publication date: Saturday, May 18, 2019 (part of Spring 2019)

category: Journalism

clue: This expert in Middle Eastern affairs might not become a novelist as intended, if a Twitter mob that's angry about her subway photo gets its way.

explanation: Tynes's first novel, They Called Me Wyatt, was on the brink of publication when Tynes tweeted a photo of a DC metro worker eating breakfast on the train in violation of the rules. The tweet, intended to shame the worker, created a backlash against Tynes and demands for the cancellation of her book. more…

difficulty: medium

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Matthew Preston, Richard Slominsky, Erik Bates, and Stan Iwanchuk


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