The Stillness That Slays: Buffy, "The Gift", and the Avoidance of Choice | 11 Aug 2016 // 9:00 PM
Buffy's final action in "The Gift" is both a noble sacrifice and a narrative evasion of the hard choices the series is predicated on.
"Previously on": Recaps in the Age of Binge Watching | 3 May 2016 // 10:00 PM
Recaps have long been a staple of serialized series, but is binge-watching making them obsolete?
Beyond Jodie Dallas: TV's 10 Most Important LGBT Characters | 4 Oct 2011 // 5:00 PM
Several "best" or "favorite" LGBT TV character lists have popped up in recent years, but they don't always include the most important LGBT characters. So, we pay tribute to the ten(ish) most significant LGBT characters in US television history.
Trickster-Heroes in 'Buffy' and 'Sir Gawain and the Green Knight' | 7 Sep 2011 // 5:00 PM
While Spike represents a moral alternative to Buffy’s heroism, the Arthurian Green Knight's tricks -- including a gruesome beheading -- end as mere a parlor game. Spike is the superior trickster.
The Sexual, the Female, and the Forbidden Beckoned: 'The Oxford History of Witchcraft & Magic' | 13 Apr 2017 // 3:30 AM
It is hoped this solid anthology of level-headed observation will supplant spurious New Age-tinged assertions as well as lurid "exposés".
Why Are So Many Still Fascinated with 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer'? | 11 Dec 2013 // 9:05 PM
Cover to cover, Fan Phenomena: Buffy the Vampire Slayer is a solid collection, well rounded, well researched, and written in an accessible tone.
Buffy Vs. Edward: These Things Can Become Pretty Twisted | 14 Jul 2010 // 1:10 AM
Recent history makes clear that society is not always progressing. Take vampires, for example -- or at least the mythologies surrounding them. While the undead
When TV Became Art: What We Owe to Buffy | 17 Dec 2009 // 5:30 AM
In a New York Magazine essay, Emily Nussbaum argues that TV became Art in this past decade. But thanks to Buffy that had already happened at the end of the previous one.