Canada has produced Nobel Prize winners in the arts and sciences. With several recent awards, Canadian talent still has the potential for future achievements.
In Oscar Wilde’s novel, ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray,’ a painted portrait of the protagonist becomes ugly and twisted with age, much like Trump is represented as reflecting all of America’s evils.
The Booker Prize has always struggled with inclusivity.
‘Dystopia’ is a term that’s gained popularity during the coronavirus pandemic. But it’s not a synonym for ‘a bad time,’ and a government’s poor handling of a crisis does not constitute dystopia.
In the television show ‘The Handmaid’s Tale,’ Charles Darwin’s ‘Descent of Man’ makes a cameo — and its appearance makes a comment on how Gilead functions.
We all like to think of ourselves as heroes. But according to science, the vast majority of us wouldn’t be prepared to rebel against totalitarian rulers.
The sequel to Margaret Atwood’s dystopian classic provides an apt moment to consider attacks on women’s rights across the world.
The author has returned to Gilead, 35 years after the original novel was published.
Margaret Atwood’s handmaid has become a symbol of the subjugation of women. Anchorites were the medieval equivalent: women who were literally bricked up to keep them chaste.
Can new language change the way the public and politicians perceive the hazards of the Earth’s changing climate?
Margaret Atwood’s classic novel imagined a society where women had almost no power. Hundreds of people gathered in Sydney yesterday to hear Atwood speak about dystopias – fictional and otherwise.
Series two of the award-winning show has now moved beyond the original novel.
In the much awaited second season of the TV series, Offred is more openly defiant than she was in Margaret Atwood’s novel. Still, the first two episodes remain true to the themes of Atwood’s book.
The Canadian author made the mistake of questioning the #MeToo campaign and was savaged on social media.
True crime drama focuses on the inequality and degradation of working-class women in service in the 19th century.
Even now, 350 years after his birth, the great Irish satirist Jonathan Swift remains as sharp and relevant as ever.
The release of TV program The Handmaid’s Tale and a study on male sperm numbers have left some worried about the future of human fertility.
Troupes of women in flowing red capes are turning up all over the US to remind us that reproductive rights are under threat.
With a new TV series based on the novel - and its bleak vision of women’s rights - The Handmaid’s Tale is riding a new wave of popularity.
Every crystal ball has a shelf life, even the most prescient.