If you're looking to give a book to a friend or family member this holiday, NPR Books editor Petra Mayer shares her picks.
Cuba has fascinated Americans for decades, but the socialist island has been off limits for 50 years because of a U.S. trade embargo.
Things are changing, though. On Monday, the Cuban government last week ended a pair of long-reviled travel restrictions, making it easier for Cubans to leave their country. And in 2011, President Obama authorized tightly regulated people-to-people cultural tours, allowing more Americans to travel to Cuba.
WBUR’s Andrea Shea recently went on one of these trips, with a Boston gallery owner’s “trade mission” to open U.S.-Cuba relations through art.
Experts share a range of perspectives on how to combat the Islamic State militant group, and the role the U.S. should play.