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Ryan Murphy

  1. overnights
    Impeachment: American Crime Story Season-Finale Recap: Monica’s StoryEveryone, to some degree, ends up losing in Impeachment’s finale. But the biggest losers are Monica Lewinsky and her erstwhile friend Linda Tripp.
  2. overnights
    Impeachment: American Crime Story Recap: Put Her in a FootnoteThe crimes are Bill Clinton’s, but the punishment is mostly borne by the women unlucky enough to find themselves in his proximity.
  3. overnights
    Impeachment: American Crime Story Recap: Introducing Edie FalcoWe already know that Edie Falco can play a woman scorned, but it’s so good to be reminded.
  4. overnights
    American Horror Story: Double Feature Recap: One Small StepMamie Eisenhower gives up her body for the national cause.
  5. overnights
    American Horror Story: Double Feature Recap: Hope for the FutureSarah Paulson says the word “fudge.” More than once. That’s good television.
  6. overnights
    Impeachment: American Crime Story Recap: The Nightmare Before ChristmasAs Monica looks to make a clean break, Linda goes deeper into a Washington world that had held her at arm’s length.
  7. overnights
    Impeachment: American Crime Story Recap: Free MonicaAn episode full of phone calls where Monica and Linda have the same conversation over and over and over again.
  8. overnights
    American Horror Story: Double Feature Recap: These Are Winter ProblemsPart one wraps up the bloodier-than-usual winter in Provincetown. Onto Hollywood and aliens, baby!
  9. overnights
    American Horror Story: Double Feature Recap: Pottery Barn HellBaby Eli is barely five minutes out of the womb, and his sister is chomping his foot, and his mom is turning into a Pale Person? Tough break, kid.
  10. overnights
    Impeachment: American Crime Story Recap: The Heartbreak DietMonica finally confides the identity of her top-secret boyfriend, and Linda says the most annoying thing Linda could: “I knew it.”
  11. american streaming story
    Hold On, Is Impeachment: American Crime Story Not on ‘FX on Hulu’?You might need a cable login for this one.
  12. overnights
    American Horror Story: Double Feature Recap: The Occipital LobeAn origin story of the black pills, Belle Noir, and the Chemist satisfies some speculations, but speculating is more fun than getting answers.
  13. tv review
    Impeachment Asks Us to Gaze Upon Our Own DiscomfortThe newest American Crime Story is imperfect but transfixing, pushing the familiar tale of presidential scandal into the realm of American myth.
  14. trailer mix
    AHS: Double Feature Trailer: ‘Something Weird Is Going On Here’You don’t say? “Part 1: Red Tide” begins August 25.
  15. american spinoff story
    The Ryan Murphy-verse Expands With American Love Story and Sports StoryOur latest American Horror Story continues.
  16. shutdowns
    AHS’s Newest Horror Story Is an On-Set COVID ShutdownAn actor tested positive for the virus, pausing production a month ahead of the premiere.
  17. trailer mix
    Pray Away Trailer Features Regretful Leaders of the ‘Ex-Gay’ Movement“A voice inside me said, ‘How can you do this to your own people?’”
  18. burn out
    Sarah Paulson Says Filming Roanoke Was Her Personal American Horror Story“I just don’t care about this season at all …”
  19. casting call
    Naomi Watts and Bobby Cannavale Will Be Terrorized by the New Jersey WatcherAdapted from us tastemakers at New York Magazine.
  20. tv review
    Halston, An Unwitting Cautionary TaleA Ryan Murphy-produced series about a creator whose brand gets diluted to the point it no longer carries a guarantee of his signature style. Hm.
  21. premieres
    Passionate Janet Mock Speech Turns Pose Premiere Into Pulpit: ‘Fuck Hollywood’“This makes you uncomfortable? It should.”
  22. fashion
    Ewan McGregor Defends His Casting As Legendary Gay Designer Halston“I suppose, ultimately, I felt like it was just one part of who he was.”
  23. casting call
    Evan Peters Will Prowl Around As Jeffrey DahmerIn a new series from Ryan Murphy.
  24. ahs
    Ryan Murphy Gets You Beach-Ready With AHS Season 10 Theme RevealTime to work on your bodies before heading to Provincetown, and no, we’re not talking about hitting the gym.
  25. casting
    Edie Falco to Play Hillary Clinton in Impeachment: American Crime StoryShe joins a cast that includes Clive Owen as President Clinton and Beanie Feldstein as Monica Lewinksy.
  26. close reads
    What Happened to Ryan Murphy?With a huge Netflix deal and the power to green-light just about anything, he has become the ultimate insider. And his work is suffering.
  27. unruly heart
    The Prom Isn’t the Gift to Queer Teens It Thinks It IsThe Netflix version is a straight person’s imagining of a gay love story for a straight audience … made by a gay person? Make it make sense.
  28. movie review
    Netflix’s The Prom Isn’t the Party We Hoped ForLet’s just say, I think that there’s room in the universe for another attempt at putting this beloved and big-souled property on film.
  29. dee dee allen
    Happy Thanksgiving, Now Here’s Another Trailer for The Prom“Okay, I admit that got to me.”
  30. netflix
    Ryan Murphy’s New Series to Examine Law Enforcement and Jeffrey DahmerTold from the perspective of his victims, Monster will explore the police incompetence that enabled the serial killer.
  31. movies
    The Boys in the Band Play OnThe pioneering gay drama, long dismissed as a relic of self-hatred, is now a Netflix film that remains brilliantly uncomfortable.
  32. tv review
    Ratched Is the Worst Thing That Could Have Happened to Nurse RatchedRyan Murphy’s latest Netflix series is a craven, banal origin story that reduces an iconic character to a vessel for trauma.
  33. origin stories
    How a 25-Year-Old Film School Grad’s Spec Script Became RatchedEvan Romansky explains how his nurse Ratched origin story wound up in the Ryan Murphyverse and how it changed along the way.
  34. trailer mix
    Ratched Trailer: One Flew Over Sarah Paulson’s NestDo not … get on her bad side …
  35. the horror
    Blumhouse, Ryan Murphy (Scream) Team Up for Stephen King’s Mr. Harrigan’s Phone If this combo can’t scare you, no evil thing will.
  36. last night on late night
    Sarah Paulson Pleads the Fifth on Lea MicheleBlame the AirPods? Oldest trick in the book.
  37. vulture quizzes
    Which Ryan Murphy Show Is This Hot White Guy In?Are you well versed enough in the Murphy oeuvre, or devoted enough to the appreciation of a specific type of male beauty, to ace this quiz?
  38. investigations
    When Exactly Does Hollywood Go Off the Rails?A scene-by-scene investigation.
  39. american horror story
    Ryan Murphy Working On an AHS Spinoff Called, of Course, American Horror StoriesHe casually dropped the news on Instagram, as one does.
  40. history lessons
    The True Hollywood Stories Behind Hollywood’s Alternate HistorySeparating fact from fabrication in Ryan Murphy’s new Netflix series, which deliberately skews Tinseltown’s past in ways both big and small.
  41. chat room
    How Ryan Murphy Convinced Jim Parsons to Play a Sleazy Hollywood Agent“There was a part of me, only half jokingly, that wanted to do for Henry Willson what Angels in America had done for Roy Cohn.”
  42. tv review
    Ryan Murphy’s Hollywood Is a Dreamland, for Better or (Mostly) WorseThe Netflix limited series imagines an alternate-history Hollywood predicated on the same inequalities and gatekeeping that fuel the current one.
  43. trailer mix
    Hollywood Trailer: Now Look Here, See, It’s Ryan Murphy’s New Tinseltown ShowDismantling the golden age as we know it.
  44. unlocking the murphyverse
    Nip/Tuck Is Still the Ultimate Ryan Murphy ShowIn the decade since it ended, the plastic surgery drama has receded into the background of the Murphyverse, but it’s the key to all his future work.
  45. teasers
    Ryan Murphy Presents a Very ’70s Ewan McGregor in Halston TeaserWith Rory Culkin as Joel Schumacher and Krysta Rodriguez as Liza Minnelli.
  46. casting
    Ryan Murphy Invites Kerry Washington to The Prom, As in the Musical for NetflixShe joins Nicole Kidman and Meryl Streep.
  47. fact check
    Can Ben Platt Actually Run for State Senate in The Politician?The New York State constitution says no.
  48. vulture guides
    A Handy Guide to Ryan Murphy’s Favorite ActorsFrom Popular to The Politician, the Murphy-verse is full of familiar faces.
  49. casting
    Jeremy Pope Goes to Hollywood for Ryan Murphy’s Next Netflix SeriesThe Tony nominee is now part of the Murphyverse.
  50. #metoo
    Gwyneth Paltrow on Her Role in the Weinstein Investigation: ‘It Was Time’“I feel proud that I have a small part in it.”
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