RECENT

Being Dead Sucks Even More Than You Thought, Vice

“Choli Ke Peeche Kya Hai?”: Bollywood’s Scandalous Question, and The Hardest-Working Scene in Movies, Oscilloscope


SELECT ARCHIVES

ESSAYS

“Vulturism,” Interfictions

Ginger Rogers And The Case Of The Authorized Editions, NPR.org

“I don’t think I’ll venture on dual garmenture”: Rational Dress and the Politics of Biking, The Toast

Ten Worlds About Ben Affleck’s Batman, Strange Horizons


TELEVISION

What Westworld can teach us about surviving a broken system, Vox

Westworld’s twists are easy to predict because they’re not the point of the show, Vox

‘Black Mirror’ Has a Bleak View of Technology, Humanity, and Its Audience, VICE

How ‘Westworld’ Plays with Our Attraction to Trauma Stories, VICE

The Picard Maneuver: The Great/Terrible Trek Aesthetic, Inverse

The Other Side: Barb and the Women of Stranger Things, Vox

The damsel in distress trap: How Penny Dreadful betrayed Vanessa Ives, Salon.com

The Briefcase is a Reality Show for the Victorian Era, The Atlantic

Birds Do It, Bees Do It: Why Mad Men’s the Unsexiest Show on TV, AV Club

The mythic roots and serial appeal of the sibling relationship on TV, AV Club

Decoy: Police Woman Was a Glimpse of Things to Come, AV Club

Kings was an awkward alternate universe, gone too soon, AV Club

The Full Boyle: Guys Who Don’t Hear No Just Aren’t Funny Anymore, AV Club


FILM

The Feminine Desert of Mad Max Fury Road, The Dissolve

How the vampire became film’s most feminist monster, The Dissolve

Crimson Peak and the Gothic Family Tree, AV Club

How ALIENS set the gold standard for supporting casts, The Dissolve

Girl Wonder: Lawn Dogs, Hard Candy, and the Age of Innocence

The Guest, Camp, and the Horror of Masculinity, Strange Horizons

It Follows, and the Zombification of Rape Culture, Strange Horizons

There’s No Happy Ending with Me: The Fall, Strange Horizons

The Final Frontier: The Beautiful Fatality of Near Space, Strange Horizons

A Thing That Lives on Tears: Goodness and Clarice Starling, Strange Horizons

“Superhuman Masculinity and the Musketeer Mythos in The Fast and the Furious, Strange Horizons

Hell Here: Catwoman and the Superhero Origin Story, Strange Horizons

Shall We Dance?: Legend’s Lily, Fantasy Magazine


BOOKS AND CULTURE

The Workings Of Nature: Naturalist Writing And Making Sense Of The World, NPR.org

The Dark Appeal of Beauty and the Beast, NPR.org

Belle’s costumes don’t fit the live-action Beauty and the Beast, but they fit her brand, Vox

Won’t They?: The Power (and Pitfalls) of Shipping, AV Club

How Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Became the Darkest Tale of All, Vice

Love, actually: The artistic friendship of Alan Rickman and Emma Thompson, AV Club

Three Dragons, Fantasy Magazine

The High Untresspassed Sanctity of Space: Seven True Stories about Eugene Cernan, Lightspeed Magazine