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Mike & Charlie's Memories
Recent deaths of old friends has former mid-town mainstay on my mind
"...Zapp at Gianni's (504 E. Fifth), Smitty's and Cafe Havana before they struck gold with the original Chuy's (1728..."

Nov. 2, 2012 Food Post by Virginia B. Wood

Rosey Times for the Texecutioners
Texas/Portland recap before this weekend's Texas Rollergirls bout
"...usually constructed from a mix of The Blast Unicorn, Havana GoodTime and Heidi Go Seek – made life difficult..."

June 1, 2012 Sports Post by Richard Whittaker

Getting Warmer
Essential Cinema tours contemporary Latin America
"...wander from the capitalistically corrupt, tourist-clogged hotels of downtown Havana, circa 1964, into the real world slums and peasant..."

June 1, 2012 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

The Hightower Report: Baseball Bobbles a Big Constitutional Play
MLB strikes out on Ozzie Guillen
"...the devil," for Castro is demonized in Miami's Little Havana worse than el diablo...."

April 20, 2012 News Column by Jim Hightower

Chico & Rita
The music, scored by Cuban pianist Bebo Valdés, is the real star of this animated movie.
"...from the glitzy cabarets and sweaty dive bars of Havana, 1948, to bebop’s heyday in New York City and..."

March 2, 2012 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Critics' Picks
Recommended at AFF
"...is easily more crazy-electrifying than Krush Groove, Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre combined. Word...."

Oct. 21, 2011 Screens Feature

FF2011: 'Juan of the Dead' Premiere
A love letter from Cuba to Austin, signed in zombie blood
"...the Dead was a strange sort of homecoming for Havana's first film at Fantastic Fest. Director Alejandro Brugues explained,..."

Sept. 24, 2011 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Supernatural
Santana live at the Moody Theater
"...Vaughan and the Fabulous Thunderbirds to back him on Havana Moon, Santana knows Austin beyond Maria Maria, one of..."

Sept. 13, 2011 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Choosing Their Words Carefully
How literary translators shrink the world down to a more manageable size
"...Obejas had already translated Portela's "The Last Passenger" for Havana Noir, an anthology of modern crime stories based in..."

Dec. 31, 2010 Books Feature by Belinda Acosta

Sundance Announces Competition Slate
Austinite Jeff Nichols will compete in Park City
"...harassment meets a young rocker who has escaped to Havana with his misfit group of friends. Set in 1993,..."

Dec. 1, 2010 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

The Lady Matador's Hotel: A Novel
In this beautifully written short novel, García revisits the theme of cultural identity that arises from the isolation and dislocation from one's homeland
"...with her other novels, García, who was born in Havana and raised in New York City, revisits the theme..."

Sept. 17, 2010 Books Review by Jay Trachtenberg

Event Menu
Take a bite out of these fun foodie happenings
"...six classes starting Sept. 14) and a Night in Havana with Mary Ann Robalino for $45 per person. Reservations..."

Sept. 3, 2010 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Abre los Ojos
Cine las Americas gets hip to Latin cinema's emergent talent
"...EICTV, the prestigious filmmaking school located just outside of Havana. It's incredibly rare –not to mention logistically complicated –for..."

April 16, 2010 Screens Feature by Kimberley Jones

Chasing Amy
Painting lamps, chasing elephants, and singing with Alejandro Escovedo: Amy Cook jumps into the pool
"...herself on the basement floor of the not-yet-open Hotel Havana in San Antonio. The room is painted white and..."

April 9, 2010 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

New American Talent / Dance
Energy and choreographic craft keep this competition springtime fresh
"...a warm, sepia-toned setting – it could be a Havana cafe in the 1950s – and the charming argyle..."

April 2, 2010 Arts Review by Jonelle Seitz

Afghan Star
In Afghanistan's version of American Idol, there's a lot more at stake than the glory.
"...Directed by: Havana Marking. One of the more surreal docs to come..."

Oct. 16, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Scabs
"...with Chili Pepper flair and able to mambo with Havana finesse. "Pussy Fever," bleeped with a boat horn, may..."

Oct. 9, 2009 Music Review by Dan Oko

Festival International de Jazz de Montreal
"...guest Spaniard Chano Domínguez, UK bass Jedi Dave Holland's Havana neurosurgeon Gonzalo Rubalcaba, and Wayne Shorter's Panamanian free-jazz anchor..."

July 10, 2009 Music Review by Raoul Hernandez

You Can Sing, but You Can't Dance
AFS Documentary Tour presents Afghan Star
"...The beginning of Havana Marking's Afghan Star suggests we're in store for something..."

June 26, 2009 Screens Feature by Anne S. Lewis

Off the Record
Striking down the Thunder of Gods Festival
"...the local songsmith performed a stripped-down revision of "Build Havana" as part of a music-themed episode of ABC's Cupid,..."

May 22, 2009 Music Column by Austin Powell

MP3: Robert Harrison "Build Havanna"
The Future Clouds & Radar frontman's revision for Cupid
"...the local songsmith performed a stripped-down revision of “Build Havana” as part of a music-themed episode of ABC’s Cupid,..."

May 21, 2009 Music Post by Austin Powell

Sales & Bargains: Hit the Racks!
Memorial Day Sales
"...ADELANTE Add 1950's Havana to a post-disco, authentic Latin vibe and you'll have..."

May 20, 2009 Design Post by Anne Harris

Better Relations With Venezuela and Cuba Needed
"...major thing that more people should consider is that Havana, Cuba, was the U.S. Mafia's No. 1 source of..."

April 21, 2009 Postmarks

Headlines
The week's biggest little news blips
"...• Who's up for a trip to Havana? After the White House announced a thawing of relations..."

April 17, 2009 News Feature

De Nada
Review of Omara Portuondo's “Gracias”
"...of resignation to grateful blue existence, Gracias, recorded in Havana, opens with an a cappella oath to the Caribbean...."

Dec. 9, 2008 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

2008 Texas Book Festival
Citizen of the World: Stephanie Elizondo Griest
"...gig in post-Soviet Russia or at a bar in Havana after sneaking into Cuba against the wishes of the..."

Oct. 31, 2008 Books Feature by Marc Savlov

Latin Beat
Five recent releases mostly en Español
"...waltzed from this arthritic mortal coil to the heavenly Havana ballrooms of last century, but their life force is..."

Oct. 24, 2008 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

What's Cooking at the Triangle
"...free-thinking mindset. Lunch features Mexican panini such as the Havana (sliced pork loin, pickles, mustard, sweet roasted garlic, and..."

Oct. 24, 2008 Food Feature by Kate Thornberry

The Marvelous Jew
Larry Harlow talks salsa consciousness
"...graduating high school I took a Christmas vacation to Havana for the first time – I’d never been out..."

Oct. 7, 2008 Music Post by Thomas Fawcett

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

Sept. 10, 2008 Sports Post by Nick Barbaro

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