Tag: zombies

  • Genre Saves: Zombies Don’t Read

    Genre Saves: Zombies Don’t Read

    Do you know how to survive a zombie apocalypse? I don’t—despite the fact that genre fiction has been teaching how to for the past 30 years. Like every self-respecting ’80s-era bohemian, I nurtured a healthy disrespect for any notion of “genre.” While my plebeian friends devoured Stephen King horror novels, I choked down Existentialism from Dostoevsky […]

  • Self-Driving Google Car Hastens Apocalypse

    Of the myriad End-of-the-World-As-We-Know-It scenarios that have gripped the popular imagination in recent years, two are perennial chart toppers: the zombie apocalypse and/or the robot uprising. Whether hailing from the supernatural or science fiction, both  find humanity spending the End Times cowering from what are essentially roving bands of drones interested in either eating our […]

  • Is Starbucks? Adoption of Square a Conflict of Interest for Jack Dorsey?

    “This fall, Square will begin processing all credit and debit card transactions at Starbucks stores in the United States,? reports the New York Times, referring to the small mobile payments device that allows credit cards to be swiped by smartphones and tablets. Now, coffee behemoth Starbucks will help kill off cash registers (and perhaps cash) […]

  • Zombie-Proof House Exhibit Opens

    We’ve all heard of “panic rooms” and backyard bomb-shelters but when it comes to domestic fortresses, few, if any, have addressed the possibility of a zombie apocalypse. Leave it Robert Wuilfe of Napa’s uber-gallery di Rosa to curate a major exhibition of post-apocalyptic-themed works under the comforting title “Zombie-Proof House.” Billed as a is a […]

  • Zombie Survival Guide (revised and expanded)

    Having grown up next door to a mortuary and across the street from Petaluma’s “cemetery row,” I was keenly aware of the possibility of a zombie attack. This was during the second, “classic” wave of classic zombie flicks, produced by George Romero and his imitators, including “Day of the Dead,” which was released on my […]