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Eclipse: The Decline and Fall of the Twilight Empire
Last night was the release of Eclipse, the third movie in the Twilight franchise. Theaters were packed; Team Edward/Jacob loyalties ran high; anticipatory squeals filled the air. The movie that unfolded wasn’t worth any of it. This has gone beyond cinematic “worth” in the context of inscrutable teen tastes, or a shift in the zeitgeist, or any of the other trends that set their intended audience alight while mystifying everyone outside their demographic. This is about a two-hour movie that has to pull its bookend voiceover into the film to… Read more »
New Moon
There’s a moment early in New Moon where Edward walks up to Bella in painfully-extended slow motion for their morning “No, I love you more”s. Proto-werewolf Jacob Black materializes to wish Bella a happy birthday. As Bella and Jacob talk, Edward stands a few feet away, glowering; when Bella hugs Jacob goodbye, Jacob makes a face at Edward over Bella’s utterly oblivious head, as music pounds behind them all. This pretty much sets the tone for New Moon, a sequel to last year’s angsty steamroller, Twilight. Twilight was unevenly acted,… Read more »
Twilight: True Woemance
Every teenager hits that phase when life becomes Tragic. In my day, girls packed the theatre to see Romeo + Juliet . Most of those same girls do reach a point where they realize that it doesn’t hold up the way it once did; Romeo and Juliet, at the end of the day, are two bored and horny teens with nothing to say to each other. Did I mention I saw Twilight last night? When it’s not posing as a travelogue for the Pacific Northwest (“Come for the scenery, stay… Read more »

Recent Work

PERSONA reviewed at NPR: " a tense, wonderfully satisfying tightrope walk of a novel"

Essay: "Cinderella, Ex Machina, and feminine transformation," Strange Horizons

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

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

Reviews: "Summer Science Fiction," the New York Times

Essay: "The Feminine Desert of Mad Max Fury Road," The Dissolve

Essay: How the vampire became film’s most feminist monster

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

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    My first CATWOMAN trade (Volume 6: “Keeper of the Castle”) is alive! You can find it now at your local and various online retailers; it’s available on Amazon etc. next week.) Art by Garry Brown, colors by Lee Loughridge, covers by Jae Lee.

    This trade is my first ever, and it represents an amazing experience for me; a longtime favorite character, an incredible opportunity, and a great time. Thanks so much to everyone who’s reading; you’re the best.

    07/29/15

2015 Appearances

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March: ICFA (Orlando, FL)