Off the Record: End of Days


You know, this whole apocalypse thing seems to be catching fire. Survivalist TV shows and movies are more popular and profitable than ever, and the recent string of major earthquakes hasn’t exactly eased the tension.

What would you pack for the End of Days? That’s the question writer Marisa Silver found herself asking while exploring a dated “bomb shelter” in Silver Lake built and stocked by a couple that was expecting the worst—and soon.

Photographer Alex Farnum, who took pictures of the shelter for Silver’s May issue feature, said he would just pack the necessities—noting that “whiskey qualifies as a necessity.”

I wonder, how much worse could a hangover get?

-Larissa Puro