Gordon Mott archive

November 2015

Changes in Cuba

Posted: Nov 23, 2015 9:00am ET

During the 20 years I have traveled to Cuba, changes were rarely obvious. Once in a while, a new hotel would appear. There might be a few more buildings painted and restored in Old Havana. You might come across a busy street paved instead of filled with potholes.

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Pictures From a Havana Exhibition

Posted: Nov 23, 2015 9:00am ET

See. Feel. The dictionary defines both words with the phrase "to become aware." By sight. By touch. Add emotion, and Peter Turnley's photographs begin to weave each word together into powerful visual images, capable of triggering deeply visceral responses, pulling at your heart.

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Cuba’s Mini Festival

Posted: Nov 20, 2015 9:00am ET

The Friends of Partagás get-together this week in Havana is more a meeting of like-minded cigar lovers, rather than a full-blown commercial and social extravaganza like the Festival de Habanos held every year in late February. Organizers said that around 500 people had signed up for the final gala dinner, but at the opening night dinner, there were approximately 200 people in the room. The Habanos event draws more than 1,200 people.

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Hangover IV: Las Vegas To Cuba

Posted: Nov 17, 2015 12:00am ET

It's only day one in Havana, so the headline is not about the week's tally of hangovers.

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Cigar Extravaganza

Posted: Nov 12, 2015 12:00am ET

Does anyone really need an excuse for a top-tier cigar dinner? But it's always nice to have a theme, or maybe two, to expand the horizons of the evening beyond a piece of fancy meat, delicious red wine, a cocktail or two (or three), and the cigars.

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