Isnael felt spirits. That was how he first realized he had a calling, and that it was Santería....more
Posts Tagged: Havana
When summer arrived, the butler for the newcomer the villagers called “Mister Way”—they couldn’t pronounce Hemingway—came into town to fetch the boys. He left the house and followed the long drive to the gate, turned into the village, gathered the boys from their homes and led them back to the Finca, where they found a baseball diamond marked out in the grass....more
In a museum in Havana there are two skulls...more
In chess, it’s called zugzwang: you’re forced to move, but the only moves you can make will put you in a worse position. Welcome to the daily struggle of every face you meet in Cuba....more
Pablo Medina, author of Cuban City Blues, tells us about his nostalgia for 1950s Havana, restored by Guillermo Cabrera Infante’s novel Tres Tristes Tigres.
“The language sizzles and sparkles and reinvents itself so that sound and sense revolve around each other like twin stars....more