On Tuesday, Petra was lucky enough to have a conversation
with Margaret Atwood about the sudden popularity of her dystopian classic The Handmaid’s Tale. You
can hear that story here. But there was one thing that didn’t make it into
the finished piece — a moment when Petra asked Atwood what she thought the next
big trend would be in dystopian reading. According to Atwood, it won’t be a
“The question to be asked is, if somebody does write such a novel where will it be published?” she says. “I think we might go back to newspaper serials … Because events are evolving so fast it would almost take a serial form to keep up with them.”
One installment a week, Atwood says, and “I would make my narrator somebody from within one of the alt-Twitter handles that are popping up all over — as alternative Department of Justice, alternative Parks Department, alternative Education.” Someone inside the government, who’s risking their job to leak information to the public.
now that i got your attention, the mexican government is not letting trucks arrive to the little towns that got destroyed on the 19th of september earthquake and they stole the food and goods mexican citizens got together and wanted to keep them in storage to use them as sponsorships for the upcoming elections. they even managed to place stickers on some of the products as if they are the ones donating. some of the goods that were stolen are recovered but now we’re not risking it and normal cars have to be packed and driven around delivering goods so they dont get stolen.
also, the political parties are about to be given $6,778,000,000 MXN ($381,961 USD) to budget their electoral campaigns and they dont want to give a single cent to the people who lost everything (this money is all tax money).
A man was photographed seconds after he heroically pushed his fiancee out of the way of an incoming car and broke his leg in the aftermath of the Charlottesville rally.
Marcus Martin, 26, was a counter-protester at the tragic day’s events, marching the streets with his fiancee Marissa Blair, 27, and their friends on Saturday afternoon when a Dodge Challenger suddenly rammed into the crowd, Martin didn’t hesitate to push his bride-to-be out of the way, resulting in him getting hit by the accelerating vehicle.
Martin was photographed in mid-air seconds after he saved Blair’s life, and other photos reveal that when the car backed up over him, his shoe was dragged off.
Amazingly, Martin survived the ‘intentional’ car crash but sustained a broken leg in the horrific incident, as Blair live-streamed the entire event on Facebook.
Speaking exclusively to the DailyMail.com, Blair revealed the moment Martin pushed her out of the way, saying: ‘He saved me then he was under the car.‘
Join us this Monday, May 29, in trending #MaggieMatters on twitter.
From her first episode, Maggie has had such an important impact on so many people. We fell in love with her, as Alex did, we supported her, smiled with her, cried for her, and we want it to last. This is why it is now important to let everyone know just how much she means to all of us. Be loud, be loving, and share with the producers, writers, actors and official accounts what Maggie Sawyer means to you.
We will be trending on Monday and we will make our voices heard on twitter.
Here’s a list of people to send your stories to, as well as examples of tweets you can send and important things to keep in mind to ensure this trend is a success!
do NOT use the hashtag until the trending time, it would difficult our efforts.
turn on your tweets location, if twitter can’t locate our tweets it won’t register as a worldwide trend
be respectful, don’t antagonize the writers, producers, the cast and the crew
don’t forget to tag the writers and producers, as well as Floriana in some of your tweets. Let her know how and why Maggie is important to you.
speak from the heart
Examples of tweets:
#MaggieMatters because she helped me accept myself and be unapologetic about who I am and who I love
There’s so much left to explore regarding Maggie! Please keep her in the show for a long time #MaggieMatters
Maggie taught me that despite life’s hardships, you can come out stronger and kinder from it all #MaggieMatters