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Why Does Alex Garland's 'Annihilation' Perpetuate the Hidden Figure of Henrietta Lacks?

Alex Garland relied on HeLa easter eggs to proffer a "key" to the Shimmer in Annihilation, but his interpretation mimics the instrumentalization decried throughout Rebecca Skloot's The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.

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What 'Annihilation' Shows Us about the Future of Serious Nerd Movies

Contrary to Alex Garland's disappointment that Paramount sold his film to Netflix, it might be a good thing for film nerds.

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Director Alex Garland on Nature and the Absence of Gender in 'Annihilation'

Garland discusses his personal approach to filmmaking and the beauty of nature and math -- and video games.

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Designed to Disturb: 'The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories'

To limit one's readings to H. P. Lovecraft is a bit like living in a creepy old Victorian house, but never bothering to investigate the shuffling in the attic, the banging in the basement, or the whispering voices. This book explores every nook of the house.

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Talk About Getting Lost In a Book: Our Favorite Fiction of 2011

Read this book, pass it on to those who deserve it, and be thankful that the world contains authors like...


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