Letter to the Editor: (Re)reading ‘1984’ in 2017

By Loren Glass and Kathrina Litchfield After Trump advisor Kellyanne Conway coined the phrase “alternative facts” in January, George Orwell’s 1984 shot to the top of the Amazon bestseller list and has remained a bestseller ever since. Apparently, bookstore clerks weren’t joking when they moved dystopian fiction to current events. Like the Ministry of Truth, […]

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FilmScene to participate in a nationwide screening of ‘1984’

1984 FilmScene — Tuesday, April 4 at 6 p.m. FilmScene, located in the Pedestrian Mall at 118 E. College, will join more than 90 independent film theaters across the country who are screening 1984 on April 4 (the date that protagonist Winston Smith begins his diary entry) as a way of articulating protests against the […]

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Things that go bump on the stage: IC’s October theatre lineup is spooky good

Humans love to tell each other stories. We sit around our proverbial campfires and spin yarns to keep the dark at bay. This time of year, though, the dark lasts longer; our fears are deeper. The nights are chill, the trees are stark. The earth is cycling away from the sun, and, as a society, […]

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