Ernest Hemingway Kicking It In A Bar In Havana

Hemingway Havana Bar

The United States has got a ways to go before it breaks down and admits that hey, Cuba isn’t all that bad; perhaps we could benefit from trading with them again. In the mean time, we can certainly reminisce on how various figures within the American canon have kicked it in Havana. We give you Ernest Hemingway, seen here drinking in a bar. Shocking, right?

If this didn’t sate your curiosity for all things Cuba, check out our gallery on what the island nation looked like before the days of Castro.

What We Love This Week, Volume LXXIV

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Imagining Harry Potter Books As “The Boy Who Lived” Hits His 50s

Middle Aged Potter Colon

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J.K. Rowling sent the heels of millions into one collective click this week when she announced that she had penned a Harry Potter follow-up depicting his adulthood. And while life in the wizarding world is not filled with daily drudgeries like us mere mortals, it’s fun to imagine Harry completing menial office tasks, coping with his mediocrity and regretting the decision to have kids instead of pursuing his athletic ambitions. And thankfully, Someecards has provided us with just that.

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4 Awesome Disney Princess Interpretations

Representations of Disney Princesses

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Like most stories that have been told and retold for generations, Disney princesses have come a long way since their early days as fairy tales. Fans and artists have also taken liberty with the fictional characters, recreating them in a variety of settings and styles, using every artistic medium under the sun. Which of these Disney princess interpretations do you love most?

Annie Leibovitz’s Star-Studded Photography

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Fantastic Photos Of Vintage Cuba Show Life Before Castro

Before the island nation of Cuba became an object of political scorn by the United States, it was a glamorous destination for everyone from American movie stars to aristocrats to revolutionaries. While still isolated in many ways, Cuba is experiencing a resurgence in tourists and general travel interest. The island is a living, breathing testament to the mercurial nature of politics, and photos from Ramiro Fernandez’s fantastic Cuba Then remind us what Cuba once was — and what it could be again.

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Havana 1925

The sights of Havana in 1925.

Vintage Cuba Teenagers

Teenagers dance at Mariano Beach in 1956.

Vintage Cuba Lucho

Chilean singer Lucho Gatica talks with a friend at the Havana Hilton in 1958.

Crossdressers Carnival

A group of revelers cross dresses during a 1960 Carnival in Santiago de Cuba.

Vintage Cuba Lina Salome

Cuban singer and dance Lina Salomé zooms around Havana in 1956

Celia Cruz

Singer Celia Cruz dons a dress by Cuban designer Manolo Fernández at Havana's Tropicana Night Club in 1954.

Vintage Cuba Havana 1954

Bus riders show their tickets in Havana, 1954.

Soap Box Derby

A young Desi Arnaz can be seen in this Soap Box Derby photo (second from the left in a white shirt), taken in Santiago de Cuba in 1925.

Vintage Cuba Castro Schoolboy

Before he led the revolution, Fidel Castro (seen at the second row from the top on the far left) played basketball. Here he is with his team--from the Belén Jesuit Preparatory School--in 1943.

Vintage Cuba Cruz Behind

Celia Cruz posing again in 1962.

Vintage Cuba Jaguar

A man pushes his broken down Jaguar XK-120 during the Havana-Guinea-Cienfuegos race in 1955.

Castro Guns

Fidel Castro studies an MK51 gun director in 1961.

Vintage Cuba Havana 1957

A couple steps out for a coffee and a smoke in Havana, 1957.

Vintage Cuba Fu Manchu

"Fu-Manchu" breathes fire in front of Havana's Saratoga Hotel in 1949.

Vintage Cuba Agustin Lara Felix

Mexican songwriter Agustín Lara exchanges glances with actress Maria Felix in Havana, 1948.

Vintage Cuba Che Chess

In 1964, revolutionary Che Guevara takes a break from political thought and focuses instead on the chess board.

Vintage Cuba Emilia Guiu

Actress Emilia Guiú lights up a cigarette in Havana, 1952.

Vintage Cuba Havana Shooting

Actor Alec Guinness and director Carol Reed chat on the set of "Our Man in Havana" at the José Martí airport in 1959.

Vintage Cuba Churchill

Winston Churchill meets with Agriculture minister Germán Alvarez Fuentes to ogle over a box of cigars in 1947.

Vintage Cuba Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway trades words with Spencer Tracy on the set of "The Old Man and the Sea" in 1957.

Vintage Cuba Cesar Romero

Half-Cuban actor César Romero (whose grandfather was famed Cuban poet and revolutionary José Martí) chats with Mexican actress Elena de la Cruz in Havana, 1946.

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