1. fashion du jour
    Preemptively Spend Your Tax Return on Shiv’s Backless Succession TurtleneckIconique.
  2. movie review
    Stop Trying to Make Zombieland: Double Tap HappenThis sequel to Jesse Eisenberg and Emma Stone’s 2009 Zombieland has been in the works forever — but, watching it, it’s hard to understand why.
  3. operation varsity blues
    Felicity Huffman Is Leaving Jail One (1) Day EarlyMeanwhile, she’s enjoying 5 a.m. wake-up calls and crafts.
  4. extremely online
    YouTube’s Most Famous Family Is Facing Rape AllegationsThe ACE Family patriarch, Austin McBroom, has been accused.
  5. how mysterious
    The Secret to a Good Mystery Movie? It Isn’t the SurpriseMichael Green, the writer behind Blade Runner 2049 and two Agatha Christie adaptations, reveals the key to resurrecting a whodunit for the screen.
  6. trailer mix
    Holiday in the Wild Trailer: Safari Daddy Rob Lowe, Meet Jilted Kristin DavisSave the elephants!
  7. how mysterious
    Tana French Is Our Best Living Mystery WriterWith her Dublin Murder Squad series, she has built a world that’s more George R.R. Martin than Agatha Christie — minus the beheadings.
  8. my single is dropping
    Katy Perry Lives Her Biker-Girl Fantasy in ‘Harleys in Hawaii’ VideoVroom, vroom.
  9. the law
    Weinstein Lawyers Discredit Accuser, Say She Underwent HypnosisThey claim her testimony is “unreliable.”
  10. Tim Heidecker and Gregg Turkington Predict the Oscar WinnersThe On Cinema stars run us through some of 2019’s contenders for Oscar gold.
  11. beyonce presents: the lion king
    We Regret to Inform You That Elton John Did Not Like Beyoncé’s Lion King MusicHe called the new movie a “disappointment.”
  12. politics
    Ellen Made a Surprise Appearance at the Debate Last NightAn unexpected end to the three-hour-long affair.
  13. appreciations
    Elton John’s Rivalry With Rod Stewart Is the Most Iconic FriendshipWe can all only hope to have a friendship as … invested … as Elton John and Rod Stewart’s.
  14. movie review
    In Maleficent 2, Angelina Jolie and Michelle Pfeiffer Lose Out to CGI FlowersThe main allure of this movie is the chance to watch its two powerhouses vamp across the screen. Why won’t Disney let us live?
  15. how mysterious
    One Neat Trick to Writing Great Mystery PlotsThe critic and author of the Charles Lenox series advises doing what Michelangelo did, but backward.
  16. casting call
    Deadpool and Jim Halpert Will Be Your Imaginary FriendsIn a new comedy.
  17. chat room
    Parasite’s Choi Woo-shik Is Optimistic About the Movie’s Devastating EndingOne of the stars of Bong Joon-ho’s new movie talks Hollywood, reading diaries, and the song that plays after Parasite’s end credits.
  18. how mysterious!
    Emergence’s Showrunners on How to Build a Puzzle-Box ShowStep 1: Don’t be afraid to answer your mysteries.
  19. me: elton john
    13 of the Best Celebrity Stories From Elton John’s Name-dropping Memoir, MeFrom trash-talking with Freddie Mercury, to reuniting John and Yoko, and plenty more.
  20. apologies
    Gina Rodriguez Is Sorry If Saying the N-Word Offended You“I am sorry.”
  21. tiny pop star
    Taylor Swift’s Tiny Desk Is Just a Girl and Her Guitar, No Teardrops Needed“You guys ever have costume changes at Tiny Desk?”
  22. broadway
    Hello! The Mrs. Doubtfire Musical Is Coming to Broadway in 2020Starring Rob McClure.
  23. profile
    Andrea Long Chu Wants MoreThe 26-year-old critic argues for a new understanding of gender and desire in her debut book, Females.
  24. almost cancellations
    Things Are Looking Cloudy for NBC’s SunnysideThe show will be moved to NBC’s streaming platforms.
  25. frivolous
    Netflix and Ava DuVernay Sued Over When They See Us SceneA police-training company is suing for defamation.
  26. overnights
    This Is Us Recap: Untitled Hot Babysitter PilotIn which Malik meets Randall, Carol meets Rebecca, and America meets The Manny.
  27. theater review
    Theater Review: Trying to Locate The Rose TattooLesser Tennessee Williams, starring Marisa Tomei.
  28. theater review
    Theater Review: Flipping the Classic Musical Script in Soft PowerDavid Henry Hwang and Jeanine Tesori reverse Rodgers and Hammerstein.
  29. overnights
    The Real Housewives of Orange County Recap: Ms. ConductorTamra’s own story lines may have dried up, but that doesn’t stop her from driving all of this episode’s action.
  30. casting
    Jada Pinkett Smith Might Return to The MatrixShe’s in talks to reprise her role as Niobe.
  31. casting
    Neil Patrick Harris to Take the Red Pill — Not Like That — and Enter The MatrixHis role has not yet been disclosed.
  32. fight club
    Who Will Win This Year’s Zombie-Comedy Hunger Games? Let’s Investigate.This fall, we’re getting an absolute deluge of zom-com movies. Let them fight!
  33. podcasts
    Radiotopia’s Excellent Passenger List Is About More Than a Missing PlaneThe fiction podcast looks at what happens when grief meets conspiracy theory.
  34. stand-up
    Stand-up Special Trailers Should Just Be One Great JokeA humble request.
  35. debates
    Here’s How to Watch the Fourth Democratic Primary DebateYou don’t have to attend Otterbein University to stay democratically informed.
  36. tv review
    Nancy Drew Brings the Character’s Legacy Full CircleThe CW’s new take on the iconic heroine looks less like the original “girl detective” than it does like everything she inspired.
  37. 8 Unforgettable Detective-Themed Comedy SketchesLooking back at times when mystery and humor mingled, from Monty Python to Key and Peele.
  38. soundtracked
    The Hidden Breaking Bad References in El Camino’s Musical ScoreHow composer Dave Porter wove the “original Breaking Bad sound” into the music he wrote for El Camino.
  39. chat room
    Janet McTeer on Her Wrenching Sorry for Your Loss Monologue“I worked on the speech for three weeks. I thought about every word and sentence.”
  40. the law
    Cuba Gooding Jr. Pleads Not Guilty to Sexual MisconductHe’s now charged in two alleged incidents.
  41. conversations
    Judd Apatow and Friends Talk Depression, Social Media, and Terrible TherapistsPatton Oswalt, Maria Bamford, and Gary Gulman are the perfect comedians for this kind of chat.
  42. trailer mix
    Bombshell Trailer: Charlize, Nicole, and Margot Take Down the Bad GuysAcademy Award–winning actresses tackle the Fox News scandal.
  43. tell me more!
    Tell Us About It, Stud: HBO Max Orders Grease: Rydell High Musical SeriesThere are worse things you can do.
  44. el camino
    How El Camino Fits Into the Breaking Bad TimelineThe new movie sequel is packed with flashbacks to previously unseen moments from the original series.
  45. vulture recommends
    A Guide to Jesse Armstrong’s Other Comedies to Curb Your Post-Succession BluesCousin Greg? Say hello to Malcolm Tucker.
  46. #metoo
    Matt Lauer Accused of Exposing Himself to Former Today Show BookerA claim from Ronan Farrow’s new book.
  47. me: elton john
    Elton John, Turned on by Coke, Liked to Watch Men Have Sex, New Memoir Reveals“I found it was an aphrodisiac, which is strange, because for most people it kills the erection side of things completely.”
  48. chat room
    Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey Invite NBC to Hear Their Office Reunion Pitch“We want a reunion. We’d like a reunion special. We’d been tossing around ideas, but it’s ultimately not up to us.”
  49. succession
    Shiv Definitely Hated Conversations With Friends, Right?Sally Rooney’s debut novel made a surprise cameo in Succession’s finale. But there’s no way Shiv liked it.
  50. podcasts
    Will Ferrell Is Launching His Own Comedy Podcast NetworkGet ready for the Big Money Players Network.
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