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Apocalypse

Scientists Say We're Doomed, But Not For Reason You Might Think

LiveScience | Marc Lallanilla | Posted 03.25.2014 | Science

There's never been a shortage of doomsday scenarios. From the dreaded Mayan Apocalypse of 2012 (remember that?) to the havoc wreaked in the movie "Th...

Post-Apocalyptic Literature, Politics and Science

Boria Sax | Posted 03.20.2014 | Books
Boria Sax

Apocalyptic imagery has again lost its attraction through repetition over the past several decades. The use of a post-apocalyptic setting has now become fairly well-established in fiction.

Moby Talks Apocalypse and True Detective

Jose Martinez | Posted 03.20.2014 | Entertainment
Jose Martinez

Introverted, sober and not part of the Hollywood scene, it almost makes sense Moby would become interested in creating his own "cult."

Love in the Time of Social Networking

Zoe Strimpel | Posted 03.14.2014 | Women
Zoe Strimpel

Each brush with an online dating site, whether for real or for research, felt like a brush with a comb vigorously teasing my hair the wrong way. Nails on a chalkboard. Every last thing about it either repelled me or felt impossible.

How Moby Taught Me to Stop Worrying and Love the Apocalypse

Andrew Fish | Posted 02.27.2014 | Arts
Andrew Fish

After posing for cameras, Moby mingled with the growing crowd. I pulled out my recorder and inquired if I could ask him a question or two. "Sure," he said. "Why don't we go in the back and talk?" And just like that, I was in a small, darkened storage space with the global superstar of electronic music.

Apocalypses Everywhere

Ira Chernus | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics
Ira Chernus

Why does American culture use the A-word so promiscuously? Perhaps we've been living so long under a cloud of doom that every danger now readily takes on the same lethal hue.

The End of the World: Science or Religion?

Seth Shostak | Posted 03.17.2014 | Science
Seth Shostak

Harold Camping, the president of evangelical Family Radio, predicted that the world would end in 2011. Twice. Being fair about this, could you say that, by definition, Camping was doing a science experiment?

17 Ways Being A New Yorker Prepares You For The Apocalypse

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn & Ross Luippold | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy

In some ways, living in one of the five boroughs could be considered training for the end of days. ...

The 3 Ways Doomsday Preppers Will Die

Robbie Pickard | Posted 02.16.2014 | Comedy
Robbie Pickard

22 percent of Americans believe that the world will end in their lifetime. Seriously?

Proof Google Just Triggered The Robot Apocalypse

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 12.17.2013 | Technology

On Friday, Google confirmed to The New York Times that it had acquired Boston Dynamics, an engineering company that has previously designed robots for...

Riding With the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse in Greece

Mike Arkus | Posted 02.16.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

This is where the end of time begins, where the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse first rode out of the starting gate, where the Seven Seals were opened and the Seven Angels sounded the Seven Trumpet blasts, where the blinding vision of Armageddon, final battle between good and evil, first burst forth.

Taking Over From God: Apocalyptic Humanity

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 02.16.2014 | Green
Tom Engelhardt

Since Aug. 6, 1945, it has been possible for us to imagine how human beings, not God, could put an end to our lives on this planet. Conceptually speaking, that may be the single most striking development of our age and, to this day, it remains both terrifying and hard to take in.

Death and the Afterlife: A Review Essay

Robert D. Stolorow | Posted 01.25.2014 | Books
Robert D. Stolorow

In his timely, thought-provoking book, Death and the Afterlife, Samuel Scheffler argues persuasively that the taking for granted of such a collective afterlife underpins our valuing or caring about our various activities, projects, and involvements.

Scared to Death

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 01.24.2014 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Don't call this America a "police state," not given what that came to mean in the previous century, nor a "totalitarian" state, given what that meant back then. The truth is that we have no appropriate name, label, or descriptive term for ourselves.

Stressed-Out Wait for Armageddon in Aurora's A Bright New Boise

Leo Stutzin | Posted 01.23.2014 | San Francisco
Leo Stutzin

An Obie award winner in 2011, the play is receiving a theatrically compelling, fierce and often funny Bay Area premiere at Aurora Theatre in Berkeley.

America's Apocalypse: Armageddon in Jerusalem

Bruce Chilton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Bruce Chilton

The Armageddon that Jerusalem faces derives less from the Revelation of John than from forces of human history so insistent that they have forced that book into their own designs.

Why I Have 'Un Problema' With Your Dog's Name

Ashley Underwood | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Ashley Underwood

What did that decision-making process look like? "Hmmm, well my dog is a FEMALE and I think she is so PRETTY so I'm going to name her either 'she' or 'beautiful' in another language and I will love it until the Apocalypse.

The World Without US

John Feffer | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
John Feffer

The recent government shutdown has prompted many to contemplate a world in which the United States hasn't so much disappeared but collapsed in on itself. Would the world be better off? How one answers this question depends a great deal on who one is.

Default Not the End Times: The Tea Party Times

Rev. Chuck Currie | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Rev. Chuck Currie

Americans are being held hostage by the Tea Party. It is time for responsible leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives to end this hostage crisis abandon policies meant to cause an American apocalypse.

Is Human Civilization More Likely To Be Destroyed By Science Or Religion?

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics

Richard Dawkins, one of the world's most outspoken atheists and author of a new book, appeared on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" on Tuesday to disc...

Obama, Tea Parties, and Apocalyptic Aggression

Chip Berlet | Posted 11.23.2013 | Politics
Chip Berlet

When President Obama talks about the Congressional budget showdown as apocalyptic... what does that mean? What is Apocalyptic Aggression? The merger o...

How Much Longer Can Earth Sustain Life?

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 09.24.2013 | Science

How much longer will the Earth be able to sustain life? Assuming our little blue marble isn't done in by climate change, an asteroid strike, or some o...

Tenuous Connection

Lara M. Gardner | Posted 11.03.2013 | Green
Lara M. Gardner

How will you and I connect if there is no electricity? How will you and I connect if there are no phones? How will a world made of 9 billion people ex...

A Polite Bribe: An Apostle's Bid to Save a World Religion

Robert Orlando | Posted 10.30.2013 | Religion
Robert Orlando

Paul, a contemporary of Jesus, wrote letters prior to the destruction of Jerusalem in A.D. 66-70. His correspondence remains our only porthole into the first-century conflicts of a Jewish movement and how it branched out into a Greek-speaking world before Israel was trampled under Roman occupation.

How Texas Republicans Are Preparing America for the Apocalypse

Elford Alley | Posted 10.21.2013 | Comedy
Elford Alley

When the Federal government offered Texas billions to insure 1.5 million impoverished Texans, Republicans did the only honorable thing: They refused it. Come on people, do you think insurance is going to help you when radioactive spiders are burrowing into your cerebrum? No.