George Orwell News
June 8, 1949: George Orwell's '1984'
Revisiting the totalitarian society depicted in Orwell's dystopian novel "1984."
New biometric tests invade the NBA
This story appears in ESPN The Magazine's October 27 NBA Preview Issue. Subscribe today! MORE THAN ANY other league in American sports, the NBA is an aspirational technocracy. Adam Silver, its flowchart-savvy new commissioner, travels the country championing analytics and innovation. The D-League
President Obama, Angela Merkel Hold News Conference
The two world leaders discussed possible sanctions and displayed unity against Russia.
Seattle's win could transform NFL
Duck -- because the pendulum is swinging, from offense back toward defense. Seattle's decisive rout of Denver in the Super Bowl wasn't just a nice win for the Emerald City. The outcome will have long-term impact across professional football, and perhaps in the college and prep ranks as well. For a
Edward Snowden and NSA Official Reveal Oddly Similar Christmas Wishes
The day before millions of U.S. children rush to unwrap their Christmas gifts, National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden and a top NSA legal official separately revealed what they wish were under their trees this year. Snowden, the former NSA contractor wanted on espionage charges...
Sales of Orwell's '1984' Increase as Details of NSA Scandal Emerge
Sales of “1984,” George Orwell’s 1949 classic novel about the oppressiveness of government overreach, have risen over 3,000 percent on Amazon since the country learned of the U.S. government surveillance programs. As of noon today, the book had jumped to 194 on the bestseller list,...
New 'Papers Please' Video Game May Surprise You
"Is this person a lawful citizen of my country or an unauthorized immigrant, terrorist, spy, or smuggler?" This is the primary question you'll have to ask yourself if you play the new game "Papers Please," which casts users in the role of border agent. Lucas Pope, an American video game designer
With Chávez Absent, Things Get Orwellian in Venezuela
Imagine the following script: A wildly popular leader of a tropical country wins an election and then heads to a foreign country for cancer treatment. He fails to utter a word in public for over a month as he fights to recover from a surgical procedure, and misses the inauguration for his fourth