Horror

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October 28, 2012
(was 10.30.2011)

Our world is increasingly unthinkable.  It’s a world of tectonic shifts, strange weather and oil-drenched seascapes.  So maybe it makes sense to look to the horror genre to help us think about our unthinkable world. Next time on TO THE BEST OF OUR KNOWLEDGE, we’ll explore the philosophy of horror. Also, the celebrated film director, John Landis, on movie monsters.

  1. Colson Whitehead on "Zone One"

    Colson Whitehead talks to Steve Paulson about his take on the post-apocalyptic zombie novel, "Zone One."

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  2. Jason Zinoman on "Shock Value"

    Jason Zinoman talks to Jim Fleming about his book, "Shock Value: How a Few Eccentric Outsiders Gave Us Nightmares, Conquered Hollywood, and Invented Modern Horror."

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  3. John Landis on "Monsters in the Movies"

    John Landis talks about his new book, "Monsters in the Movies: 100 Years of Cinematic Nightmares."

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  4. Maggie Nelson on "The Art of Cruelty"

    Maggie Nelson talks to Steve Paulson about her new book, "The Art of Cruelty: A Reckoning."

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  5. Eugene Thacker on Horror and Philosophy

    Eugene Thacker talks to Anne Strainchamps about his book, "In the Dust of This Planet: Horror of Philosophy, Volume 1."

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