Marc Polite Among Featured Essayists in “1984 in the 21st Century” Anthology Collection

Marc Polite Among Featured Essayists in “1984 in the 21st Century” Anthology Collection

Greetings my readers. I have some more literary news to share with you. As some of you know, I have recently re-read the classic novel 1984 by George Orwell. I mentioned it in a past post, and have been in a thoughtful mood as a result of it. Recently, there has been a resurgence of interest in this novel, due to the maneuvers of the Trump Administration. The Readers United Book Club will be hosting a month long online discussion of 1984 on their Facebook page beginning Monday, April 3rd.  In addition to this, on Tuesday, April 4th, movie theaters...
Is Dimension 404 Looking To Be The New Outer Limits?

Is Dimension 404 Looking To Be The New Outer Limits?

Good morning, readers. It’s Friday. Those of you who read my blog know that I am a big fan of Black Mirror. This week, I got word of a coming show that is also a science fiction anthology. It is called Dimension 404, and it is going to be a Hulu exclusive. The episodes start Tuesday, April 4th. In looking at the trailer, the intro reminds me of the 90’s version of the Outer Limits. Narrated by Mark Hamill, it looks to be an interesting show. Will you check it out?

Is Universal Basic Income The Way Forward?

Universal Basic Income is a concept that has been recently circulating in the minds of reformers and social engineers. For those who may not be familiar with the concept, Universal Basic Income (UBI) is an economic policy proposal with the aim of reducing poverty by guaranteeing income to every adult. Kenya, Finland, and Ontario, Canada are launching test programs for UBI, so there is talk of the feasibility of it here in the United States. In this era of right wing political reaction, which follows a post 2008 economy where millions of people are still scraping by, the proposal of...