Andy Carvin tweeted the Arab Spring. He still missed something by not being there.
During the most heated days of the Tahrir Square protests, Andy Carvin sent more than 1,000 tweets per day. He kept at it for 18 hours at a time, aggregating and crowdsourcing information from activists, freedom fighters, and (citizen) journalists. He submitted to sleep only as a biological necessity. READ MORE >>
ALTHOUGH HE COVERED his country’s civil war as a journalist and has spent periods in exile, the Salvadoran novelist Horacio Castellanos Moya has denied that he writes “political novels.” But his fiction is deeply concerned with the machinations of politics and, in particular, the deleterious effects of political violence. And it dresses down its grisly subjects with a raucous, biting style. READ MORE >>