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May 14, 2007 Issue

Cover art by: Cover art by Eduardo Muñoz Bachs, Center for Cuban Studies Collection; cover design by Gene Case & Stephen Kling/Avenging Angels  

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  • Books & the Arts

    Cafe Society

    Clive James’s erudite new collection of essays celebrates the best of twentieth-century art, thought and politics.

    William Deresiewicz

  • Stranger in the City

    The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears tells the story of an Ethiopian immigrant’s unrequited love affair with the American Dream.

    Tara Gallagher

  • The Art of the Improviser

    Nearly fifty years after Ornette Coleman revolutionized jazz, he is finally being honored with the music world’s top awards.

    David Yaffe

  • A Dangerous Little Beehive?

    A Cuban children’s troupe has performed around the globe but finds it almost impossible to enter the United States.

    Rosa Miriam Elizalde

  • Ferdinand VII

    Whose astonishing wisdom led to preserving a statue of the monstrous Ferdinand VII in Havana?

    Gore Vidal
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