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Despite Its Beauty, Cuba Isn't Quite Ready For Tourists

npr.org — I've always had a good time in Cuba. The people are friendly and funny, the rum is smooth, the music intoxicating and the beaches wide, white and soft. But you're accompanied everywhere by government minders. They call them responsables. Any Cuban you interview knows your microphone might as well run straight to their government.

Outrage Over Chinese Takeout Brings To Mind A Maxim

npr.org — " There's a Harvard man on the wrong side of every question," and this week that man may have been Ben Edelman, an associate professor at Harvard Business School. Edelman, a Harvard Ph.D and lawyer, has been called the Sheriff of the Internet for pursuing companies he believes have committed online fraud.

American Dream Tracked Down the Hard Way

npr.org — Right after college, Adam Shepard boarded a train with only $25. In his book Scratch Beginnings: Me, $25, and the Search for the American Dream, he writes about spending a year as a day laborer and living in a homeless shelter before finding a steady job and an apartment.

A Premature Obituary Can Be A Sweet - If Strange - Gift

npr.org — This just in: Kirk Douglas is not dead. "The announcement of my death is premature," he told USA Today, after People Magazine's website ran an obituary this week for Mr. Douglas, who looks vigorous, says he feels strong, has just published a book of poetry, and will turn 98 years old on Tuesday.

A Premature Obituary Can Be A Sweet - If Strange - Gift

wnyc.org — This just in: Kirk Douglas is not dead. "The announcement of my death is premature," he told USA Today, after People Magazine's website ran an obituary this week for Mr. Douglas, who looks vigorous, says he feels strong, has just published a book of poetry, and will turn 98 years old on Tuesday.

Helmets Aren't Always Enough To Keep Players Safe

npr.org — Australian cricket player Phillip Hughes died this week in Sydney after he was struck on the back of the neck by a bounced pitch that's an ordinary and routine part of cricket. Mr. Hughes was 25, an accomplished and admired player. There's been an outpouring of grief in Australia and around the world over his death.

Helmets Aren't Always Enough To Keep Players Safe

wnyc.org — Australian cricket player Phillip Hughes died this week in Sydney after he was struck on the back of the neck by a bounced pitch that's an ordinary and routine part of cricket. Mr. Hughes was 25, an accomplished and admired player. There's been an outpouring of grief in Australia and around the world over his death.

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Remembering 'Comic Meteor' Mike Nichols

npr.org — There are just a few words in the last four minutes of Mike Nichols' 1967 film, The Graduate. "Elaine! Ben! It's too late! Not for me..." A lot of directors would have ended the film on the two young lovers in the back of the bus, giddy, giggly, and on the lam from square lives.

Remembering 'Comic Meteor' Mike Nichols

wnyc.org — There are just a few words in the last four minutes of Mike Nichols' 1967 film, The Graduate. "Elaine! Ben! It's too late! Not for me..." A lot of directors would have ended the film on the two young lovers in the back of the bus, giddy, giggly, and on the lam from square lives.
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Dec 21, 2014

San Fran Ferry Building tip: don't have 3 oysters w/ horseradish until you've had at least a little toast first.

Dec 21, 2014

It's so beautiful to ride the Sausalito ferry and see our daughters on their iPads.

Dec 21, 2014

@tlupick You might want to actually read something before you call it strange. Basic courtesy, aside from basic journalism.

Dec 21, 2014

@tlupick Yes Travis great for tourists. But the Cuba tourists experience largely barred to Cubans. That makes me squirm.

Dec 21, 2014

Air travel note; aisles smaller, too. Saw a couple of kids who couldn't get past each other. Guess it teaches compromise.

Dec 20, 2014

@PatMcAll Pat, the police killed were not white. For whatever that's worth in your opinion.

Dec 20, 2014

Just seeing NYC news. Everyone in blue may have to risk their life any given day to save any of us. Please honor them.

Dec 20, 2014

RT @BobbyRiversTV: I will be at St. Malachy's in NYC's theater district tomorrow saying prayers for today's 2 slain NYPD officers.

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