Cuba has poured cold water on hopes that Alan Gross will be released from a Cuban prison cell anytime soon.
The Cuban government announced Alan Gross would not be freed, dashing hopes of a breakthrough for the Jewish American contractor jailed for three years.
Lou Reed’s collaboration with Metallica, ‘Lulu,’ was trashed as one of 2011’s worst records. But the rocker bounced back with a tour of Europe showcasing his roots.
The new release from indie rockers Silver Jews takes us back to the early days before they got big. Their songs are messy affairs, captured on a small hand-held tape player.
Gilad Shalit’s return has the potential to bring back Israel’s collective heart, to remind us of what we are really about as a nation. We desperately need it, writes Elana Sztokman.