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  • On Westworld, the End of the Worlds Are Nigh

    On Westworld, the End of the Worlds Are Nigh

    The penultimate episode of the fourth season of Westworld is titled “Metanoia,” a word I was surprised to learn means “change in one’s way of life resulting from penitence or spiritual conversion,” according to the Oxford English Dictionary. I had assumed it was a portmanteau combining the words “meta-narrative” and “paranoia,” because that’s exactly what…