Category: Writing
Recent Work: The SuperGoth Edition
So, in October, Crimson Peak came out, and it turns out it was basically a Kodachrome bouncy castle of the High Gothic, which means I loved it. It heralded a Halloween season in which I basically couldn’t stop talking about things that go bump in the night. At AV Club, I talked about Crimson Peak at play in the family tree of the Gothic (a working headline they understandably changed for reasons of Too Victorian), including both its influences and the stylistic and thematic subversions del Toro employed. I also… Read more »
Aliens, Incest, Time Travel, & a Robot Cinderella
You’d think that’s the most random catch-up collection yet. You’d be right! Turns out I’ve been away from the blog so long that an entire site shut down in between my last post and this one. :sobs quietly: The Dissolve, a wonderfully erudite and passionate site about film, closed its doors last week. I’m thrilled to have been a contributor there, even for a little while; arguing my way into pieces like the feminine desert of Max Mad Fury Road was nearly as much fun as writing the pieces themselves.… Read more »
The Girls at The Kingfisher Club is now in paperback!
The Girls at the Kingfisher Club is now officially a paperback! (We can all safely assume that’s Hattie and Mattie on the new cover, I think. Jo wouldn’t be caught dead posing unless it was to intimidate someone, Lou wouldn’t do it just to be contrary, and Doris would already be busy reading it, plus is probably awful at posing, let’s be perfectly honest.) Yesterday I got to celebrate this book “in conversation” with Kelly Link, who knows from fairy tales, and who was kind enough to come down to… Read more »
Deserts, Dinosaurs, and The New York Times
Wow, am I ever behind on blog stuff! Okay, we’ll start with some essays and reviews. Penny Dreadful will have to wait. First up: Mad Max Fury Road. This sandstorm – which comes from a clear desert out of nowhere to swallow up the sky the moment Furiosa needs it, which looks like the bloom of the sand when her war rig reaches down and the desert rises to put out the fire – was the starting point for my essay at The Dissolve about cinema’s masculine vs. feminine deserts.… Read more »
Dracula's Daughters, Attics, & Anna May Wong
Time for a nonfiction roundup! Recently I wrote my first piece for The Dissolve! Originally titled “Dracula’s Daughters” and then a long post-colon title, because it’s me, the essay examines how the woman vampire became cinematic shorthand for feminism over the last eighty years. This was a camp delight to research, and I really enjoyed writing it. I also enjoyed writing Daughter of the Dragon: Anna May Wong and The Hollywood Problem, but in that way you enjoy tearing a huge gross mess out of your attic. The recent Deadline… Read more »
Pilots, Dolls, Los Angeles, Fairy Tales, Shipping, and Joan: A News Roundup
That is a seriously motley crew of an update, but I’m behind enough on news, so as I dig my way out from under a pile of deadlines, a news roundup it is! (My long fiction update, left over from last week, is that PERSONA is officially out in the world!) * In life/event news, I’ll be at this year’s LA Times Festival of Books! My panel, on Saturday at 4:30, is titled “Bringing the Impossible to Life,” which I honestly hope means Ken Liu, Matthew Reilly, and I will… Read more »

Recent Work

TV: The damsel in distress trap: How “Penny Dreadful” betrayed Vanessa Ives, Salon

TV Recaps: UnREAL recaps, NYT

TV: Elementary recaps, AV Club

TV: Reign recaps, AV Club

Review: Possession: The Curious History of Private Collectors, NPR.org

Review: The Other Slavery, NPR.org

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    “Fairytale of Norway”, 1956, created by Silkehuset in Oslo. Embroidered with motifs showing icicles, snowflakes and hard rime, it was used as a promotional piece for Scandinavian Airlines when introducing their Polar route.

    From The National Museum in Oslo (OK-1983-0233)

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2016 Appearances

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Emerald City Comicon, April 7-10, 2016