Popular Fictions Category

But not just fictions—or maybe, fictions in the most expansive sense, including music, television, film, art, etc. Write here if: something is happening in the popular landscape that tells a story to you.


Ebola, Zombies, and Our Viral Past

The horror stories about Ebola seem to be proliferating as quickly as the disease itself. International newspapers and even governmental edicts speak of zombies. Here in the US, Twitter is ablaze with conspiracies tying Ebola to infiltrating immigrants. On the airwaves, Laura Ingram and Rush Limbaugh accuse President Obama of deliberately sacrificing US interests to…