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It was a theatrical entrance even for the Tony Awards. Actor Harvey Fierstein -- wearing a tuxedo jacket, a blue plastic inflatable inner-tube hugging his stomach, pink swim trunks, and hoisting a cocktail glass sporting a tiny umbrella – waddled...
World NowUnited Nations relief agencies are heading up a global mission to bring food, shelter and construction materials to Caribbean islands battered by Hurricane Sandy last week -- a belated response by the world body whose New York headquarters and staff...
World NowScotland, independence, sovereignty, Tibet, Basques, Quebec, Puerto Rico: Scotland could take steps toward seceding from Britain, Henry Chu reports. It isn’t the only place in the world with an independence movement. Click on our photo gallery to...
L.A. NOWTwo California men on a gay cruise have been arrested for having sex in Dominica, a Caribbean island country where sex between two men is illegal. The Associated Press reports that the men, ages 41 and 43, were seen having......
Babylon & BeyondThe Palestinian Authority is doubling its efforts to get as many countries to recognize it before September, when it plans to officially ask the United Nations for recognition and membership. Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister Riyad Malki said on...
Nation NowThe 2011 Atlantic hurricane season officially ends on Wednesday, making the sixth straight year a major hurricane did not make landfall in the United States....
La PlazaIt's selling like "hot bread" on the streets of Santo Domingo and it's the item "mas caliente" in San Juan. A DVD of a leaked sex tape belonging to a jailed Puerto Rican drug boss has become a sensation in the neighboring Caribbean capitals of the...
Barbados Prime Minister David Thompson, 48, died Saturday at his private residence of pancreatic cancer, the government announced. Thompson, who became prime minister in 2008, had been ill since March and traveled to New York several times for treatment....
Orlando Bosch, a prominent Cuban militant who was acquitted in Venezuela of the 1976 bombing of a Cuban jetliner, died Wednesday at a suburban Miami hospital. He was 84. Bosch's wife, Adriana, said the exiled opponent of communist Cuba's Fidel Castro had...
When director Margot Benacerraf set out to film an isolated community of salt harvesters on Venezuela's Caribbean coast 50 years ago, she said, "I wanted to do more than a simple documentary." Her larger objective was "to record, to register everything...
Tags: Salt, Movies, Film Festivals, Family, Venezuela
The Blue Hour A Life of Jean Rhys Lilian Pizzichini W.W. Norton: 384 pp., $30 Most writers aren't nearly as interesting as readers might imagine. Jean Rhys, though, was not like most writers. She was painfully shy when sober and dangerously unhinged...
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