The New York Times

UnREAL Recaps
Season 2: All Episodes

“Summer Science Fiction,” the New York Times

HIGH NOON: The Hollywood Blacklist and the Making of an American Classic

How to Read a Dress

The Ultimate Ambition in the Arts of Erudition

Blockbuster!: Fergus Hume and the Mystery of a Hansom Cab

Possession: The Curious History of Private Collectors

How to Be a Tudor

You Could Look it Up

Tales of the Marvellous and News of the Strange

The Tale of Tales

The Turnip Princess

The Annotated Little Women

The Witch of Lime Street

Shirley Jackson: Let Me Tell You

Girl Waits with Gun

Gertrude Bell: A Woman in Arabia

The Penguin Book of Witches

Ancillary Justice

Sister Mine


AV Club


Elementary Recaps
Season 5: All Episodes
Season 4: All Episodes
Season 3: “The Adventure of the Nutmeg Concoction”, “T-Bone and the Iceman”
Season 2: “No Lack of Void”, “The One Percent Solution”

Reign Recaps
Season 3: All Episodes
Season 2: “The Plague”, “Drawn and Quartered”, “Coronation”, “The Lamb and the Slaughter”, “Blood for Blood”, “Three Queens”, “A Prince of the Blood”, “Terror of the Faithful”, “The End of Mourning”
Season 1: “Chosen,” “Left Behind”, “Fated”

Boardwalk Empire Recaps
Season 5: “Golden Days for Boys and Girls,”, “The Good Listener,”, “What Jesus Said”, “Cuanto”, “King of Norway”, “Devil You Know”, “Friendless Child”, “Eldorado”
Season 4: New York Sour, Resignation, Acres of Diamonds, All In, “Erlkönig”, “The North Star”, “William Wilson”, “The Old Ship of Zion”, “White Horse Pike”, “Havre de Grace”, “Farewell Daddy Blues”

Show Me a Hero Recaps: “Night One”, “Night Two”, “Night Three”

Bates Motel Season 4 Recaps: “There’s No Place Like Home”, “‘Til Death Do You Part”

Babylon Season 1 Recaps: All Episodes

TURN Season 1 Recaps: All Episodes

Sherlock Season 3 Recaps: “The Empty Hearse”, “The Sign of Three”, “His Last Vow”

The Quest Season 1 recaps: “The Quest Begins” and “One True Hero”

Scream Queens Season 1 Recaps: “Pumpkin Patch”, “Ghost Stories”

Brooklyn 99 Season 3 Recaps: “Karen Peralta”, “Adrien Pimento”

Hannibal Season 2 Recaps: “Hassun”


The Last Panthers

And Then There Were None

Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell

The Musketeers

Happy Valley

The Affair


Petals on the Wind

Flowers in the Attic

Annie: It’s the Hard Knock Life, from Script to Stage

Hollywood Game Night

The White Queen



Sleepy Hollow Recaps
Season 3: “I, Witness”, “Whispers in the Dark”, “Blood and Fear”, “The Sisters Mills”, “Dead Men Tell No Tales”, “This Red Lady from Caribee”, “The Art of War”, “Novus Ordo Seclorum”
Season 2: “This is War”, “The Kindred”, “Root of All Evil”, “Go Where I Send Thee”, “The Weeping Lady”, “And the Abyss Gazes Back”, “Deliverance”, “Heartless”, “Mama”, “Magnum Opus”, “The Akeda”, “Paradise Lost”, “Pittura Infamante”, “Kali Yuga”, “Spellcaster”, “What Lies Beneath”, “Awakening”, “Tempus Fugit”
Season 1: Pilot, “Blood Moon,” “The Triumph of Evil”, “The Lesser Key of Solomon”, “John Doe”, “The Sin Eater”, “The Midnight Ride”, “Necromancer”, “Sanctuary”, “The Golem”, “The Vessel”, “The Indispensable Man”/”Bad Blood”

Penny Dreadful Recaps
Season 2: “Fresh Hell”, “Verbis Diablo”, “The Nightcomers”, “Evil Spirits in Heavenly Places”, “Above the Vaulted Sky”, “GLorious Horrors”, “Little Scorpion”, “Memento Mori”, “And Hell Itself My Only Foe”, “And They Were Enemies”
Season 1: “Night Work”, “″, “Resurrection”, “Demimonde”, “Closer Than Sisters”, “What Death Can Join Together”, “Posession”, “Grand Guignol”

Growing Up Monstrous with Park Chan-wook’s Stoker


Philadelphia Weekly

The Grand Budapest Hotel


The Past

Inside Llewyn Davis

12 Years a Slave


Godzilla: Oh Peace, Oh Light, Return



Recent Work

TV Recaps: Elementary, Season 5

TV Recaps: Victoria, Season 1

TV Recaps: Reign, Season 4

TV Recap: Bates Motel, "Hidden"

Fiction: "Everyone from Themis Sends Letters Home", Clarkesworld

Film: How many movies about grief this year? All of them,

Book Review: HIGH NOON: The Hollywood Blacklist and the Making of an American Classic,

Book Review: How to Read a Dress,

Nonfiction: A Doom of One's Own, Clarkesworld

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