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Art and Necessity at the Havana Biennial

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.28.2016 | World
Yoani Sanchez

Need marks each work of art of the Havana Biennial. Material need, where a screw used in some pedestal could end up in the door of a home, or in a chair or even in the bed where four people sleep every night. And the other need, that of freedom, makes us approach the art to take for ourselves a piece of its rebellion, before the guard blows his whistle and we leave, empty-handed.

Will Miami's Cubans Let Pablo Milanes Sing?

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 10.17.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

Not even the most passionate critics should forget that Pablo's own life has been -- like that of so many Cubans -- a sequence of blows dealt by intolerance