Since the time of Malthus, human population has increased sevenfold. But fossil fuel emissions are nearly 10,000 times higher. If that's not the sort of geometric growth Malthus warned about, I don't know what is.
Like most good horror fare, "The Returned" grapples with emotional conundrums that resist easy solutions.
Not only how to survive Doomsday, but how to thrive afterward.
The show is seeping into our culture and our lives in unexpected ways -- which means that it may have turned you without your being fully aware. Here are some telltale signs.
The show is seeping into our culture and our lives in unexpected ways -- which means that it may have turned you without your being fully aware. Here are some telltale signs...
Why are zombies and vampires popular? What is it behind the popular obsession with the living dead and the never-dying?
In discussing the unique nature of terror with my students, I provide a blow-by-blow example as how horror movies reflect the sociology of the past fifty years.
Kids are back in school sharing their germs, flu season has begun, millions of people have just returned home from the annual pilgrimage to Mecca, and...
Since Canada's Economic Action Plan doesn't seem to include me at this juncture, I recently tried my hand at becoming an author. I tried to shamelessl...
We play dress up to hide behind another persona, but chances are that choice of persona reveals volumes about who we are pretending to be.
Do they WANT this? Do they WANT to have to carry around swords and worry that grandma isn't grandma but is instead a ravenous crocodilian humanoid (who nevertheless still wears her apron) and who will never, ever again bring you a holiday present?
Zombies are, insofar as I understand their biological classification, undead. They aren't entirely dead, but they certainly aren't fully alive either. That sounds a lot like life with a serious chronic disease. When one's life no longer involves pleasure or the pursuit of interests, it is something of a half-life.
As the author of a Zombie-themed book, people inevitably ask if I watch AMC's macabre Sunday night masterpiece, The Walking Dead.
A clutch of Emmy-winning TV shows are outshone by the return of Foyle's War, a British mystery series that's regained its footing. Also out now are two more great Criterion releases, the godawful Hangover III and a clutch of movies perfect for Halloween.
1. No Ikea in the world has any reception. If you are inside Ikea, no one outside Ikea can hear you scream. Is your loved one further down in the maze? Or maybe you missed them somehow and they're behind you? In an Ikea, who f@#$ing knows.
World War Z is still cleaning up at the box office and there are zombie cookbooks and zombie walks and zombie dentists and pretty much anything else you can think of with the term zombie in front of it.