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Lit-urday: Burning Down George Orwell's House
Whisky? Check. Women? Check. Weather? Check. Werewolf? Uh oh.
"...Burning Down George Orwell's House..."

April 4, 2015 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Orwell Off by 20 Years
"...other group event deemed "dangerous" by our esteemed lawmakers. George Orwell was off by 20 years...."

May 20, 2004 Postmarks

A Merry War
"...renowned British curmudgeons as Kingsley Amis, Evelyn Waugh, and George Orwell. Orwell's early novel, Keep the Aspidistra Flying, is..."

Oct. 23, 1998 Movie Review by Russell Smith

The Hightower Report
Why is George Orwell’s 1984 a bestseller again?
"...accept the perverse notion of capricious truth. It was George Orwell's 1984, which depicted a dystopia he named Oceania...."

April 28, 2017 News Column by Jim Hightower

V for Vendetta
This is a thinking person’s action film – a futuristic slice of pop-culture agitprop, replete with a costumed antihero, lovingly choreographed action sequences, cunningly ornate dialogue, and a terrific, rousing score.
"...once heavily, obviously redolent of the fascistic stink of George Orwell’s 1984, and, in the film’s most unnerving moments,..."

March 17, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Song/Book: Grapes of Wrath vs. 1984
Rob Halverson and friends wrap live music around some heavy fiction
"...But, when you’re talking about George Orwell's novel, well, things can get real insightful really..."

July 18, 2017 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Naked City
The Statesman twists Orwell's words in a most Orwellian fashion.
"...Novelist and socialist George Orwell would hardly have been surprised to find his..."

Oct. 5, 2001 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Letters at 3AM: A Night in Barcelona
The collision between human truths and political truths results in no truth
"...Eric Blair, 33. Writes under the name "George Orwell"; thus far, has had little success. Formerly a..."

June 18, 2010 Column by Michael Ventura

Babe: Pig in the City
"...Directed by: George Miller. Starring: Magda Szubanski, James Cromwell, Mary Stein, Mickey..."

Nov. 27, 1998 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

TV Eye
A small-screen return to twitching noses, magic potions, and girls who hold the power; also, a review of TNT’s daring live-action Animal Farm.
"...the cable network. Based on the 1945 novel by George Orwell, the film features state-of-the art animatronic technology developed..."

Oct. 8, 1999 Screens Column by Belinda Acosta

Social Studies
James Hynes' satires of academia allow the author to say funny things about serious people.
"...but who wants to read novellas? Novellas don't sell." George Witte, an editor at a new publisher, Picador, had..."

Jan. 19, 2001 Books Feature by Clay Smith

Page Two
Libby indictment evokes more scapegoating and hypocrisy from the right
"...beyond bizarre has come to be regarded as normal. George Orwell, who was always inspired in so many ways,..."

Nov. 4, 2005 Column by Louis Black

Scanlines
Animal Farm
"...Namely, how does Babe offer a revisionist understanding of Orwell's famous maxim: "All animals are created equal, but some..."

Aug. 29, 1997 Screens Feature

Payne Pleasures 2004
Latest ACoT theatre-award nominations favor two Austin musicals
"...of his act, and The Road to Wigan Pier, George Orwell's account of the living and working conditions of..."

Aug. 20, 2004 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Opal Divine’s 13th Annual Whisky Festival: A Review
A night of quaffs from those distant lands where the wild haggis roam
"...read about in Andrew Ervin’s recent novel Burning Down George Orwell’s House, a novel where the protagonist goes to..."

Dec. 7, 2015 Food Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

The Hightower Report: Meet Big Brother's Corporate Cousin
England has a watchful eye (and its CCTVs) on auto insurance
"...British author George Orwell's novel 1984 warned about the coming of an..."

March 30, 2012 News Column by Jim Hightower

Things That Came: It Might Be Science, But It Sure Ain't Fiction
'Videodrome' and 'They Live,' then and now
"...Nostradamus had nothing on George Orwell, who, presumably, is whirling in his grave even..."

July 25, 2008 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

The Lives of Others
This recent Oscar winner for Best Foreign Film is the story of the small redemption of one man, who happens to be a hated East German Stasi officer.
"...and individual thought was synonymous with criminality. Not even George Orwell could have come up with a place as..."

March 2, 2007 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Hang the DJ
The new political theatre invites you into its messy, sexy conversation
"...Road to Wigan Pier (on which I worked) translated George Orwell's book about unemployed British miners into a skewed..."

Jan. 20, 2006 Arts Feature by Katherine Catmull

Postmarks
Our readers talk back.
"...Orwell Off by 20 Years..."

May 28, 2004 Column

The Road to Wigan Pier
Despite its focus on the bleak lives of English coal miners in the 1930s, The Road to Wigan Pier, with its live music, film, and skits, is a ridiculous amount of fun
"...this piece is remarkable -- live music, text by George Orwell, film, dance numbers, still photos -- and they..."

Jan. 23, 2004 Arts Review by Molly Beth Brenner

Playback: Hot Shivers
New Whiskey Shivers, Butthole Surfers, Casualties, murals, and takes on American literary classics
"...At the time of 1984's publication 68 years ago, George Orwell's landmark novel defined some distant dystopia. Today, we're..."

July 21, 2017 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Swimming 'Upstream'
Shane Carruth on pigs, money, and being a control freak
"...people. Like Christ casting demons into our pigs, or Orwell using pigs in Animal Farm, or any other number..."

April 19, 2013 Screens Feature by Patrick Courtney

Nineteen Eighty-four
"...John Hurt, Richard Burton, Suzanna Hamilton and Cyril Cusack. George Orwell's grim Big Brother universe was given a punkish..."

Jan. 13, 2003 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Fall Film Previews
September
"...Based on George Orwell's 1936 novel Keep the Aspidistra Flying, this film..."

Sept. 11, 1998 Screens Feature

Postmarks
Our readers talk back.
"...himself ["Did Farmers Buy Off Nixon?" Aug. 8]. As George Orwell wrote in Animal Farm, "All animals are equal..."

Aug. 15, 2003 Column

The Hightower Report
God and Oil Prices; Autocracy in Action
"...Even George Orwell would not have imagined George W., who keeps..."

May 23, 2008 News Column by Jim Hightower

Page Two: Looney Tunes
A swan song for the conspiracy series
"...and know. If this means I'm cuddling up with George W. Bush or Dick Cheney or that I'm blindly..."

July 13, 2007 Column by Louis Black

Texas Whiskey Worth Shouting About
Still Austin’s local spirits are worthy of a “Yee-haw!” or five
"...Festival and Andrew Ervin’s excellent single-malt-soaked novel Burning Down George Orwell’s House...."

June 4, 2018 Food Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Who Let the Dogs Out?
A playlist for the dog days of summer
"..."Atomic Dog," George Clinton..."

July 17, 2015 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

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