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Monday, March 7 2011

Failure of the Everyman: The Lost Character That Was Xander Harris

Xander Harris was the member of the Scooby Gang on Buffy the Vampire Slayer positioned as the one most like us, the most average, everyday individual among a group of exceptional members. Kyle Garret argues that later arcs in the series undermined this role for Xander.


Sunday, March 6 2011

“Alien Resurrection”, the Unproduced Script That Shaped Joss Whedon’s Career

Prior to gaining fame as one of the foremost pop cultural creators, Joss Whedon gained fame within the film industry as a screenwriter and script doctor. But of these early efforts, it was his script for Alien Resurrection that contained themes that dominated much of his later work.


Note to Self, Religion Freaky: When ‘Buffy’ Met Biblical Studies

Taking aim against critics of Buffy who see pervasive evidence of sexism, racism, ageism, and class bias, Ronald Helfrich looks at some of the lessons concerning interpretation that Biblical studies can better inform our readings of Buffy.


Thursday, March 3 2011

Why Cast a Spotlight on Joss Whedon?

PopMatters will, over the next five weeks, publish almost 60 essays and/or interviews on pop cultural icon Joss Whedon. So just what has he done that is worthy of such attention, and why should we care?


Joss Whedon 101: ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’: The Movie

Proving that from small things great things come, the path breaking, critically adored 1997 television series was preceded by the critically abhorred, terminally silly 1992 film.


Thursday, January 20 2011

The Year in Review: The Best Comics of 2010, Part II

Regardless of format, what seems unlikely to change is the use of comics for serial storytelling. In the future, this may take place on the web, or in e-editions, it may not follow a monthly publishing schedule, but like television, comics is both historically associated with serials and well-suited to making and delivering these kinds of stories.


Friday, December 3 2010

‘Dollhouse: The Complete Second Season’ May Be Too Good for This World

Season Two of Dollhouse corrected all the wrongs of its middling first season to become one of the best shows on television in late-2009. Too bad that, by that point, no one was watching.


Monday, June 7 2010

Freeze Frame: How Best to Capture Film in a Comic Book?

For both writers and artists working on adaptations of movies and TV shows, the challenge is to find a working space wherein one's own sensibilities can be effectively meshed with the look and feel of the original text and into a book that works for readers.


Monday, May 31 2010

Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog Showcases Joss Whedon’s Evil Genius

Joss Whedon's groundbreaking Internet musical misses an opportunity to add new special features to this otherwise excellent release.


Monday, January 18 2010

Dollhouse: (Briefly) The Best Show on Television

Despite a slow beginning Dollhouse has become an absolutely brilliant series


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