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September 29 2016

Gail Berman, Buffy's executive producer, hopes that we'll see more Buffy. She said "I would love that. It's really up to Joss." More...

September 09 2016

Tony Head talks about missing his family when he played Giles on Buffy. He's currently doing promotional work for his new movie "The Brother" which comes out in the UK next week.

September 06 2016

Why 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' was the best possible name for that show. This is an excerpt from Alan Sepinwall and Matt Zoller Seitz's new book "TV (THE BOOK): Two Experts Pick the Greatest American Shows of All Time".

August 20 2016

Demons in the Internet: Buffy and the timelessness of abuse. A Mary Sue writer talks about identifying with what happened to Willow in the Buffy episode "I, Robot... You, Jane".

August 16 2016

Tony Head's horse from Buffy The Vampire Slayer has passed away. Otto appeared in the Buffy Season 7 premiere.

August 12 2016

Buffy, "The Gift", and the Avoidance of Choice. Was Buffy's self-sacrifice at the end of Season 5 a deus ex machina?

August 08 2016

Fall in love again with the romances of Buffy The Vampire Slayer. There were some epic stories.

August 05 2016

A review of "I'm Buffy and You're History: Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Contemporary Feminism". Naomi Alderman in The Spectator calls Patricia Pender's book "a very laudable addition" to Buffy academia.
Rock-horror: how Buffy the Vampire Slayer's music continues to draw blood. The Guardian looks at the show's tunes.

July 31 2016

Buffy Summers: Third-Wave Feminist Icon. According to The Atlantic, "the final season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer illuminates the many promises and predicaments of a contemporary movement".

July 07 2016

Think you know your Buffy The Vampire Slayer season finale episodes? Well do you? You might think you do. More...

June 30 2016

All 12 seasons of Buffy and Angel, ranked from worst to best. A list that almost no one will agree with. If that's the case then let's hear your rankings.

June 20 2016

The 50 best TV shows ever. As voted for by the readers of Empire Magazine. Why is [insert name of show] not on the list? It didn't get enough votes. Democracy, eh?

June 16 2016

New official Buffy board game is coming soon. "Our motto when developing the game was, "make every time the game is played feel like an episode of the television show"."

May 26 2016

"My words stayed in folders": life as a fandom lurker. Elizabeth Minkel of the NewsStatesman tells of how becoming a Buffy fan led her to lurking in online fandom communities.
Twelve must-see Buffy episodes to watch before the show leaves Netflix UK. Slightly different from the usual Buffy episode lists.

May 22 2016

Thirteen years on: what happened to the Buffy spin-offs? A run-down of all the potential Buffyverse TV and film spin-offs that never came to pass (sadly).

May 11 2016

What's the greatest TV drama of the 21st century? - a poll. It's a great way to find out which show has the most active fanbase.

May 05 2016

Revisiting Buffy the Vampire Slayer's "The Body," for Mother's Day. Thoughtful stuff from Paste Magazine.

April 28 2016

Twenty-five greatest superheroes. Buffy Summers lands at #3 on Entertainment Weekly's 25 Best Superheroes countdown.

April 26 2016

If Buffy The Vampire Slayer was on TV today. The Tinder gag is inspired.

March 30 2016

Humble Bundle: Buffy and Angel comics. Humble Bundle have a large selection of Buffy and Angel comics available as bundles. Good if you don't already have them. Offer expires in a little under 2 weeks.
Happy Birthday to Juliet Landau! Our vampire seer turns 50 today!!

March 28 2016

Twenty-three of Buffy Summers' most iconic lines. What are your choices?

March 23 2016

10 vital storytelling lessons I learned from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. A list by Charlie Jane Anders, author and io9 editor.
Buffy cast (partially) reunited. The media has been feeling nostalgic for Buffy after Charisma Carpenter shared her pics with Nick Brendon and James Marsters.

March 18 2016

Batman is most compatible with Buffy claims dating agency. No word on who Angel is compatible with.

March 02 2016

Are you ready for the hardest Buffy The Vampire Slayer quiz ever? It's not really the hardest Buffy quiz ever. But it passes the time nicely.

February 22 2016

Chris Carter's Millennium is the Angel to The X-Files' Buffy. In which Vulture tries to compare the two franchises and makes a decent job of it.

February 20 2016

Buffy and Angel complete series boxsets are Amazon.com's Deal of the Day. There's bound to be at least one person reading this site who has never seen the two shows.

February 12 2016

Who do you 'ship? AV Club writers detail the characters they wish would get together/stay together in their favorite TV series.

February 09 2016

Pivot to air a Valentine's Day marathon of Buffy the Vampire Slayer episodes. Mostly Spuffy eps (sorry Bangel fans).

February 08 2016

The second comic book of 'Buffy: The High School Years' gets listed on Amazon. Kel McDonald, who wrote Angel & Faith Season 10 #15, is named as the author. Yishan Li, who illustrated the first book, is the artist.

January 29 2016

Seven hidden gems from Buffy the Vampire Slayer season 1. Love for 'The Puppet Show' is always a good thing.

January 28 2016

The resurgence of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Back when the show ended in 2003, some of its detractors said that no one would be discussing Buffy after a little while. This Mary Sue article reminds us why that didn't happen.

January 27 2016

The most searched '90s shows. Is Buffy on the list? Yes it is.

January 25 2016

TV Episodes About School Shootings - sadly still relevant. Huffington Post looks at how different shows have handled school shootings, including Buffy's "Earshot."

January 23 2016

We know which "Buffy The Vampire Slayer" villain you are. This BuzzFeed quiz makes a bold claim.

January 21 2016

Friends as family: how Buffy keeps the Scooby spirit alive. "Since 1997 Buffy has epitomized the notion that we create our own family with our closest friends."

January 19 2016

Ranking the 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' birthday episodes. All because Buffy turned 35 today. comiXolgy are doing a sale on the Buffy comic books to mark the occasion.

January 16 2016

The cold, hard stats of vampire comedies. A deconstruction of over 60 years of vampire comedy films (including the original Buffy film).

January 14 2016

The 20 best Buffy the Vampire Slayer episodes. "This is how many best-of Buffy lists for us now?" "Oh, uh, well six, at least. Feels like a hundred."

January 07 2016

Why Game of Thrones and Jessica Jones owe Buffy Season 5 a debt. Inverse says Buffy laid the groundwork for today's genre TV.

December 30 2015

Happy Birthday, Eliza Dushku! You know her best as Faith, Echo or, quite possibly, Eliza Dushku! Celebrate soulfully with a gift to THRIVEGulu.

December 18 2015

(SPOILER) Buffy Season 10 #22 preview. Three-page preview is now up on the Dark Horse website.

December 08 2015

Five iconic works of genius made to prove a petty point. You may be somewhat familiar with #3. More...

November 07 2015

Buffy bests Daria in Vulture's High School TV Showdown Tournament. The next round will see Buffy face off against either Friday Night Lights or Beverly Hills, 90201.

November 05 2015

The 25 best onscreen female superheroes. Several Whedonverse and Marvel Cinematic Universe heroines made this list. #1 needs no introduction.

October 27 2015

James Marsters surprises Spike fans. The Buzzfeed gang had James Marsters surprise Spike fans in this awesome video.
The best high school TV show of the past 30 years, round one. Buffy tramples Dawson's Creek in the first round of Vulture's tournament.

October 23 2015

Sarah Michelle Gellar on Good Morning America. She discusses Star Wars Rebels, Foodstirs, and Buffy is mentioned.
Which Buffy characters would the cast of Orphan Black 'Shag, Marry, Clone'? There's a choice between Buffy, Angel, and Spike.

October 19 2015

Which season of 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' is your soul? Just in case you've ever wondered.

October 16 2015

The 25 best Buffy the Vampire Slayer episodes. This time according to Den of Geek US.

October 10 2015

25 best US TV characters in the last 25 years. Does Buffy feature on this Entertainment Weekly list? Yes. Is that a shock? No.

October 09 2015

Dark Horse announces "Buffy: The High School Years - Freaks and Geeks" graphic novel. The Mary Sue has an interview with the writer Faith Erin Hicks and there's artwork from Yishan Li to look at as well.

October 03 2015

The 13 best villain songs of all time. Three Whedonverse songs made this list.

September 21 2015

The A.V. Club's guide to horror TV shows. Buffy is featured alongside the likes of The X-Files, Twin Peaks, and other landmark shows.

September 17 2015

Hollywood's 100 favourite TV shows. The Hollywood Reporter asked 2,800 industry people to choose their favourite tv show of all time. Firefly and Buffy make the list and there's quotes from Nathan Fillion and Joss Whedon.

August 15 2015

Stars and producers pick the shows they'd revive. Find out who'd want to see Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel back on the small screen.

July 30 2015

Interview with Camden Toy: A Buffy retrospective. Camden Toy only made a handful of appearances on the massive cult television show Buffy, the Vampire Slayer, but each of those roles are ones that fans will probably never forget.

July 24 2015

Tiny Fences - A Weekly Buffy Podcast. A fun quirky podcast from Canada that's doing a full Buffy watch, at one episode a week. They are up to Season 2. More...

July 22 2015

What the hell are you wearing: the science of tacky formal dresses. Featuring at least two examples with which you are most likely very familiar.

July 17 2015

Anthony Head on Buffy's influence on Doctor Who. Promoting the return of Dominion, in a brief interview, he made a comparation of the shows.

July 04 2015

What video game should Rocksteady Studios make next? EW suggests The Avengers or Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

June 30 2015

Brad Meltzer talks about Buffy with Kevin Smith. During the live video streaming of the Fatman on Batman podcast, Brad tells of his experiences working with Joss on the Twilight arc of the Season 8 comics. More...

June 27 2015

These shows helped shape America's attitudes about gay relationships. With same-sex marriage legalized in the United States today, TIME looks at television shows that influenced the modern gay rights movement.

June 25 2015

Charisma Carpenter cast in new series "Scream Queens". She will be guest starring/have a potentially recurring role in the new comedy-horror anthology series coming to Fox this fall.

June 15 2015

Buffy the Vampire Slayer is a show about outsiders for outsiders. Another article in a long line of articles about why the show means so much to people. In this case, it's about the writer and his wife.

June 11 2015

What your favourite Buffy character says about you. Fandom fun courtesy of Bustle.

June 10 2015

Vote for your five favourite Buffy episodes to air on ABC Family. The show will be airing on ABC Family at the end of the month and the channel is doing a "Fan Favorite" week which will feature episodes selected by fans (via TVInsider). There's fifteen Buffy episodes to choose from.

June 09 2015

The ten scariest Buffy episodes. No prizes for guessing what came in at number one.

May 28 2015

How 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' helped me embrace my queer identity. A Hello Giggles contributor writes about what Buffy meant for her.

May 17 2015

Episodes of Buffy that shouldn't be funny (but are). Wicked Horror picks episodes that "truly shine as examples of the kind of genre-bending Buffy was capable of at its best".

May 09 2015

How well do you remember the intro to Buffy The Vampire Slayer? Featuring the best poll choices ever.

May 04 2015

Why Avengers: Age of Ultron fills this Buffy fan with despair. In the author's own words,"...I still can't square what I see in Age of Ultron with the pleasure I got from all seven seasons of Buffy... If we really are in a golden age of television, Buffy the Vampire Slayer was a harbinger. Age of Ultron is the beginning of nothing; at best it's a leaden, heavy-spirited middle." More...

April 24 2015

James Marsters reveals two good Joss Whedon secrets. The Buffy writers' story is really interesting.

April 22 2015

Joss Whedon weighs in on the idea of a Buffy reunion movie. He tells Metro.co.uk: "I'd never rule anything out, but I've no plans at this point." And that's all he said on the matter.

April 14 2015

The five most ridiculous sex scenes in comic book history. We can file this Buffy Season 8 moment under "oh right, that happened."

April 11 2015

Six reasons why Buffy is still relevant today. "There are few shows I'll defend like I do Buffy, mainly because it has always been a show that I've connected to that on a deeper level."

April 03 2015

The 17 most effective insults from science fiction and fantasy. A few choice lines from the Whedonverse made the list (shocker!)

March 28 2015

(SPOILER) James Marsters joins HBO pilot about Salem Witch Trials. Marsters' role in The Devil You Know will be quite different than his role as Spike on Buffy. He'll play a minister who gets involved in the witch trials. More...

March 25 2015

Mindy Kaling chooses sides in 14 of pop culture's biggest love triangles. Buffy, Angel, or Spike? Find out which team she's on.

March 17 2015

Titan Comics to bring out "Best of the official Buffy magazine" collection. Amazon UK has the first volume listed as "Buffy The Vampire Slayer Bind-up Collection Vol.1" but elsewhere it seems to be actually called "The Slayer Collection: Welcome to the Hellmouth".

March 10 2015

How well do you remember the Buffy the Vampire Slayer premiere? Take the Buzzfeed test and find out.

March 08 2015

(SPOILER) Buffy shout-out in this month's Rocket Raccoon. Nice Buffy shout-out in this month's Rocket Raccoon # 9. Mild spoilers, though this comic isn't really the most plot heavy anyway.

March 05 2015

Sarah Michelle Gellar discusses why there won't be a Buffy reunion movie. ""What people don't realize-they forget Buffy was a failed movie," Gellar, the No Kid Hungry spokesperson, says... "Buffy didn't work as a movie.""
"What's wrong with Buffy's HD?" - a video. This is the latest fan effort to raise awareness about the HD remastering done for Pivot.

February 24 2015

Top 12 really creepy ballet moments in film and TV. Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, and The Cabin in the Woods all feature on this Den of Geek list.

February 20 2015

Why aspect ratios matter. At last Buffy and the Mona Lisa get mentioned in the same article.

February 02 2015

'I'm Buffy and You're History: Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Contemporary Feminism' out this September. This book promises to "reveal the ways in which Buffy reconfigures the ideals of second-wave American feminism for a broadly conceived third-wave audience." It will also explore "the ways in which the final season's vision of collective feminist activism transcends racial and class boundaries".

January 23 2015

16 late-arrival female TV characters we can't live without. Faith, Anya, Fred, oh my!
The worst of the best: Buffy "Where the Wild Things Are". The Nerdist continues their look at the worst episodes of the best shows.

January 17 2015

(SPOILER) Leonard Roberts to guest star on Marvel's Agent Carter. The former Buffy cast member is in Agent Carter 1x05 "The Iron Ceiling" airing on February 3rd.

December 13 2014

The thing you like (that everyone else hates). Entertainment Weekly has a list of things in pop culture that are universally disliked by the majority, but that you might really like anyway... A certain season of Buffy is mentioned.

December 08 2014

'Buffy: Demons of the Hellmouth - A Guide for Slayers' coming out next year. According to the publisher's blurb, it's "an illustrated in-world guide to the vampires and other demons in the cult TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, written by Giles and Buffy."

November 22 2014

The enduring legacy of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer writers' room. Blastr looks at the legacy of the room and what the Buffy writers did next.

November 20 2014

TVís geek girls need to rise above being tech support. Mentions Skye and (early) Willow as examples of a new tech-savvy female stereotype: "women who are smart and competent but in an entirely nonthreatening way." More...

November 14 2014

19 funniest nude scenes in sci-if and fantasy (work-safe). A few episodes from the Whedonverse appear in all their...umm...glory.

November 12 2014

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

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