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Luke Williams

Luke Williams is an artist and writer based in Palo Alto, California. He works at the intersection of Black Cultural Studies, Dance, and Aesthetics.

“It's Our Time Now”: The Aesthetics of Horror in Jordan Peele’s Us

Seemingly out of nowhere, the underclass rises up to seize power. There is widespread pandemonium. As the old world order crumbles, there is a sense that nothing can ever be the same again. What sounds like news coverage of summer 2020 is actually the plot of Us (2019), directed by Jordan Peele.

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The Brooklyn Rail

SEPT 2020

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