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The Dodd-Frank Act Explained

Image source: Getty via iStock/Thinkstock.<p>After every major financial crisis over the past century, policymakers in the executive and legislative branches of the United States government have passed sweeping legislation to overhaul the way banks do business.<p>The Panic of 1907 prompted the Federal …

No music or rum for tourists after Castro death

HAVANA: Tourists looking to drink daiquiris at El Floridita, a favorite haunt of legendary US author Ernest Hemingway in Havana, found the entrance …

Havana in mourning: 'We Cubans are Fidelista even if we are not communist'

Despite months of veiled goodbyes, the passing of Fidel Castro is still a shock to Cubans, many of whom express dismay at uncertainty to come<p>“Revolution … is sacrifice,” echoed the trembling voice of an elderly Fidel Castro around the streets of Old Havana at dawn on Saturday, as Cuban state radio …

Life In Pictures: Fidel Castro (1926–2016)

Castro died on Friday. He was 90.

Fidel Castro, Cuba Revolutionary, Dies at 90

Castro inspired millions with his promises of justice and progress but presided over an oppressive state<p>Fidel Castro burst on the world scene in 1959, spawning the very image of a revolutionary with his scruffy beard, rifle and cigar, ruling Cuba for a half-century while rankling 11 U.S. presidents …

Fidel Castro, defiant leader of communist Cuba, dies at 90

The flamboyant long-reigning former president who vowed ‘socialism or death’ in Cuba has passed away<p>HAVANA—Former President Fidel Castro, who led a …

15 Websites That Help You Travel Like a Local

In a post-1980s world, the travel industry had to change with the whirlwind installation of global Internet and mobile services. These websites tap …

20 best autumn recipes: part 4

Autumn food and drink,Food & drink,Life and style,Seafood,Chinese food and drink,Fish,Dessert<p>J Sheekey’s cod, Nigel Slater’s plum crisp and more seasonal recipes chosen by Observer Food Monthly<p>Prosciutto or bacon are the perfect accompaniment to pulses.

20 best autumn recipes: part 3

Great seasonal dishes selected by Observer Food Monthly from the best cooks, including Nigella Lawson and Claudia Roden<p>The final part of this series launches tomorrow<p>Serves 8<br>For the marinade<b><br>dry white wine</b> 1 bottle<b><br>olive oil</b> 2 tbsp<b><br>bay leaves</b> 2<b><br>carrots</b> 2<b><br>onion</b> 1 large<b><br>celery</b> 2 sticks<b><br>garlic</b> 2 cloves, …

20 best autumn recipes: part 2

From Rick Stein’s moules marinières to Giorgio Locatelli’s risotto, great seasonal dishes selected by Observer Food Monthly<p>• 20 best autumn recipes: part 1<br>• 20 best autumn recipes: part 3<p>This is my partner’s favourite dish (and the first thing I ever cooked for him) so it’s quite special to me. …

20 best autumn recipes: part 1

Autumn food and drink,Food & drink,Life and style,Vegetarian food and drink,Dessert,Meat<p>From baked squash to a classic blackberry and apple pie, Observer Food Monthly’s selection of the pick of the season<br>• 20 best autumn recipes: part 2

Havana confirms has suspended new licenses for private restaurants

HAVANA (Reuters) - Havana's city government temporarily suspended issuing licenses for new private restaurants from September onwards while it ensured existing ones were operating legally, a senior official said on Wednesday, confirming an earlier Reuters report.<p>The tougher line could hurt Havana's …

Cologne, golden grass

Tuna

• 8 Ounce tuna, sushi grade, sliced into 16 pieces<br>• fresh black pepper<br>• fleur de sel<br>• 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil<br>• 4 Tbsp avocado, small dice<br>• 0.5 cup baby spicy greens (arugula or mustard greens)<br>• 1 Ounce Cured Green Tomatoes (see recipe below)<br>• 2 Tbsp Soy Marinade (see recipe below)<p>Soy Marinade<p>fresh cracked …

Artist: Core

Exclusive: watch an animated guide to Wagner's Ring cycle

Confused by the complexities of Wagner’s Ring? Don’t know your Woglinde from your Wotan? Help is at hand - the Southbank Centre have produced this handy six-minute animation introducing audiences to the 16-hour marathon.<p>Opera North’s critically acclaimed production of Wagner’s Ring cycle comes to …

Un-Touring Havana: 5 Ways to Soak It In

Excitement about Cuba continues to grow. There's the culture, the rum, the cigars, the incredible warmth of its people. And of course, there is this sense that Cuba has been a forbidden fruit for so long, and everyone wants a taste. As the CEO of a Cuba tour operator I find myself in Havana …

Forget Havana. Here are 10 Other Places in Cuba You Need to Visit

So you want to go to Cuba? Ride in a classic car, drink some rum, smoke a fat cigar? Humblebrag via Instagram that you went to Cuba before it <i>really</i> …

"One Too Many", a new piece by Levalet in Paris, France #streetart https://t.co/FGkxHmsDHB

Bartenders are winning Cuba's embrace of capitalism — and doctors are losing

Cuban state employees are abandoning their jobs for high-paying, private-sector gigs—in Cuba. As bartenders, bellhops, and taxi drivers.<p>The growth of …

Cuba

Opera Team: Valentino and Sofia Coppola Get Ready for ‘La Traviata’

As of Friday had rung up 1.2 million euros, or $1.3 million, in ticket sales against a total cost of almost $2 million for the production.<p><b>ROME —</b> The …

Opera

Sofia Coppola's La Traviata opens at Rome opera house

Tickets for film director’s collaboration with designer Valentino have nearly sold out, giving troubled venue huge boost<p>An operatic collaboration between an American film-maker, an Italian haute couture king, and a British set designer will make its debut this weekend.<p>Sofia Coppola’s La Traviata …

Lakást szeretne Kubában? - Ezt kell tudnia, mielőtt belevág!

Nemrég Barack Obama, előtte a pápa, utána pedig a Rolling Stones is Kubába látogatott. Az agg Fidel Castrot felváltó öccse, Raúl Castro (aki szintén …

Das beste Mittel gegen hohen Blutdruck ist Käse

Forscher des Krankenhauses „Guglielmo da Saliceto“ im italiensichen Piacenza haben herausgefunden, dass der harte, langsam gereifte und halbfette Käse mehr kann, als nur salzig schmecken.<p>Grana Padano mag zwar der kleine, etwas weniger bröckelige und weniger beliebte Bruder vom <i>Parmigiano Reggiano</i> …

How much do opera stars get paid?

Because we know about as much for certain about opera singers’ fees as we know about the origins of the Universe, I was fascinated to notice in a corner of the Metropolitan Opera’s website the open admission that for “the 2010-2011 season, the top artist fee was $16,000 per performance.”<p>It is …

Uber customers are primed to think surge pricing at 2.0 is more unfair

People aren’t always rational about surge pricing. That’s the surprising tidbit from an interview that Keith Chen, head of economic research at Uber and a behavioral economist at UCLA, gave to NPR’s Hidden Brain podcast on May 17. In fact, Chen tells NPR, “more people will take a ride at a surge …

Economics