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Jul

29

Havana Art Biennial

As the New York Times notes, “artists occupy an unusual and privileged place in Cuba, where they can … push the boundaries of political critique further than many …” 


Jul

29

Cuba by Land & Sea

In Cuba and other Latin American countries, the word Malécon refers to a seaside esplanade that’s a popular gathering spot for locals.


Jul

25

Insight Paladares: La California, Havana

For the last few years, the paladares of Cuba have been trying to save the country from its stereotype of mediocre to bad food.  La California, located in Central Havana, is doing its part by reintroducing the island to quality Italian dishes, especially their pizza. 


Jul

21

Baseball in Cuba with Eric Nadel

There has never been a more exciting time for sport fans to visit Cuba than now.  The countdown has begun for the Havana Marathon in November, and runners are not the only ones counting the days.


Jul

11

Havana by night: mojitos at Hotel Nacional de Cuba

Cubans say the best mojitos in Havana are to be found at Hotel Nacional de Cuba. Selling for 4.5 CUC, a prohibitive price for any local Cuban, they are also the most expensive. One sleepless night in Havana, I went to check for myself.


Jul

05

Our Girl in Havana: A local’s guide to music in Cuba

This entire country seems to move to a Cuban rhythm, as if its beating heart were percussive and its stories told in song. But there isn’t just one type of Cuban music: salsa, rumba, baroque, jazz, son cubano and many others can be heard on any single day in Havana. Many of these are unique to Cuba, where West African and European influences have merged in this steamy cultural hot pot.


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