It's Always Darkest Right Before Pitch-Black

The systems we build, the systems we need to fix, and the ones we need to dismantle.

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Oct 10 2018, 7:33pm

'A Quiet Place' still courtesy of Parmount

It's Wednesday and that means Waypoints, where the site's staff and friends will bring something to share with each other and with you: a TV show, art exhibit, movie, album, or other thing from the universe of pop culture. to discuss, dissect, and enjoy.

It's been a week! Perhaps in preparation for such a week, Rob's been going back to Alan Furst's Night Soldiers series and vicariously taking part in the clandestine warfare of spies in 1930s Europe. Patrick's been reading about Mark Zuckerberg's reckoning with his monster, and the possibility that Zuck may still be surprised by who the real monster might prove to be. Danielle has very mixed feeling about A Quiet Place and the ways it combines horror-movie logic gaps with upsetting gender politics. Meanwhile, Austin has journeyed back to a residential black neighborhood in 1990s Chicago, which finds itself a dumping ground for the detritus of "urban renewal", and a system that doesn't really know what to do with bad actors.

Content Warnings: Pregnancy-related body horror, harm to children

Discussed: Alan Furst novels, Evan Osnos' Zuckerberg profile,A Quiet Place, The City podcast

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