Tag: Anna Laird Barto

  • Essay: Anna Laird Barto’s “Telenova Tyrants”

    Essay: Anna Laird Barto’s “Telenova Tyrants”

    I saw Fidel everywhere when I studied in Havana in 2004. Not the man himself, but his image, broad-shouldered, bushy-bearded, on postcards and billboards, grinning slyly through rings of smoke or gazing ferociously over the horizon, finger pointed at an unseen oppressor. His words were immortalized in black and red spray paint on the ruins…