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Philip K Dick

Our Favorite Ghost Stories

The New York Public Library | Posted 10.28.2014 | New York
The New York Public Library

There is nothing quite so fine as a tried and true ghost story -- one that sends shivers down the spine while you hide under the covers.

Invaded!

Francis Levy | Posted 11.15.2014 | Books
Francis Levy

Have you ever considered what would happen if the United States was really invaded? 9/11 was a terrorist attack but there was no follow up.

Week in Film: Transcendence, Fading Gigolo

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.18.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

There are so many potentially interesting elements swirling around Wally Pfister's Transcendence - something old, new, borrowed and blue - that the...

And the Last Shall Be First

Francis Levy | Posted 06.04.2014 | Comedy
Francis Levy

Think about all auspicious personalities whose last names are typical first names. At the top of the list you have Anne Frank and Pope Francis. But th...

Trapped Inside the Alternate Reality of Ray Nelson's Kitchen

Tanya Jo Miller | Posted 01.25.2014 | Books
Tanya Jo Miller

The teacher said, "You need to write the book you want to read. What do you really love?" he asked. "Uh," I choked again. How do you answer questions like that? Chocolate. My mother.

The Mexicanadian Threat

Francis Levy | Posted 10.21.2013 | Comedy
Francis Levy

European and Middle Eastern countries are often bounded by hostile neighbors. The Battle of Britain was a turning point in the Second World War. Yet ...

I Saw Death: Melissa Carroll's Recurrence at Andrea Rosen Gallery 2

Daniel Maidman | Posted 10.20.2013 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

In light of this pitiless way of looking at things, Melissa Carroll has earned something few of us have: peace. She has been given little -- or rather, has had much taken from her -- and instead of despairing, she has made everything out of nothing.

Of Mice and Memories

David Sable | Posted 09.28.2013 | Media
David Sable

So alter the mice -- let's help cure disease -- but let's also take the opportunity to stop for a moment and reflect on what a memory is and isn't, and how we'd like to remember and be remembered.

Do Humans Dream of Electric Scripts?

J.E. Fishman | Posted 09.01.2013 | Entertainment
J.E. Fishman

Before Big Data took over the world, someone wrote a roman a clef about the 1992 Democratic primary.

The Truman Show Economy (With a Nod to Philip K. Dick)

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 08.02.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The Truman Show was the 1998 movie in which Jim Carrey slowly realizes that his entire life is a televised illusion. Welcome to The Truman Show economy. Much of what we hear nowadays hides a grim reality -- not just from our leaders, but from us.

On Philip K. Dick and Filmmaking: An Interview with Shahab Zargari

Phil Simon | Posted 06.29.2013 | Arts
Phil Simon

Shahab Zargari has published two photography books-one art anthology and a science fiction novel. His forte is editing film and video for sketch comed...

Apophenia: "Stray Light Grey" at Marlborough Gallery

Daniel Maidman | Posted 01.19.2013 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

Not so long ago -- as late as 1988, in fact -- we had a prophet walking among us. His name was William Gibson, and in his breathtaking Sprawl trilogy, he forecast the near future of technology and its social and cultural uses and impacts.

Joe Biden and Paul Ryan: They Take It on Faith

Davis Schneiderman | Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics
Davis Schneiderman

Wouldn't it be nice if we had leaders who made choices based not upon a secret code of ideology or moral principle -- on a faith that provides their guidance system -- but upon the actual conditions of an issue as it expresses itself?

Recalling Total Recall: Intrigue, Ultra-Violence, Humor and What Else That Is Missing from the Schwarzenegger Remakes

William Bradley | Posted 10.17.2012 | Entertainment
William Bradley

For his part, director Paul Verhoeven joyously showcases ultra-violence in Total Recall, sticking it in the audience's face. Indeed, the entire milieu of the film is as downbeat as it is shot through with glee.

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: Total Recall

Dan Persons | Posted 10.06.2012 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

What is reality? What is identity? How long can a soul survive when one's perceptions and one's self are subject to electronic editing at a moment's whim? These and many other fascinating questions are raised and almost immediately dropped in Total Recall.

Total Recall Director Len Wiseman Keeps It Real (or Does He?)

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 08.02.2012 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

It is true that a new cinematic adaptation of Philip K. Dick's 1966 short story "We Can Remember It for You Wholesale" has arrived -- and it's a sleek, radical departure from Paul Verhoeven's gonzo 1990 version.

Total Total Recall

Robert Brenner | Posted 10.02.2012 | Comedy
Robert Brenner

Being a pulp fiction writer is hard: living from royalty check to royalty check, typing as fast as you can to stay ahead of the landlord, popping psychotropic pills to keep the creative juices flowing.

The Android Head Of Philip K. Dick

Posted 08.06.2012 | Books

This is an excerpt from the opening chapter of "How to Build an Android: The True Story of Philip K. Dick's Robotic Resurrection" by David F. Dufty (H...

Dr. Michio Kaku and Prophets of Science Fiction (Podcast)

Dan Persons | Posted 01.18.2012 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

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A World of Bad Ideas

Marshall Fine | Posted 10.22.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The world is full of bad ideas -- and the entertainment industry is no exception. It's also filled with people who don't recognize them as such.

Guardian Readers Pick The Best Science Fiction Books

guardian.co.uk | Posted 07.26.2011 | Books

We asked for suggestions of your favourite science fiction books. Here are the results...

Movie Review: The Adjustment Bureau

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Fate or free will? Unfortunately, the deck is stacked in George Nolfi's The Adjustment Bureau, an adaptation of a Philip K. Dick short story. Oh, the humanity.

The Adjustment Bureau: WIN Free HP Mini Notebook, Trip To NY, Or $2,500 Gift Card

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Universal and The Huffington Post have teamed up to offer you the chance to win some incredible prizes in anticipation of the March 4th release of the...

"The Adjustment Bureau Needs an Adjustment."

Carole Mallory | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

In The Adjustment Bureau , we are asked to believe that there could be an organization that monitors each individual's fate so that we stay on path. What path? To where?

HuffPost Review: Unknown

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

There must be a factory that churns out action-thrillers the same way a factory produces furniture. No muss, no fuss, and a rotating list of actors who have fallen out of the 'A' list.