Carmen Herrera's Genius
Only in the last decade has Carmen Herrera, now 101 years old, been granted the attention she should by rights have received half a century ago. The current glorious exhibition of her work at the Whitney Museum endeavors to rectify the American art world’s long-term neglect.
December 29, 2016
A Deceptive Amnesty in Cuba
The Cuban government has announced it will release fifty-two political prisoners who have been locked up since 2003. The announcement is certainly good news for the prisoners and their families, who have been through a very difficult seven-year ordeal. But we’ve seen such negotiated releases before.
July 9, 2010
Can the Internet Bring Change to Cuba?
For decades, the Castro government has been very effective in repressing dissent in Cuba by, among other things, preventing its critics from publishing or broadcasting their views on the island. Yet in recent years the blogosphere has created an outlet for a new kind of political criticism that is harder to control. Can it make a difference?
July 6, 2010