Farewell, Ursula K Le Guin

With a career spanning almost 50 years, science fiction and fantasy writer Ursula K Le Guin has passed away at 88 years old. Perhaps best known for her “Earthsea” series (which began with 1968’s “A Wizard of Earthsea”), Le Guin was proud to be part of the sci-fi and fantasy genre. The worlds she created avoid the basic lessons of good and evil, rather she …

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Star Trek turns 50, hospitals of the future, art collaborations and more in our look at the web

1. Star Trek Was More Than it Seemed The original Star Trek series might have only lasted three years, but it explored significant political and cultural issues—despite it oftentimes being looked over as purely playful and kitsch. The cult TV show is celebrating its 50th birthday, and NPR explores how the show was “much more than a five-year mission.” From an episode showing the absurdity …

Star Trek Was More Than it Seemed

The original Star Trek series might have only lasted three years, but it explored significant political and cultural issues—despite it oftentimes being looked over as purely playful and kitsch. The cult TV show is celebrating its 50th birthday today, and NPR explores how the show was “much more than a five-year mission.” From an episode showing the absurdity of racism through an alien war, to …