Jonathan Levine's Warm Bodies won the weekend box-office race for a couple of reasons. It's a romantic comedy that works, for one thing. For another, it's a smart reworking of Romeo and Juliet.
As bookshelves (and e-readers) continue to groan with knock-offs of Seth Grahame-Smith's knock-off, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, it seems worth asking: are zombies and ninjas the only way to make the novels of previous centuries relevant again?
Republicans have no use for government. They hold tight to the zombie view that government is America's number-one problem, even when it comes to providing aid for American disaster victims.
Sociologically speaking, one of the most fascinating aspects of zombies has been their persistence as "the Other," something against which we can mirror our fears.
A deflationist zombie (Bernanke or Krugman for example) never notices price rises because their cost of borrowing easy credit is near-zero. When price...
Even though the Mayan apocalypse didn't take place on December 21, there's a 100 percent chance that a zombie apocalypse will be featured by Hollywood in some upcoming movies.
This is my fear about America in a nutshell: Are we feeling so alienated from one another that we see the other as zombie-like and worthless? That is, not deserving of compassion, a voice in the political process, or even life?
It's been a long time since battles were won on horses and bayonets. The new face of the enemy may come in the form of an insidious strain of smallpox or a sly computer virus that infects our power grids. But how do you repel a pesky bacterium or a few taunting lines of code -- shoot it with an Uzi?
This is the guy who kills, who decides when you die, and who controls the zombies -- a fate worse than death in Haiti. Plus, he looks and sounds scary with his slow, drawn-out, nasal speech pattern. He can be downright spine-chilling. You do not want to cross him. So why do Haitians love him so?
"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...
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?"
The Walking Dead isn't the first show to have problematic black characters, but the light of disappointment shines so brightly here because I love the show so much. It hurts. It hurts like having a child who is a math whiz, but smokes crack sometimes.
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Unlike other classic monsters, zombies are a 20th-century pop-culture phenomenon who have muscled into in the early 21st century.
What would you do with a 1,872-pound pumpkin? Amazing pumpkin artist Ray Villafane turned this massive pumpkin, one of the world's largest in fact, into a life-sized zombie work of art.
Picture, if you will, a zombie in a field, moving toward its goal -- one (often ungraceful) step at a time. Although this zombie might be missing a limb or two -- or even if it's being shot at -- it just keeps on going. Kind of like the Energizer Bunny -- only with more blood and guts.