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David Shook

Choosing Our Oil Over Their Democracy: Elections as Farce in Equatorial Guinea

David Shook | Posted 07.28.2013 | World
David Shook

Equatorial Guinea has emerged as one of Africa's largest oil producers, skyrocketing to its current position as the most wealthy per capita country in Africa. Despite those statistics, World Bank estimates that some 78 percent of Guineans live beneath the national poverty line.

Paralympic Rower Oksana Masters Inspires New Sonnet Form

David Shook | Posted 09.05.2012 | Books
David Shook

Rapid Googling: radiated in the womb (Did someone make this up?), adopted from a Ukrainian orphanage by a single mother in Buffalo at age seven (Did I?), rowing partner with a Marine who lost his legs to an IED in Afghanistan (Did Jerry Bruckheimer?).