have created masses of displaced persons who feel as though they might never go home again....more
Ana Menendez’s new collection of short fiction, Adios, Happy Homeland, weaves together stories from diverse Cuban voices that all confront the history and lived reality of their conflicted homeland....more
It’s raining outside, everything is going to be ok.
Let’s get straight to the point: a new David Attenborough series is a thing to be celebrated.
Swedish architecture porn: Evolver!
You are going to spend the next ten minutes watching bullet impacts in super slow motion....more
“Crucet is endowed with the double vision that helped Richard Wright and Salman Rushdie describe the lives of marginalized people with poignancy, humor, and rich music.”
Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés’s stories about refugees from the Mariel Boatlift present the conflicts and loneliness of exile....more
Ana Menendez’s new novel, The Last War, deals with Iraq, infidelity, self-deception, and exile....more