Going Viral: Zombies, Viruses and the End of the World

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Sat., Feb. 10, 5 p.m. 2018
Free

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Skylight Books
1818 N. Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA  90027
323-660-1175
With an eye toward the ongoing pop culture fascination with triumphing over sick murder-happy ghouls, author Dahlia Schweitzer discusses Going Viral: Zombies, Viruses and the End of the World (Rutgers, $28). She's down with the sickness and will tell you about how it informs everything from The Walking Dead to the Burroughs-ian language virus of the 2008 film Pontypool to that damned flu that's being going around. Constant viral awareness in the culture is somehow cathartic and helps cope with terrorism and the spread of the apocryphal Other; no guarantees you won't catch something by going out tonight, though.

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