Michelin Must Sees Havana 2e

Michelin Must Sees Havana  2e Author Michelin
ISBN-10 2067216198
Release 2017-04-15
Pages 160
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This second edition of Must Sees Havana is the perfect resource for creating an unforgettable, personalized visit, even when time is limited. Find inspiration in the extensive walking tour ideas and in the themed Must See and Must Do lists, whether you prefer beach or city, museums or snorkeling, historic sites or lush gardens and parks. This pocket-size guide helps you do it all with detailed maps, recommended hotels and restaurants, and the Must Sees star-rating system for attractions, sights and activities.



Michelin Must Sees Havana

Michelin Must Sees Havana Author Gwen Cannon
ISBN-10 190709945X
Release 2011
Pages 160
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Must Sees Havana, a new addition to the MustSees series, selects the highlights of Cuba's lively capital for a flying visit, a week or longer. Stroll the Malecon, immerse yourself in the Carnaval street parties, or take an excursion to Regla and 17C Guanabacoa, epicenters of the santeria tradition. Stay in grand hotels or go for a budget room. Browse art galleries, sample fresh juice from a street stall, or visit the museum district before tasting an ice cream at Havana institution Coppelia. Do it all, accompanied by Must Sees detailed maps.etailed maps.



Michelin Must Sees New York City

Michelin Must Sees New York City Author Michelin Travel & Lifestyle
ISBN-10 9782067182677
Release 2011-10-01
Pages 192
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This eBook version of Must Sees New York City by Michelin highlights the best of the Big Apple and beyond for a 24-hour visit, a weekend or longer. Stroll through neighborhoods, choose from dozens of world-class museums, visit iconic landmarks, or take excursions to Long Island and the Hudson River Valley. Stay in boutique hotels or opt for a budget room. Take in some shopping, walk across the Brooklyn Bridge and ride a skyscraper’s elevator to the top. This pocket-size guide helps you do it all with its detailed maps, recommended hotels and renowned Michelin star-rating system.



Michelin Must Sees Barcelona

Michelin Must Sees Barcelona Author Michelin
ISBN-10 9782067182820
Release 2010-10-01
Pages 160
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his eBook version of Must Sees Barcelona by Michelin is ideal for hitting the city's highlights for a 24-hour visit, a weekend or longer. Explore the Barri Gòtic. See Gaudi’s masterpieces Sagrada Familia and Parc Güell. Take in the Picasso Museum, an FC Barcelona match, the colorful Boqueria market, the funicular to the Miro Foundation, and old town for Catalan seafood. This concise guide helps you do it all with its detailed maps, recommended hotels and renowned Michelin star-rating system. Helpfully divided into 'Must Sees' for Barcelona's highlights, 'Must Do' for top activities for every budget, and 'Must Know' for practical information.



Michelin Must See Vancouver

Michelin Must See Vancouver Author Michelin Travel & Lifestyle
ISBN-10 9782067192119
Release 2013-03-01
Pages 160
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Newly updated Must Sees Vancouver highlights the best of the city for a 24-hour visit, a weekend or longer. Savor dim sum in Chinatown, stroll through stately Stanley Park and Vancouver’s botanical gardens, or shop on fashionable Robson Street. Take afternoon tea in nearby colonial Victoria, and explore the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve’s hiking trails and rugged beaches. Stay in upscale boutique hotels or opt for a budget room; and sample fine international cuisine. Engage your senses, accompanied by Must Sees detailed maps.



Havana Sunrise

Havana Sunrise Author Kymberly Hunt
ISBN-10 9781585715237
Release 2011-10-01
Pages 192
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Reserved, inhibited Nicole Evans desperately wants to escape a past that took the life of her detective husband, left her guilt-ridden, and has caused her young son to become an emotionally scarred mute. She has accepted an uninspired life as a nurse in Miami, where she encounters famous Cuban musician Julian Marquez. Impressed by her quiet beauty and unassuming strength, Julian is drawn to Nicole, but his family stands in the way. Can the romance between the two opposites ignite and survive cultural differences and intolerant family members, or will Julian and Nicole be driven apart?



Havana Noir

Havana Noir Author Achy Obejas
ISBN-10 9781936070237
Release 2007-10-01
Pages 300
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Brand-new stories by: Leonardo Padura, Pablo Medina, Alex Abella, Arturo Arango, Lea Aschkenas, Moises Asis, Arnaldo Correa, Mabel Cuesta, Yohamna Depestre, Michel Encinosa Fu, Mylene Fernandez Pintado, Carolina Garcia-Aguilera, Miguel Mejides, Achy Obejas, Oscar F. Ortiz, Ena Lucia Portela, Mariela Varona Roque, and Yoss.?? To most outsiders, Havana is a tropical sin city: a Roman ruin of sex and noise, a parallel universe familiar but exotic, and embargoed enough to serve as a release valve for whatever desire or pulse has been repressed or denied. Habaneros know that this is neither new--long before Havana collapsed during the Revolution's Special Period, all the way back to colonial times, it had already been the destination of choice for foreigners who wanted to indulge in what was otherwise forbidden to them--nor particularly true. In the real Havana--the lawless Havana that never appears in the postcards or tourist guides--the concept of sin has been banished by the urgency of need. And need--aching and hungry--inevitably turns the human heart darker, feral, and criminal. In this Havana, crime, though officially vanquished by revolutionary decree, is both wistfully quotidian and personally vicious. In the stories of Havana Noir, current and former residents of the city--some international sensations such as Leonardo Padura, others exciting new voices like Yohamna Depestre--uncover crimes of violence and loveless sex, of mental cruelty and greed, of self-preservation and collective hysteria. Achy Obejas is the award-winning author of Days of Awe, Memory Mambo, and We Came all the Way from Cuba So You Could Dress Like This? Her poems, stories, and essays have appeared in dozens of anthologies. A long-time contributor to the Chicago Tribune, she was part of the 2001 investigative team that earned a Pulitzer Prize for the series, "Gateway to Gridlock." Currently, she is the Sor Juana Writer-in-Residence at DePaul University in Chicago. She was born in Havana.?? Praise for Havana Noir: Miami Herald, 11/25/07 Sewer-dwelling dwarves who run a black market. An engineer moonlighting as a beautician to make ends meet. Street toughs pondering existentialism. An aging aristocrat with an unsolvable dilemma. A Chinese boy bent on avenging his father's death. These are the characters you will meet in this remarkable collection, the latest edition of an original noir series featuring stories set in a distinct neighborhood of a particular city. Throughout these 18 stories, current and former residents of Havana -- some well-known, some previously undiscovered -- deliver gritty tales of depravation, depravity, heroic perseverance, revolution and longing in a city mythical and widely misunderstood. This is noir of a different shade and texture, shadowy and malevolent, to be sure, but desperate, too, heartbreakingly wounded, the stories linked more by the acrid pall of a failed but seemingly interminable experiment than by genre. Ambiguities abound, and ingenuity flourishes even as morality evaporates in the daily struggle for self-preservation. In this dark light the best of these stories are also the most disturbing. What For, This Burden by Michel Encinosa Fu, a resident of Havana, is a brutal and wrenching tale of brothers involved in drug deals and child prostitution; they peddle their own sister. The Red Bridge, by Yoss, another Havana resident, depicts a violent incident in the lives of two friends with apparently great potential who, though acutely aware of the depravity of their situation, are powerless or unwilling to extract themselves from the mean streets of El Patio. Cuban engineer Mariela Varona Roque's offering, The Orchid, is a short but powerful tale of the demise of a young boy frequently entrusted to the care of a browbeaten neighbor obsessed with his solitary orchid. Isolation, poverty



Revolution within the Revolution

Revolution within the Revolution Author Michelle Chase
ISBN-10 9781469625010
Release 2015-11-30
Pages 310
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A handful of celebrated photographs show armed female Cuban insurgents alongside their companeros in Cuba's remote mountains during the revolutionary struggle. However, the story of women's part in the struggle's success has only now received comprehensive consideration in Michelle Chase's history of women and gender politics in revolutionary Cuba. Restoring to history women's participation in the all-important urban insurrection, and resisting Fidel Castro's triumphant claim that women's emancipation was handed to them as a "revolution within the revolution," Chase's work demonstrates that women's activism and leadership was critical at every stage of the revolutionary process. Tracing changes in political attitudes alongside evolving gender ideologies in the years leading up to the revolution, Chase describes how insurrectionists mobilized familiar gendered notions, such as masculine honor and maternal sacrifice, in ways that strengthened the coalition against Fulgencio Batista. But, after 1959, the mobilization of women and the societal transformations that brought more women and young people into the political process opened the revolutionary platform to increasingly urgent demands for women's rights. In many cases, Chase shows, the revolutionary government was simply formalizing popular initiatives already in motion on the ground thanks to women with a more radical vision of their rights.



Foreign Policy Toward Cuba

Foreign Policy Toward Cuba Author Michele Zebich-Knos
ISBN-10 0739112414
Release 2005-01-01
Pages 285
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Foreign Policy Toward Cuba is a timely exploration of the ways in which Cuba is understood in the Western Hemisphere. The book examines the depth of disagreement between different foreign policy-making communities, and the potential impacts of diverse national approaches—not just for Cuba, but for the whole Carribbean region.



Cuban Heels

Cuban Heels Author Emily Barr
ISBN-10 9780755381609
Release 2010-11-11
Pages 277
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Maggie moves to Brighton after splitting up with her long-term boyfriend, and, unable to find a job, starts work as a lapdancer. Failing to make any new friends, she writes letters compulsively, and the highlight of her day is the sound of the morning post being delivered. Maggie gradually becomes obsessed with the married couple, Libby and David, living next door. Libby has given up work after having a baby, and is finding life as a full-time mother very difficult. Just as she persuades David that she should return to work, he is asked to take a sabbatical from his management-consultant job. He's always longed to travel, and convinces Libby that they should spend six months in Cuba, learning Spanish. Maggie, deciding she too wants to travel, follows them to Havana, where the horrors of her past - in particular her young sister's violent death - begin to haunt her. And as Maggie starts to break down, she tries to take over Libby's life...



Living Dangerously

Living Dangerously Author Hans Schoots
ISBN-10 9053564330
Release 2000
Pages 443
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Highly prized biography of one of the Netherlands' most famous and controversial filmmakers.



The Subcultural Imagination

The Subcultural Imagination Author Shane Blackman
ISBN-10 9781317549710
Release 2016-06-17
Pages 204
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The Subcultural Imagination discusses young adults in subcultures and examines how sociologists use qualitative research methods to study them. Through the application of the ideas of C. Wright Mills to the development of theory-reflexive ethnography, this book analyses the experiences of young people in different subcultural settings, as well as reflecting on how young people in subcultures interact in the wider context of society, biography and history. From Cuba to London, and Bulgaria to Asia, this book delves into urban spaces and street corners, young people’s parties, gigs, BDSM fetish clubs, school, the home, and feminist zines to offer a picture of live sociology in practice. In three parts, the volume explores: history, biography and subculture; practising reflexivity in the field; epistemologies, pedagogies and the subcultural subject. The book offers cutting edge theory and rich empirical research on social class, gender and ethnicities from both established and new researchers across diverse disciplinary backgrounds. It moves the subcultural debate beyond the impasse of the term’s relevance, to one where researchers are fully engaged with the lives of the subcultural subjects. This innovative edited collection will appeal to scholars and students in the areas of sociology, youth studies, media and cultural studies/communication, research methods and ethnography, popular music studies, criminology, politics, social and cultural theory, and gender studies.



Art and Humanist Ideals

Art and Humanist Ideals Author William Kelly
ISBN-10 1876832258
Release 2003
Pages 288
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In a radical departure form the conventional art history text, this unique volume brings together a number of the world's great artist/image-makers and thinkers on issues of art and its expression for contemporary humanity. With early seminal texts by novelist Thomas Mann, theologian Paul Tillich, art historian Herbert Read as a foundation, the content then moves through late 20th century to post September 11' material with contributions by Lucy R. Lippard, Barry Schwartz, Suzi Gablik, Vaclav Havel, Philippa Hobbs, Elizabeth Rankin, Guenter Grass, Doreen Mellor, Douglas Kellner, Robert Godfrey, Ricardo Levins Morales, Nigel Spivey and others. It bridges grass-roots to academic cultural dialogue. Focusing on prints - limited editions, hand-pulled posters and photographs - it includes images from poster collectives, work by Peter Schumann from the cheap art movement', photographs by Judith Joy Ross, Dominic Hsieh and Nick Ut's powerful image Vietnam Napalm'. There are drawings and llimited edition prints by leading artist/printmakers from Europe, Africa, Asia, the Middle East, australia, and North and South America. It is a book that intelligently celebrates the engagement of art with life - with issues of social justice, peace, human rights - paying tribute to the seldom acknowledged contribution of Modern Art to humanist thought. In so going, it reassesses what have been regional perspectives as compared to the world-wide contribution of humanist art.



Havana the Best of Cuba

Havana   the Best of Cuba Author
ISBN-10 0141000295
Release 2001
Pages 316
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Written by a team of resident journalists so that the true flavour of the city can be captured, this guide gives independent, impartial advice to inform and entertain. More than 700 venues are reviewed and all price ranges and tastes are covered.



Roger Ebert s Movie Yearbook 2007

Roger Ebert s Movie Yearbook 2007 Author Roger Ebert
ISBN-10 9780740792199
Release 2013-02-05
Pages 1008
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The most-trusted film critic in America." --USA Today Roger Ebert actually likes movies. It's a refreshing trait in a critic, and not as prevalent as you'd expect." --Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle America's favorite movie critic assesses the year's films from Brokeback Mountain to Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit. Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2007 is perfect for film aficionados the world over. Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2007 includes every review by Ebert written in the 30 months from January 2004 through June 2006-about 650 in all. Also included in the Yearbook, which is about 65 percent new every year, are: * Interviews with newsmakers such as Philip Seymour Hoffman, Terrence Howard, Stephen Spielberg, Ang Lee, and Heath Ledger, Nicolas Cage, and more. * All the new questions and answers from his Questions for the Movie Answer Man columns. * Daily film festival coverage from Cannes, Toronto, Sundance, and Telluride. *Essays on film issues and tributes to actors and directors who died during the year.



Venceremos

  Venceremos Author Jafari Allen
ISBN-10 9780822349501
Release 2011-08-12
Pages 241
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DIVAn ethnography of sexual identity formation in contemporary Cuba./div



Debating U S Cuban Relations

Debating U S  Cuban Relations Author Jorge I. Dominguez
ISBN-10 9781351984584
Release 2017-01-27
Pages 326
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The boundary between Cuba and the United States has become more and more porous, as have those with Latin America and the Caribbean. Never in the past half-century has Cuba’s leadership or its social and political fabric been so exposed to the influence of the outside world. In this book, an all-star cast of experts critically address the recent past and present in U.S.-Cuban relations in their full complexity and subtlety to develop a perspective on the evolution of the conflict and an inventory of forms of cooperation. This much needed approach provides a way to answer the questions "what has been . . .?" and "what is . . .?" while also thinking seriously about "what if . . .?" To illustrate the most significant areas of U.S.-Cuban relations in the contemporary era, this newly updated edition of Debating U.S.-Cuban Relations adds six more themes to the study of this complex relation: political, security, economic, and cultural/academic issues; the triangular relations of the United States, Cuba, and Europe; and the politics of Cuban migration/emigration. Each topic is represented by perspectives from both Cuban and non-Cuban scholars, leading to a resource rich in insight and a model of transnational dialogue. The future course of U.S.-Cuban relations will likely be more complex than in the past, not only because of the matrix of factors involved but also because of the number of actors. Such a multiplicity of domestic, regional, and global factors is unique; it includes the rise to power of new administrations in both countries since 2008. Raúl Castro became president of Cuba in February 2008 and Barack Obama was inaugurated president of the United States in January 2009. And it will feature the inauguration of a new president of the United States in January 2017 and a new president of Cuba, likely in February 2018.