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One Film Festival Is Introducing an 'F' for Feminist Rating

It looks like the film world is in for another much-needed feminist shake-up. The Bath Film Festival, which opens this Thursday, has introduced a new "F" rating, which will be given to movies that feature a strong female lead, director, producer or writer.<p>According to the <i>Daily Mail</i>, the festival …

Hollywood’s “female stuff” problem

“I don’t want to give spoilers, but there will be more female characters and more female stuff.”<p>That’s <i>Lego Movie</i> co-director Chris Miller talking to …

This robot passed a 'self-awareness' test that only humans could handle until now

Robots can staff eccentric Japanese hotels, make logical decisions by playing Minecraft, and create trippy images through Google. Now the droids may …

Robotics

The Rising Popularity of Dystopian Literature

Dystopian fiction has grown as a genre and continues to evolve today. One of the first dystopian novels to become famous was George Orwell’s <i>1984</i>, …

The Hunger Games and the teenage craze for dystopian fiction

Wizards and vampires are out. The market in teen fiction is dominated now by societies in breakdown. And it’s girls who are lapping them up.<p>Many parents might feel worried on finding their teenage children addicted to grim visions of a future in which global warming has made the seas rise, the …

Dystopia facts, information, pictures

DYSTOPIA.<p>Dystopia is utopia's polarized mirror image. While utilizing many of the same concepts as utopia—for example, social stability created by …

The Divergent Effect: Dystopia Genre Reflects Climate Change Fears

Christmas 2014 is over. Now it’s back to reality for another 364 days.<p>To start you off, I’d like to examine how our society, most of the year at …

Readers’ Poll: The 10 Best Dystopian Movies

10<p>‘The Matrix’<p><i>The Matrix</i> paints a particularly bleak vision of the future in which super intelligent robots have enslaved the human race, placing …

Science Fiction

Why Do We Like Dystopian Novels?

War. Death. Despair. Oppression. Environmental ruin. Yup, when it comes to demoralizing literature, dystopian novels have it all! Yet many of us love this genre, and there are good reasons we do.<p>For one thing, we're reading about rather than actually living through the bad stuff happening in the …