Critical Linking: November 20th, 2014

 

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Sony’s setting up another adaptation of George Orwell’s classic, this time with Paul Greengrass in the director’s chair. Well, it’s not like it’s a book that gets less relevant as time goes on.

At some point, will 1984 seem like a pastoral of a more transparent past?

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Ursula K. Le Guin was honored at the National Book Awards tonight and gave a fantastic speech about the dangers to literature and how they can be stopped. As far as I know it’s not available online yet, so I’ve transcribed it from the livestream below. The parts in parentheses were ad-libbed directly to the audience, and the Neil thanked is Neil Gaiman, who presented her with the award.

Ursula K. Le Guin, killing it.

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How Nobel medals are made:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prsFpT6RBN8[/youtube]

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