1. chapters
    Nicolas Cage’s Miserable Times at Ridgemont HighPassed over for a lead role, mocked by his costars. Looking back, Eric Stoltz hopes he “didn’t cause him too much pain.”
  2. it’s ‘the album’
    Every Album Named ‘The Album,’ RankedWhen self-titled won’t suffice.
  3. respect the classics
    The Dos and Don’ts of Referencing Leonard CohenDO: Harness the prophetic wisdom of “Anthem” (and obviously DON’T cover “Hallelujah”).
  4. pretty statues
    Cheese: An Annotated History of the Oscar Class PhotoThe group portraits are back this year — and one nominee is noticeably absent.
  5. double duty
    The Double Album Is ThrivingWhy is this once-derided symbol of shaggy self-indulgence suddenly making a comeback?
  6. vulture lists
    20 Unforgettable Eddie Van Halen StoriesFrom his iconic “Beat It” solo to his wildly unique patented guitar innovations, the guitarist’s influence on pop culture was invaluable.
  7. cold cases
    The Curious Case of the Lost Little Women MoviesWhy two silent film adaptations of the Louisa May Alcott story remain missing to this day.
  8. how mysterious
    The Crimes Never End: A Guide to Mystery’s Biggest, Longest-Lasting FranchisesThe Boxcar Children? Hardy Boys? Women’s Murder Club? Still out there solving.
  9. hardest things
    The Hardest, Strangest, Most Unforgettable Jobs In HollywoodTV and movie craftspeople share their stories (and a great dip recipe).
  10. hardest things
    The Hardest Props I Ever MadeHollywood’s veteran property masters explain 12 props that made their careers.
  11. asmr
    Inside the Rise of the ASMR CommercialHow a niche internet thing went mainstream.