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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
Clinical psychologist, attorney, author
Focus On Trump's Acts, Not His Psychology
Professor Emeritus, Duke University
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."
Michael Gene Sullivan
Writer, actor, director
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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.”
Greenway Court Theater's Brilliant New Adaptation of Orwell's "1984" Serves Up an Interactive and Entertaining Tour-de-Force
Ashley Jude Collie
Journalist, author and scriptwriter
Join The Parade With The Electric New Orleans Russ Liquid Test
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After This, No One Will Ever Run For President Again
Founder of Current TV, Past President NY Times TV, TheVJ.com
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
Journalist, author and scriptwriter
Oliver Stone's New Movie 'Snowden' Tackles the Myth
Peter Van Buren
Author of the forthcoming "Hooper's War," "Ghosts of Tom Joad:...
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
Nom nom nom. 🍪
The Political Pundit Who Makes the Most Sense Today Died In 1950: George Orwell
Editor of HeadButler.com
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
Lawyer, freelancer, writer
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)
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.
Privacy Is Theft: An Orwellian Proposition That Outdoes Big Brother
Joseph A. Domino
Adjunct Professor, Retired
There are many ways to view a circle: one as a closed system. Once a cog is admitted to the circle, it is designed to remain in place and help sustain the whole. The new cog in Dave Eggers' novel,
, is a young woman named Mae.
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