1. erect against the forces of evil
    A Real-Life Rock Groupie Inspired Miley Cyrus’s Drive-Away Dolls CameoEthan Coen’s new caper takes cues from Cynthia “Plaster Caster,” an artist known for casting the erect penises of famous rock stars in plaster.
  2. chat room
    Hope Davis on Supplanting Stewy As the Roys’ Foremost AdversaryThe Succession actor talks improvisation, the truth about Sandy’s diagnosis, and that shaky Shiv alliance.
  3. chat room
    Murray Bartlett on All the Shit That Goes Down in the White Lotus FinaleLiterally.
  4. parts unknown
    The Most Surprising Stories From the Anthony Bourdain Doc RoadrunnerMorgan Neville’s film, which includes extensive unseen footage of the chef, attempts to piece together a person and a tragedy.
  5. chat room
    How Behind Her Eyes’ Eve Hewson Calibrated Her Performance for That Final TwistThe actress breaks down what playing Adele taught her about astral projection and channeling another actor’s performance.
  6. all creatures great and small
    All Creatures’ Nicholas Ralph Got ‘Right in There’ With His Animal Co-StarsFrom almost getting face-kicked by a horse to driving vintage cars, the newcomer breaks down James Herriot’s most memorable season-one moments.
  7. chat room
    Industry’s Ken Leung Thinks ‘Anything Is Possible’ for Eric After That Finale“He’s a smart guy. How does he negotiate having survived this close call?”
  8. 🤑🤑🤑
    Industry’s Creators Decode the Show’s Most Jargony Trader TalkMickey Down and Konrad Kay walk us through what you need to know to understand the season’s major plot points — including Harper’s big screwup.
  9. the real story
    How Bad Was The Trial of the Chicago 7’s Judge Julius Hoffman, Really?Here’s how Frank Langella’s pro-prosecution jurist stacks up against the real man, whom Abbie Hoffman called “a shande far die goyim.”
  10. backstories
    How to Make a Coronavirus Rom-com in IsolationLove in the Time of Corona director Joanna Johnson breaks down what went into remotely filming the miniseries’ cast in their own homes.
  11. documentaries
    In AKA Jane Roe, a ‘Deathbed Confession’ Was Never the Plan“I was shocked,” documentarian Nick Sweeney says of Norma McCorvey’s onscreen confession. “It was not what I expected.”
  12. explainers
    The True Story Behind Bad EducationThe wild tale of a school superintendent who hoodwinked a Long Island town to the tune of $11.2 million.
  13. chat room
    Naomi Ackie on The End of the F***ing World, Eating Lipstick, and Star Wars“I was like, ‘You know what? I’ll just eat it.’ I wanted people to feel grossed out.”
  14. explainers
    The True Stories Behind UnbelievableThe Netflix true-crime series hews close to the reported facts of the case while lightly fictionalizing its main players.
  15. hardest things
    The Hardest Effect I Ever Pulled Off42 filmmakers, cinematographers, and effects artists on making the impossible happen.
  16. chat room
    Killing Eve’s Owen McDonnell on Finally Facing Off Against VillanelleAnd why, sans moustache, nobody ever recognizes him.
  17. catastrophe
    How Catastrophe Handled Carrie Fisher’s Death“We wanted to make sure we showed the world that we loved her,” says Sharon Horgan.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.”
  24. 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.”
  25. theme songs
    Why The Deuce Got a New Theme SongElvis Costello’s “This Year’s Girl” is a perfect fit for the HBO show.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.”
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. anatomy of a scene
    How That Grisly Scene on The Americans Was FilmedIt rivals the show’s famous suitcase scene.
  31. The Story Behind That Sexy Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool Dance SceneAnnette Bening and Jamie Bell improvised it entirely.
  32. 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.
  33. backstories
    Where in Los Angeles Did Transparent Film Its Israel Scenes?From Malibu to Santa Clarita.
  34. backstories
    Nicole Kidman Had a Prosthetic Bulge Added to Her Nose for Top of the LakeAnd a prosthetic wrinkled brow!
  35. 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.”
  36. 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.”
  37. vulture recommends
    It’s Time to Start Watching The BureauIt’s the series practicing the best spycraft these days.
  38. 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?
  39. The Stories Behind the Crowns of The CrownThe real stars of the show.
  40. chat room
    Sarah Baker on Typecasting in Hollywood“People tend to be very unimaginative.”
  41. 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.”
  42. 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.”
  43. explainer
    Separating Fact and Fiction in Netflix’s The Get DownLet us break it down.
  44. quotables
    Up Your Game With the Quinn King Insult GeneratorMarvel at a master’s bon mots.
  45. Orange Is the New Black’s Judy King Is Part Martha, Part PaulaSeparating foodie fact from fiction.
  46. interview
    Alexis Wilkinson on Joining Veep at 22And why she’s moving to Brooklyn Nine-Nine next season.
  47. sex on tv
    How Silicon Valley’s Horse-Sex Scene Came TogetherJust the show’s latest dick joke.
  48. 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.”
  49. everything we know
    Everything We Know About the Gilmore Girls Netflix Revival So Far“Winter” is a popular season.
  50. timelines
    A Timeline of Duchovny/Anderson’s Post-X CareersEvery non-paranormal thing they’ve done.
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