Tuesday December 12, 2017


In Advance of Obama’s Trip to Havana, A Call to Lift the Book Embargo

Ahead of next week’s visit by President Obama, the US publishing industry has called for increased collaboration and exchange with its counterparts in Cuba.

Bookshelf: Music, Humor, Photography, and a Bounty of Lam

From an insightful guide to cutting-edge art in Havana to a century of female vocalists—and the latest on Wifredo Lam—here are our picks for a season of art, music, literature, and more.

Fall Bookshelf: Art, Film, Photography, Music, and More

The continuing thaw in Cuba-U.S. relations has produced a flurry of new books on the island, its culture, and its history. Here are our picks for the new season, including several titles slated for publication later in the fall.

Bienal Snapshot: Books-as-Art in Libros sin dominio

As part of his project, Intervención en la librería (Intervention in the Bookstore), artist Yornel Martínez invited curator Elvia Rosa Castro to organize a show in which artists turned books into one-of-a-kind objects. Here are ten that we found especially striking.

Bookshelf: Cuban Art, Photography, History, and More

For your reading pleasure, these books spotlight artist Alexandre Arrechea, photography collections, Cuban theater in exile, and the adventures of a Cuban-born countess, among other topics.
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