Shannon Carlin is a freelance writer who covers TV, movies, and music at New York, Time, and other outlets. She has interviewed Mandy Moore and A League of Their Own's Lori Petty.

  1. behind the seams
    How to Dress Like the Third Richest Woman in the World, According to LootDesigner Kirston Leigh Mann dressed Maya Rudolph in “party pajamas” and fringed caftans and kept 10 versions of the same $2,250 dress on hand.
  2. behind the seams
    How Pistol Re-created the Punk-Rock Iconography of the Sex PistolsWith the series intercutting real footage of the band, costumer Liza Bracey committed to authenticity: “Everything they wear has to be exactly right.”
  3. top chef: houston
    Sarah Welch Had No Idea What She Was In For on Last Chance KitchenThe Top Chef runner-up on her long road back to the main competition, her favorite finale dish, and her “butcher-shop mentality.”
  4. superlatives
    Mandy Moore on Her Best and Most Cringeworthy Music“I mean, I wish I had the money to refund people, but of course, that was the one that sold more than anything else. So sorry about that!”
  5. chat room
    Winning Time’s Solomon Hughes Found a ‘Power Move’ to Unlock Kareem Abdul-JabbarIt had nothing to do with basketball.
  6. superlatives
    Judy Collins on the Best and Most Personal Moments of Her Career“I remember hearing something about Joni not liking my version of the song, but I couldn’t care less.”
  7. behind the seams
    How Only Murders in the Building Brought High Fashion to PodcastingDesigner Dana Covarrubias on Mabel’s coats, Charles’s hats, and how Timothée Chalamet inspired Martin Short.
  8. gross things
    The Brand New Cherry Flavor Creators Answer All Your Cat-Vomiting Questions“For a show like this, finding the right idea is kind of like defining pornography: You know it when you see it.”
  9. role call
    Lori Petty Answers Every Question We Have About A League of Their OwnOn sharing a makeup trailer with Madonna, laughing at Jon Lovitz, standing firm on the film’s ending, and the possibility of a TV series.
  10. whatever it takes
    The Most Unforgettable Degrassi: TNG Episodes, According to the Cast“If your school is anything like Degrassi, you should probably change schools.”
  11. chat room
    Top Chef Favorite Shota Nakajima Is Ready to Compete Again“It’s just like Dragon Ball Z: You get defeated, you become stronger. You don’t do it to win; you do it for the game.”
  12. superlatives
    Sheryl Crow on the Defining Songs and Favorite Mistakes of Her Career“One of the things that keeps me going is that I feel like I have not written my best song yet.”
  13. behind the music
    The Making of Girls5eva’s Catchy, Laugh-Out-Loud Fake Pop SongsCreator Meredith Scardino and composer Jeff Richmond break down what went into making Peacock’s new hit-making, best-selling fictional pop group.
  14. friday night movie club
    A Decade Later, Bridesmaids’ Supporting Players Deserve Their FlowersOur unending gratitude to Jessica St. Clair, Ben Falcone, and Annie Mumolo for their comedic service.
  15. behind the seams
    How Genius: Aretha Re-created Aretha Franklin’s Iconic StyleDesigner Jennifer Bryan breaks down what went into creating bejeweled gowns and flowing caftans fit for a Queen of Soul.
  16. behind the seams
    How The Muppet Show Turned Kermit, Piggy & Co. Into Style IconsCostumer Polly Smith shares what working on the show taught her regarding Kermit’s fits, the trouble with Gonzo, and Miss Piggy’s fashion peak.
  17. chat room
    The Bold Type’s Aisha Dee Loves ‘the Dot Com’ As Much As You Do“I did try to play ‘the Dot Com’ drinking game when I was watching one week, and then I was like, ‘Oh, I’m not trying to die today.’”
  18. jokes
    Broad City’s 40 Best Running GagsFrom Val to Bed Bath & Beyond to Soulstice’s pube situation, these recurring jokes have shaped Abbi and Ilana’s world for five seasons.