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Bill Wasik

Bill Wasik appears in the following:

What Going Viral Means

Friday, September 12, 2014

Computer viruses and memes were born at the same time. But, for journalist Bill Wasik, it’s time to retire the metaphor of things “going viral” online.

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Does Your Zombie Have Rabies?

Friday, September 12, 2014

Some of our culture’s most enduring monsters transmit their contagion through biting — werewolves, zombies, and vampires. Are these myths really about rabies?

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Rodney Versus Death

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

What do you do in the face of a monstrous disease with a 100% fatality rate? In this short, a Milwaukee doctor tries to knock death incarnate off its throne.

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Dead Reckoning

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

From a duel with the world's deadliest disease to a surprising peek into the way doctors think about death, in this hour Radiolab tries to reckon with the grim reaper.

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Rodney Versus Death

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

What do you do in the face of a monstrous disease with a 100% fatality rate? In this short, a Milwaukee doctor tries to knock death incarnate off its throne.

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Please Explain: Rabies

Friday, July 26, 2013

Rabies is a virus most often transmitted through the bite of an infected animal, and it has been around as long as humans have. Veterinarian Monica Murphy and  journalist Bill Wasik, authors of Rabid: A Cultural History of the World’s Most Diabolical Virus, explain the history, science, and cultural mythology surrounding rabies—and how it has spawned stories of pandemic, werewolves, and zombies.

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Does Your Zombie Have Rabies?

Friday, March 08, 2013

Long before science explained rabies, the virus showed up in folklore and literature. "The vampire myth, the werewolf myth, and the zombie myth," Bill Wasik tells Kurt Andersen, "are all saliva-born infections that manifest as a contagious animal essence. Rabies is the only thing ...

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And Then There's This

Monday, June 22, 2009

Bill Wasik, senior editor at Harper's magazine, argues that digital technology is leading to entirely new ways of thinking, organizing, and communicating. In And Then There's This: How Stories Live and Die in Viral Culture, he explains that as the Internet expands its reach, a new kind of viral ...

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Harper’s Index: 25th Anniversary

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

2009 marks the twenty-fifth year of the Harper's Index, which first appeared in the March 1984 issue. To celebrate, Harper’s magazine has published a 3-page Index in the January issue. Excerpts include:

Date on which Bush said of Osama bin Laden, "I ...

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