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Freakonomics Radio

What Can Vampires Teach Us About Economics?

Thursday, October 30, 2014

A lot! “The Economics of the Undead” is a book about dating strategy, job creation, and whether there should be a legal market for blood.

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Studio 360

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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The Takeaway

Movie Date: 'World War Z' and 'Monsters University'

Friday, June 21, 2013

 

This week, Rafer and Kristen look at two monster movies, one of which deals with the training and coming of age of monsters ("Monsters University") and one which deals with their apocalyptic rise ("World War Z"). To help Kristen and Rafer better understand the latter, they're joined by Scott Gordon, a recent honors graduate of Adelphi University whose bachelor's thesis was entitled, "Revolution of the Dead: The New Zombie Apocalypse."

 

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Soundcheck

Danny Boyle On Picking Music for 'Trance,' 'Trainspotting' And More

Friday, April 12, 2013

Known for using pre-existing songs, Boyle doesn't use a music supervisor and selects tracks himself. "It’s one of the deepest pleasures for me. It helps shape the film in so many ways, [beyond] just the music."

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The Takeaway

New Movie Releases: 'Warm Bodies,' 'Bullet to the Head'

Friday, February 01, 2013

Friday is movie day on the Takeaway, when we talk about the weekend’s big releases. This week, there are three: the teen zombie romance, "Warm Bodies"; the Sylvester Stallone buddy shoot-em-up, "Bullet to the Head"; and "Stand up Guys," a crime comedy starring Al Pacino, Christopher Walken. and Alan Arkin.

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The Takeaway

CERN Researchers Make Zombie Flick to Appeal to the Masses

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Physics researchers at CERN have somehow managed to set aside time to explain physics to the rest of us in a new self-produced horror flick called "Decay." Burton DeWilde is a former doctoral student conducting research at CERN, and the co-producer, director of photography, and editor of "Decay."

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Soundcheck

Video Premiere: Pearl And The Beard, '40K'

Friday, November 16, 2012

Folk-rockers meet the zombie apocalypse in this exclusive video premiere from Brooklyn trio Pearl And The Beard.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Colson Whitehead on Zone One

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Colson Whitehead talks about his new novel, Zone One, a wry take on the post-apocalyptic horror novel about zombies. A pandemic has devastated the planet, leaving behind the uninfected and the infected, the living and the living dead. Now the plague is receding, and Americans are rebuild­ing civilization, focusing on resettling Manhattan. Armed forces have successfully reclaimed the island south of Canal Street—Zone One—but pockets of plague-ridden squatters remain.

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WNYC News

Zombie Campaign Creeps Forward at CDC

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Zombies are creeping back into public health and safety literature.

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The Takeaway

Colson Whitehead on 'Zone One' and Zombies

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Colson Whitehead has famously tackled topics like a young man's coming of age in "Sag Harbor," the social elevation of African Americans in "The Intuitionist," and America’s industrial age in "John Henry Days." In his new novel, the award-winning Whitehead goes just as large, maybe even larger, with a look at how an imaginary apocalypse might bring out the best and worst in humans and American culture. Also, Whitehead's apocalypse includes zombies. The title of the new book, which hits stores this week, is "Zone One."

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Gallerina

Datebook: July 8, 2010

Thursday, July 08, 2010

WNYC

Zombies, Facebook's most famous art critic and art in the Hamptons.  Your guide to what's happening now.

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Studio 360

Zombie Nation

Friday, May 07, 2010

To make a convincing zombie, it's all in the pacing. George Romero invented the modern zombie with his 1968 film, "Night of the Living Dead," and he still likes them old-fashioned - slow-moving but hard to stop. But Ruben Fleischer, director of the ...

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