"As segregation kept whites and blacks apart, Joe, the cop-cum-concert impresario, bridged the gap, one superstar at a time ... "
"Glancing into a plastic stand-up mirror, I’m startled by a stranger, a fetching one at that. My normally wide nose is as thin as an arrowhead, my cheekbones sharp enough to cut a gash in Angelina Jolie’s self-esteem. It’s not me, it’s Debbie D. Lirius."
"Just two miles from the suburban farm where the Revolution’s 90-year-old former El Comandante, Fidel Castro, fades into history, your American correspondent quick-steps into the finals of the Hotel Nacional’s nightly dance contest ..."
"Sheryl Sandberg, the COO of Facebook, reclined against a wall, beating the heat that June day with a long pull on the straw protruding from a cold Big Cup cup. She had come to this basement at our behest ... "