Apocalypse Now: Our Incessant Desire to Picture the End of the World

Art through the centuries proves each generation has seen themselves apocalyptically, although great differences of the actual end are illustrated.

When Did We Start Seeing the End of the World as a Good Thing?

Raymond Bechard looks back to try to discover when and why we lost all hope—and how we can press the ‘reset’ button without annihilating ourselves in the process.


Helen Wing’s poem is bleak, but probably accurate.

The Collapse Experiment: Living the Apocalypse One Day at a Time

Budgeting my money for the summer, I left my job of fourteen years to embark on a journey into what the downfall of society might be like.

Be Your Own Best Friend When Preparing for the End of the World

I write about apocalyptic situations, so why not be ready for them as well? In the process, I learn I really can rely on myself.

Vegetarian Zombies?

Would zombies still be scary if they didn’t eat people?

5 Reasons to See the Truth of the Situation We Are In

Mike Sliwa believes the story we tell ourselves about ourselves is a story worth forgetting.

Slaves and Robots

If we invent a machine with a personality and desires, does it deserve freedom?

Alternate Endings to 2012

If the world had ended this year, it might have gone something like this.

Wishing You a Happy End of the World

What if we woke up this morning and everyone saw the world differently?

The Perpetual Temptation of the End of the World

You ever wonder why we keep on predicting apocalypses even though they never come true?

Open Thread: Is the World Going to End on 12/21/2012?

Is it really the end?

Bad Luck Ends the World: Poems by Seth Abramson

Boys toeing candied heads / beneath their boots, / rolling them back one step on the macadam / and then forward. Back two steps / and then forward. You grinning Apocalypse, / all this is yours

Science: Researchers Teach Robots To Make Their Own Tools, Mayhem Surely Follows Soon

Scientists give this Promethean concept to mechanical citizens of the world. What could go wrong?

For The Love of Zombies

Whatever ills you see in society, or perhaps your self, can be personified in zombies.

Comics: Prominent Black Super Villains? Maybe not … [@blacknerds]

Having a chat about who is and who isn’t a credible threat for … well, anybody in mainstream comics.