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How Much Will Cuba Change?

President Barack Obama's visit to Cuba later this month has its many detractors both here in the U.S. and in Cuba. Normalizing relationships is beneficial for both countries, for the region, and especially for ordinary Cubans, but … [Read more]

Rocking Down Electric Avenue, Brixton

Electric Avenue is the Brixton, South London street that gave its name to the song that was No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the summer of 1983. I know the song and started humming it immediately after I spotted this sign above … [Read more]

Top Five Budget Destinations for 2016

For those seeking a memorable holiday that won't break the bank, in this piece we've selected 5 budget destinations for 2016. These fabulous locations offer value for money while ensuring you get some indulgent luxury on your … [Read more]

On Location in New York City

Several times a month, especially in the summer, I see ‘No Parking’ signs like these taped to utility poles in my neighborhood. I always stop and read them. Which movie or television show will they be filming? According to the Mayor’s … [Read more]