Is HBO’s “The Last of Us” Anything Like the Games?
For all of its commitment to diverse representation, the game was fundamentally another apocalypse story about the reproduction of white patriarchal violence.
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Nino McQuown [allsoils.net] is a writer, artist, performer, and podcaster. They co-host the podcast Queers at the End of the World [queerworlds.com], where queer and trans artists, scientists, activists, and scholars (re)imagine apocalypses and utopias, old and new. Find their poems, comics, and essays published with Electric Literature, The Kenyon Review Online, Hotel Amerika, Barrelhouse, and Cimarron Review. They have a doctorate of philosophy in English, an MFA in poetry, and food on their shirt. Find them, often, in their basement, gazing in wonder on their thousands of pet worms.
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