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Falling in love over 'Firefly' - Tor.com
I can count on one hand the number of pilots that made me fall in love with a series right away. So with Firefly, Joss Whedon’s short-lived space western, I fully expected to need time to get into it—although as it turns out, the pilot was all it took. The bigger surprise, though, was that my love of Firefly would help me discover the love of my life.
We all have strong reactions when an unspoken rule of civility is broken, but science suggests that we are all more likely to break them than we think.
Book Review: Not that bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture - Brooklyn Rail
Conceived and edited by New York Times-bestselling author Roxane Gay, Not That Bad compiles twenty-nine essays by authors all across the gender and sexuality spectrum who share their own encounters with sexual violence.
Book Review: How to write an autobiographical novel - Brooklyn Rail
While many of these essays were previously published elsewhere, several were heavily edited for this book. Re-reading them here, especially as part of a whole, gives them new meaning. They are structured chronologically, and taken together the essays form a sort of autobiography themselves.