Jessica Weisberg

Jessica Weisberg is on the editorial staff at the New Yorker and has published articles in The Nation and n+1, among other publications. If she had to name her favorite science fiction movie, it would probably have to be Dark City.

Recent Posts by Jessica

2012 or Bust!

Talking down to prophecy nuts is a delicate art.

Killing the Buddha

Times Reports: Crazy People Believe in 2012

In the Times yesterday, Dennis Overbye had an essay telling the paper’s more apocalyptically-inclined readers to continue paying their mortgages.  We have nothing to fear, Overbye insists; 2012 will only be remembered as the title of Roland Emmerich’s movie. Overbye doesn’t demonize the 2012ologists. He shares their fascination with Doomsday. “I have been in love…