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A Long Talk

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    Leave Mike Leigh AloneAfter all these years, the fascinating director still won’t take a job “if there’s the remotest possibility anybody is going to interfere.”
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    ‘Should I Call You Daddy?’How C’mon C’mon director Mike Mills convinced Joaquin Phoenix to father his movie son.
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    Eliza Clark Sees a Future for Y: The Last ManThe showrunner on that surprise cancellation, Nora’s finale reveal, and her vision for an “expansive and queer” season two.
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    Tom Skerritt Has a Story to TellOn Orson Welles, his own regrets, and what makes a heart keep beating.
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    Sera Gamble Is Comfortable Inside Joe Goldberg’s HeadYou’s showrunner gives the lowdown on the low-down stalker we can’t stop watching.
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    How Impeachment Unlocked the ‘Unanswerable Question’ of Linda TrippSarah Paulson and writer Sarah Burgess found themselves in the woman who betrayed Monica Lewinsky.
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    Jonathan Franzen Thinks People Can ChangeEven if, as his book Crossroads suggests, it’s nearly impossible to make it stick.
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    Jonathan Mostow on Breakdown and What Really Happened After Terminator 3The director looks back on making one of the great thrillers of the ’90s, pissing off England, and the time Bill Clinton came to the set of T3.
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    Tom DeLonge Was Never CrazyThe divisive front man on why Angels & Airwaves is still the future, dicking around with Blink-182, and finally getting vindication about UFOs.
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    How Gillian Laub Shot Her Way Through the Trump YearsThe photographer was horrified by her family’s support for Trump. So she turned her camera into a “mediator.”
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    A Conversation With Jessica Chastain and Liv UllmannChastain reprises Ullmann’s role in the Ingmar Bergman classic Scenes From a Marriage. Their approaches couldn’t be more different.
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    How Colson Whitehead Pulled It OffHis new novel is Harlem Shuffle, a very New York story about life in the gray area between legitimacy and hustle.
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    Mike White Accepts the CriticismThe White Lotus creator understands if you feel conflicted about that ending. So does he.
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    Zola Is Janicza Bravo’s Comic Horror ShowThe director sees the Twitter thread turned movie as both a classic comedy and a singular white nightmare.
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    Barry Jenkins Felt His Way Through The Underground RailroadThe filmmaker reflects on the intuition and instinct that shaped his most ambitious project to date.
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    Conan’s Irish Good-byeThe departing late-night host on his 28-year run and his trick for staying childlike forever.
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    Elisabeth Moss on Tackling The Handmaid’s Tale From Both Sides of the Camera“I’ve always thought, in a way, that is actually the way a director thinks. I just never realized it.”
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    It’s Peter Rosenberg’s Job to Be PolarizingThe HOT 97 host on his debut album and remaining one of hip-hop radio’s key voices, hate him or hate to love him.
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    Just the Two of UsOn their new album, Sleater-Kinney’s Carrie Brownstein and Corin Tucker recommit.
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    Aidy Bryant and Lolly Adefope’s Shrill Friendship Was ‘Love at First Sight’The co-stars talk their best friendship moments onscreen and off, Annie and Fran’s past and future, and whether they’d ever cut each other’s bangs.
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    An Interview With Ton Do-Nguyen, Creator of the Iconic ‘Countdown’ Snuggie VideoTon Do-Nguyen reveals how he pulled off the iconic 2012 Beyoncé homage that the queen herself called “brilliant.”
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    The Co-Creators of Rutherford Falls On Sitting in the Mess of American History“We’re piss-poor, frankly, at trying to live in nuance.”
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    Brandi Carlile’s Story Is Too Big to Fit in a SongThe folk-rock star’s debut memoir Broken Horses offers the most intimate look into her bittersweet life yet.
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    A Final Conversation With Anne BeattsA week before her death, the original SNL writer still had too many stories to tell.
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    Time to Say Goodbye Is the Only Asian American Podcast Saying the Hard StuffThe show takes on Asian American and international politics with a leftist POV and a healthy dose of skepticism.
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    The Passion of Serj TankianSystem of a Down’s front man on 25 years of finding truth in political tension, even if it means within his own band.
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    Almodóvar on The Human Voice, a Film Inspired by ‘Desperation’“I can’t see myself writing about a happy woman.”
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    Tuma Basa Changed Spotify With a Playlist. YouTube’s Next.“We’re past that moment where people used to wonder if the Negro League would do just as good as the MLB.”
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    With News of the World, Paul Greengrass Went for OptimismAfter making Bloody Sunday and the Bourne films, the director of the new Tom Hanks Western says he’s interested in what a road to healing looks like.
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    Rose Glass on What’s Real and What’s Imagined in Saint MaudIs this a horror film? The director herself isn’t so sure. But she attempts to explain her unholy film ending anyway.
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    Making Sense of CommonAt 48, he’s considered rap’s ambassador outside its borders. That doesn’t mean he wants to be seen as “safe.”
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    Freddie Gibbs Made His Own LaneYour favorite rap producer’s favorite rapper on Alfredo, the Grammys, and his Jeezy beef.
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    The Unspeakable Personal Tragedy That Inspired Another RoundDirector Thomas Vinterberg says his drama about addiction became life-affirming because, in many ways, he and his cast needed it to be.
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    Paul W.S. Anderson Is the King of Violent, Relentless, Go-for-Broke ThrillersHis movies that were once dismissed by critics have retroactively gained respect. But he hasn’t forgotten those early reviews.
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    John Patrick Shanley on His Trio of Unhinged Rom-ComsThe playwright and writer-director talks Moonstruck, Joe Versus the Volcano, and Wild Mountain Thyme.
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    Nancy Meyers Searches for Her Own ComfortFor decades, she’s been the foremost purveyor of onscreen hygge. Now she’s ready to retire it all.
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    The Making of a Rap LegacyHow the bond between the late Pop Smoke and his mentor, Steven Victor, continues to chase history.
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    It’s Rico Nasty’s World. We’re Just Visiting.Rap’s anti-heroine on the transformative journey to her debut album, Nightmare Vacation.
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    Rap’s Renaissance ManJuicy J nearly retired after Three 6 Mafia’s Oscar win. Now he’s unstoppable.
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    Let Smokey Robinson Tell You About Changing MusicThe living legend on his life, legacy, and Motown.
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    Ethan Hawke Bids Farewell to John Brown and The Good Lord Bird“I always said, if it were easy to tell John Brown’s story, it would have been done before.”
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    David Letterman Thinks Trump Will ‘Lose It Big’ This TimeThe late-night legend talks about the 2020 election, saying no to SNL, and his legacy.
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    We Should’ve Listened to Busta RhymesHip-hop’s foremost oracle returns with ELE2, once again putting the world — not to mention rap — on high alert.
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    T.I. vs. the PeopleThe Atlanta rap titan on his new album The L.I.B.R.A., southern hip-hop values, and why he’ll never quit being divisive.
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    Fran Healy Still Believes in AmericaBut first, the Travis frontman would like a word with us.
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    The State of the Union According to Chuck DThe rap pioneer on the new Public Enemy album (reuniting them with Def Jam), Donald Trump, the broken music business, Kanye, and more.
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    Big Sean Finally Knows PeaceA frank talk with the rapper about his long, fraught journey to Detroit 2.
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    Mike Schur Talks Morality and Ethics in The Good Place — and Everywhere ElseIt feels right that a chat about the show’s Emmy-nominated finale would lead to a philosophical discourse on bad tweets, blackface, and wearing masks.
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    Lupe Fiasco vs. Everybody (Even Himself)The divisive rap great on making an EP based off a tweet, not allowing Joe Budden to clown him, Virgil Abloh, and why he basically invented Genius.
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    August Alsina Untangles Everything“People look at me as this problematic guy who was super reckless, like I’m pushing up on someone’s wife.”
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