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Looking Back on ‘The X-Files’: A Reading List

Emily Perper | Longreads | January 26, 2014 | words

This week’s picks from Emily include stories from The A.V. Club, The Awl, The Hairpin, and Grantland.

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Looking Back on 'The X-Files': A Reading List

I watched “The X-Files” in a Baltimore house I shared with eight people, at the end of days spent navigating the city’s shaky public transit system, alternating between feeling perfectly in place and wildly lost. That’s how I felt when I watch “The X-Files,” too: One moment I was perfectly attuned to Agents Mulder & Scully’s plan of attack; the next, I was baffled as the agents discovering a farm of clones or a UFO witness who also happens to be a serial killer. Confused? Intrigued? You are not alone. And the truth is out there.

(Some spoilers ahead.)

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