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  1. The Evolution of the Cuban Baseball Pipeline

    Jonah Keri

    In his prime, Omar Linares was a freak of nature on the baseball diamond. An eyelash over 6 feet tall and weighing a sinewy 205 pounds, he owned a booming right-handed swing, using a big weight transfer to generate copious power and sting li...

    Blog | June 18, 2014
  2. The 20 Overlooked Performances That Should (But Won't) Get Oscar ...

    Wesley Morris

    Academy Award voters have until tomorrow at 5 p.m. to turn in their nomination ballots, and when the nominations are announced on January 16, there will be six whole weeks to cry and carp about who was robbed. The following list isn't intended to rem...

    Blog | January 07, 2014
  3. Machete Kills Is DOA ... and Other Dispatches From the Smaller Co...

    Wesley Morris

    Machete Kills, directed by Robert Rodriguez It's a shame that Robert Rodriguez is trapped in the shadow of Quentin Tarantino. After Grindhouse it felt like together they were Wham! and apart one was George Michael and the other was the guy who put u...

    Blog | October 15, 2013
  4. How Badass Was Diana Nyad's Swim?

    Shane Ryan

    Who is Diana Nyad? Only the first person to swim from Cuba to the Florida Keys without using a cowardly shark cage. It was a journey of about 110 miles, and it took her 53 hours. Also? She's 64, this was her fifth and final attempt, and she almost di...

    Blog | September 03, 2013
  5. Marlins rookie pitcher Jose Fernandez on his journey from Cuban d...

    Jordan Conn

    Marlins rookie pitcher Jose Fernandez on his journey from Cuban defector to MLB All-Star.

    Story | Conversation | July 16, 2013
  6. Havanagate Lives: Obama Responds to Jay-Z and Beyonce's Cuban Adv...

    Amos Barshad

    We thought this whole kerfuffle over Jay-Z and Beyoncé's Cuba trip got good when White House press secretary Jay Carney was forced to respond. (We'll remember "I guess nothing rhymes with treasury" forever.) But we just got really spoiled. Durin...

    Blog | April 17, 2013
  7. Afternoon Links: What Obama Knew About Jay-Z's Trip to Cuba and W...

    Tess Lynch

    First, a couple of Florida reps flamed Jay-Z and "the diva Beyoncé" for their trip to Cuba. Then Hova responded with "Open Letter" ("Politicians never did shit for me except lie to me, distort history, wanna give me jail time and a fine ... O...

    Blog | April 11, 2013
  8. About Last Night: Fear the Bulldog

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy drinking all of the soda in New York, here's what you missed in sports on Monday. Top-ranked Gonzaga completed its perfect run through West Coast Conference play, winning the WCC tournament final, 65-51, over St. Mary's. In...

    Blog | March 12, 2013
  9. Video on Demand Report: Captain Kirk, Tuskegee Airmen, and Freddi...

    Molly Lambert

    The Headliner This Means War Tracy Flick, Captain Kirk, and Bane make up the points of a love triangle in this broad action-comedy from director McG. Fill up on heavy artillery, CGI schlock, and neck-swiveling double takes while Chelsea Handler s...

    Blog | May 25, 2012
  10. Cuban Actors in Tribeca Film Festival Movie About Defecting From ...

    Amos Barshad

    Please don't confuse Anailin de la Rua and Javier Nunez, the first-time actors who star in Una Noche, with their characters. In the movie, the two escape to Miami from Cuba via raft. In real life, the two escaped to Miami from Cuba via the Tribeca Fi...

    Blog | April 30, 2012
  11. The idiocy of Ozzie Guillen and the Cuba mess

    Charles P. Pierce

    What Ozzie said was idiotic — but what came after is even worse.

    Story | Conversation | April 12, 2012
  12. Cuba's Jose Abreu migh be the best offensive weapon on the planet...

    Jonah Keri

    Jose Abreu is putting up godlike numbers in the closed-off world of Cuba.

    Story | Conversation | February 22, 2012
  13. 'Look At Me!' A Rant Against Excessive Celebrations

    Jenny Johnson

    There is a God-awful part of the already ridiculous film Jerry Maguire when Tom Cruise's character and Cuba Gooding Jr.'s character tearfully hug after Cuba's character gets hurt making a touchdown catch, comes to, and then dances in the end zone. ...

    Blog | December 12, 2011
  14. Which Actors Tarnished Their Oscars the Most in 2011?

    Lane Brown

    Winning an Oscar is the ultimate validation of an actor's work — but it won't pay for private school! So when the bills come due, lately it seems like even the most serious thespians will step over Terrence Malick to get to the nearest green sc...

    Blog | July 05, 2011