1. oral history
    How the Strokes — and the Early-Aughts New York Rock Boom — Went BustThe inside story of the last moment of the last great rock band, told by the people who lived it.
  2. vulture cover story
    Conor Oberst Goes HomeAfter a nightmarish public controversy and some mysterious health ailments, the singer-songwriter has returned to Omaha and, hopefully, normalcy. 
  3. music
    Conor Oberst Goes HomeAfter a nightmarish public controversy and some mysterious health ailments, the singer-songwriter has returned to Omaha and, hopefully, normalcy.
  4. encounter
    Tori Amos on Unrepentant Geraldines, Life At 50One of the rare ’90s icons who have stayed commercially relevant.
  5. encounter
    Considering Wardrobes, Legacies, and Circumsion Knives With Kathleen Hanna“I’m so over fetishizing the nineties!”
  6. chat room
    The Kills on Their New Photo Book, Rock Nostalgia, and Secret Third Band Member“I always had it in my head that I didn’t want to expand the band with instruments, I wanted to expand it with photographers and writers.”
  7. pumped for broadway
    We Get a Peek at the Pump Up the Volume MusicalAnd a nation of Christian Slater fans just perked up.
  8. chat room
    Alexis Bledel on Her Broadway Debut, Playing a Prostitute, and Trying But Failing to Read The Hunger GamesRory Gilmore! Get with it.
  9. concert review
    Bruce Springsteen Was the Past and the Present at the Apollo Friday NightHe’s still the hardest working white man in show business at 62.
  10. chat room
    Jane Krakowski on Juggling the ‘Electricity’ of a Live Stage Performance With the New Season of 30 Rock“There’s so much that we’ve not done before, new ideas in our same wacky world.”
  11. chat room
    Justin Bartha on His Play With Jesse Eisenberg, Their Friendship, and the ‘Spectacle’ of Filmmaking“It’s very hard to find a great character and do what I love in a movie sometimes.”
  12. chat room
    Jesse Eisenberg on His New Play Asuncion, Avoiding All Culture, and Screenwriters Who Brainstorm With Post-its“To me, it seems like kind of an ostentatious way to show other people that you’re working if your movies are not being made.”
  13. chat room
    Lindsey Buckingham on His New Solo Album and the Fleetwood Mac ‘Machine’“It was clear that band had incredible chemistry … We had to fulfill that destiny, if you want to get a little flowery about it.”
  14. playlist
    Girl Talk Gives Vulture His Ideal 154-Track Backyard-Barbecue MixD.J. Gregg Gillis crafted the perfect playlist to score your next cookout.
  15. set list
    How the Arctic Monkeys Plan a Set ListJamie Cook: “A slow moment in the set. If she’s stayed this long, you can make out with her here.”
  16. tribeca film festival
    Watch a Clip From the Kings of Leon Documentary Talihina Sky and Get the Backstory“Some of the band’s initial reactions were, ‘Nobody can ever see that.’”
  17. chat room
    Tom Tom Club’s Chris Frantz on 30 Years of ‘Genius of Love’“Grandmaster Flash said, ‘You know you’re going to be hearing this [“Genius of Love”] beat a lot.’ And I said, ‘You think so?’”
  18. chat room
    Regina Spektor on Her New Concert Film and Upcoming ‘Nine Inch Nails–y’ Sleeping Beauty Musical“That’s a lot of questions. I was up very late. But I can do this.”
  19. overnights
    Dexter Season-Finale Recap: Relationships Are ComplicatedDexter still claims he’s not human, but in the season finale someone close to him comes ever closer to understanding the real him.
  20. chat room
    In Treatment’s Dane DeHaan on Tonight’s Finale, and Learning to Be Promiscuous“I always say, I am a really bad actor … “
  21. chat room
    Nick Cave on Grinderman and Why He’s a Feminist“Well, I don’t consider myself not one. I’m not a misogynist, so you can dispense with that.”
  22. overnights
    Dexter Recap: Vigilantes in Love“Is this the only kind of love I’ll ever find, the kind that ends in blood?”
  23. chat room
    Dexter’s Jennifer Carpenter on Her Favorite Debra Morgan Swears“I was just home for Thanksgiving and I caught myself cursing three times. It was so embarrassing.”
  24. overnights
    Dexter Recap: A Time to Kill“I’m still shocked when confronted with the depth of evil that exists in this world.”
  25. overnights
    Dexter Recap: Fractured Creatures“I took Plato’s idea and I ran with it and boom!”
  26. chat room
    Irrfan Khan Talks About His In Treatment Patient, and Why He Walked Out on a Real TherapistAfter his one actual appointment, “I said ‘No, this kind of talking I can do for myself.’ I never felt the need to go back.”
  27. chat room
    Dexter’s Julia Stiles on Playing Lumen, and This Season’s ‘Harrowing’ Finale“I’m not sure if this makes me a masochist, but … “
  28. chat room
    Dean Wareham on Revisiting His Old Galaxie 500 Songs“Being in an indie band back then, you weren’t allowed to have dreams of being huge.”
  29. overnights
    Dexter Recap: Shattered“Instincts are all I’ve ever had.”
  30. chat room
    Phoenix’s Thomas Mars on Why His French Band Is So Hot in AmericaAnd why his wife Sofia Coppola hates the Beatles.
  31. overnights
    Dexter Recap: Complicated Reasons“I know how she feels, it’s not so different from me.”
  32. overnights
    Dexter Recap: Sidekicked“And in one second everything changed. Lumen happened.”
  33. the vulture transcript
    The Vulture Transcript: The Magnetic Fields’ Stephin Merritt Describes His Hatred of Kids and Fear of Drunken Straight Women“I’m particularly uncomfortable around drunken straight women.”
  34. chat room
    Antony Hegarty on His New Book, Album, and Plan for Mandatory Estrogen Treatments for World LeadersHegarty: “I really feel that men should be forced to take estrogen treatments before they make any real decisions around governance and war.”
  35. overnights
    Dexter Recap: Help UnwantedWould Dexter rather be good or be understood?
  36. overnights
    Dexter Recap: A Good Cause“I’m wondering what can end this.”
  37. overnights
    Dexter Recap: WitnessImprovisation is good for sketch comics, jazz musicians, and ‘MacGyver,’ but not so much for serial killers.
  38. chat room
    Nowhere Boy’s Aaron Johnson on Delving Into John Lennon’s Bad Side“But it’s not just like, ‘Oh well now I’ve lost the love of my life and I’m going to get smashed and fuck as much as possible.’ Though that is what he did … “
  39. overnights
    Dexter Recap: Full Custody“The better killer I am, the better father I am.”
  40. overnights
    Dexter Premiere Recap: Under Suspicion“If the wife is dead, 90 percent of the time the husband did it.”
  41. party chat
    T.I. No Fan of Jail“Two thumbs down. Two big toes, down!”
  42. sxsw
    The Scene at SXSW: Hot Band, Random CelebsWho we’re betting gets signed, which bands are forming their own sound, and Verne Troyer.
  43. vulture lists
    25 Classic New York SongsAs Jay-Z’s March 2 MSG show approaches, we pick the classic companion songs to “Empire State of Mind.” we solicited recommendations from critics and musicians and then threw them in a blender to come up with a playlist of the most New York songs written since 1965