Author Spotlight

Joshua Jelly-Schapiro

Joshua Jelly-Schapiro, who has written on Cuban arts and history for many years, is the author of Island People: The Caribbean and the World. He is a regular contributor to the New York Review of Books and teaches at NYU.

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Memories of Underdevelopment: Imaging History

Tomás Gutiérrez Alea brought cinema to the center of Cuban society with this richly ambiguous portrait of postrevolutionary Havana.

By Joshua Jelly-Schapiro

Buena Vista Social Club: A City in Time

A group of Cuba’s most seasoned musicians became an international sensation upon the release of this acclaimed documentary portrait.

By Joshua Jelly-Schapiro