George Orwell News
June 8, 1949: George Orwell's '1984'
Revisiting the totalitarian society depicted in Orwell's dystopian novel "1984."
What Color Is Paella? The Answer, From a Barcelona Chef
Of course we are familiar with the Spanish rice dish paella, we say. It is the color of a Mediterranean sunrise, a coral red or saffron yellow. Chef Rosa Camprodon shakes her head. Or maybe that's a shudder. She is our instructor at a Barcelona cooking school that caters to tourists, and she is
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,...