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November 15 2014

Watch the trailer for Christian Kane's new show. 'The Librarians' debuts on TNT on December 7th.

November 12 2014

10 TV episodes that everybody pretends never happened. One Buffy and one Angel episode each make the list. More...

October 31 2014

Sartrean themes in Joss Whedon's Angel: A Marxist interpretation. Find out why Angel was radical "in its advocacy of revolt against oppressive institutions".

October 29 2014

Happy Birthday, Tim "Renewed for a Fifth Season, Baby" Minear! The writer of some of your favorite episodes of Angel, Firefly and Dollhouse turns a glorious 51.

October 27 2014

7 Halloween themed TV episodes that are scary good. This Nerdist list includes two Buffyverse episodes and another special Whedonverse-related mention.

October 17 2014

Celebrating TV music: 15 unforgettable tracks from our favorite shows. Buffy and Angel songs are featured.

October 05 2014

Angel the Series premiered 15 years ago today. 'City Of' aired on The WB on October 5th, 1999.

September 28 2014

10 Buffy & Angel Easter Eggs you might have missed. Whedon's the master of hiding little "gifts" in his shows. How many do you know already...?

September 17 2014

Angel mention in Play it Again Dick. Play it Again Dick is a web series spin-off (sort of) of Veronica Mars. More...

August 23 2014

J. August Richards tweets this fantastic pic with David Boreanaz. The two are currently at Wizard World Chicago (aka Chicago Comicon).

July 16 2014

Read Shangel's in-depth review of London Film and Comic Con 2014 , with guests from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Shangel is a UK blogger, passionate about Joss Whedon and his works. He runs a blog where he currently reviews Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. Firefly, Dollhouse, and other non-Whedon shows are also planned!

July 09 2014

On the ethics of vampire slaying in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. One writer makes a case for re-ensouling all vampires in the Buffyverse.

May 22 2014

The Mind Robbers versus Buffy The Vampire Slayer. Hosts, Scott Carelli and Matt Smith (not THAT one) talk their Buffy history as well as Joss Whedon's original screenplay for the movie.

May 01 2014

10 Angel episodes that were too big for Sunnydale. More Angel content from the folks at Den of Geek.

April 20 2014

Angel's son gets hitched to a Gilmore Girl. Always thought Kartheiser sounded extremely professional in his commentaries and interviews. Nice to see two pleasant actors together. Hope it works out.

April 18 2014

Oedipal themes in Angel: the Series. Pop Classics looks at vampire siring and Connor/Cordelia.

April 17 2014

Angel's ten funniest moments. As compiled by Den of Geek.

March 13 2014

What Angel's first season did right. Den of Geek point out why we shouldn't dismiss the many achievements of Angel's first season.

March 11 2014

Energy Times interview with Juliet Landau. "Healthy living is integral to this actress and producerís personal life AND craft."

March 06 2014

The cast of Angel: 10 years on. Den of Geek explores each cast member's career since the show ended nearly 10 years ago.

March 05 2014

Which vampire hunter would you trust to keep you alive? IMDb poll featuring our favorite slayer and her bicentennial boy toy.

March 04 2014

Folk and fairy tales, as told by Angel. Den of Geek delves into the show's mythology.

March 01 2014

This WB promo from 2000 will blow your mind. "Every famous person from late-í90s television parties together in this amazing, glorious promo."

February 16 2014

First Look at Buffy and Firefly Funko POP! Figures. Buffy and Firefly get the cute vinyl treatment in these first images from ToyFair 2014. More...

February 15 2014

Elisabeth Rohm is part of TNT's new pilot "Guilt by Association". She's once again playing a tough-as-nails but by-the-book LAPD detective, this time named Bailey Keller.
First Look at Buffy and Firefly ReAction Figures. The 80s inspired ReAction Figures are now available for pre-order. More...

February 13 2014

Yesterday's Daily Show features a Russian lady quoting "Angel". Jason Jones interviews Russians regarding their views on the anti-gay laws. There's a Photoset on Tumblr if you can't view the clip. Btw the Russian lady in the video is a Whedonesque poster and talks about the experience here. More...

February 12 2014

Lawyers are the devil's ministry: Fearsome pop culture law firms. AV Club looks into some of pop culture's most fearsome firms.

February 11 2014

Matching Buffy and Angel scenes with real life. These pics are really good.

January 21 2014

The 10 best 'Monster of the Week' episodes of all time. Buffy and Angel episodes both get shout-outs.

December 15 2013

Reading Joss Whedon. First notice of a new academic book studying Joss.

October 29 2013

Happy Birthday, Tim Minear! He turns 50 today.

October 14 2013

The most ridiculous mystical pregnancies in fiction. Cordelia gets high billing for having had two.

October 12 2013

"Why We Love Lindsey" - an Angel essay. This originally appeared in the "Five Seasons of Angel" anthology.

September 30 2013

The most brutal endings of SF & Fantasy. Angel gets a nod. Spoilers for a bunch of shows. Another list of a similar nature can be found here.

September 17 2013

Buffy & Angel Complete Series Box Sets are Amazon.com's Gold Box Deal of the Day. If you still don't own the shows on DVD you can snag Angel for $54.99 and Buffy for $59.99 today. Get yourself some Jossy goodness!

August 12 2013

TVLine's Ausiello auctions off tv memorabilia. Amongst the goodies are VHS review copies for 'Hush', 'Once More With Feeling' and 'Not Fade Away'. And the highly collectible Dollhouse Echo action figure (more pics of that here) and a Dollhouse promotional tshirt are up for grabs as well. All proceeds go to the Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary.

July 29 2013

Axe Cop cartoon can officially be watched online! Vincent Kartheiser (Connor in Angel) voices Bat Warthog Man in "Night mission: Stealing Friends Back". Patton Oswalt (Joel Mynor in Dollhouse, writer of "Serenity: Float Out") will appear in future episodes as the character Sockarang. (Works in Sweden, so might not be geo-blocked.)

July 25 2013

FOX adds Buffy & Angel content to its trivia App, Trivie. Available now on Apple's App Store (currently not available on Google Play).

May 20 2013

Tim Minear returns to Redemptioncast for Angel's "Reunion". The Introcast devoted to watching Buffy and Angel for the first time brings back Angel writer, Tim Minear to discuss season 2, episode 10, "Reunion".
Don Draper is Angel from Buffy, but without the danger. As part of Slate's "TV Club," discussing last week's episode of Mad Men, writer Paul Ford parallels Don Draper with Angel as the "handsome brute with awful secrets." More...

May 13 2013

SteveVader101 dissects Joss Whedon's brain. This popular YouTube personality examines the unique brand of existentialism, feminism and humanism Whedon uses in his work. More...

May 01 2013

Sofa Dogs Podcast Commentary for ANGEL: "Darla" with special guest Tim Minear. Due to positive feedback from the listeners and the success of the previous commentary for "Reprise", Tim returns to talk about directing his first episode of Angel, parallel story structure and tying together mythologies from the Buffy episode, "Fool For Love". More...
10 characters who got more interesting after they died. Fred Burkle makes an appearance on this io9 list.

April 25 2013

J. August Richards talks Arrow, Angel, and dances around S.H.I.E.L.D. with IGN. "I feel like all I'm doing right now as a career is, I still sort of feel like I'm playing Star Wars with my friends at 9 years old. I feel like somehow I made a living out of playing Star Wars."

April 05 2013

Metacritic scores older TV series, including Whedon classics. Metacritic has begun to lengthen its chronological scope by aggregating reviews for series which aired before the sites' time. The first seasons of Buffy, Angel, and Firefly now have Metascores. More...

April 04 2013

"Big Damn Heroes" - A Whedonverse Tribute video. A tribute video from a fan for Whedon Month.

March 30 2013

Happy Birthday, Juliet Landau! Declare your well wishes for our favorite, clairvoyant, crazy vampire in the comments.

March 26 2013

David Boreanaz comments on whether he'd consider a fan-financed Angel film. Probably not, he tells TV Guide. "Joss Whedon is too busy to do that, so I don't think it will ever happen. I've never been a big reunion guy. But I'd love to do a Bones film."
Sofa Dogs Podcast commentary for Angel: Reprise with special guest Tim Minear. John Pavlich is joined by Tim Minear for another podcast commentary. This time, they discuss episode 15 of ANGEL's second season, Reprise. More...

March 20 2013

You are my sunshine, my only sunshine. Why Wesley and Fred were different (or, Much Ado about AtS).

February 05 2013

J. August Richards guests in tonight's Emily Owens, M.D. J. appears as a patient in the series finale of the CW show. More...

January 14 2013

The Awl examines the theology of Angel. "Our world is a black iron prison ruled by cruel alien monsters, while a distant Powers That Be are separated from us by an immense gulf of space, time, understanding and several hundred thousand years of inbreeding with the demons who prowl our world."

December 05 2012

Happy Birthday, Amy Acker! A true staple of the Whedonverse, Amy Acker turns 36 today.

December 02 2012

Angel: Series Trailer. A really good fan trailer for Angel. Highly recommended.

November 30 2012

Dark Horse Digital's "Angels & Demons" Sale. Select issues of "Angel" and "Angel and Faith" are on sale for $.99.

November 28 2012

Tim Minear returns to Redemptioncast! This "Introcast" (a group is watching a show for the first time, spoiler-free) welcomes back Tim to share in a discussion of Angel (2x02), "Are You Now Or Have You Ever Been..."

November 24 2012

The 20 best cliffhangers ever shown on science fiction or fantasy tv. You'll find one or two Whedonverse gems in IO9's list of 20. Good hunting!

November 15 2012

Buffy and Angel feature in a "top 100 SF characters of all time" list. Stratego Sci-Fi surveyed more than 2000 people in the UK and Buffy came in at no. 50 and Angel at no. 67. More...

November 01 2012

Amy Acker on The J.V. Club Podcast! The star of Joss Whedon's, "Much Ado About Nothing" talks to Janet Varney about line dancing, paralyzing spider bites, doing odd computer commercials for Japan and more. Contains some adult language.
"Joss Whedon's Angel" by Speechwriters LLC. Speechwriters LLC wants to be your angel - but in the Joss Whedon sense.

October 29 2012

Happy Birthday, Tim Minear! He turns 49 today. More...

October 28 2012

The 15 best vampires not in Twilight. The list features one of our favourite vampires.

October 19 2012

(SPOILER) Angel & Faith #15 preview pages. CBR has the preview pages up for A&F issue 15, which is out on 31st of October.

September 27 2012

(SPOILER) Jack Conley (Sahjhan on Angel) on Sons of Anarchy. Angel's Sahjhan looks to have a recurring role on FX's Sons of Anarchy. His first appearance was during S05E03 entitled "Laying Pipe." More...

September 06 2012

20 of the best closing scenes on television. A list with clips of best closing scenes. Buffy and Angel make the list.

September 01 2012

Geeks after dark: fandom, humour and awkward sexiness. Huffington Post piece on a Geeks After Dark performance in Vancouver. More...

August 31 2012

Clone Wars writer Scott Murphy talks about working on Angel. He also mentions about what it was like to work with Joss. Update: The item is no longer available. More...
Buffy, Angel and Spiritual Atheism. Writer/author Steven Lloyd Wilson via Pajiba shares his take on four TV shows that illustrate a certain kind of "spiritual atheism," including both "Buffy" and "Angel."

August 27 2012

(SPOILER) The writers of Angel & Faith and Spike compare notes. The Dark Horse blog hosts a conversation between Christos Gage and Victor Gischler about their respective writing projects for Buffy's Season Nine.

August 20 2012

SciFiNow's top ten best Angel episodes. Find out if your favourites made the list.

August 16 2012

Twelve overlooked Buffy and Angel episodes. TV With The Foot's 'Whedonverse Classic' series covers "the ignored and forgotten episodes of Buffy and Angel".

August 14 2012

Alexis Denisof talks about his role in The Avengers. Quick article where Alexis discusses his role in The Avengers and how he got it.

August 08 2012

Wolfram & Hart and... Legal Ethics? Would Angel really be allowed to become the CEO? Are the Senior Partners members of the California Bar? 'Law and the Multiverse' investigates these and other questions. More...

August 06 2012

IDW Angel and Spike 50% off sale at Comixology. Every issue of Angel and Spike published by IDW, plus most of the associated mini-series and one-shots, available to download at 99 cents each. More...

August 03 2012

The top five things I've learnt from Buffy and Angel. And just for good measure, here's a "10 Things I Learned From Buffy The Vampire Slayer" list.

July 24 2012

Happy birthday to Charisma Carpenter! Today our Cordy turns 42 (or yesterday, based on where you're from!)

July 18 2012

"Spike: the Complete Series" is out today. The story takes place after "Angel: After the Fall" and before "Buffy Season 8."

July 17 2012

The Whedonverse: This Is War. Another AMAZING fan video from the prolific MrMorda898. One of the presenters showed this at the 5th Slayage Conference that just wrapped up in Vancouver, Canada, to show how the various Whedonverse shows have more in common than at first glance. More...

June 27 2012

Angel and Spike are up in TVLine's Ultimate Bad Boy Tournament. Against Pretty Little Liars' Noel Kahn and The Vampire Diaries' Klaus respectively.

June 26 2012

Captain Mal vs Captain Jack in TVLine's Best Bad Boy Tourney. Angel and Spike will be featured in future rounds as well. More...

June 24 2012

Awesome books to replace your favourite cancelled shows. io9 gives some recommended reading to substitute our Big Damn Heroes and that lovable Vampire with a soul, among others.

June 23 2012

"On Wesley and Fred". An article defending the relationship between Wesley and Fred, as well as Fred herself.

June 15 2012

Vincent Kartheiser talks punchability of his face. Plus some Mad Men talk. No Whedon content.

June 13 2012

Gemeni's album released today, featuring Buffy-inspired song "A Stake In My Heart". Dark Horse's #MyBuffyLife contest runner-ups and Buffy Season 9 Comics Chosen Podcast's Lisa and Gina Gomez's album was released on iTunes today, featuring Buffy inspired song "A Stake In My Heart" and an instrumental song called "Something Effulgent" based off of Buffy episode "Fool for Love". More...

June 01 2012

Survey Request: What Are Angel's Values? Watcher Junior is requesting help with surveys on Whedon's work. This week's survey will have you examine the values expressed by Angel, the television series created by David Greenwalt and Joss Whedon. (The comic series will be the subject of a later survey.) More...

May 15 2012

'Victim Triumphant' - an Angel essay. This originally appeared in the "Five Seasons of Angel" anthology.

May 06 2012

Get drawn into Angel & Faith. Enter Multiversity's contest and artist Rebekah Isaacs may put you in an upcoming issue! More...
Julie Benz is married! Julie marries Rich Orosco on Saturday in Los Angeles.

May 03 2012

Jane Espenson and Douglas Petrie on The Nerdist Writers Panel. Jane Espenson (Once Upon a Time; Husbands; Buffy; Caprica) and Douglas Petrie (Charlie's Angels; Buffy; Pushing Daisies) return to the studio to revisit Jane's old blog, janeespenson.com, and discuss how, while the business may have changed since she was regularly updating it, writing has not. Plus: Who is Ty Cashman? More...

May 02 2012

Joss Whedon's best and worst projects. Rolling Stone's ranking of Joss Whedon projects contains a few surprises.

May 01 2012

20 things we love about Angel. SFX Magazine says "It became a phenomenal series in its own right: chock-full of laughs, drama and plot twists so relentlessly twisty it ended up as a completely different show than the one it started out as (something even Buffy didn't really accomplish)."
"The Buffy Project" starts at HitFix. First of an eight-part podcast series covering all of "Buffy" and "Angel". More...

April 21 2012

TV's most divisive love triangles. Two Buffyverse entries make this list from TVLine.

April 17 2012

How Many Spinoffs Is Too Many? This discussion of spinoffs touches on Buffy and Angel after 12:30 minutes having also considered myriad comic book spinoffs and Lou Grant.

April 13 2012

(SPOILER) Details on Spike and Willow miniseries for Buffy Season 9. Description of the two comic mini-series, one starring Spike (Aug. 22nd) and the other starring Willow (Nov. 21st). Article also includes previews of the lovely covers. More details at Comic Book Resources. More...

April 08 2012

"A World Without Love" - an Angel essay. This Smart Pop Books essay looks at the failure of family in Angel.

March 30 2012

Happy Birthday, Juliet Landau! Wish her well in the comments within or on Twitter.

March 21 2012

Is TV paying too much attention to fans? An article about how the web brings audiences and creators closer together talks to Chris Buchanan, one-time president of Mutant Enemy, about "the early beneficiaries of this new online fan-community model".

March 17 2012

"Where Have All the Good Guys Gone?" - an Angel essay. This originally appeared in the 'Five Seasons of Angel' collection of essays that came out in 2004.

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