Read an excerpt from Zack Handlen and Todd VanDerWerff’s X-Files book—with special guest Vince Gilligan

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News—On October 16, Abrams Press will release Monsters Of The Week: The Complete Critical Companion To The X-Files. Written by A.V. Club contributor Zack Handlen and former A.V. Club TV editor Todd VanDerWerff, the book adapts and updates the duo’s popular TV Club Classic recaps, supplementing them with cast and writer interviews, illustrations from Patrick Leger, and a new foreword by X-Files creator Chris Carter. Read on for Zack’s take on season five’s “Bad Blood,” followed by commentary from the...

Colbert’s children’s book about Trump’s visit to NC will benefit the Carolinas. Stephen Colbert joked about President Trump’s interest in a washed-up yacht during a trip to New Bern, NC, after Hurricane Florence. Now the “Whose Boat is This Boat?” book will be published with proceeds helping North and South Carolina.