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David Duchovny

Why David Duchovny and I Should Be Friends

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I started out being really pissed at David Duchovny. On January 3, 2017, my agent sent the manuscript of my third novel, entitled Miss Subways, out on submission to publishers. On January 9, 2017, the “Publishers Marketplace Daily Deals” e-newsletter announced that David Duchovny’s novel, entitled Miss Subways, had been sold to Farrar, Straus and Giroux for publication in Spring 2018. Come again? I sent an email to my agent asking her if this title hiccup would be a problem. Meanwhile, I swore under my breath at Duchovny for stealing my title, which I realized I wouldn’t get to use despite the fact that my novel was about the historic Miss Subways contest and his wasn’t; it was a supernatural novel, for goodness sake. My agent reassured…

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The truth really is out there

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For legions of fans, all it took to keep the faith alive was a poster, growing dusty and tattered over the years, with a now-iconic image of a UFO and the familiar phrase: “I Want to Believe.” Now, 13 years after going off the air in 2002, renegade FBI Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully—the believer and the skeptic—are coming back in six new episodes of The X-Files. Sure, there were two forays on to the big screen, 1998’s The X-Files: Fight the Future and 2008’s The X-Files: I Want to Believe (most true X-Philes actually want to forget about that second one), but fans have waited for over a decade to see Mulder and Scully back where they belong—chasing…

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