writes about politics, culture and sexuality. She is the author of The Stranger Next Door and Sex and Sensibility, and has contributed to The Nation, Jacobin, and other publications. She teaches at Rutgers and edits Contexts magazine.
To a privileged tourist from the north, Cuba’s apparent reciprocity, simplicity, and warmth seem like enviable qualities that are missing from our own lives. But will the country's increasingly aggressive quest for dollars throw Cuba into the global marketplace and obliterate its alluring difference?