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  1. chat room
    Killing Eve’s Owen McDonnell on Finally Facing Off Against VillanelleAnd why, sans moustache, nobody ever recognizes him.
  2. catastrophe
    How Catastrophe Handled Carrie Fisher’s Death“We wanted to make sure we showed the world that we loved her,” says Sharon Horgan.
  3. chat room
    The Umbrella Academy’s Aidan Gallagher Is an Old SoulThe breakout star of Netflix’s superhero show on why it’s a “dream” to play a middle-aged time-traveling assassin.
  4. special effects
    How Mary Poppins Returns Turned a Bowl Into a FantasiaDirector Rob Marshall on combining live-action, 2-D animation, and 3-D computer rendering to create a passage of eye-popping originality.
  5. movies
    The Stories Behind the Songs in Cold WarWriter-director Pawel Pawlikowski goes deep on the folk songs at the heart of his tale of star-crossed lovers.
  6. backstories
    The Hardest Effect I Ever Pulled Off36 filmmakers, cinematographers, and effects artists on making the impossible happen.
  7. behind the scenes
    How My Brilliant Friend Filmed Its Most Disturbing SceneDirector Saverio Costanzo employed a body double and a closed set for the show’s gut-wrenching molestation scene.
  8. vulture lists
    A Beginner’s Guide to Mexican Narco Films: The 10 Best Vintage Drug DramasThe Mexican outlaw oeuvre known as narco cinema has been training a B-movie lens on drug dealers for decades.
  9. chat room
    Diego Luna on Narcos: Mexico and Playing a Notorious Drug Lord“Younger generations that live now in Mexico, they don’t get it. They don’t get how things got this bad.”
  10. the deuce
    The Deuce’s Gary Carr Got to Keep His Pimp Costume“I don’t know that I’ll ever wear any of it.”
  11. theme songs
    Why The Deuce Got a New Theme SongElvis Costello’s “This Year’s Girl” is a perfect fit for the HBO show.
  12. blackkklansman
    Laura Harrier on Her ‘Nerve-racking’ Performance In BlacKkKlansmanThe star of Spike Lee’s latest on how Spike sought her out for her role, filming with Harry Belafonte, and what she’d love to do next.
  13. wigs
    Why Kate Walsh’s Wig Looked So Bad in 13 Reasons Why Season Two“If you’re not proficient in wigs, you think that you can cut one like you do hair, but you can’t.”
  14. 11 Delightful Things We Learn About Mr. Rogers in Won’t You Be My Neighbor?Including the fact that he loved pranks, scared Yo-Yo Ma, and based his puppets on his family members.
  15. Here’s the Story Behind That Russian Movie Philip Watched on The AmericansThe showrunners talk us through some of Philip’s erratic behavior — and his meaningful choice of video rental.
  16. anatomy of a scene
    How That Grisly Scene on The Americans Was FilmedIt rivals the show’s famous suitcase scene.
  17. The Story Behind That Sexy Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool Dance SceneAnnette Bening and Jamie Bell improvised it entirely.
  18. Behind the Scenes of Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, MissouriThe blood-red signs became the talk of the town in more than just the fictional town of Ebbing.
  19. backstories
    Where in Los Angeles Did Transparent Film Its Israel Scenes?From Malibu to Santa Clarita.
  20. backstories
    Nicole Kidman Had a Prosthetic Bulge Added to Her Nose for Top of the LakeAnd a prosthetic wrinkled brow!
  21. Narcos Star Matias Varela on Season 3 and the Real Jorge Salcedo“Nobody pointed a gun to his head and said you have to come work for us.”
  22. chat room
    Pedro Pascal on Returning to Narcos As Its Leading Man“It’s the first opportunity I’ve ever had to play a character for this long.”
  23. vulture recommends
    It’s Time to Start Watching The BureauIt’s the series practicing the best spycraft these days.
  24. power rankings
    The Gilmore Girls Cast Power RankingCould you have guessed the guy who played a nebbishy Yale newspaper editor would become an Emmy Award–winning TV writer?
  25. The Stories Behind the Crowns of The CrownThe real stars of the show.
  26. chat room
    Sarah Baker on Typecasting in Hollywood“People tend to be very unimaginative.”
  27. How Narcos Filmed Pablo Escobar’s Death“The reality is he died with half his head missing, on a rooftop in Medellín, grossly overweight, and alone.”
  28. emmy insider
    Talking to 2016’s Sole Woman Director Emmy Nom“I get calls all the time, even from someone directing a pilot who wants advice. That’s how it should be; that’s how changes happens.”
  29. explainer
    Separating Fact and Fiction in Netflix’s The Get DownLet us break it down.
  30. quotables
    Up Your Game With the Quinn King Insult GeneratorMarvel at a master’s bon mots.
  31. Orange Is the New Black’s Judy King Is Part Martha, Part PaulaSeparating foodie fact from fiction.
  32. interview
    Alexis Wilkinson on Joining Veep at 22And why she’s moving to Brooklyn Nine-Nine next season.
  33. sex on tv
    How Silicon Valley’s Horse-Sex Scene Came TogetherJust the show’s latest dick joke.
  34. chat room
    Director Susanne Bier on Women in Hollywood“My worry: I don’t want us to be fringe. We are more than half of the world’s population, and we are always put in a box as if we’re a minority.”
  35. everything we know
    Everything We Know About the Gilmore Girls Netflix Revival So Far“Winter” is a popular season.
  36. timelines
    A Timeline of Duchovny/Anderson’s Post-X CareersEvery non-paranormal thing they’ve done.
  37. accentuate the positive (and the negative)
    Ranking American Accents of TV’s Foreign ActorsWe gave leading dialect coaches a list of foreign-born actors portraying Americans on TV. Here’s their breakdown of the imitation game.
  38. Transparent’s 1930s Berlin Flashbacks, ExplainedWillkommen to Weimar, where anything goes.
  39. everything we know
    Everything We Know About Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger, and HBO’s VinylLots of drugs, definitely some mob bosses (it’s Scorsese and Terence Winter, after all).
  40. The Leftovers’s Most Optimistic Character“I’ve been depressed as hell playing characters, but not Matt Jamison.”
  41. chat room
    Kevin Carroll on Playing a Complex POC“I think [this] could be the role of a lifetime for me in television.”
  42. catch up
    The Knick Refresher: Everything You Need to Remember for Season TwoScrub in for our restorative overview.
  43. we need to talk about kevin
    Reza Aslan Addresses All Your Leftovers’ Questions“I like to think [Kevin’s] either a prophet or a shaman.”
  44. religion 101
    Reza Aslan Addresses Every Mystery in The Leftovers’ Premiere“You should read something into everything you see.”
  45. just kidding
    Mark Linn-Baker Faked His Departure on The LeftoversHe’s been hiding out in Chihuahua, Mexico.
  46. theories
    Who’s the Red Devil? All Our Scream Queen Theories So FarAnd who’s the 20-year-old baby?
  47. chat room
    Narcos’s Wagner Moura on Playing Pablo EscobarAnd why he won’t gain 40 pounds for the part again.
  48. What to Watch For on the New Season of True DetectiveThere’s a lot to untangle in Sunday night’s knotty plot with its interweaving story lines and visual clues.
  49. backstories
    Sunday’s GOT Was Harder to Film Than Red Wedding“It was like a pyramid that you have to take one block at a time.”
  50. catch up
    What You Need to Know About Halt and Catch Fire Before Season TwoHalt and catch up!
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