Scully, the Victim: The Legacy of Gendered Violence on The X-Files

Has The X-Files finally gone too far with its incisive, sometimes morbid preoccupation with the intimate harms inflicted on women?

The Transphobia is Out There

Transphobic jokes marred an otherwise delightful X-Files episode. Read more »

For "X-Files" Revival, Gillian Anderson Was Offered Half What David Duchovny Was Paid

Agents Mulder and Scully are a duo… but when Fox started the process of reviving “The X-Files” for six episodes, they initially offered Gillian Anderson half the pay of her co-star. Because, why? They’re fans of ... Read more »

Popaganda Episode: Nostalgia TV

The '90s are having a moment. In this podcast episode, we talk Sailor MoonSaved By the BellThe X-Files, and The Golden Girls, plus muse about the meaning of “girl power” and discuss whether shows like Downton Abbey... Read more »

In Rewatching "The X-Files," One Thing is Clear: Mulder is A Real Jerk

The truth is obvious: Scully’s partner is a champion mansplainer.   Read more »

My Summer With Agent Scully

Dana Scully portrait by the talented Hey Monster The summer between sixth and seventh grade was a long one. I was super gawky—already six feet tall, equally passionate about science and musical theater, with pants... Read more »