When he wasn’t oppressing people, standing up to U.S. hegemony, or shopping for new fatigues, Fidel Castro was apparently copyediting—and quite handily, at that. A new report claims that Gabriel García Márquez used to send Castro all his manuscripts, taking advantage of the dictator’s keen attention to detail: “After reading his book The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor, Fidel had told Gabo there was a mistake in the calculation of the speed of the boat. This led Gabo to ask him to read his manuscripts … Another example of a correction he made later on was in Chronicle of a Death Foretold, where Fidel pointed out an error in the specifications of a hunting rifle.”

This and more in today’s culture roundup.


you’re probably asleep on that couch with feelings in that heart. how cold are the words that never leave your lips? some people don’t understand us even if we talk everyday. that’s the truth, isn’t it? they can’t get in our heads, but they live in our hearts– sometimes these feelings will make us fall apart, we’re just too delicate with our emotions. they tell us too often to look for love where we drown the most– that doesn’t include the bottle. and i know you don’t drink much, but you’ve been thinking about it. some wounds don’t close up all the way, they’re always slightly open. darling, maybe that’s why your heart beats a little faster than a hummingbird’s. you were taught to think, but when you’ve survived your whole life by feeling… how do you tell them that enough is enough? yes, it’s going to hurt. and maybe you’ll wake up and read this– if you do, just know.
know that feelings are important.
know that it’s going to sting.
know that no matter what–

i’ve got your heart
in my palms.
i’ve got you.