How Many Movies About Grief this Year? All of them,

A Doom of One’s Own, Clarkesworld

Ginger Rogers And The Case Of The Authorized Editions,

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 (and Terrible) Trek Aesthetic, Inverse

The Invisible Woman, The Book Smugglers Almanac

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

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

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

Crimson Peak and the Gothic Family Tree, AV Club

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

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

“The Feminine Desert of Mad Max Fury Road,” The Dissolve

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

“Vulturism,” Interfictions

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

A Dark and Stormy Night: Why We Love the Gothic,


AV Club

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

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

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

10 period pieces to cheat English Lit 205: British literature on TV

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

Ten Episodes of Vampire TV that Show Us You Only Live Twice

Mad Men Approaches its Last Hiatus Wearing its Past Like Armor

Decoy: Police Woman Was a Glimpse of Things to Come

Kings was an awkward alternate universe, gone too soon

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



Elementary Demonstrates the Right Way to Update a Classic Hero

Growing Up Monstrous with Park Chan-wook’s Stoker

“Intertitles” Column, Strange Horizons

The Guest, Camp, and the Horror of Masculinity

It Follows, and the Zombification of Rape Culture

“Cinderella, Ex Machina, and feminine transformation”

Oh, the Cleverness of Me!: Masculinity and the Horror Show

“And Was Obliged to Go On Dancing”: The Red Shoes and the Chastised Woman

The Final Frontier: The Beautiful Fatality of Near Space

Intertitles: A Thing That Lives on Tears: Goodness and Clarice Starling

Brand New Girl: Gender Presentation in Earth Girls are Easy

Ten Worlds About Ben Affleck’s Batman

“Superhuman Masculinity and the Musketeer Mythos in The Fast and the Furious

Hell Here: Catwoman and the Superhero Origin Story

The Persistence of Memory: Cinematic Time Travel in the Surreal

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

“Do Not Wither/Look at Me”: Feminist Identity as Supernatural in Orlando and I am Dina

Tinker Tailor Soldier Sci-Fi: Espionage and the Speculative

Frame Story: Drive, Shame, and the Aesthetics of Identity

There’s No Happy Ending with Me: The Fall

Adaptation (and Other Conversations)

In Praise of the Glorious Mess

A Strange and Savage Beauty: Carlos Saura’s Flamenco Trilogy


Fantasy Magazine/Lightspeed Magazine

“Three Dragons,” Fantasy Magazine, December 2011

“The Weirdest Fairy-Tale Wishes Ever Made,”, Fantasy Magazine, August 2011

“You Never Get a Seventh Chance to Make a First Impression: An Awkward History of Our Space Transmissions”, Lightspeed Magazine, March 2011

“When the Chatbots Come to Greet Us: Adventures in Algorithmic Intelligence (and Taunting)”, Lightspeed Magazine, February 2011

The High Untresspassed Sanctity of Space: Seven True Stories about Eugene Cernan, Lightspeed Magazine, June 2010

Shall We Dance?: Legend’s Lily and the Subversion of the Damsel Stereotype, Fantasy Magazine, October 2009


Camping with The Boy Next Door, Philadelphia Weekly, January 2015

And The Winner Is…, Philadelphia Weekly, January 2015

Ready, Set, Flake: Is ‘Bake Off’ About to Crumble?”, NPR, September 2016

“My Own Private B-Movie”, Clarkesworld, July 2013

KINGS Recaps,, 2009
Time to Begin
“What can he have more but the kingdom?”
Kings: “Insurrection”
A Step between Me and Death: Kings, “Judgment Day”
Words Don’t Settle Debt: Kings, “Brotherhood”
To War, and Not Lightly: Kings, “The Sabbath Queen”
Ruin Me: Kings, “Pilgrimage”
The Book of David: Kings, “Chapter One”
A Few Good Men?: Kings, “Javelin”
Here We Go: Kings, “The New King, Pt. 1”
…But a Whimper: Kings, “The New King, Pt. 2”


Recent Work

TV Recaps: The Handmaid's Tale, Season 1

TV Recaps: Harlots, Season 1

TV Recaps: Elementary, Season 5

TV Recaps: Reign, Season 4

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

Book Review: YAWN: Adventures in Boredom,

Book Review: The Radium Girls,

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