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George Orwell’s 1984 Finds New Life Thanks to Alternative Facts

Kellyanne Conway's absurd notion of 'alternative facts' has the rational among us turning to George Orwell's 1984. This and more in today's Daily Blunt.

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See How Media Normalizes the Orwellian in ‘2+2=5’ Video

In case you missed it, 1984 is now. We're also talking about the Nobel, bad sex, and twisted art. Before the week ends, get over here for your Daily Blunt.

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Tyler Perry Trademarks 'What Would Jesus Do?'

Tyler Perry nabs an inspiring phrase, Terry Pratchett pulls out of an upcoming convention, and more in our weekend roundup.

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George Orwell, Applied: Speaking, Writing, and Living Consciously

The best we can do to honor Orwell on his birthday is to do what Bush spokesman Ari Fleischer admonished us to do shortly after 9/11: watch what we say. Taking Orwell seriously means never being comfortable with our own words, never being certain that we are speaking or writing consciously. It could not be more important that Orwell stay alive as long as possible.

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10 George Orwell Quotes for Whistleblowers and Doublethinkers Alike

"If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear." As we celebrate Orwell's 111th birthday on June 25, this week in history, let's remember the fiery populism and passion with which Orwell tirelessly approached his work, both on and off the page.

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Performance Artist Marina Abramović Reveals Her Favorite Films, Offers Screenings on Kickstarter

It's always hard to turn away from Marina Abramović, but when we do, we're also keeping an eye to George Orwell, Noah Baumbach, and Hayao Miyazaki.