1984

It's 30 Years Since The Last Episode Of 'The Young Ones': Here Are 30 Classic Clips

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK Comedy

Rik Mayall's loved ones bid a sad, too-early farewell to the great comedy star at his funeral today. And in a twist of fate which won't be lost on man...

Operation Bluestar, Thirty Years On

Kirat Raj Singh | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Kirat Raj Singh

Operation Bluestar is seen as the beginning of a Sikh genocide that continued through the anti-Sikhs pogroms of November 1984 and lasted through the decade of state-sponsored extrajudicial killings from the mid-1980s to the mid-1990s...

Orwell's 1984 Reimagined for the Post-Snowden Age at the Almeida Theatre

Victoria Sadler | Posted 18.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

In this post-Snowden age, where privacy it seems is all but dead, a reinterpretation of Orwell's Big Brother and the omnipresent surveillance state certainly has a lot to offer. But this production at the Almeida is over-engineered, with high concept overwhelming the text, creating an inconsistent, uneven show.

It's 30 Years Ago Today Since Apple Changed The World With This Incredible Advert

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Tech

On 22 January 1984 Apple changed the world in two ways. First, it announced to the world that it would soon launch 'Macintosh', the ground-breakin...

SAS and Golden Temple. Has the FCO moved on from Pre War Britain yet?

Jasdev Singh Rai | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Politics
Jasdev Singh Rai

The Prime Minister has promised an inquiry. Given other inquiries (Iraq, Hillsborough etc) there isn't much expectation by the Sikh community. Many expect dilution of facts or the matter put out to the long grass. This won't placate the sense of betrayal.

Welcome to the Ministry of Truth

William Davie | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
William Davie

In George Orwell's novel 1984, the hero, Winston Smith, works at the Ministry of Truth, the government agency concerned with the media, and propaganda. Smith's job is literally to re- write the history books, so that everything the Party says matches up with what they have supposedly said before. Even if they have said something different there is no proof.

1984 Is Only a Year Away

Ian Wood | Posted 28.08.2013 | UK Tech
Ian Wood

It's perhaps appropriate that the biggest news this month, a month that marks the 110th anniversary of the birth of George Orwell, is a story about privacy. What would Orwell, whose dystopian novel 1984 painted a nightmare vision of a society under constant surveillance, have to say about the current scandal engulfing the U.S. and British security services?

Brighton Bids Farewell to the Iron Lady

Soraya Kishtwari | Posted 18.06.2013 | UK Politics
Soraya Kishtwari

We're on the 14:06 train Brighton-bound. Outside the sky is a pallid shade of grey and a handful of snowflakes begin to float down. Spring is nowhere to be seen.

Premium Travel in...Jura, Scotland

Raj Gill | Posted 05.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Raj Gill

First stop the Jura Lodge to drop off our luggage and to freshen up. The Lodge is part of the distillery, and is housed over to the side of it. The first floor has four double bedrooms, and the second floor has an open plan kitchen with lounge area, and a private lounge off to the side.

Israel, Let Kafka Go!

Benjamin Lazarus | Posted 07.09.2012 | Home
Benjamin Lazarus

In 1918, Kafka wrote about the early kibbutzim in Palestine, arguing there should be no legal courts - "Palestine needs earth (...) but it does not need lawyers". Until Israel realizes world Jewry and their cultural assets are not automatically property of the Jewish state, and removes its lawyers from this sorry tale - the world will continue to be starved of a true literary great's work.

Orwell Prize 2012 Winners Plus 11 Things You Didn't Know About George

The Huffington Post UK | Alice E. Vincent | Posted 23.07.2012 | Home

The winners of The 2012 Orwell Prize has been announced, marking the culmination of a search for the best political writing of the past 12 months. ...

Beijing - An Arrest in Tiananmen Square and an Offer of Exciting Sex

John Fleming | Posted 23.06.2012 | UK
John Fleming

I am in Beijing but, this morning, it felt like I was home in London when a taxi driver took me on a 12-minute round trip in the opposite direction to...

Sam Parker

Happy Birthday Tolkien And Fiction's Greatest Made Up Languages

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Parker | Posted 04.03.2012 | Home

If humans could live as long as some of J. R. R. Tolkien’s famous fantasy characters, the author himself would have turned 120-years-old today (3rd ...

Do They Know It's Christmas: Behind the Truth

Dale Shaw | Posted 20.02.2012 | UK Comedy
Dale Shaw

1984. The year a man called George Orwell predicated the world would end in a book of the same name. But the world failed to end. Thanks to one man. A humble, dishevelled man. A singer, a balladeer, a mere minstrel. A man who threw off the shackles of light entertainment and opened the eyes of the puffy, pinstriped masses, permanently. Like an Irish Jesus come to life.

Kim Jong-il & Vaclav Havel: What Would Hitch Think?

Chris Price | Posted 20.02.2012 | UK
Chris Price

As if losing Hitch on Thursday weren't awful enough, Havel and Kim Jong Il then hammered home the irrefutable fact of his passing by doing likewise, reminding us that Christopher's death means we'll never know precisely what he thinks of theirs.

Why Loving Jigsaws as a Child Helped Me Write Others' Autobiographies

John Fleming | Posted 07.02.2012 | UK Entertainment
John Fleming

Last night, I was on a panel at the third Storywarp erm eh meeting, erm...conference?...shindig? - Whatever it was/is. People talk to an invited audi...