Articles tagged aliens, ghosts, and cults

‘Ghosts: A Haunted History’ Is Sure to Grip the Believer and the Skeptic Alike

Comprehensive, fascinating, and eye-catching, Lisa Morton's Ghosts: A Haunted History is the only book you'll ever need about the world's most notable supernatural entity.

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Someone Else’s South America: Louis C. K. Considers Life on Other Planets

Louie knows that if we do, ever, really encounter aliens, they're sure as hell not going to bend over backwards to accommodate our point of view.

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Deconstructing the Star Beast: How the ‘Alien’ Saga Went Wrong

Alien was a planned B-Movie that transcended its genre and spawned the rare sequel that is neither imitation nor complete deviation. Then the saga went to hell.

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The Afterworld According to Corey Taylor

If one of the main jobs of a writer is to entertain the reader, then Taylor gives us a literary circus act in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Heaven.

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The Thing (2011): Bringing Quiet Tones and Space Vaginas Back from the ‘80s

Matthijs van Heinjningen Jr.'s prequel to John Carpenter's The Thing summons the chilly vibe and the cinema-sexual psychoanalytic undertone of the best of '80s genre cinema. It's only the generic modern "female empowerment" story that seems dated.

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Aliens are bombarding the multiplex all year, what’s the attraction?

Watch the skies. They’re coming to get us all. “They,” of course, are aliens. Not from South of the Border. From outer space. Hollywood

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“Alien Resurrection”, the Unproduced Script That Shaped Joss Whedon’s Career

Prior to gaining fame as one of the foremost pop cultural creators, Joss Whedon gained fame within the film industry as a screenwriter and script doctor. But of these early efforts, it was his script for Alien Resurrection that contained themes that dominated much of his later work.

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Hag Sameach… The Spirit of Isaac Bashevis Singer

Rabbis will tell you there are no Jewish ghosts. Just like heaven, the concept of ghosts cannot be found in the Torah (the Jewish Bible).

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‘Stargate Universe: SGU 1.5’: Look Again, and Much More Is Revealed

Delving into complex issues of faith, redemption, humanity and power within a space opera setting, Stargate Universe demands close attention from the viewer.

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Gearbox readies two new games: ‘Borderlands’ and ‘Aliens’

I got to visit Gearbox Softwarelast week, and the game developer clearly has some cool stuff up its sleeve. (I use that term deliberately: Gearbox

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29 Jul 2008 // 9:59 PM

The Host

Having covered inter-species romance between humans, vampires and werewolves in her popular Twilight series, Meyer turns to new territory in her latest novel: aliens.

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Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor puts the fans in charge with 4-volume ‘Ghosts’

Radiohead’s name-your-price download strategy, in which the band offered its latest album, “In Rainbows,” to consumers for whatever price they chose, has been the

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Part 4: Challenging Convention

As cinema went completely commercial, abandoning art for artifice, true aesthetic acumen was hard to come by. Luckily, for the movies included herein, it was their difference, as well as their diversity, that helped them stand out from the rest of the high concept hackwork.

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//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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