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  1. behind the scenes
    Why Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Tackled #MeToo With a Puppet PenisShowrunner Robert Carlock on the Mr. Frumpus story line, including that gross scene with his “little orange tube.”
  2. aquaman
    The Woman Who Made Aquaman a StarA conversation with award-winning artist Ramona Fradon, who drew Aquaman for most of the 1950s — and “doesn’t get” Jason Momoa’s iteration.
  3. dollhouses
    A Guide to the Most Delightful — and Sinister — Dollhouses in Pop CultureIn honor of Hereditary and Sharp Objects, we look at the creepiest and coolest dollhouses that have popped up in film and TV.
  4. deep dives
    Evan Rachel Wood and Julie Taymor: Across the Universe ‘Scared People’The star and director of Across the Universe reflect on Taymor’s reputation as “difficult,” the film’s bungled marketing, and Wood’s first nude scene.
  5. backstories
    How GLOW Made Its Most Delightful Episode YetThe co-writer of “The Good Twin” breaks down GLOW’s show within a show.
  6. puppets
    How Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’s Puppeteer Made a Talking Backpack So Emotional“The first time I saw it, I’m thinking, This is essentially puppeteering a giant canned ham.”
  7. ask an expert
    An Expert Explains Why You’re Scared of Creepy Clowns and Other Horror TropesA Harvard psychiatrist has the answers to your It-based fears.
  8. sexpositions
    What It’s Like to Be a Movie Body-DoubleA whole lot of stars want Laura Grady’s body. 
  9. explainer
    Here’s How You Sell a Haunted HouseA realtor who specializes in properties with “stigmatized pasts” explains. 
  10. armchair analyst
    Orange Is the New Black Psych EvaluationsIs Pennsatucky a psychopath?
  11. vulture compendiums
    The Complete Quips of Mad Men’s Roger Sterling“Have a drink. It’ll make me look younger,” and many, many more.
  12. status reports
    Status Report: Jim Henson Company FranchisesWe took it straight to the top of the company.
  13. armchair analyst
    A Psychiatrist Analyzes Mad Men’s Michael GinsbergPrognosis: surprisingly not terrible.
  14. chat room
    Jamie Bell on AMC’s Turn, Accents, and Frigid Shoots“Next time I read a script that says, Exterior, cold mountain and it’s raining, I’m just going to put the script down.”
  15. ask the expert
    Serial Killer Expert Analyzes Mad Men for CluesMore fodder for Megan Draper–as–Shannon Tate conspiracists.
  16. reality rumble
    Reality Semis: Survivor vs. ANTMWho will make the finals? Richard Hatch or Tyra Banks? Wise or smize?
  17. armchair analyst
    A Psychiatrist Analyzes the GirlsIs Jessa a sociopath? Was Hannah’s OCD flare-up textbook? Why is Marnie driven to make us all uncomfortable with her performances?
  18. taking it to the source
    Frozen Composers Assess 6 Fan-Created Homages to Their SongsBobby Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez
  19. vulture fact-check
    Ask a Community College Dean: How Accurate Is Community?Matt Reed is a real community college dean, but he doesn’t play one on TV.
  20. Parks and Recreation’s the Cones of Dunshire Board Game, an Oral HistoryAdam Scott and others tell the story behind Ben Wyatt’s obsessive homage to the board game The Settlers of Catan.
  21. micro oral histories
    ‘Omigod, That’s Crazy!’: The Oral History of MTV’s UndressedThe steamy late-night serial gave us Christina Hendricks and Adam Brody, but its writers also have a story to tell.
  22. expert opinion
    Ask a Lawyer: Who Has the Better Case, the Beastie Boys or GoldieBlox?Was using “Girls” fair parody? Is “it’s for a good cause” a legal defense?
  23. interview
    Macaulay Culkin’s Pizza Underground Origin Story“Mack said, ‘I want in if you need an extra member. And the rest is history.’”
  24. chat room
    Allison Janney on Mom, C.J. Cregg Fans, and Masters of Sex“I’m going to have to corner Michael Sheen this Christmas and make him tell me that I’m coming back.”
  25. fame in 1998
    A Timeline of Titanic’s World Dominance in 1998This movie was everywhere.
  26. real-life action-heroes
    Talking With Captain Phillips’s Real-Life First Mate, Shane Murphy“The guy who played me, I’m glad they put a Red Sox hat on him!”
  27. out of the blind
    An Astronaut Fact-checks GravityJet packs, space nausea (what happens if you vomit in your suit?), and the unlikelihood of being able to dodge space debris.
  28. armchair analyst
    A Psychiatrist Analyzes Breaking Bad’s Skyler, Walt Jr., and JesseAnd when do you tell Holly about her dad?
  29. armchair analyst
    A Psychiatrist Analyzes Breaking Bad’s Outraged Walt Jr. and OthersHow will the parental knife fight affect Walt Jr.?
  30. chat room
    Gina Torres on Suits and Her Badass Characters“I’ve played precious few women that aren’t badass and strong and capable.”
  31. chat room
    Kathryn Hahn on Her Onscreen Stripper Lust“In the middle of this strip club, she sees this pink cream puff, this little angel.” 
  32. chat room
    Kristen Bell on Befriending Veronica Mars Extras“I thought, How am I going to entertain 200 people?”
  33. chat room
    Seth Meyers on The Awesomes and Nerdy SuperherosThe Awesomes premieres tonight on Hulu.
  34. oral histories
    The Oral History of InterventionWith the A&E show set to air its final episode tonight, the creative team behind the long-running series looks back at the highs, the lows, and everything in between (but mostly the highs).
  35. armchair analyst
    A Psychiatrist Analyzes Mad Men’s Traumatized Sally DraperWill what she saw finally turn her into a hippie?
  36. chat room
    James Van Der Beek on Don’t Trust the B’s End“Now when people mock me on the street, they use my real name.”
  37. fan service
    Can Into Darkness Change Trekkie Hate for J.J.?“2009’s Star Trek is one of the stupidest movies I have seen in my entire life. “
  38. showtime
    The Plot for Smash’s ‘Hit List’ Musical RevealedThe plot was never fully explained on the show, but showrunner Josh Safran shares it here.
  39. armchair analyst
    Mad Men on the Couch: A Psychiatrist Analyzes Don and RogerAnd the man who most needs time on the couch: Pete.
  40. vulture lists
    18 Mad Men Anachronisms Spotted by the InternetSelectric typewriters, train schedules, the phrase “I am so over you,” and more smug busting of Matthew Weiner.
  41. fact-check
    Ask a Cold War Expert: How Realistic Is The Americans?Vulture investigates.
  42. A New Pope Picked: How Have TV and Film Done It?Five pop-culture theories about how things really go down in the Sistine Chapel.
  43. pub crawl
    Professional Drinker Rosie Schaap Tells Us Her 13 Favorite Movie Bar ScenesConsider it a pub crawl through the movies.
  44. fact-check
    What’s With The Following’s Poe Obsession?Very. We’ll take that Simpsons “Treehouse of Horror” episode over this show any day.
  45. chat room
    Nashville’s Sam Palladio on Gunnar and ScarlettWill they, or won’t they?
  46. vulture asks
    How Does Silver Linings Handle Mental Illness?Vulture consulted with Harvard Medical School psychiatrist Dr. Steven Schlozman. He loved the film.
  47. shirtlessness
    We Ask a Twilight Fan: Was Team Jacob Just a Big Scam All Along?It was never meant to be.
  48. hi ho
    Could the Disney-Lucas Deal Mean the Return of Muppet Babies?Rumor always had it that rights to the clips it used (like from Star Wars and Indiana Jones) kept it from DVD. Now they’re all in the same family!
  49. most devoted fans
    What Are the Fans Saying About Star Wars: Episode 7?We looked at the message boards and asked one of Vulture’s Most Devoted Fans.
  50. how to
    Dexter’s Prop Master Tells How He Made the Show’s Most Gruesome Set PiecesA practical guide to building your own dead Rita, severed-limb Christmas presents, decomposing couple (with 20,000 maggots!), and more.
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