Hey, cigarette-addled New Yorkers, want to hear a cruel joke? In Cuba, the current regime will pay you to smoke if you’re old.
Or at least they used to. In a move out of Auntie Bloomberg’s playbook, Raul Castro has decided to end the program that allows Cubans over 55 four packs of smokes a Read More
How much worse can things get for journalists?
Newspapers and magazines are closing; the ones that remain grow thinner by the week as if somehow cursed; freelance budgets are being slashed and staffers accustomed to taking it easy are being forced to write like their livelihoods depend on it. (Hint: They do.) The Read More
It’s been a busy week for Sean Penn. In theaters, the actor is generating Oscar buzz for his starring role in Milk and on the newsstand, he wrote the cover story for The Nation. If the Mr. Penn has his way, he just might bring an end to the U.S. embargo on Cuba. Read More