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July 24 2017

Happy Birthday, Summer Glau! Weaponized ballerina kicks ass with extraordinary grace. More...

January 15 2013

River Tam and the Weaponized Women of the Whedonverse. This essay originally appeared in the 'Serenity Found' anthology.

July 23 2012

31 Years of Summer. Today is our beloved psychic killer woman, Dollhouse programmer and reprogrammed Terminator's 31st birthday! More...

April 17 2011

Get your River Tam & The Fireflies t-shirt. One day only, gone 24 hours from the time of this post. The design first discussed here last July is now a t-shirt.

December 16 2010

Life Without an Amygdala. Wired Magazine's website discusses a woman, who like River, does not have a functional amygdala. More...

December 07 2010

Ellen Ripley Saved My Life. Some interesting ruminations on the nature of the Strong Woman Action Heroine using several familiar examples.

May 25 2009

River Tam vs Dr. Gregory House. Vote for TV's most badass character.

September 01 2008

Cracked lists River Tam as one of Hollywood's 5 Saddest Attempts at Feminism. River has the dubious distinction of coming in at number three according to

March 18 2008

Buffy is Toyfare's number one kick-ass woman. The magazine describes her as "a self-sacrificing heroine who faced the darkest of forces". Firefly's River Tam made number 13 on this pop-culture list.

October 22 2007

Summer Glau's new series gears up for some major league promotion. A 45-second trailer for 'The Sarah Connor Chronicles' will be shown during game 3 of the World Series as FOX ramps up a promotional push for its rookie series.

December 16 2005

I can see you: The R. Tam Sessions Story. A detailed account of the Serenity viral marketing campaign as observed by The One True b!X, maintainer of

October 28 2005

(SPOILER) The Signal #16 Podcast. "Features on River, Wash, and Fruity Oaty Bars and the movie version of the Ballad of Serenity and an extended excerpt from our interview with Tim Minear." More...

October 20 2005

Summer and Sean (Astin) pay a visit to Texas in Nov. Wizard World brings some Serenity and a little Angel to Dallas Nov 4-6, in the form of Summer Glau and Sean Astin. More...

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