Upton Sinclair’s THE MILLENNIUM
He wrote a bestselling work of socialist utopianism.
Russell Jacoby on utopianism
What’s the buzz? A rock opera Burning Man!
“Small, taken one by one, but my god,/ together!”
“This stage was really hell — the fracas of an el / to downtown Boston”
The copious spirit of a public intellectual and unlikely youth-culture avatar.
Should Democrats look to video games for inspiration?
A vision of knowledge and cooperation, taken by the wind.
A scene from BEACH PARTY (1963)
Skepticism, cynicism, irony, and contempt vs. the BIP
A scene from WILD IN THE STREETS (1968)
Is the thought of a noncapitalist utopia even possible after Stalinism?
He produced lovely typewriters and radical theories of decentralized power.
Help the Open Utopia project get past the prototype stage!
Joshua Glenn on a panel from TALES TO ASTONISH (1962)
His Mumbo Jumbo promised: “We will make our own future Text.”
Zamyatin’s We isn’t anti-utopian, but anti-anti-utopian.
Godzilla in Poland; Radium-Age schoolchildren
“I aimed at the public’s heart, and by accident I hit it in the stomach.”
He was a martyr in the cause of absurdism and ’pataphysics.
Why are lowbrow utopias haunted by quatsch?
“‘Grow up!’ — that is the motto of Highbrow.”
Utopia Minus X (1966), by Rex Gordon