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R.U. Ready?

by Jeff Nania March 6, 2013

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  When the exhibition-performance was ready to begin, the humans in attendance were herded into a line as recordings played over the house loudspeaker from “the machine.” Instructions like “you can help by not helping” were ...

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Our Own Worst Enemy

by Jo Page November 22, 2011

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In Colson Whitehead’s new novel, Zone One, main character Mark Spitz is one of an armed team of “sweepers” tasked with taking out any stragglers found in lower Manhattan south of Canal Street: Zone One. ...

Pretty Vacant

by Ann Morrow November 3, 2011

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The most ominous visual in Andrew Niccol’s sleek new near-future thriller is the way people keep looking at their wrists (but not wristwatches) as if they hadn’t a minute to spare. And in the ghetto, ...