Beholding the Cockroach

By Caroline Hovanec It was a paranormal mystery series studded with conspiracy, violence, and darkness, but The X-Filesalways shone brightest to me when it did comedy. “War of the Coprophages,” a season three monster-of-the-week tale of killer cockroaches from outer space (or are they?), is a case in point. The title captures the episode’s style of… Continue reading Beholding the Cockroach

Twilight Time

By Benjamin Aldes Wurgaft For years I have thought that William Gibson is our most insightful fiction writer on material things and what it is like to live with them, but also, and not paradoxically, on immaterial things and what it is like to live with them. The same writer who gave us “cyberspace” (the… Continue reading Twilight Time