Dystopia

Making Dystopia

Oxford University Press

Spectrum: Time to breed

We order everything else online, so why not the heavy stuff like food and beverages? Also, an unusually 'beautiful' dog and the dystopian future of …

Beverages

Here's an Interesting Take on Why Science Fiction is Often Set in Dystopias

There are obvious reasons why works of science fiction are often set in dystopian scenarios. The setting makes for struggle, and magnifies our …

Science Fiction

Griot Theatre Sets OTHELLO in East Asian Dystopian Future

Since co-founding Griot Theatre, Artistic Director Malik B. El-Amin has pushed the company's mission, finding not just roles but entire productions …

Los Angeles

OMNIVORE: The dystopian hellhole of Trumpism

Defending Trump at his absolute worst

Donald Trump

Samit Basu recommends: Five novels from dystopian worlds

Whether you’ve just read the staples (1984, Brave New World) or new works like Prayaag Akbar’s Leila, here’s where you should go<p><i>Samit Basu is an</i> …

Books

Stanley Kubrick Original Poster Collection

Stanley Kubrick’s immortal films from the 1960s and ’70s are a pillar of cinematic history. Now, thanks to Sotheby’s, you can commemorate the …

Film Posters

Fed May End Taper, No Powell Pause, Argentina Fightback: Eco Day

Turkey crisis has echoes of taper tantrum, but may be worse<p>Fox picks wrong Scandinavia country to call socialist dystopia<p>Before it's here, it's on …

Bloomberg Terminal

“Something is rotten at Fox News” – politicians respond to Trish Regan’s hilarious rant about Denmark’s socialist dystopia

Europe

Experience the dystopian Beholder surveillance sim on iOS for $3 (Reg. $5)

Beholder for iOS is now on sale at about <b>40% off</b> along with a nice deal on the Blissful Sleep DLC content (via IAPs). You can now download the game for just <b>$2.99</b>, down from the regular $5. It carries a 4+ star rating from hundreds on the App Store.<p><b>iOS Universal:</b> Beholder: <b>$3</b> (Reg. $5)<p>Today’s Best iOS …

Surveillance

Just another dystopian teen film hoping to be a franchise

After being subjected to the camp’s physical and psychological test, 10-year-old Ruby Daly discovers that she is Orange, regarded as one of the most …

Game of Thrones

Why Does Science Fiction LOVE Dystopias? - IGN Video

If it's machines taking over, aliens invading or diseases wiping us out, Science Fiction films have a proclivity for dystopian futures. So let's put …

Science Fiction

How Capitalist Utopia Became Everyone Else's Dystopia

This article begins by comparing two graphs--1) the history of the top 1% vs the bottom 50% national income shares from 1980 through 2016 for the US …

Liberal View

The Handmaid's Tale finale divides viewers as dystopian drama ends

Although a lot has happened during season two of this dystopian drama The Handmaid's Tale, it is possible that almost everyone in Gilead will end it …

TV

This Dystopian, Kalashnikov-Designed Motorcycle Will Join Putin's Official Motorcade

Sorry President Trump, but Putin's winning the "cool stuff in the motorcade" arms race at the moment.<p>Kalashnikov<p>There’s a new two-wheeled brute …

Donald Trump

The Darkest Minds review – strong cast let down by dystopian tropes

In a packed genre, Jennifer Yuh Nelson’s first live action film fails to make its mark<p>The live-action directing debut of Jennifer Yuh Nelson (<i>Kung Fu Panda 2</i> and <i>3</i>), <i>The Darkest Minds</i> is the latest attempt at a young-adult dystopian sci-fi franchise. It takes place in a world in which a mysterious …

Film (UK)

Mahdyar: Money Money

Paris-based, Tehran-born electronic producer and classically-trained musician Mahdyar presents a pounding experimental soundtrack to a dystopian …

Dystopia

‘Darkest Legacy’ puts the ‘d’ in dystopia

No one wants to live in a dystopia, but it’s a fun place to visit if you’re just visiting (via a book, that is).<p>In “The Darkest Legacy,” the latest …

Amandla Stenberg

Which pop culture dystopia is the most bleak?  

The grim, apocalyptic stakes of the Cold War had a lasting effect on the genre of science fiction, which turned from occasionally offering an …

Science Fiction

WATCH: An Escape From New York retrospective

On July 10, 1981, John Carpenter unleashed the crazy dystopian adventure <i>Escape From New York</i> to the movie-going public. Though studios initially …

Entertainment

MEGADETH Bassist On 'Dystopia' Album: 'We Had To Get It Back Down To Nothing To Build Something Really Incredible Up'

<b>Metal Wani</b>'s <b>Chuck Marshall</b> recently conducted an interview with <b>MEGADETH</b> bassist <b>David Ellefson</b>. You can now listen to the chat below. A couple of …

Music

With Allegra Frank of Polygon

In case you missed it, Dorkly recently started up a podcast! The aptly-named Dorkly Podcast is a weekly wrap-up of events, news stories and other …

Podcasting

Sidewalk Labs' Toronto waterfront smart city raises dystopian concerns

<i></i>Sidewalk’s vision for Quayside — as a place populated by self-driving vehicles and robotic garbage collectors, where the urban fabric is embedded …

Smart Cities

What Kris Kobach's Nail-Biter Tells us About the GOP

Pay close attention when a party's voters are willing to risk a loss in November to make a point in August. Tuesday's nail-biter of a Kansas GOP …

Government

The Get Lit Team Wants You to Read Their 7 August Picks

It is a truth universally known that summer brings the hottest reads. With so many books to choose from, and so little time—you can’t read them all! …

Books

14 Cursed Images To Remind You We Live In A Twisted Dystopia

Cursed images are a great way to make you feel more comfortable with your current situation, by reminding just how crazy it can get out there. And if …

Dystopia

We Happy Few Review: A Very British Dystopia Charms

<b>We Happy Few</b> has been on the to-watch list of gamers around the world for some time. The game's initial reveal caught huge interest due to its …

Dystopia

Studio 338: Two years on

Project Pablo spun two hours of flawless house and UK garage during our 12-hour takeover of the Sleepless Floor at Melt festival.<p>Dystopian affiliate …

Synthesizers

Facebook's Push For Users' Bank Records Triggers Fears Of A 'Chinese-Style Social Credit System' In U.S.

Our rulers want a world where they can not only turn you into an "unperson" by banning you from the internet but also deny you a bank account and a …

Mainstream Media