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Until Castro declares the Cuban revolution officially over, the streets of Kendall and Calle Ocho will remain filled with dominoes-playing exiles reminiscing about El Cuño cigarettes, café cubano, and Veradero’s snow-white beaches. They’ll continue to criticize the Miami Herald; they’ll endlessly debate the viability of Jorge Mas Canosa swooping into Havana to oversee free and democratic elections; and they’ll ponder whether three decades on South Florida soil qualifies them as real Americans, or just visitors who haven’t yet booked return trips. David Rieff’s The Exile examines this enigmatic South Florida Cuban experience; he reads from it at 7 p.m. at Chapters, 1512 K St. NW. FREE. (202) 347-5495. (Alan Green)