Anna Faris on Balancing the Hilarious and the Offensive

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In this week's New York: Logan Hill speaks with Observe and Report star Anna Faris about finding depth while playing one-dimensional characters, while David Edelstein describes the film as being "icky, mean, and spectacularly funny." Will Parks & Recreation be the show that puts a stop to NBC's recent development woes? Will Leitch reports from the set. Speaking of television, Emily Nussbaum assesses eight new shows that just debuted this spring. Lizzy Goodman speaks to the latest embodiment of New York Cool, Lissy Trullie. What lessons will you learn at the multiplex this summer? Vulture's own Lane Brown breaks them down for you. And Boris Kachka asks actress Alice Ripley if Broadway is ready for a rock musical about bipolar disorder, while Dan Kois and Scott Brown review Hair, An Oresteia, and Happiness.