Sunday June 17, 2018

Books

A Last-Minute, Cuba-Centric Holiday Gift Guide

If you’re like most of us, you’re probably scrambling to find the perfect item for someone on your list. If they happen to be art lovers, tech types, design mavens or Cuba-philes, these suggestions could be just what you’re looking for.

Update: Tamayo Celebrates Baseball, Cordero Opens in Milan, Luna Headed to DC

In Havana, Los Carpinteros recover the lost architecture of the 1960s and ’70s, Reynerio Tamayo steps into the batter’s box, and GlitchMix explores the art of the digital error. Omni Zona Franca heads to Espacio Aglutinador, Emilio Pérez opens in New York, Glexis Novoa in Miami, and Cuban artists fill galleries in Paris and Key West.

An American Feminist in Cuba: Margaret Randall and To Change the World

Poet, writer, photographer, social activist, and feminist, Margaret Randall spent more than a decade of her life in Cuba. In a conversation with poet and editor Laura Ruiz Montes, Randall talks about her experiences and her memoir, To Change the World: My Years in Cuba, recently translated and published on the island.

2016: Going Out with Poetry

Feeling the need for some poetry to finish out the year—this year especially—we asked poet and playwright Félix Lizárraga to select and translate a few poems from his recent book, Fuga del bosque. He responded generously, including a previously unpublished poem.

Bookshelf: Tropicana Nights, Concrete Cuba, and at Least One Manifesto

With the holidays rapidly approaching, here are our picks among recent books on Cuban art and culture—including new volumes on Luis Cruz Azaceta, Rocío García, and Félix González-Torres. Plus a new edition of Rosa Lowinger’s beloved nightclub saga, Tropicana Nights, with a cover by Alexandre Arrechea.
 
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