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For more than a decade, I was a regular writer about film, books and pop culture for Slate, Vulture, Quartz, and Geek, among other publications. Unfortunately, due to the shuttering of many feminist and independent outlets the past few years – mostly notably the groundbreaking Bitch Media – much of my favorite writing is not available online anymore.

Here’s a selection of essays from Slate that you can still read online – along with a Neil Gaiman interview I did for Vulture that’s one for the ages. 

Hot Topic”: The Complete Annotated Lyrics. Slate. Oct 2019.

Changing the Lore: N.K. Jemisin is Reimagining Other Worlds, and Ours. Slate. Dec 2018.

Looking at Kathryn Bigelow's Vampire Western Near Dark 30 Years Later. Slate. Oct 2017.

Victor LaValle's The Ballad of Black Tom and the Work of H.P. Lovecraft. Slate. March 2016.

Ancillary Mercy Reviewed: The Final Novel in Ann Leckie's Imperial Radch Science Fiction Trilogy. Slate. Nov 2015.

The Mommy Trap: Four Recent Horror Movies by Women Explore the Most Troubling Aspects of Motherhood. Slate. Nov 2014.

Safe as Houses: Tana French’s extraordinary Dublin mysteries portray a city where everyone’s looking for a home. Slate. Oct 2014. 

Ms. Marvel and Captain Marvel are Changing the Way Readers (and Publishers) Think About Who can be a Superhero. Slate. April 2014.

Wool, Gathering: How self-pubbed best-seller Hugh Howey overturned the author-reader relationship—and wrote the next great sci-fi saga. Slate. March 2013.

Ugh, You’re Probably a Directionater: A Lesson in Pop Fandom in the Age of Tumblr. Slate. June 2012.

The Vulture Transcript: Neil Gaiman on Comics, Twitter, and All Things Fantasy. Vulture. Oct 2010.

My work has also been anthologized in the collections BITCHfest: Ten Years of Cultural Criticism from the Pages of Bitch Magazine, and Signs of Life in the USA: Readings on Popular Culture for Writers and it continues to be cited in scholarship on a wide range of pop culture topics. 

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