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

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

The Dark Appeal of Beauty and the Beast,

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

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

A Doom of One’s Own, Clarkesworld


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

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

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

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

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

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

Growing Up Monstrous with Park Chan-wook’s Stoker,

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

“Cinderella, Ex Machina, and feminine transformation”, Strange Horizons

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

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

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

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

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, Strange Horizons

Tinker Tailor Soldier Sci-Fi: Espionage and the Speculative, Strange Horizons

Mad Men Approaches its Last Hiatus Wearing its Past Like Armor, AV Club

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

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

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

Elementary Demonstrates the Right Way to Update a Classic Hero,

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

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

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

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

Brand New Girl: Gender Presentation in Earth Girls are Easy, Strange Horizons

Ten Worlds About Ben Affleck’s Batman, 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

The Persistence of Memory: Cinematic Time Travel in the Surreal, Strange Horizons

Adaptation (and Other Conversations), Strange Horizons

In Praise of the Glorious Mess, Strange Horizons

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


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

And The Winner Is…, Philadelphia Weekly, January 2015

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

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

“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

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”


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