| Mar 25, 2013
Even in translation, Juan Rulfo's superb and highly influential short novel "Pedro Paramo" is a powerful, haunting experience. Published in 1955, this famous Mexican story of a young man, Juan Preciado, who journeys to a ghostly desert town in search of...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 5:41 AM
HAVANA (AP) — Raul Castro announced Sunday that he will step down as Cuba's president in 2018 following a final five-year term, for the first time putting a date on the end of the Castro era. He tapped rising star Miguel Diaz-Canel as his top...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 10:51 AM
If LGBT is a brand, then its most colorful product just may be the Out in the Tropics performing-arts festival in Miami Beach.
The four days of concerts, performance-art shows, film screenings, receptions and panel discussions will take place Thursday...
| Jan 31, 2013
Latin American politics in the second decade of the 21st century are strange, to say the least. Other adjectives may apply. They reader may choose the most appropriate after reading this column.
Raúl Castro, the younger of two brothers who have ruled...
| May 17, 2013
| 2:30 PM
French director Laurent Cantet, who won the Palme d'Or in 2008 for "The Class," will direct "Vuelta a Itaca," a drama set in Cuba.
Script for Spanish-language pic is by Cantet and Cuban novelist Leonardo Padura.
"Itaca" is set on a rooftop terrace in...
| Jan 12, 2013
| 4:37 PM
No one taught a young Arturo Sandoval more about the mysteries of bebop and how to approach a life in music than Dizzy Gillespie. At times during their long friendship, the jazz trumpeters referred to each other as father and son. “He was more...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 2:39 AM
A Florida couple accused of kidnapping their two young sons and fleeing by boat to Havana were handed over to the United States, and were booked into Florida jail, officials said Wednesday.
Joshua Michael Hakken and his wife Sharyn are being held at the...
| Apr 12, 2013
Francie Bishop Good's new photo exhibit begins, as do many of her nostalgic portraits, with her childhood in the suburbs of Orefield, Penn. In the early 1960s, Good would take her mint-green point-and-shoot to nearby Allentown, a city where leisure...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 2:39 PM
Rapper and entertainment industry mogul Jay-Z responded Thursday with a forceful rejection of the criticism he’s received from South Florida politicians over his visit to Cuba last week with his wife Beyoncé.
And the couple received support from a...
| Apr 14, 2013
| 8:54 AM
Last October, choreographer Frank Chaves and jazz trumpeter Orbert Davis traveled to Cuba to research a suite they hoped to create together. By immersing themselves in the movement and music of the island nation, they sought to bring something of the...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 5:19 AM
When international rock star and humanitarian Juanes began putting together his new memoir, “Chasing the Sun,” he started with pictures. The handsome book, nearly 300 pages, is filled with the kind of candid shots that fans will eat up, from...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 8:30 AM
As Afro-Cuban rhythms pulse on the sound system, the couples intertwine on the dance floor, swaying gently to the music.
“With feeling!” implores choreographer Frank Chaves.
“Make sure you're really touching bodies here … make...