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Indie Movie Theaters Nationwide To Protest Donald Trump By Screening '1984'

The Huffington Post | Hayley Miller | Posted 02.20.2017 | Arts

Dozens of independent movie theaters nationwide are preparing to screen a film adaptation of George Orwell’s classic dystopian novel 1984 to protest...

George Orwell Versus Donald J. Trump's Muslim Ban

Simon Adams | Posted 02.09.2017 | Politics
Simon Adams

In 1940 George Orwell, the century’s most famous literary opponent of totalitarianism, lifted his portentous pen to review Adolf Hitler’s “Mein ...

Milo's Upcoming Book Grabs Top Spot On Amazon's Best-Seller List

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 02.03.2017 | Arts

Milo Yiannopoulos might have been forced to cancel his recent appearance at U.C. Berkeley following riotous protests in the streets, but his “danger...

An Adaptation Of George Orwell's '1984' Is Coming To Broadway

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 02.03.2017 | Arts

A play based on George Orwell’s 1984 is headed to Broadway. If you prefer your dystopian narratives with uncanny resemblances to present-day politic...

High School Students Reading ‘1984’ See A Mirror, Not Science Fiction

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 02.02.2017 | Politics

A dystopian world in which war is peace, freedom is slavery, and ignorance is strength doesn’t seem all that far-fetched to some students now studyi...

Amazon Is Running Out Of Dystopian Books That Eerily Reflect Our Reality

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 01.30.2017 | Arts

George Orwell’s Animal Farm and 1984. Sinclair Lewis’s It Can’t Happen Here. Hannah Arendt’s The Origins of Totalitarianism. One by one, clas...

'1984' Sales Have Skyrocketed. Here’s What To Read Next.

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 02.02.2017 | Arts

Last week, after Kellyanne Conway gave an interview describing falsehoods as “alternative facts,” sales of George Orwell’s decades-old classic 1...

Turning To Harry Potter During The Trump Regime

Brittany Mancuso | Posted 02.11.2017 | Books
Brittany Mancuso

George Orwell’s 1984 has garnered a lot of attention this past week for quickly becoming one of Amazon’s best-selling books. Other notable titles ...

The Scariest Week since 1962

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 01.27.2017 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

January 27, 2017. 12:00 PM EST As of noon Eastern time today, it has been only 168 hours since Donald Trump became President*. The first of those ho...

The Orwell Essay That's Even More Pertinent Than '1984' Right Now

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 01.25.2017 | Arts

In the three days since Kellyanne Conway described White House press secretary Sean Spicer’s lies as “alternative facts” on NBC’s “Meet The ...

‘1984’ Sales Spike After Kellyanne Conway’s Orwellian Interview

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 01.25.2017 | Arts

George Orwell’s novel 1984 is more than 60 years old ― but in the days following President Donald Trump’s inauguration, the classic tale of a dy...

Trump Has Taken Orwellian Language And Fascist Tactics To A New Low

Robert Kuttner | Posted 01.23.2017 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

Last week, I reached for my Philip Roth ― his splendid novel, The Plot Against America. This week, I reached for my George Orwell. In 1946, as Europ...

Austria's Presidential Elections And 'Common Decency'

Franz-Stefan Gady | Posted 12.06.2016 | World
Franz-Stefan Gady

As someone who spent half his life in Austria and the other half in the United States, I have often found myself having to defend the former's politics in the U.S. and the latter's policies in Europe.

Ari Fleischer's Perfect GOP Vote-Getting Ploy: Slam The 'Biased' News Media

Larry Light | Posted 11.29.2016 | Media
Larry Light

Fleischer forecasts "a clash" coming between the new administration and the White House press corps, which he depicts as a smug, entitled bunch of liberal miscreants who are out to get poor Donald Trump.

Greenway Court Theater's Brilliant New Adaptation of Orwell's "1984" Serves Up an Interactive and Entertaining Tour-de-Force

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 10.24.2016 | Arts
Ashley Jude Collie

Greenway's 1984 Marquee - Photo by Kristen Addix "...the past is unchangeable." "Wrong!" "...the force of gravity works." "Wrong!" "...two plus two e...

After This, No One Will Ever Run For President Again

Michael Rosenblum | Posted 10.10.2016 | Politics
Michael Rosenblum

The medium that propelled him from nowhere to one step away from the Presidency has now come back to bit him, hard.

Greenway Court Theater Partners with Fairfax High and Community to Bring Orwell's Cautionary Tale "1984" to the Stage

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 09.29.2016 | Arts
Ashley Jude Collie

"We hope this production of Orwell's 1984 speaks to something that matters to young people. Not just say 'theatre is culture and therefore you should ...

Glennon Doyle Melton Reminds Us To Travel Light

Siobhan Kukolic | Posted 09.09.2016 | Good News
Siobhan Kukolic

Glennon Doyle Melton is a blogger who recently wrote a book called Love Warrior. Oprah was so impressed after reading it that she picked it for her b...

I'm With Stupid: Let Boulder Make All Your Choices For You

Todd Hartley | Posted 07.15.2016 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

Do all of you guys remember the Good Humor man, or was that just an East Coast thing? You'd better believe I remember him. I consider his ice-cream truck an important part of my summer memories.

Shame On the U.S. Supreme Court for Making a Mockery of the First Amendment

John W. Whitehead | Posted 05.18.2016 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

All the justices had to do was right a 60-year wrong that made it illegal to exercise one's First Amendment rights on the Supreme Court plaza.

Writers and War

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 03.25.2016 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

Perhaps a further distinction should be made between literary works that impart meaning to war and those that face the fact that, of all human experiences, war is one of the most thoroughly senseless.

The Unraveling of Turkey's Democracy

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 03.09.2016 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

Only a few months after Turkey's President Erdogan raided the offices of the Koza Ipek Media Group, the Turkish police assaulted early this month the offices of Feza Publications, which owns two newspapers and two TV stations, without any warning.

Political Incorrectness

Shalva Gozland | Posted 02.19.2017 | Politics
Shalva Gozland

Ask a politician a blunt question, and chances are you'll never quite get a real answer. Say the truth loud and clear, and you'll probably become a pariah of sorts- unless you're Trump, that is.

America, Stop Watching the Sideshow and Feel the Bern

Khwaja Khusro Tariq | Posted 02.15.2017 | Politics
Khwaja Khusro Tariq

Sanders is the only candidate who represents the section of society that has had enough of being lied to, that has had enough of being hoodwinked by successive administrations that have promised much but done nothing but make life harder for the common man and woman.

Politics and Religion: Trump and the Evangelicals

Arnold Steinberg | Posted 02.11.2017 | Religion
Arnold Steinberg

After New Hampshire The Evangelical Seduction Interruptus Already in Iowa the evangelical movement toward Donald Trump was underway, for bet...