Against the Grain, for August 30, 2005 - 12:00pm
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Culture, contends Susan Willis, is much more than it seems. In Portents of the Real, Willis interprets a number of post-9/11 phenomena (such as the DC snipers and the Abu Ghraib torture photos) and comments on consumer capitalism, US-style fundamentalism, the war at home, and modern-day fear and anxiety.