Category: Culture

“1984” Screens Tonight to Protest Trump

Nearly 200 theaters around the country will screen “1984”tonight in protest of the Trump administration. “Orwell’s portrait of a government that manufactures [its] own facts, demands total obedience and demonizes foreign enemies has never been timelier,” say organizers for the event, adding that the screenings encourage theaters “to […]

Shocked by Sam Gridley

I learned the term future shock long before it held any emotional resonance for me. It was the title of Alvin Toffler’s best-selling book in 1970, almost half a century ago. The term means exactly what it suggests: the sense of being overwhelmed by what Toffler called “the […]