Utopias

In My Own Private Utopia, There Is No Rain—or Republicans

In My Own Private Utopia, There Is No Rain—or Republicans In My Own Private Utopia, There Is No Rain—or Republicans

In The Sims, one of my favorite video games, my goal is for everyone to be as happy as possible.

Jul 16, 2021 / Feature / Elie Mystal

All That’s Utopian Melts Into Asphalt

All That’s Utopian Melts Into Asphalt All That’s Utopian Melts Into Asphalt

Utopia Parkway, which slices through the most diverse borough in New York, began as a dream of cooperative housing for poor Jewish immigrants.

Jul 16, 2021 / Feature / Molly Crabapple

The Novel Solutions of Utopian Fiction

The Novel Solutions of Utopian Fiction The Novel Solutions of Utopian Fiction

Climate catastrophe has transformed a minor literary genre into an important tool of human thought.

Jul 16, 2021 / Feature / Kim Stanley Robinson

Imagining a Better Way to Grow Old in America

Imagining a Better Way to Grow Old in America Imagining a Better Way to Grow Old in America

If Americans approached aging and disability not as an individual crisis but as a collective responsibility, what kind of safety net could we build?

Jul 16, 2021 / Feature / Bryce Covert

Gattaca

Which Is the More Prescient Dystopia? ‘Gattaca’ or ‘Parable of the Sower’ Which Is the More Prescient Dystopia? ‘Gattaca’ or ‘Parable of the Sower’

Is it the 1997 film starring Ethan Hawke or is it Octavia E. Butler’s 1993 novel?

Jul 16, 2021 / Editorial / David M. Perry and Niela Orr

In the Image of Jonestown

In the Image of Jonestown In the Image of Jonestown

In our flattened historical imagination, pictures of atrocity and those of progress can coincide in unsettling ways.

Jul 15, 2021 / Feature / Jay Caspian Kang

What Will Be the Language of Our Digital Future?

What Will Be the Language of Our Digital Future? What Will Be the Language of Our Digital Future?

Without online diversity, only a handful of people will dictate the fate of the world.

Jul 15, 2021 / Feature / Nanjala Nyabola

In Utopia, I Never Have to Write About Immigration Again

In Utopia, I Never Have to Write About Immigration Again In Utopia, I Never Have to Write About Immigration Again

In a world without borders, migrants can be people—and migrant artists can, perhaps, be free.

Jul 15, 2021 / Feature / Karla Cornejo Villavicencio

Utopia Is Possible—Yes, Even Now, Especially Now—but We Have to Demand It

Utopia Is Possible—Yes, Even Now, Especially Now—but We Have to Demand It Utopia Is Possible—Yes, Even Now, Especially Now—but We Have to Demand It

Radical faith in grand visions is supercharged by the promise that fundamental change is possible.

Jul 15, 2021 / Feature / John Nichols

Utopia and Dystopia Are Twins—Both Are Born Out of Criticism

Utopia and Dystopia Are Twins—Both Are Born Out of Criticism Utopia and Dystopia Are Twins—Both Are Born Out of Criticism

But it is only Utopia that allows us to dream together.

Jul 14, 2021 / 2021 Year in Review / Jeet Heer

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