Cuban kitchens after 50 years of US trade embargo
The presence of vintage cars on Cuban roads is one of the most iconic consequences of the 50-year-old U.S. trade embargo on the communist country. Cubans, however, have had to preserve many other types of items that Americans routinely replace, while making do with the gradual deterioration that comes with age.
Offering another peak into this life, Ellen Silverman has been photographing Cuban kitchens. NPR describes how they capture, among other things, the “grand, but crumbling” architecture,” mismatched kitchenware, and vintage appliances.
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Ever wonder where Halloween traditions came from?
The name “Halloween” comes from “All Hallow’s Evening,” marking the night before All Saint’s Day (or Hallowmas or All Hallow) , the Christian holiday celebrated in Western traditions on Nov. 1. The term first came to be used in the 16th century.
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