20 Years of Buffy: Love Letters to the Vampire Slayer: A 3 part series exploring the impact of the iconic show on feminism

Buffy the Vampire Slayer showed me that aggressiveness is an important part of a woman’s personality, something she could not be whole without.

The Vampire Vigilante

It’s clear that the first Iranian romantic-new-wave-vampire-pulp-spaghetti-western ultimately resists categorization. Read more »

Tilda Swinton Stars as a Book-Loving Vampire in "Only Lovers Left Alive."

I was going to skip seeing Only Lovers Left Alive because the promotional blurb described the plot like this: “Set against the romantic desolation of Detroit and Tangier, an underground musician, deeply depressed by the... Read more »

Finally! In "Immortal Rules," One Girl of Color Survives Dystopia

I've never read a single books published by romance giant Harlequin and so I carried Julie Kagawa's The... Read more »

Beautiful Creatures is a Cut Above Other Supernatural Teen Romances

'Tis the season of the perennial teenage supernatural romance.  New film Beautiful Creatures is a chicken-and-dumplings plate with a heapin' helping of that angst-filled young love so common to tween fantasy, spiced with Flannery O'Conner-flavored Southern Gothic and topped off with a... Read more »

Reading the Original Vampire Book: Turns Out Dracula is All About Sex

I love old books. It's not about a smell, or a particular shade of yellow the pages become. I like a musty paperback as much as the next girl, but I will read Persuasion on a tablet or Jane Eyre in a spare browser tab. The dirty secret of old books—the ones you've heard of, the... Read more »

Iconography: Sookie Stackhouse

We've mostly talked about established icons of feminist interest, but now I want to look to a legacy that hasn't quite taken shape yet. Over the course of this week, we're going to talk about the how icons get to be icons, and Sookie, with her world of glitter, wisps of the unknown, and pushing... Read more »

Bitch Popaganda: Twi-hard edition

Bitch Popaganda: It's like The View, except with less leg-crossing. Kelsey, Sara and Kjerstin saw a very special preview of New Moon this past Thursday night. Not only were we privy to the latest in the Twilight phenom, we got a chance to talk with fans of all ages before and after the movie to... Read more »

Bibliobitch: Maggie Stiefvater

Full disclosure: I have not actually read anything by YA fiction author Maggie Stiefvater. However, I was tipped off to her existence earlier this week while reading... Read more »

Newsflash, Vampire Bill: Rape is Neither Romantic, Nor Charming

Those of us who watch HBO's True Blood would have a hard time denying the show's sex appeal (or at least, sex). After all, Bon Temps, Lousiana (the fictional setting for the show) is one seeexxxy town. Vampires banging humans? Check. Humans... Read more »

What Would Buffy Do? Notes on Dusting Edward Cullen

This article was originally published on July 1 at WIMN's Voices (don't worry -- they gave us permission to re-post it!) By Jonathan McIntosh I usually try to stay away from the forces of darkness, but last week I killed a famous... Read more »