Peter Biskind

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Peter Biskind is a contributing editor to Vanity Fair, a writer for Esquire, and the author of the classic bestsellers Easy Riders, Raging Bulls and Down and Dirty Pictures. He is the author of The Sky Is Falling: How Vampires, Zombies, Androids, and Superheroes Made America Great for Extremism (The New Press). Almost everything has been invoked to account for Trump’s victory and the rise of alt-right, from job loss to racism to demography – everything, that is, except popular culture. In The Sky Is Falling best-selling cultural critic, Peter Biskind, dives headlong into two decades of popular culture – from superhero franchises such as the Dark Knight, X-Men, and the Avengers and series like The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones to thrillers like Homeland and 24 – and emerges to argue that these shows are saturated with the values that are currently animating our extreme politics.