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The Best Thing on TV This Year Was: 'Westworld'

Season 2's 'Riddle of the Sphinx' pulled HBO's lagging sci-fi drama together, and gave us pure hell.
RYAN BRADFORD
12.20.18
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A Definitive Ranking of the Worst Side Characters on 'Westworld'

All of Shogunworld.
Beckett Mufson
6.25.18
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In 'Westworld,' Sex Worker Robots Now Hold All The Power

The show uses sex work as a proxy for wider themes of consent, trauma, exploitation, and empowerment.
Becky Ferreira
6.18.18
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How ‘Westworld’ Uses Multilingualism to Explore Prejudice

From Japanese to Lakota, the show's foreign language episodes spotlight themes of identity and memory.
Becky Ferreira
6.11.18
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If Rich People Are the Variables in ‘Westworld,’ No Wonder the Experiment Sucks

Scientists have warned that disproportionate sampling of wealthy people impacts research results. Delos Incorporated didn’t get the memo.
Becky Ferreira
6.4.18
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'Soma' Nailed Existential Dread About AI Long Before 'Westworld' Came Along

The latest episode introduced a concept that harkens back to Frictional’s existentially horrifying game.
Danielle Riendeau
5.15.18
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The Best ‘Westworld’ Episode Yet Explored the Dark Side of Transhumanism

Seeking immortality can lead to fates worse than death.
Matthew Gault
5.14.18
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Dolores from 'Westworld' Is the New Khaleesi

If 'Westworld' is the new 'Game of Thrones,' then call Dolores The Mother of Robots.
Beckett Mufson
4.30.18
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Westworld’s Female Hosts Signal a Shift In Our Fear of Robots

Clever fembots are becoming a more popular scare tactic than indestructible Terminators.
Becky Ferreira
4.24.18
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Please Enjoy This Video of Anthony Hopkins's Freaky-Ass Dance Moves

"This is what happens when you're all work and no play."
Beckett Mufson
4.23.18
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What 'Westworld' Fans Can Expect from Season Two

An interview with the actor Clifton Collins Jr. about side hustles, saying "motherfucker" like a badass, and what the second season of 'Westworld' has in store.
Seth Ferranti
4.20.18
tech

This DIY 'Westworld'-Inspired Robot Is Terrifying

Shitty robot expert Simone Giertz creates a host version of herself for the second season of 'Westworld.'
Wajeeh Maaz
4.20.18
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