As part of market overhauls, President Raul Castro last week said Cuban drivers can for the first time in years buy and sell cars made after 1959. There are still plenty of restrictions. People buying imports have to pay a tax, and car imports are still limited to foreign residents and Cubans with government permission.
Dan Brown, author of the blockbuster The Da Vinci Code, is back with his first novel in four years. Inferno follows academic hero Robert Langdon on a chase through Italy as he attempts to avert a biological catastrophe.
Designer Katie Shelly's upcoming cookbook offers 50 illustrated recipe "blueprints" for basic meals — from simple snacks to more hefty dishes like eggplant Parmesan. She hopes they'll inspire any level of cook to improvise in the kitchen.
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