1. My Friend Michelle McNamara, the Crime Writer Gone in the DarkRemembering the author, and late wife of comedian Patton Oswalt, on the occasion of the release of her book on her pursuit of the Golden State Killer.
  2. books
    The Acerbic, Unflinching Writing of Samantha IrbyShe took up her confessional writing to “impress a dude” — and wound up marrying a woman. She also picked up a lot of famous fans.
  3. art
    Catching Up With Jennifer RubellOn food, femininity, family, and art.
  4. tv
    Nurse Jackie’s Merritt Wever on That Chair Gag“I practiced the hell out of rolling [it].”
  5. deep dives
    Blue Is the Warmest Color and Lesbian Movie SexThe film is just the latest in a decades-long march towards more complex lesbian stories on the big screen.
  6. chat room
    OITNB’s Lea DeLaria Hits on Natasha Lyonne“I’ve had a crush on her since Slums of Beverly Hills. I told her that, too, because I’m such an asshole.”
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    Homeland Casting Directors on Finding Sexy SaulOn Claire Danes: “Her face is expressive, but she also really knows how to be blank sometimes.”
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    Bobby Cannavale Talks to Himself on the StreetTo the embarrassment of his son.
  9. obits
    Despite His Trademark Pessimism, David Rakoff Was Hopeful and ResilientRemembering the essayist and “This American Life” contributor, who died this week at 47.
  10. On Adrienne Rich, 1929–2012“I have nothing but myself / to go by.”
  11. chat room
    Mad Men’s Jessica Paré on ‘Zou Bisou Bisou’ and the Megan-Don Dynamic “I think they’re happy … that’s the most surprising thing about the Don and Megan relationship this season.”
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    Jennifer Saunders on the Return of Absolutely Fabulous, Smoking on Television, and Bum Knees“I’ve decided now I really am too old to fall over … my knees are shot.”
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    Justin Kirk on the Weeds Backlash, Uncle Andy’s ‘Classic’ Masturbation Monologue, and Missing Toes“I love when someone at the gas station comes up to me and says, ‘Why aren’t you still in Agrestic, man?’”
  14. the vulture transcript
    The Showrunner Transcript: Parks and Recreation’s Michael Schur on Sleep-Fighting and the Secret to the Show’s Sweetness“Poehler can pretty much curse any of the dudes on the show under the table.”
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    The Showrunner Transcript: 30 Rock’s Robert Carlock on Working on Joey and His Dedication to Joke Density“The life of the show is that Jack becomes more of a person and Liz gets her act together. Beyond that, the real goal of the show is the moral education of Kenneth Parcel, the eventual discovery that he is immortal and the center for a reason we can’t begin to understand.”
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    The Chicago Code’s Jennifer Beals on Trading Her L Word Wardrobe for Polyester BluesOn ‘The L Word’ there was “a lot of talking going on. About everything.”
  17. chat room
    Emmy Rossum on the Hot, Tuna-Sandwich-Tinged Sex of ShamelessMaking a raunchy show with a bunch of sophomoric men isn’t sexy, but it is fun.
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    Joanna Lumley Takes Broadway, Talks Ab Fab Reunion“That’s the staggering, humorous thing about money. If you haven’t got taste, money doesn’t matter: You’ll always look ghastly.”
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    Ilene Chaiken on The Real L WordThe show creator talks to us about transitioning from scripted drama to reality TV, the portrayal of lesbians in the media, and the possibility of coming to Brooklyn.
  20. chat room
    Mad Men’s Elisabeth Moss on Peggy OlsonThe actress on Peggy’s horrible taste in men and the storm ahead.
  21. chat room
    Maulik Pancholy on Sex, Weeds, and 30 Rock“It’s like, ‘I have something to say to you and I’m going to say it in song!’”
  22. chat room
    Novelist Binnie Kirshenbaum on The Scenic Route and Life Under the Radar“Women narrators are supposed to be likable, and my characters are not necessarily nice and/or likable. But they are funny.”
  23. el diablo
    United States of Tara: Spotting the Diablo Cody-ismsCan Cody resist a Juno retread and rise to the demands required by her new Showtime series?