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March 31 2017

Alyson Hannigan, Amber Benson on the groundbreaking Willow-Tara romance. "The romance was one of the first major lesbian love stories shown on network television and became incredibly important to Buffy's fans and the LGBT audience."

June 12 2015

Entertainment Weekly on Gay Teens on TV. A slide show/short write up of gay teens in TV shows. Tara and Willow show up quite early. This piece shows up at More...

May 15 2013

Amber Benson to star in Neil Gaiman's acting debut. The movie is a vampire love story set in 1940s Los Angeles, was written by Michael Reaves, and will star Neil Gaiman, Amber Benson and Christina Moses. More...

February 09 2013

Sorting Les/Bi characters into Hogwarts houses. Of no real moment, but fun nonetheless, see Willow and Tara get sorted into one of the 4 Hogwarts Houses. And Willow gets to be head!

January 25 2011

Gay Teens on TV: a timeline. And in 2000, Willow and Tara appeared on our screens.

December 23 2010

AssignmentX Part 2 interview with Amber Benson. She talks about her Death's Daughter novel series and what's going on with Drones, the film she co-directed with Buffy's Adam Busch.

April 19 2010

Amber Benson returns to Film Snobbery. "One of our favorite guests returns this Tues (10pm). April 20th to FilmSnobbery to talk about the sequel to her book "Death's Daughter". We continue to follow the adventures of Calliope Reaper-Jones in "Cat's Claw", and catch up with Amber and get the dirt on her new movie "Drones" that she co-directed with Adam Busch."

March 04 2010

Amber Benson's "Chance" now on Amazon on Demand. Amber wrote, directed and starred in this 2002 independent movie that also features James Marsters and Andy Hallett. It can be rented for a week for $1.99 or bought for $9.99.

February 17 2010

Forbidden Love: five TV hook-ups that left fans fuming. Willow and Tara top the list. Spoilers for last week's Chuck.

February 01 2010

Amber Benson's "Cat's Claw" Feb. book tour. From her blog, "Yes, it's that time again. Time for weird old me to get in my car (then hobo hop a train & possibly a plane) and start trekking around the country schilling the latest installment of the Calliope Reaper-Jones series."

January 16 2010

Amber Benson and Adam Busch on the Kevin Pollak Chat Show. This Sunday, Jan 17th at 5PM (PST), Kevin interviews Adam, Amber, and members of the cast (and crew) of “Drones”.

December 31 2009

Whedon's Brunettes: Dark, Dainty, Disturbed and ... Disturbing? Pretty, fragile, damaged and dangerous -- what's the connection among these traits in female characters who occupy an important role in a number of Whedon works, and what's behind their creator's fixation? More...

November 27 2009

E! says that Tara and Willow are the best lesbians on tv ever. And well they are not wrong!

November 24 2009

Join Amber Benson in the fight against hunger. "From November 22nd - 29th all of the proceeds from Benson Entertainment's exclusive "Triangle Tara" action figure will be donated to the Los Angeles Food Bank!!"

October 27 2009

Willow and Tara and doors. An interesting blog post about the use of doorways throughout the Willow Tara relation. Fascinating stuff!

September 26 2009

Amber Benson and Amber Tamblyn at the West Hollywood Bookfair. Oct 4th from 10am-6pm at West Hollywood Park. They will both be doing panels and signing. More...

September 19 2009

Amber Benson book signing in Houston, Tx at Murder by the Book. Today 3 events w/ Amber, starting with the book signing from 2-5pm. Then a special fundraiser reception benefiting Houston's SWAMP, from 5:30-7pm. Followed by Buffy musical episode sing-along, from 7:30p-10:30pm.

August 31 2009

Trailer for "The Killing Jar" co-starring Amber Benson. "A stranger armed with a shotgun takes seven patrons hostage in a remote roadside diner."

August 20 2009

Book Addict interviews Amber Benson. "Death's Daughter is the first book in a trilogy... It's about a girl named Calliope Reaper-Jones whose father just happens to be the Grim Reaper."

July 27 2009

Buffy vs Torchwood. Big Spoiler if you have not seen Torchwood: Children of Earth.

July 21 2009

Associated Press discusses urban fantasy and Amber Benson's new novel. The AP has an article about "urban fantasy" and the supernatural romance. They talk briefly with Amber about her novel and the appeal of the genre.

April 14 2009

Amber Benson on Blogstein tonight at 9 pm ET.

April 06 2009

Amber Benson signing at Kings Comics, April 7th. In store signing at the Sydney, Austrailia location on Pitt Rd., between 3-5 pm.

March 28 2009

Interview with Amber Benson. She will also be signing at Borderlands Books in San Francisco today at 4pm PT.

March 25 2009

Amber Benson interviewed live at Film Snobbery tonight. Amber will be on at 9:30pm ET in the US. If you missed it you can now download the interview here. More...

January 01 2009

Amber Benson in the Lifetime movie "7 Things To Do Before I'm 30". Airs today at 1pm. "Pretty, charming, and weight-challenged (at least as she sees it) Lori Madison is a month shy of the big 3-0 when her life implodes."

December 04 2007

Lesbian kisses. A Guardian blog entry criticising TV shows for using lesbian relationships as "sensation seeking" but with one notable exception.

July 15 2007

It's Chris Golden's birthday. And if you'd like to have the chance to wish him a happy birthday in person, he's going to be at San Diego Comic Con later this month! More...

May 03 2007

"Simple Things" featuring Amber Benson, wins Best Film at Appalachian Film Festival. The film is an inspirational story about a pediatrician, his son and a community. You can view the trailer for the film at the "Simple Things" website.

March 31 2007

Ten minutes with Amber Benson. A great interview over at Her new film 'Race You To The Bottom' and the legacy of Tara get discussed.

March 01 2007

Is Willow the female Spiderman?, why Tara matters, and other things. A new blog called Pop Culture Heroines has entries on Willow, Tara and Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 8 as well as other female orientated pop culture stuff.

January 30 2007

USA Today: Willow and Tara -TVs first lead lesbian couple. USA Today recognises Willow and Tara (see the chart on the left side) as being TVs probable first lead lesbian couple in this article about the effects of coming out on gay celebrities.

January 15 2007

Amber Benson film racing into theatres in March 2007. The film 'Race you to the Bottom' staring Amber has been touring the festivals this the past year. Now it has been picked up for theatrical release. More...

July 20 2006

Amber Benson interview on Slayerlit. This is a comprehensive and intelligent interview with Amber Benson, conducted by Shiai of Slayerlit, and based on question submitted by members of that yahoo group.

April 05 2006

She hates to always bring up Buffy, but... More...

February 11 2006

The Lesbian Teen Formula. Or why even after nearly three years since it ended, Buffy is still the best example of a well developed post-coming out story on television.

February 10 2006

Sideshow Angel up for Pre-Order. Wrist stakes!! Battle Axe with the exclusive edition. And there's also a pic of the 'Once More with Feeling' Tara Bust in the DST E-Spectrum Newsletter (reg req). Hint of a linking Willow bust in the future!

January 08 2006

A Ghost of a Chance to win an Autograph from Amber. "In honor of Amber Benson's birthday, this week the Whedonverse Multimedia Project is offering fans the chance to win an autographed copy of Ghosts of Albion: Accursed that she co-wrote with Christopher Golden."

January 04 2006

Fanfiction Comes Out of the Closet. Fascinating article over at about fans, slash fiction and TV shows. There's several Buffy mentions including an interesting discussion about Willow/Tara femslash.

December 17 2005

New Amber Benson interview at Great new interview with the ever lovely Ms Benson. More...

July 25 2005

Pre-Order Amber in Houston on DVD. Amber Benson is raising funds for her next independent film, "Lovers, Liars, and Lunatics" by selling a DVD compilation of her convention appearance in Houston this past April. (reg req) More...

June 05 2004

Rare variant Tara figure from "Hush" presale at Cinequest. If you're even remotely interested in the variant Tara figure (better than the standard figure IMO), pre-order it now. This one definitely won't be around for long. More...

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