The Other Side of Paradise

Life in the New Cuba

Author: Julia Cooke

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 158005532X

Category: Travel

Page: 256

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Change looms in Havana, Cuba's capital, a city electric with uncertainty yet cloaked in cliché, 90 miles from U.S. shores and off-limits to most Americans. Journalist Julia Cooke, who lived there at intervals over a period of five years, discovered a dynamic scene: baby-faced anarchists with Mohawks gelled with laundry soap, whiskey-drinking children of the elite, Santería trainees, pregnant prostitutes, university graduates planning to leave for the first country that will give them a visa. This last generation of Cubans raised under Fidel Castro animate life in a waning era of political stagnation as the rest of the world beckons: waiting out storms at rummy hurricane parties and attending raucous drag cabarets, planning ascendant music careers and black-market business ventures, trying to reconcile the undefined future with the urgent today. Eye-opening and politically prescient, The Other Side of Paradise offers a deep new understanding of a place that has so confounded and intrigued us.


Third Edition

Author: Sean Sheehan

Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1502608006

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

View: 655


Cuba is a beautiful and fascinating country in the midst of exciting changes. After fifty years under Fidel Castro, the small island nation is looking forward to new leadership and a new relationship with the United States. This book explores Cuba’s past, present, and future and discusses what it is like to live in the country today. All books of the critically-acclaimed Cultures of the World® series ensure an immersive experience by offering vibrant photographs with descriptive nonfiction narratives, and interactive activities such as creating an authentic traditional dish from an easy-to-follow recipe. Copious maps and detailed timelines present the past and present of the country, while exploration of the art and architecture help your readers to understand why diversity is the spice of Life.

La hija de Carlos quinto

comedia famosa

Author: Antonio Mira de Amescua

Publisher: Edition Reichenberger

ISBN: 9783935004435

Category: Literatura española - Teatro - Siglos XVI-XVII - Historia y crítica

Page: 132

View: 4529



Video Sourcebook

A Guide to Programs Currently Available on Video in the Areas Of: Movies/entertainment, General Interest/education, Sports/recreation, Fine Arts, Heal

Author: Thomson Gale

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 9781414400990

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 4000

View: 5611


From classroom aids to corporate training programs, technical resources to self-help guides, children's features to documentaries, theatrical releases to straight-to-video movies, The Video Source Book continues its comprehensive coverage of the wide universe of video offerings with more than 130,000 complete program listings, encompassing more than 160,000 videos. All listings are arranged alphabetically by title. Each entry provides a description of the program and information on obtaining the title. Six indexes -- alternate title, subject, credits, awards, special formats and program distributors -- help speed research.

The Disco Files 1973-78

New York's Underground, Week by Week

Author: Vince Aletti

Publisher: Dj History.Com

ISBN: 9780956189608

Category: Music

Page: 467

View: 4402


"The records, the charts, the clubs, the stories"--Cover.