Ryan Matthew Pierson

A Blog of Ersatz Savvy

Ayn Rand, the Russian-American writer and philosopher, has left a lasting impact on many spheres, including literature, politics, and entertainment.

In the late '90s, a show emerged that was set to drive a stake through the heart of traditional television narratives and production. "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (BtVS) wasn’t just a show about a young girl battling the forces of evil; it was a genre-bending, trope-subverting adventure that left an i...