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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...
  • Bernard Barker dies at 92; Watergate burglar was a CIA operative

    Bernard Barker, a Cuban-born CIA operative who participated in the Bay of Pigs invasion and was later a Watergate burglar, died Friday in suburban Miami. He was 92. Barker died at his home after being taken to the Veterans Administration Medical Center...
  • Juan Almeida Bosque dies at 82; guerrilla was among Fidel Castro's top commanders

    Juan Almeida Bosque dies at 82; guerrilla was among Fidel Castro's top commanders
    Juan Almeida Bosque, a comrade of Fidel Castro since the start of his guerrilla struggle more than half a century ago, died of a heart attack Friday in Havana, government media announced. He was 82. One of three surviving rebel leaders who still bore the...
  • Orlando 'Cachaito' Lopez dies at 76; bassist for the Buena Vista Social Club

    Orlando "Cachaito" Lopez, considered the "heartbeat" of Cuba's legendary Buena Vista Social Club for his internationally acclaimed bass playing, died Monday of complications from prostate surgery, fellow musicians said. He was 76. Lopez, a founding...
  • 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,...