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  1. overnights
    Outlander Season Finale Recap: Back to the FutureIn 1745, it’s time for the long-awaited Battle of Culloden. In 1968, it’s time to meet Brianna and Roger.
  2. overnights
    Outlander Recap: BrotherhoodCan Claire and Jamie do anything to avert the looming disaster? Not bloody likely.
  3. overnights
    Outlander Recap: Sweet RevengeClaire proves her mettle as a warrior queen.
  4. overnights
    Outlander Recap: The Flavor of Victory“War tastes bitter, no matter the outcome.”
  5. overnights
    Outlander Recap: Ready or NotLike Hamlet says, the readiness is all. And Jamie knows it.
  6. overnights
    Outlander Recap: The Old FoxFear of La Dame Blanche extends to both sides of the English Channel.
  7. overnights
    Outlander Recap: Keeping FaithIn light of another tragic loss, Claire must free Jamie from the Bastille.
  8. overnights
    Outlander Recap: The DuelEverything is legal in the Bois de Boulogne.
  9. overnights
    Outlander Recap: The MeddlerCan Claire convince Jamie to spare the life of his nemesis?
  10. overnights
    Outlander Recap: The Cook, The Thief, His Wife, and Her LoverSorry, Claire: No dinner party is complete without a fistfight.
  11. overnights
    Outlander Recap: French LettersThe cardinal risk of mixing sex with time travel: What if your current lover erases your future lover from existence?
  12. overnights
    Outlander Recap: The Queen of VersaillesClaire and Jamie play the long game against France’s overdressed, oversexed aristocrats.
  13. overnights
    Outlander Season Premiere Recap: The Time Traveler’s Husband(s)Everyone’s favorite bigamist is back! And she’s having a very bad day.
  14. close reads
    What Was Left Out of Making a Murderer Episodes 8–10In one session, Dassey supplies a possible motive for Avery.
  15. close reads
    What Was Left Out of Making a Murderer Episodes 5–7What about those other possible suspects?
  16. close reads
    What Was Left Out of Making a Murderer Episodes 2–4Yes, it was legal for investigators to question Brendan Dassey without a lawyer present.
  17. What Was Left Out of Making a Murderer Episode OneA one-hour introduction can’t capture every salient point.
  18. recaps
    The 3 Most Interesting Things About ‘Serial’ Season 2 Episode 1, ‘Dustwun’Listening to Bergdahl speak is itself fascinating.
  19. overnights
    Outlander Recap: Scottish History XOutlander’s finale puts the recent brouhaha over Sansa Stark and Ramsey Bolton’s wedding night to shame.
  20. overnights
    Outlander Recap: Have Fun Storming the Castle!Out of the frying pan and into the Pit of Despair.
  21. overnights
    Outlander Recap: Claire and Jenny Become Thelma and LouiseSomeone please GIF the hell out of Jenny milking herself like a boss among the ferns.
  22. overnights
    Outlander Recap: My Cousin JamieThe unwashed rabble have the temerity to mock Jenny’s labor pains — these are the forefathers of #GamerGate, one imagines.
  23. overnights
    Outlander Recap: Throwback Thursday at LallybrochIn which we see a penis (not Jamie’s).
  24. overnights
    Outlander Recap: The Witch of Blackbird LochDid Claire time-travel only to get burned at the stake?
  25. overnights
    Outlander Recap: FrenemiesA witch, a duke, and a dead baby walk into a bar …
  26. overnights
    Outlander Recap: Fifty Shades of PlaidThis is Outlander, aka Game of Thrones for librarians.
  27. ask an expert
    Where Does the Robert Durst Case Go From Here?“They’re getting closer to being able to arrest him in the disappearance of Kathleen Durst.”
  28. overnights
    ‘You’re Caught’: The Jinx’s Tense, Unbelievable ConclusionDurst’s participation in The Jinx seems to follow the same strange, self-defeating pattern.
  29. overnights
    The 3 Most Interesting Revelations From The Jinx, Episode 5Where is Veronica Mars when you need her? She could have closed this case years ago. 
  30. overnights
    The 3 Most Interesting Revelations From The Jinx, Episode 4“I did not kill my best friend. I did dismember him.”
  31. overnights
    The 3 Most Interesting Revelations From The Jinx, Episode 3Almost 20 years after Kathie Durst disappeared, in 2000 a newly arrested man volunteers some details that cause police to reopen her case.
  32. overnights
    The 3 Most Interesting Revelations From The Jinx: Episode TwoRobert Durst is a singular, compelling, and occasionally terrifying individual. After episode two, whether he is also a killer still remains to be seen.
  33. recaps
    The 3 Most Interesting Revelations From The Jinx: Episode OneA torso, a rich man, and his scared brother.
  34. recaps
    The 3 Most Interesting Things From ‘Serial’ Episode 12, ‘What We Know’The grand finale.
  35. podcasts
    The 3 Most Interesting Things From ‘Serial’ Episode 11, ‘Rumors’Can you ever tell if someone’s a psychopath?
  36. podcasts
    The 3 Most Interesting Things From ‘Serial’ Episode 10Was anti-Muslim sentiment behind Adnan’s conviction? And other questions raised.
  37. serial
    The 3 Most Interesting Revelations From ‘Serial’ Episode 9There were never any phones at the Best Buy.
  38. vulture lists
    Homeland’s 17 Best Carrie Cry-FacesShe is a (sad) master.
  39. vulture book club
    9 Books to Read If You Miss Your Favorite TV ComedyThe waiting is the hardest part.
  40. Which Rapper Won the Game of Thrones Mixtape?We assess all ten songs by the George R.R. Martin–ness of their lyrics.