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  • Vegas cigar lounges roll out the welcome mat

    Las Vegas takes its smoke seriously. So seriously, in fact, that recent changes in the state's smoking statutes have sent tavern brass to court and mall-walking tobacco lovers to the nearest smoking-allowed lounge, which is all good news to the city's...
  • American tourists at home in Cuba

    American tourists at home in Cuba
    The St. Patrick’s Day parade was a little late, but the Cuban bagpipers and the blond transvestite in green satin made up for it in spirit as they sashayed down O'Reilly Street to observe Cuba's historic connections to Ireland. (Apparently, even Che...
  • The Cuban ties that bind, 50 years on

    The Cuban ties that bind, 50 years on
    My trip to Cuba last summer was a lifetime in the making. My father emigrated from Havana to Miami in 1961 at age 6, and the family who came with him filled my childhood in Dallas with food, politics, jokes and, yes, dominoes. I longed to visit the...
  • Cuba B.C.*

    Cuban writer Jose Lezama Lima's description of Havana—"an unnameable feast"—fits the city's last great era like the flawless suits from Pepe Sastre fit the best-dressed mobsters of the glittering casino years. Here was a posh gambling scene...
  • Come back to Papa for a real deal daiquiri

    Come back to Papa for a real deal daiquiri
    Before there were blenders and slushy machines and bitsy paper umbrellas, there was the traditional daiquiri — simple, sophisticated, a far cry from today's spiked fruit smoothies downed by screechy sorority sisters on spring break. Made with white...
  • Cuban bassist Cachao dies; mambo pioneer

    Cuban bassist and composer Israel "Cachao" Lopez, who is credited with pioneering the mambo style of music, died Saturday. He was 89. Known simply as Cachao, the Grammy-winning musician had fallen ill in the past week and died surrounded by family...
  • 'Wifredo Lam' at the Museum of Latin American Art

    'Wifredo Lam' at the Museum of Latin American Art
    IN 19th CENTURY EUROPE, when modern science bumped aside the Christian God as the primary artistic foundation for meaning and moral value, artists lost a subject that had preoccupied them for hundreds of years. "Show me an angel and I'll paint one," the...
  • 'Cuba' by Julia E. Sweig

    Cuba What Everyone Needs to Know Julia E. Sweig Oxford University Press: 304 pp., $16.95 paper Despite decades of heated rhetoric from Washington and Miami, most of the time Americans don't give a lot of thought to Cuba. Then, once or twice a decade,...
  • Off The Shelf: The day Hemingway's Nobel Prize came out of hiding

    Off The Shelf: The day Hemingway's Nobel Prize came out of hiding
    Last year, the Swedish Academy awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature to the French author Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio. The prize has been handed out annually, with the exception of the World War II years, since 1901, when French poet René F.A. Sully-...
  • Old guard in Cuba keeps reins

    Cuba's parliament signaled Sunday that the status quo of a stunted state-run economy and strained relations with the United States will persist for now as it named Raul Castro to replace his ailing brother, Fidel, as president and chose another aging...
  • The useless Cuba embargo

    The useless Cuba embargo
    Among New York's rites of autumn -- the marathon, the rainbow of leaves in Central Park, the sudden profusion of wool overcoats -- a new one has emerged at the United Nations. In each of the last 16 years, the General Assembly has voted to condemn the...