The End of Buffy


The end of Buffy produced a slew of media coverage. Below you will find a variety of links to coverage of  the final days of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Please realize that online links, especially in newspapers, date quickly.  If you know of other links that should be added, write David Lavery (


Listen to James South, Rhonda Wilcox, and David Lavery talk Buffy on All Things Considered on National Public Radio:

Listen to David Lavery and Elyce Helford on Talk of the Nation on National Public Radio:

Listen to David Lavery and Frances Early on The Current on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Radio:

Listen to David Bianculli's review of the series finale of Buffy and the season finale of 24:


Amatangelo, Amy. "Hits from the Hellmouth: The Best and Worst of Buffy." The Boston Herald:

Blanco, Therese. "The Greater Capacity for Good." The Buzz:

"Buffy Creator on Show, Final Episode."

"Buffy Postmortem: Is Spike Dead?" [interview with Joss Whedon]. TV Guide Online:

“'Buffy Studies': End of TV Series Clouds Future of Odd Academic Discipline.” NPR Online:

"Buffy the Vampire Slayer Bites the Dust." AP Story in NY Times:

Buffy World on CBC Radio:

Collins, Gail. "Buffy Rides Off into the Sunset." New York Times:

"Fangs for the Memories." Reuters Story in NY Times:

Frey, Hillary. "The Late, Great Buffy the Vampire Slayer."

Fuchs, Cynthia. "Life After Buffy."

Johnston, "Buffy Slays Rivals." The Age 14 August 2003:

Hibbs, Thomas, Buffy Saved TV (National Review Online:

Kempley, Rita. "Fangs for the Memories, Buffy: Series Gave Fans Much to Sink Their Teeth Into." Washington Post:

Last, Jonathan V. "Where Do We Go from Here? A Farewell to Buffy the Vampire Slayer and a Look Back at the Show's Ten Best Episodes." The Weekly Standard:

Lovinger, Rachel. "Slaytime is Over." Entertainment Weekly (available only to subscribers or newstand purchasers, or through AOL):,6115,453541~3~0~slayerlineendssob,00.html.

McCoy, Dave. "In Joss We Trust: Buffy's Creator on Spinoffs, His Own Demons and What the Future Holds." MSN Entertainment:

McFarland, Melanie. "Buffy Had Much to Teach Us About Life." Seattle Post-Intelligencer:

Menon, Vinay. "Buffy Passes on Her Power." Toronto Sun:

Miller, Laura. "Bye, Bye Buffy."

___. “The Man Behind the Slayer.”

Millman, Joyce. "Getting Buffy's Last Rites Right." New York Times:

Mullinax, Gary. "After seven seasons and two networks, Buffy will slay no more." Wilmington Delaware News-Journal:

Ostrow, Joanne. "Buffy's Importance Stands Tall, and It's not Over Yet." Denver Post:,1413,36~122~1409936,00.html#

Rosen, Lisa. "R.I.P. Buffy: You Drove a Stake Through Convention." Los Angeles Times:

Rosenthal, Phil. "Buffy Boss: It's Not Over When It's Over." Chicago Sun Times:

Roush, Matt. "Buffy and 24: Saving the World."

"10 Questions for Joss Whedon." New York Times:

Tonkin, Boyd. "Farewell Buffy, and Fangs for the Memories." The Independent:

TV Week (Australia), August 2-8, 2003.

Walter, Tom. "The Girl Power Inspiration Named Buffy Fights Ultimate Evil to the End." Memphis Commercial Appeal:,1426,MCA_515_1973825,00.html.

Walton, Andy. "Bye, Bye Buffy: Cult Hit Rides into Its Last Sunset."

___. "Slang-age in the Buffyverse."

Wilson, Carl. "Long Live Buffy." Toronto Globe and Mail:

Wisniewski, Chris. "The Unbearable Darkness of Buffy."

Zacharek, Stephanie. "A Hole in Our Hearts."