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Category Archives: Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Gang of Five: shit siblings

In our list series, ‘Gang of Five’, we make a list of five things related to … whatever we like. Here’s KYD Online Editorial Assistant, Stephanie Van Schilt, with five ‘shit siblings’. A few years ago, the Triple R Breakfasters would list the ‘lesser’ child of a … Read more »

TV on the Stereo: The art of setting drama to pop music

Image Credit: RobotSkirts Spoiler alert: this column discusses a number of emotional moments in television drama. But, honestly, if you haven’t watched these shows, you’re doing it wrong. Popular music and television both came of age in the 1950s, and pop songs have been conspiring with TV … Read more »

‘Angie Hart made me want to move to Melbourne’: Stories of loving a local singer

Many of us have a favourite local musician whom we stalk from pub to pub, year after year, hoping they’ll eventually recognise us, thank us profusely for our loyalty and support, and buy us a drink, which will be the first of many drinks and the beginning … Read more »

Gleefully changing my mind

When I was at university, Buffy the Vampire Slayer was the cool television show of the time. It was almost impossible to get through any subject of an undergraduate Arts degree without a week on Buffy, genre and postmodern aesthetics. But I didn’t really get it: I … Read more »

Joss Whedon’s character archetypes: The Avengers and Buffy the Vampire Slayer

In The Avengers, writer/director Joss Whedon has inherited a series of Marvel characters who have been established over five preceding films, not to mention a long legacy of comic book appearances. The films that introduced these characters have been pretty good, but nothing remarkable for a casual … Read more »