Utopias in Pop Culture

Utopias in Pop Culture

The Hunger Games. 1984. The Handmaid’s Tale. Dystopian novels and stories comprise a vast swath of our entertainment. But what about utopian tales? Could you, without searching, name three utopian works? What is it about dystopian literature that fulfills something deep within us? Do we simply believe we live in the current incarnations of Mad Max? Or does the consumption of these works help us work out a deeper unseen need?  For whatever reason, I found myself really attempting to break down our need for utopian/dystopian stories. I believe that what I learned along the way shapes how we choose the stories we indulge in.  What is a utopian...

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