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The End of Civilization On a Screen Near You

Why are we so obsessed with the end of life as we know it?

This article is from Issue 56: Mar/Apr 2012

It's 2012, so expect a lot of buzz about the end of the world. But in addition to the usual end-of-the-world mania (though nothing will top Nicolas Cage’s Knowing), this year offers several more, shall we say, nuanced portraits of post-apocalyptic survival.