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Joshua Jelly-Schapiro

Joshua Jelly-Schapiro is the author of Island People: The Caribbean and the World (Knopf, 2016), and the coeditor, with Rebecca Solnit, of Nonstop Metropolis: A New York City Atlas (California, 2016). He has written for the New York Review of Books, the New Yorker, Harper’s, the Believer, Artforum, and the Nation, among many other publications. He holds a Ph.D. in geography from UC Berkeley.


Photo by Mirissa Neff

Neon Havana

Summer 2017 | Essays

1. Havana may be a metropolis of two million souls, but you wouldn’t know it by looking up: The night sky here boasts stars as dense and bright as you’d glimpse among the woods of Maine. For decades now, the city’s lack of electric light has [...]