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Apocalypse

Of Doomsday Preppers, the Planet Nibiru and Mayan Long-Count Calendar End-Timers

Elizabeth Boleman-Herring | Posted 02.10.2013 | Comedy
Elizabeth Boleman-Herring

"There apparently is a great deal of interest in celestial bodies, and their locations and trajectories at the end of the calendar year 2012. Now I, f...

Death to Infinity

Christopher de la Torre | Posted 02.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Christopher de la Torre

The fall of man will not come full circle from Eden's flame of fire, at least not by any familiar method. The shift we seek has already begun, within each of us, reinforced by this present anxiety, filtered through art, conflict and desire. Consider how we've lost faith in our institutions.

Civil War II: The Fall of Analog

Brian Penny | Posted 02.09.2013 | Technology
Brian Penny

What if every time Bank of America charged a fee, Google removed them from the grid and put them in timeout for the day to teach them a lesson?

PHOTOS: Where You Can Survive The Mayan Apocalypse

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 02.05.2013 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Here's where we suggest going to either cope with the impending end of everything you've ever held dear or known or try to avoid the horrific fait that awaits as all as the dark gods of old take their revenge on mankind for its egotism in the face of time.

Michael McAuliff

Republican Senator Cites Zombie Apocalypse In Waste Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- There are zombie banks, the zombie apocalypse, and now, according to Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), zombie homeland security programs that s...

No Joke, the Zombie Apocalypse Is Coming!

David Aronchick | Posted 02.03.2013 | Weird News
David Aronchick

Tens of millions of viewers around the world are currently sitting on pins and needles in anticipation of what will happen next on The Walking Dead. Who will get munched? What will happen to the Governor? Many viewers will sit through the show wondering, "is this foreshadowing?"

U.S. Government Addresses Fears Of Apocalypse

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics

Won't somebody please think of the children? That's the message the U.S. government is pushing in a new blog post attempting to dispel rumors about...

Progressives, Advent, And The End Of The World

Diana Butler Bass | Posted 02.01.2013 | Religion
Diana Butler Bass

If we enter the Advent journey with a different perspective on time, the apocalyptic texts speak afresh.

PHOTOS: Hotels Fit For The End Of The World

trivago | Posted 01.29.2013 | Travel
trivago

Here's a selection of top hotels in which to spend your last nights in style -- by basking on the beautiful beaches of Bora Bora, living out your romantic fairytale getaway in Paris or gambling it all away in Sin City.

Trying To Make Sense Of God's Judgment

John Backman | Posted 01.28.2013 | Religion
John Backman

Bible readings in November are drag us unremittingly through the Book of Revelation. Much of the book's wild symbolism portrays God's vengeance upon evil. It's pretty horrible reading for postmodern folks like us. Can we scrap it and just feel the love?

Black Boots for the End of the World

Lisa Solod | Posted 11.28.2012 | Parents
Lisa Solod

If we, too, many years ago discussed in heated terms the world's probable doom, if we fought against our own existential crises, we also tamped down our fears down enough to bring our children into the world. Was that an act of faith or foolishness?

Doomsday Prophets of Greed: The Dark Side of 2012

Shaahin Cheyene | Posted 01.28.2013 | World
Shaahin Cheyene

Thousands of websites, television shows, magazines and books feed on peoples' fear that the "end" is near. Just take one look on any online book retailer and you will see "2012" is hot property.

Man Spends Life Savings Building 'Noah's Ark' In Preparation For Mayan Apocalypse

Posted 11.27.2012 | World

Worried about the impending 2012 "Mayan apocalypse," a man in China has reportedly spent his life savings on the construction of his very own "Noah's ...

The End Approacheth And Recedeth: Apocalypse As Myth

David Kudler | Posted 01.26.2013 | Religion
David Kudler

What is certain is that the idea of apocalypse -- the myth of the word's end -- exercises a real, enduring power over the human imagination. Not a year goes by when some would-be prophet or other begins counting down to doomsday.

Signs That The End Is Near: Mark 13:1-8

Rev. Adam J. Copeland | Posted 01.14.2013 | Religion
Rev. Adam J. Copeland

For those who believe God's Spirit does work in the world through signs and miracles, tragedies can function as intellectual puzzles, but they should never stop us from responding with heart, head and hands.

The End of the World: A Cultural Obsession

Tyler Wells Lynch | Posted 01.13.2013 | Arts
Tyler Wells Lynch

There's something so visceral and frightening and seductive about the idea of Earth's destruction that it manifests itself through human art, and it has for millennia.

From Apocalyptic Tapestries to Apocalyptic Conferences: Watching and Waiting for the End of the World

Susan J. Napier | Posted 01.13.2013 | Arts
Susan J. Napier

Eschatology, the study of the end of the world, can seem a little heavy duty but these days it seems to me that discussions of apocalypse can be pretty significant, if not actually sexy.

Notes on Cormac McCarthy's The Road

Anis Shivani | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Anis Shivani

The Road is one of the greatest indictments of the bourgeois novel of individual growth, the bildungsroman, the paradigmatic novelistic genre of the nineteenth century.

A Home Schooling Curriculum for the End of the World (With Reading List)

Julie Gerstenblatt | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Julie Gerstenblatt

This step-by-step manual contains pre-, during and post-apocalyptic teaching guides intended to home school your child in the dark of your very own, semi-submerged house, using your state's learning standards. It is applicable for grades K-12.

Zombie Therapy: An Autism's Mom's Take on The Walking Dead

Hannah Brown | Posted 12.18.2012 | Parents
Hannah Brown

Raising a kid with autism and trying so hard to help him or her is about as tough as things get for most people in this life. So one attraction of zombie fiction for me is that, while the worlds they present may have gone to hell, all the children left are perfectly behaved.

Climate Change, Narcissism, Denial, Apocalyptic Anxiety

Robert D. Stolorow | Posted 12.10.2012 | Green
Robert D. Stolorow

On October 5, 2012, on the front page of The Huffington Post, appeared a terrifying image of melting arctic ice, accompanied by the chilling headline,...

A Love Affair with Doom?

Steven Appleby | Posted 12.09.2012 | Science
Steven Appleby

Why are the papers and online journals so loaded with material about the many ways we might become extinct? Could it be that we have a secret love affair with the idea of Doom? And, if so, isn't that hilarious?

WATCH: A Jellyfish And Ant Salad For The Apocalypse

Posted 08.29.2012 | Home

Justin Warner had been making a name for himself in Brooklyn for his food at Do or Dine (specifically for his foie gras donuts). Then, he recently won...

The Black Sheep Guide to the Apocalypse: Robot Uprising Edition

The Black Sheep Online | Posted 10.29.2012 | Comedy
The Black Sheep Online

The Apocalypse is upon us. All that is left to find out is how. There are millions of Apocalypse theories, ranging from global epidemics to zombie outbreaks to mutated killer Shark Bees. All of those are stupid and wrong. The world is going to end in a Robot Uprising a la Terminator.

Apocalypse... Soon? The Gender Gap in Apoca-Lit

Laura Barcella | Posted 09.25.2012 | Home
Laura Barcella

Could women really be less interested in the seemingly universal (and universally terrifying) theme of the world's end? Doubtful. So why aren't there more women-penned apocalyptic cultural offerings out there?