After twenty years, Buffy the Vampire Slayer retains its iconic cult status, and says a lot about creating enduring art.
Debates over ‘age appropriate’ literature tend to talk down to children, underestimate young readers, and put value judgements on creative work.
The ‘quality’ arguments surrounding diverse books are bogus red herrings designed to cover up for systematic representational problems.
The myth that suffering induces creativity endures, and it’s back with a vengeance for 2017.
On post-apocalyptic media, dystopia, and why we don’t spend enough time examining the liminal space between society and collapse — the protodystopia.
In western canon, magic falls out along very familiar lines, and they are deeply gender essentialist in nature. Who does magic, why, and how is often dictated by perceived gender.
While rereading classic fantasy texts to explore the subject of gender essentialism in fantasy, I had to take on the Marion Zimmer Bradley problem.
In the Trump era, how will we express our anxieties through pop culture?
The only way to fight an administration determined to eradicate difference is to aggressively celebrate it.
Stranger Things was nostalgia incarnate, and it worked. Another made-for-streaming show, Good Girls Revolt, was a disaster. What happened?