Ignorance Is Bliss: 7 Utopian Dystopias

The film adaptation of The Giver, starring Hollywood heavyweights Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep, features a dystopian society in which suffering has been eliminated, safety is a given, and war is not even a memory in people’s lives. Doesn’t sound so bad, right? Dystopian worlds are inherently wrong. However, unlike societies like the ones depicted in The Hunger Games, V for Vendetta, and Blade Runner, in which people know how terrible things are, there are other—darker, scarier, and much more interesting—dystopian societies in which people are happy, mostly because they’re ignorant of the backstory. Disturbingly, they make us doubt why those societies are necessarily bad, if happiness prevails.

OpenRoadMedia • 3 years ago

13 Useful (and Adorable) Things To Knit This Summer

You don’t have to limit your knitting projects to chunky sweaters and heavy scarves. As the temperature heats up, try taking a summery approach. Create useful bags to keep yourself organized and energize any room in your house with unique accessories.

OpenRoadMedia • 3 years ago

Lookit These Library Cards From Around The US!

From the papyri scrolls of ancient Alexandria, to Benjamin Franklin’s Junto in Philadelphia, to the “bookless” library in San Antonio, to the very mobile Lower Ninth Ward Street Library in New Orleans, libraries hold the knowledge of a culture—and are greater than the sum of their holdings. Did you know that libraries in every state lend print and digital books? And all for free!

OpenRoadMedia • 3 years ago