The Double Shows Just How Soul-Draining A Terrible Office Job Could Get

The Double is based on a Dovstoevesky story about a man who meets his doppelganger — but this movie by Richard Ayoade owes a huge debt to Kafka, too. And stylistically, it really is like a fan-film of Terry Gilliam's Brazil. And it does a brilliant job of capturing the horrors of a soul-crushing job and an empty life. »5/16/14 4:40pm5/16/14 4:40pm

10 Paranoid Science Fiction Stories That Could Help You Survive

It's not just paranoia. They really are watching you. The world we're living in is getting weirder and more dangerous all the time. So it's a good thing science fiction has been stockpiling dark mind-fraks for decades, full of smart survival strategies. Here are 10 paranoid science fiction tales that could keep you… »8/01/13 1:18pm8/01/13 1:18pm

Google wants to send you searching for answers in a Kafkaesque world

Today's Google Doodle pays tribute to Franz Kafka on his 130th birthday. Specifically, Kafka's famous story in which Gregor Samsa turns into a bug. And if you need more Kafka in your life, consider buying a lovely, strange new book, My First Kafka by Matthue Roth and Rohan Daniel Eason. Yep, it's Kafka for kids. »7/03/13 11:39am7/03/13 11:39am

What if Hunter S. Thompson starred in Franz Kafka's The Metamorphosis?

In this short animation and sound collage by the folks at Antfood and Buck for the literary charity Good Books International, Kafka's heartwarming fable of a man transforming into a giant cockroach monster to win his children's respect replaces Gregor Samsa with Raoul Duke. This should appeal to those of you who… »3/14/12 1:40pm3/14/12 1:40pm