I Revisited My Favourite Books From High School and They're Still Sick

"Scar Tissue" by Anthony Kiedis is as powerful as ever.


This '1984' Play Is So Intense it's Making People Puke and Faint

Good news for theatergoers who like plays but wish they barfed more!


[Exclusive] 5 Artists Reimagine '1984' for 2017

George Orwell's sci-fi classic is more popular than ever. Here's how artist relate to the book's increasingly relevant ideas:


Listen to Burnt Toast’s Spoken Word Cover of The Mark of Cain’s ‘Point Man’

Though the song is stripped back with drum machine and buzzing synth, the lyrics about leading a platoon in the Vietnam War remain no less intense.


GIF Six-Pack: '1984' and the Surveillance State

It's the 32nd birthday of the Mac commercial that championed tech as anti-dystopian. Oh, those good ol' days.


A Pot-Themed Art Show Heads to California: Last Week in Art

Oh, and Jeb Bush is having an event at Art Basel Miami.


These New Dystopian 'Advertising Eyes' Stare Right into Your Soul

The new technology, which scans crowds to decide what kind of product to advertise, is evidence that we're living in a dystopian satire written by a heavy-handed idiot.


Broken Water's Addictive Video for "1984" Is Obviously About Government Surveillance

The whole video is pretty unsettling and kind of makes me feel like I'm doing something wrong, but I guess that's the point.


Bleak Video Games Should Remind Us of What Matters in Our Real Lives

Bleak dystopias can be oddly uplifting.


Talking to Students at Bangkok's Hunger Games Protest

In Thailand, the Hunger Games films have increasingly become a symbol of dissent against the military junta running the country.


1984-Inspired Fashion Collection Protects Your Phone With Anti-Surveillance Tech

Fashion company The Affair's latest designs include The UnPocket, a detachable pocket that makes your gadgets unhackable and untraceable.