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'The Dead Don't Die' Confronts Climate Change with Deadpan Whimsicality

With The Dead Don't Die, Jim Jarmusch deliberately deprives his latest film of the propulsive terrors innate to most zombie films, instead using the genre to matter-of-factly rhapsodize about consumer culture and the inevitability of the apocalypse.

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'Zombies, Migrants, and Queers' Make for a Monstrous Economy

One of the intellectual strengths of Fojas’ book is how she consistently surprises in historicizing and theorizing neoliberalism.

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The Virtues of Selfishness in Co-op Gaming

The trouble with co-op gaming is cooperativeness.

Film

Our Insatiable Techno Zombie Love

The popularity of zombies indicates that powerful techno-social forces have ramped up our fear of joining -- or just being surrounded by -- George A. Romero’s mindless zombie herd.

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Want to Live? Better Keep Moving: 'World War Z'

Gerry is an implausible figure, low-key and soulful, vulnerable and repeatedly penetrable, but also unkillable. He sees what others don't, he acts when he must, and he knows what the plot needs him to know.

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It Could Happen Here: ‘Pharos the Egyptian’ and Invasion Literature

Does every nation that calls the tunes in international affairs experience guilt – and fear -- through literary ‘invasions’ for years to come?

Cian Gill
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Ourselves Made Other: 'Zombies! An Illustrated History of the Undead'

Jovanka Vukovic sends us down a blood-splattered path of low-budget gore, zombie/porn mash-ups, and the seemingly endless entries of the Resident Evil franchise.

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"It Will Change the Genre Forever": An Interview with "The Walking Dead's" Jeryl Prescott

"It seemed like an odd marriage: Frank Darabont and AMC ... and zombies." Jeryl Prescott talks about how her Southern roots prepared her for this story of zombie apocalypse in the South.

Television

Zombies, Reavers, Butchers, and Actuals in Joss Whedon's Work

Zombies have been one of the more popular monster types in films and television in recent decades following the popularity of George Romero's Night of the Living Dead. Joss Whedon's somewhat different take on the Zombie in his various projects is here examined in detail.

Gerry Canavan
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"Becoming Who We Are": The Horrors of Survival in 'The Walking Dead Vol. 12: Life Among Them'

Thomas Harris' Francis Dolarhyde once commented that his victims were privy to a great becoming. As The Walking Dead continues, Robert Kirkman gives us front row center seats to the greatest undoing of all.

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Zombies, Vampires and Philosophy: New Life for the Undead

Fans will find themselves terrified by some of the author's lack of knowledge of and respect for the horror genre.

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The Living Dead by Various Authors

Both volumes find their writers sizing up the basic appeal of the zombie story: the ability to remake the world in some new charnel-house image. Consistently, both find their writers quite capable of the task.

Music

Jookabox: Dead Zone Boys

On its third album of exhilarating psych-rock, Jookabox channels blues, hip-hop, folk, punk, Animal Collective's evil step-sister, and zombies for mostly compelling results.

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'Thriller': The First in Meta Horror

"Thriller" was the first 'meta' horror film, paving the way for much of the genre films we enjoy today.

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Colin Blunstone: The Ghost of You and Me

One of the most unique and beautiful voices of the last 40-plus years, Colin Blunstone falls short with songs that fail to do justice to his gifts.

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Left 4 Dead

Playing as the infected and coordinating with your team as you try and stop the survivors from reaching the safe room is just as fun and fleshed-out as playing as the survivors.

Jason Cook
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Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles

Although the game raises just as many questions as it answers, superfans will surely relish the narrative crumbs dropped from the table as they discover a bit more about the characters' motivations.

Cole Stryker
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Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition

Resident Evil 4 is the best action game to yet be released on the Wii, and will probably be the first of many games to be made in this fashion.

L.B. Jeffries
Music

The Zombies: Live at the Bloomsbury Theatre, London

Forty years after their groundbreaking, wonderful, alternatively-spelled Odessey and Oracle, Colin Blunstone and Rod Argent form a cheesy Zombies cover band.

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The Zombies: Odessey & Oracle

Odessey & Oracle is the weekly record, a compiling of sentiment that's comfortable enough for anytime, be it free weekend space or during mundane cubicle labor.

Dominic Umile
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28 Days Later (2002)

In time for Halloween, Fox has released the DVD of 28 Days Later, a frankly brilliant and scary scary movie.

Cynthia Fuchs

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