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J.K. Rowling Roasts Sarah Huckabee Sanders With George Orwell '1984' Quote
The "Harry Potter" author got literary with her latest burn for the Trump administration.
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George Orwell Can't Explain The Trump Era, But 'The Purge' Can
, Guest Writer
“The Purge” understands, as “1984” doesn’t, that oppression is unevenly distributed.
Even Orwell's '1984' Would Be Better For Our Planet
health hath no fury like a woman informed
This is the scientific story of our planet, and what we have done to it in only a few decades.
Could We See a Presidential Meltdown? A Psychologist's Perspective
Two relevant parts of Trump's behavior were on display this past week. From a psychological perspective these fit together
Focus On Trump's Acts, Not His Psychology
Allen Frances, M.D.
Allen Frances MD is Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and forme...
At this crucial moment, with our fragile democracy at serious risk, I really couldn't care less why Trump does what he does. It is his dangerous actions that count, not the psychological reasons he does them.
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High School Students Reading ‘1984’ See A Mirror, Not Science Fiction
They're drawing the line from "doublethink" to "alternative facts."
CULTURE & ARTS
Michael Gene Sullivan
Writer, actor, director
In 2006 I had the good fortune to meet Arianna Huffington after a performance of my stage adaptation of George Orwell's "1984
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Gary Johnson’s Running Mate Says Donald Trump Is Straight Out Of '1984'
"The rage that one felt was an abstract, undirected emotion which could be switched from one object to another like the flame of a blowlamp.”
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Greenway Court Theater's Brilliant New Adaptation of Orwell's "1984" Serves Up an Interactive and Entertaining Tour-de-Force
Ashley Jude Collie
That production team included among others: Jesse Mandapat (sound design), Hana S. Kim (projection design), Halei Parker
Join The Parade With The Electric New Orleans Russ Liquid Test
Music, culture and travel journalist
Photo by Jason Kruppa Aiming for a particular style, Russ hand-picked his team of musicians like a curator with the intent
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After This, No One Will Ever Run For President Again
TheVJ.com, Founder Current TV. Past President NY Times TV
The medium that propelled him from nowhere to one step away from the Presidency has now come back to bit him, hard.
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Greenway Court Theater Partners with Fairfax High and Community to Bring Orwell's Cautionary Tale "1984" to the Stage
Ashley Jude Collie
Blaetz, who co-founded Greenway in 1997 with Whitney Weston, restates that Greenway will continue to bring award-winning
Oliver Stone's New Movie 'Snowden' Tackles the Myth
Peter Van Buren
Author, Hooper's War: A Novel of WWII Japan, We Meant Well: Ho...
is a helluva movie, kicking an audience's ass on a number of levels. I had a chance to see the film at a preview event; it opens everywhere on September 16. Go see it.
I'm With Stupid: Let Boulder Make All Your Choices For You
Buckler of swashes
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.
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Adorable Cookie Monster Apple Ad Gives Us All The Feelings
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The Political Pundit Who Makes the Most Sense Today Died In 1950: George Orwell
Writer & Editor
In essay after essay -- skip most of the fiction; he's no master -- Orwell writes clean, satisfying prose, what he liked to think of as "prose like a windowpane." These essays mattered then. If you can connect some dots, you'll see they matter now.
What Is Strength?
Some people are unwilling or unable to evolve. They overlay that archaic self with false layers that look like growth and change, but are not. Their inner two-year-old is not only alive, but remains dominant.
To Hillary Clinton: Snowden Is a Traitor -- and a Hero
Writer & Lawyer
How revealing that the perpetrators of mass surveillance violating the Fourth Amendment -- from Cheney on down -- don't have to deal with the "traitor" question. That in CNN debates, in the mass media, this grand stigma -- traitor -- is reserved only for whistleblowers.
The Emergence of Orwellian Newspeak and the Death of Free Speech
John W. Whitehead
Attorney, President of The Rutherford Institute, and author of...
How do you change the way people think? You start by changing the words they use. In totalitarian regimes--a.k.a. police states--where conformity and compliance are enforced at the end of a loaded gun, the government dictates what words can and cannot be used.
Science Fiction and Fantasy Adapted Into Reality
Movie adaptations, for book lovers at least, simultaneously bring feelings of excitement and fear. Will the movie stay true to the book? Will it project off of the screen as it did when the words entered the mind?
Awaiting the Great Post-Orwellian Novel 2051
Convergence and divergence, centralization and fragmentation: it's a vision of a planet that's not exactly Orwellian, but certainly represents a nightmare worthy of some still-to-be-discovered Orwell of our moment.
: Why the Ending Is Far Better Than the Speculation (And No Sell-Out)
Political Analyst, former presidential campaign advisor and sp...
Mad Men began and ended with Don Draper in silhouette against an iconic backdrop. In the beginning, the richly cluttered urban canyons of Manhattan in the show's evocative opening titles. In the end, the seemingly limitless horizon of the Pacific Ocean.
Banning Books in the 21st Century
Literature is a wonderful and integral part of the human experience. Books have the power to teach us about ourselves and the world around us. They can open up doors to new ideas, new outlooks, and fresh experiences.
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