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Puritans with Machine Guns in ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’

The first season of this icily horrific series is a crash course in the possibilities of a uniquely American 'It Could Happen Here' patriarchal Christian fascism.

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Grim Thoughts and Gallows Humor in Eugene Thacker's 'Cosmic Pessimism'

Chuckle if you want, but these are good times for grim thoughts, and some of the best and freshest writing is coming from Eugene Thacker.

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What It Means to Be Human: 'Never Let Me Go''

The film, Never Let Me Go, follows the book relatively well, although it eliminates some of the story, and isn't able to mirror the novel's careful and timed revelations about the mystery of Hailsham's students.

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Dystopias: YA Fad, or Here to Stay?

Dystopias are the hot, newish trend in the teen world; they've become so popular they're bumping vampires down a few notches in the bestseller lists. But are they just a passing fad?

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Midnight Juggernauts: Dystopia

This Australian electro-rock trio gets a proper release of their debut in America.

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