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  • Art show exhibit "Room 101" - popularized by Orwell in his novel "1984"
    Will Self brands George Orwell 'the supreme mediocrity'
    English literature is no stranger to long-running spats. Gore Vidal, famously acid-tongued, once declared that the three saddest words in the English language were "Joyce Carol Oates". This is a man who, after an evening antagonizing...
  • Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary Poster
    "Who You Gonna Call 30 Years Later?" It's Still "Ghostbusters"
    This weekend certain movie theaters across the country, including the Somerville Theater in Davis Square, screened the re-release of the Sci-Fi Comedy Classic, “Ghostbusters.”30 years after the film’s release it is still an...
  • The poster for 'The Giver'
    Biggest Similarities between the 'Giver' and '1984'
    Coming this Friday, August 15 to a movie theater near you is the much anticipated film, "The Giver." The film is an adaption of the Lois Lowry novel with the same name and stars Jeff Bridges, Meryl Street and Brenton Thwaites. This...
  • Ryan Adams
    Ryan Adams announces fall 2014 North American tour dates
    On July 22 American singer, songwriter, and guitarist Ryan Adams announced in an issued press release headlining tour dates for the fall of 2014. The North American tour begins Oct. 1 in Santa Barbara, Calif., and ends Oct. 20 in Kansas City, Mo....
  • Apple and IBM Logo
    After 30 years, Apple and IBM partners up for the enterprise market
    Putting 30 years and a past failed relationship behind them, Apple and IBM just announced a new exclusive partnership, aimed at capitalizing on the strengths of both former rivals.The plan is draw upon both companies and brands, including...
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    Student says high school blocking conservative and Christian websites
    According to The Washington Times, a high school senior has accused Nonnewaug High School in Connecticut of blocking certain Republican and Christian sites.The student says that he can access sites like Islam-guide.com, the State Democrat Party...
  • Independent Thought
    The Century of Dehumanization: '1984' by George Orwell
    There are many definitions of humanity different to each person, group, or belief that separate us accordingly. In George Orwell’s 1984, what it means to be human is brought to life in various scenarios through different personalities....
  • The Last Starfighter
    Memories linger from a 1984 science fiction cult classic.
    There are moments in our lives that are so stacked with significance they are never forgotten; that one Christmas or Birthday, graduations, first dates, tragedies, the first time you walk into Disneyland, that sort of moment. For Geeks there are...
  • B Movie Celebration
    8th Annual B Movie Celebration visits 1984 in 2014
    1984 was not all Big Brother, Big Hair & Big Pants -- it was also a great year for movies. This year, the annual The B Movie Celebration wants the "B" movies of 1984 to take a bow.Many have made the claim that 1984 represented the...
  • We are the children of the Eighties
    We are the children of the Eighties
    I came to a startling realization this morning in the shower, when it dawned on me that those who will be turning 30 this year were born in a year I actually remember. This is an extremely frightening concept for someone like me who (in my brain)...
  • Pardon Snowden
    Snowden is not a criminal
    Snowden is not a criminal. As a federal employee of or contractor to, at various times, the Army, the CIA, and the NSA he was required to swear an oath. This oath is required for everyone working for any federal agency. Following is the oath...
  • Eddie Van Halen Frankenstrat
    Eddie Van Halen's "Frankenstrat" up for auction
    In 2011, Eddie Van Halen donated one of his famous guitars to the Smithsonian. Next month Profiles in History is auctioning off another, Van Halen’s 1982 Kramer “Frankenstrat.” The Frankenstrat was made in 1982 by Paul Unkert and...
  • Finally, pigs rule. That's the message in Orwell's "Animal Farm."
    One World Government Is A Dangerous Idea
    Subtitle: And Intellectuals Are Really DumbThe topic for today is one world government. The main group of people who claim to think this is a swell idea are intellectuals. That’s how you know intellectuals are not that intelligent.As George...
  • Google G-Mail
    The fed's want your passwords - watch out Facebook!
    This week it was made known by CNET.com that the Fed's are pushing large Internet companies, i.e. Google, Yahoo, Facebook and others to turn over the passwords to your accounts.Well, many of us have read the book titled "1984" by...
  • harrison ford and roberto orci
    Harrison Ford: Ender's Game is 'an imaginative and complex story'
    Harrison Ford spoke with media in San Diego for Comic-Con and says he is glad Orson Scott Card wrote Ender's Game, adding that Card also has a right to his opinions.Card has been a vocal opponent of monogendered marriage, according to a...