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  1. quotables
    And Here Is Obama’s Comment on the Jay-Z Cuba Trip“We’ve got better things to do.”
  2. guantanamo bay
    Hunger-Striking Guantanamo Bay Detainees Used Batons to Fight GuardsThings are not going well at Gitmo.
  3. tough talk
    Jay-Z Releases Song to Address Critics of His Cuba Trip and Nets Sale [Updated]It’s an “Open Letter” to those who dare criticize Jay-Z. 
  4. the most important people in the world
    Jay-Z and Beyoncé Were Allowed to Go to CubaPhew.
  5. international affairs
    Florida Lawmakers Don’t Approve of Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s Cuba Trip Those travel restrictions do still exist.
  6. ink-stained wretches
    Cuban Editor Demoted After Writing Critical Times Op-EdRoberto Zurbano says the paper mistranslated his headline, though he stands by the ideas in the piece.
  7. vacation pics
    Beyoncé Looks Amazing in Cuba“Her style has evolved,” says her stylist.
  8. cuba
    Soon There Won’t Be a Castro Running CubaBut not quite yet.
  9. international intrigue
    Two Other Countries on Earth Support the American Embargo Against CubaIsrael … and Palau.
  10. international affairs
    Fidel Castro Had a StrokeA Venezuelan doctor says the former Cuban leader is “very close to a neurovegetative state.”
  11. ink-stained wretches
    Daily News Plugs Puerto Rican Day Parade With Cuban FlagDamn stripes.
  12. asylum seekers
    Cuban Actors Playing Defectors Defect For RealTwo of the movie’s stars disappeared en route to the Tribeca Film Festival.
  13. Look Who’s Popping Up
    The Reservation Line Is Now Open For Cuba Libre’s Second Paladar Pop-UpReservations for the exclusive dinners are open now, but not for very long.
  14. The Cuban Comedy (Non-)CrisisWhy are there no swimming pools in Cuba? Because everyone who knows how to swim has already left the island. This barb entitled “Swim […]
  15. Zombie Comedy Juan of the Dead Will Rise From Cuba to America This SpringThe Cuban zombie comedy Juan of the Dead will be released in America this April. The movie centers on a “40-year-old slacker” who makes money […]
  16. no he cain’t
    Herman Cain Is Also Unfamiliar With Basic Cuba PolicyAt this point, it’s barely noteworthy when this happens.
  17. early and awkward
    Marco Rubio’s Parents Were Just Normal, Boring ImmigrantsThey left Cuba years before Castro came to power, not after, as Rubio has often claimed.
  18. bachmann ambition overdrive
    Michele Bachmann Floats Another Dubious TheoryAfter all, it’s been weeks since the HPV thing.
  19. clickables
    See the Trailer for Cuba’s First Zombie Movie, Juan of the Dead“Juan of the dead, we kill your beloved ones, how can I help you?”
  20. venezuela
    From Cuba, Hugo Chavez Announces He’s Being Treated for CancerHe did not say when he plans to return to Venezuela.
  21. clickables
    See a Preview of Cuba’s First Zombie Movie, Juan of the DeadWordplay! And zombies.
  22. Openings
    Chip Roman Sets His Sights on Chestnut HillThe chef and owner of Conshohocken’s Blackfih is gearing up to open a restaurant in Chestnut Hill.
  23. white men with uma
    Arpad Busson: ‘Hedge Funders Are Actually a Lot Like Cuban Revolutionaries’Of course they are.
  24. international intrigue
    Did Fidel Castro Really Mean to Say ‘the Cuban Model Doesn’t Even Work for Us Anymore?’Or was Jeffrey Goldberg smoking something special in his Cohiba?
  25. international intrigue
    Castro Has a Message for Ahmadinejad About the Jews“I don’t think anyone has been slandered more than the Jews. I would say much more than the Muslims.”
  26. field trips
    High School Teacher Banned From Teaching After Taking Students to Cuba to Meet ProstitutesIt was a learning experience!
  27. the spies among us
    Cuban Spy Gets Life in JailKendall Myers had been spying for Cuba for 30 years.
  28. fidel castro
    Castro Blames U.S. for Korea Conflict, Warns of Nuclear War With IranHis first time in front of cameras in eleven months.
  29. former child stars
    Elian Gonzalez Is Quite the Little Cuban Communist These DaysAnd (we’re just guessing) quite the little high-school heartbreaker.
  30. health carnage
    Castro Really Wants Democratic Health Care to SucceedAnd by that, we mean “fail.”
  31. Menus
    Fuego Recalls Havana For New Year’s PartyA 50’s-era Cuba party will rage in Long Beach for New Year’s eve.
  32. office-party patrol
    Riding the Mechanical Bull With Curbed, Eating Shrimp With Gothamist, and Senior Rock and Roll With ‘The New Yorker’This is a big week for office holiday parties, and it kicked off last night with events for Curbed, Gothamist, and The New Yorker. Both Web parties took place downtown, both had open bars, but only one was kind enough to actually invite us — we stopped by both nonetheless. For the New Yorker party, a spy sent us a brief report to slake our endless thirst for weak specialty cocktails. After the jump, our continuing coverage of your most revealing moments, honest conversations, and miscalculated flirtations. For what is an office holiday party but the corporate equivalent of overhearing someone you know having sex?
  33. the morning line
    Après le Deluge • Nor’easter weekend scorecard: 400 flights canceled, 1,500 homes left without power on Long Island, and 3,200 National Guard troops dispatched to the flooded areas. [amNY] • New Jersey governor Jon Corzine, injured in a car crash Thursday, remains under sedation at Cooper University Hospital. Corzine broke his left femur, collarbone, sternum, many ribs, and a vertebra. His prospects are good, however, after additional surgery yesterday. [NYT] • Terrible rain and wind didn’t stop 200 anti-Ratner activists from making it to a rally protesting planned demolitions at the Atlantic Yards site. The developer is taking out several buildings to create a seven-acre, 1,600-car “temporary” parking lot. [MetroNY] • It’s creepy enough that the New York socialite Toni Grossi-Abrams was murdered in Panama and her charred body found in a suitcase. Now the prime suspect in the case is a thrill-seeking Pennsylvania mother whose ex-husband “wouldn’t put nothing past her.” [NYDN] • And in more Americans-abroad mischief, a Beacon School teacher is in trouble after taking his history class to Cuba for a spring-break trip. Cuba is still illegal for Americans to travel to, of course, and students face a $65,000 fine each. The principal claims, unconvincingly, that she hasn’t heard about the trip. [NYP]