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The Perez Family
"...the power of love. The story begins as two Cuban immigrants meet during the last boat lift to America..."

May 12, 1995 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

An Accidental Cuban
Joan Moran’s up-to-the-minute page-turner exposes the dark and gritty side of Cuba with schemes full of treachery, double-dealing, and murder
"...this up-to-the-minute page-turner with romantic visions of a postrevolutionary Cuba replete with vintage automobiles and the sensuous rhythms of..."

July 12, 2019 Arts Review by Jay Trachtenberg

The Fighting Temptations
Cuba Gooding Jr. and Beyoncé join the church choir.
"...Directed by: Jonathan Lynn. Starring: Cuba Gooding Jr., Beyoncé Knowles, Mike Epps, Steve Harvey, LaTanya..."

Sept. 19, 2003 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Universal Talent
From 1961 to 1992, Julioeloy Mesa worked in the Cuban Institute of Cinematic Industry and Art, making movie posters that earned international awards, exhibitions in museums, and even a permanent collection in the Library of Congress. Though he now lives comfortably in Austin, Texas, Mesa's artistic struggle continues.
"...From 1961 to 1992, Mesa worked in Instituto Cubano de Arte e Industria Cinematográficos (ICAIC), the Cuban Institute..."

July 13, 2001 Arts Feature by Rob Curran

Judgment Night
"...Directed by: Stephen Hopkins. Starring: Emilio Estevez, Cuba Gooding, Denis Leary, Stephen Dorff and Jeremy Piven. Bang...."

Oct. 22, 1993 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Fernando Saralegui's Best Eats Havana
Dishing on the many flavors of Cuba’s capital
"...Fernando Saralegui wants you to try Cuban food—preferably in Cuba. “The food of Cuba is the..."

Feb. 18, 2020 Arts Post by Barbara Purcell

The Irishman
Scorsese's filmmaking excellence can't mask a flawed retreading of mob history
"...territory – most especially the mob vs. Kennedy vs. Cuba vs. the Teamsters dynamic of the Underworld U.S.A. Trilogy...."

Nov. 8, 2019 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Che: Part One
Steven Soderbergh’s filmmaking legacy is his aesthetic daring, and his latest – as massive and imperfect as it is – just might be his most daring work to date.
"...or two about daring) focuses on the adventures in Cuba in the mid-1950s of the Argentine doctor-turned-revolutionary-turned-martyr-turned-god-turned-hipster-icon, when he..."

Jan. 23, 2009 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Horns, St. Ed's Stay Unbeaten, and More
Longhorns and Hilltoppers soccer squads stay unbeaten, plus more soccer news from here and afar
"...but took a big step toward WC2010 Saturday, beating Cuba, 1-0 in Havana; they host Trinidad & Tobago Wednesday..."

Sept. 10, 2008 Sports Post by Nick Barbaro

Taxi to the Dark Side
Alex Gibney's new documentary focuses on the patterns of abuse committed by American armed forces against enemy combatants in Iraq and elsewhere. Instead of bad apples, he finds bad orders.
"...Afghanistan; Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq; and Guantánamo Bay, Cuba – is impossible to shake off. Director Gibney (who..."

Feb. 15, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Lost City
Andy Garcia’s film is a Cuban exile’s lament – more a dirge for what has vanished than a celebration of the past.
"...memory of the look and the sounds of prerevolutionary Cuba – a tropical playground for the well-to-do that came..."

June 16, 2006 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Gospel
An R&B singer rediscovers his roots in this faith-based drama that successfully captures the ecstatic experience of gospel performance.
"...Undress You") and a fawning manager (Gooding, brother of Cuba), David must reconsider his spiritual roots and contend with..."

Oct. 14, 2005 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Life Is to Whistle
"...their lives and provide an allegorical backdrop for modern Cuba...."

May 26, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Rain Without Thunder
"...can afford to travel to places like Sweden or Cuba where terminations are performed legally and discreetly. Rain Without..."

March 19, 1993 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

"...take these fragments, finds a few other fragments in Cuba, Chicago and New Orleans, and fits the pieces together..."

April 3, 1992 Movie Review by Kathleen Maher

Daughters of the Dust
"...Yellow Mary is a tainted woman who worked in Cuba as a prostitute and is on her way to..."

Feb. 14, 1992 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

CNU 2010 Kickoff Tonight
The new mixed-use market
"...panel discussion, advocacy forum and happy hour salon at Cuba Libre. Topic: "Keeping Up the Urban Momentum: The New..."

Feb. 3, 2010 News Post by Katherine Gregor

Keene Prize Winners Announced
Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig takes home $50,000 for her play Lidless
"...of torture at the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba." Cowhig will receive $50,000 – one of the largest..."

July 24, 2009 Books Post by Kimberley Jones

Will Ferrell Plays Dirty
On jocks, jokes, and why he's no Cuba Gooding Jr.
"...well just make ... what's that dogsled movie that Cuba Gooding Jr. made? Like, I might as well just..."

Feb. 29, 2008 Screens Feature by Shawn Badgley

CNN Obama-Clinton Debate: The full transcript
Word for word, the whole shebang
", Fidel Castro resigned as the head of the Cuban government. Ninety miles off the coast of the United..."

Feb. 21, 2008 News Post by Lee Nichols

Our Areas Are Sensitive
"...Stop Cuba Embargo To the Editor:..."

Nov. 29, 1996 Column

Q&A: Austin’s Coastal Neighbors
How Galveston looks to its past to prepare for its future – and what that means for Austin
"...1 for a long time. Once it came over Cuba it stayed at 1. Everyone thought it was going..."

Sept. 11, 2009 News Feature by Kate X Messer

Favorite Sonero
Buena Vista Social Club Cowboy Eliades Ochoa
"..."Eliades Ochoa nacio sonero. En Cuba. Para el Mundo."..."

Nov. 3, 2000 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Getting Warmer
Essential Cinema tours contemporary Latin America
"...perhaps seen, the Soviet-sponsored propaganda/revelation of Mikhail Kalatozov's Soy Cuba, but watching cinematographer Sergei Urusevsky's godlike, omniscient camera wander..."

June 1, 2012 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Letters at 3AM: The Missiles of October
Reflections on the Cuban Missile Crisis
"...We call it the "Cuban Missile Crisis." Russians call it the "Caribbean Crisis." Cubans,..."

Oct. 9, 2009 Column by Michael Ventura

Rhythm is King
", including programs dedicated solely to the sounds of Cuba, Puerto Rico, and Andean folk. KTXZ (AM 1560) plays..."

June 25, 1999 Music Review by Jay Hardwig

Mourning After
Kelly Daniela Norris on the unexpected paths of grief and love
"...Azul, follows a young girl on her trip to Cuba to memorialize her deceased brother, but it's not pure..."

Oct. 25, 2013 Screens Feature by Jessi Cape

Cuba by Alan Pogue / Timeless Exposures: Europe, New York, Cuba
Local Arts Reviews
"...Cuba by Alan Pogue..."

Jan. 28, 2000 Arts Review by Ben Willcott

Buried Alive
The "Freedom Flotilla"
"...his departure in 1980, when Fidel Castro allowed 125,000 Cubans to immigrate to the U.S. from the Port of..."

Dec. 18, 1998 News Feature by Lisa Tozzi

Buena Vista Social Club Survivors Come to Austin
Omara Portuondo and Eliades Ochoa lead the new Cuban-American frontier
" heaven, earth, sea, sun, happiness, and reason" – Cuban legend Omara Portuondo is the personification of the Caribbean's..."

Aug. 19, 2016 Music Feature by María Núñez

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