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Global pandemics, alien invasions, the Second Coming....why do we love imagining the end of the world? We examine apocalyptic thinking – from vampire movies to the Book of Revelation.
Why are there so many vampire novels - not to mention vampire movies and comics? NPR reporter Margot Adler looks behind our obsession with vampires.
OK, you're contemplating the end of the world. How about a snack? Shannon O'Malley shares her apocalypse cakes.
Apocalyptic stories are more than just entertaining. Millions of Americans believe the world will soon end. Cultural critic Barry Vacker unpacks this end-of-world meme.
The Book of Revelation is the Bible's last - and most controversial - book. Renowned historian Elaine Pagels explains the enduring power of this apocalyptic story.
Novelist Richard Powers bookmarks "Objects and Empathy" by Arthur Saltzman.
Ever wonder what caused the outbreak of World War One? Oxford historian Margaret MacMillan recounts its origins on its 100th anniversary.