Culture

Can Americans travel to Cuba? I did in 2020. Here’s what happened.

A bright green car in front of blue and white colonial homes in Havana.

I’m nervous in the waiting line at Cuban immigration, but I know I shouldn’t be. I did everything right. Still, this is Cuba. I’m visiting Cuba as an American. Can Americans travel to Cuba? Yeah, we can. This country has been off-limits to us since 1959 — though that hasn’t stopped lots of Americans from …

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I Saw Hamilton and Yes, It Really Is That Great

I made a very impulsive purchase last Friday: one ticket to see Hamilton the very next day. My one-sentence review: “It’s the best thing I’ve ever seen.” Hamilton is the most popular Broadway show in years — possibly even decades. It’s gone beyond Broadway to become a full-fledged cultural phenomenon. RENT premiered 20 years ago and it’s the closest …

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