Book Review: David Duchovny’s Miss Subways: A Novel

We at 25 Years Later would like to thank Farrar, Straus, and Giroux representatives Veronica Ingal and Sarita Varma for giving us the chance to review an advanced readers copy of David Duchovny's Miss Subways: A Novel, which will be released May 1st, 2018. The audiobook version will be released on the same day and is narrated by the …

Nothing Important Happened Last Night : The X-Files Season 11 Finale “My Struggle IV”

Well, this is it. The finale. Was it a finale to end all finales? No. Was it a season finale or a series finale? One can only hope it was the latter, but well, the answer is uncertain. I spent most of the season being unreasonably nervous for the Season 11 Finale “My Struggle IV”, …

World With(out) End, Amen: The X-Files Season 11, “Nothing Lasts Forever”

This penultimate episode of The X-Files (hopefully that means the series and not just the season, with Gillian’s certain departure one week away), aptly titled “Nothing Lasts Forever” deals with several themes, big and small. Endings, families and love, faith, age, and in a very meta way, television show revival all featured in last night’s …

A Crucible of Hate: The X-Files Season 11 “Familiar”

Yesterday’s episode of The X-Files was chock full of ammunition: gun violence, police violence, child death and molestation, zealotry, mob justice and good old fashioned witchery among the major themes, “Familiar” is a modern day Salem Witch trials, complete with the infamous spontaneous human combustion that Scully has always liked to so decry. “Familiar” continues …

Do Drones Dream of Electric Sheep? And Other Stories: The X-Files Season 11 “Rm9sbG93ZXJz”

I’ll start off this new article with a disclaimer: I am absolutely terrified of sentient technology. I can't even stand to watch iRobot. It was physically nerve wracking for me to watch last night’s episode. As is turning out to be par for the course, “Rm9sbG93ZXJz” deals heavily with the current social problems facing the …

Believing isn’t Seeing, Seeing is Believing: The X-Files Season 11, “Ghouli”

“Ghouli” started out like your typical post-Slenderman storyline. As a Wisconsin resident, I’m more than passably familiar with the phenomenon. Internet stories convince scared, superstitious teenagers that a terrifying being really exists and it out to get you and can be literally anyone, etcetera, etcetera. It was such a classic The X-Files opening, that it …