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Anniversaries

  1. close reads
    The Doctors Made ER Great. The Nurses Made It Radical.County General’s nursing staff represented a reconsideration of who matters most in a hospital, and which stories are worth telling.
  2. close reads
    As ER Turns 25, a Look at How Its Visual Style Changed the TV GameWhen ER debuted in 1994, its kinetic, Steadicam energy was like nothing else on TV.
  3. a long talk
    Corey Taylor on 20 Years of Slipknot, the New Album, and Rihanna Being a FanThe frontman on the divisive political climate that informed their new album and the 20th anniversary of the record that put his band on the map.
  4. anniversaries
    The Death of the Middlebrow Legal ThrillerWhy the demise of a genre built on the spines of John Grisham novels makes us less interested in Oscar races.
  5. anniversaries
    Sesame Street Celebrating 50th Anniversary With Greatest Hits Box SetSesame Street: 50 Years and Counting will include highlights from all five decades of the show’s run.
  6. anniversaries
    XXXTentacion’s Estate Announces New Documentary and AlbumThe controversial rapper died one year ago today.
  7. anniversaries
    When Buffy the Vampire Slayer Went to PromIt’s been 20 years since Buffy slow-danced with Angel, but “The Prom” still stands out as a bittersweet tour de force.
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    30 Years Ago, The Women of Brewster Place Cracked Open the Door for Queer TVFor one night in 1989, this Oprah-produced miniseries brought black lesbians to the forefront of pop culture.
  9. trailer mix
    Check Out the Star-studded Trailer for Netflix’s Laugh-In TributeFeaturing Lily Tomlin, Neil Patrick Harris, Tiffany Haddish, and tons more.
  10. this week in comedy podcasts
    This Week in Comedy Podcasts: Comedy Bang! Bang! Celebrates 10 Years in 10 HoursScott Aukerman and friends are having a very special week.
  11. anniversaries
    23 Comedy Bang! Bang! Guests Reveal Their Favorite Moments From the PodcastCelebrating ten years of Scott Aukerman’s podcast with John Mulaney, Reggie Watts, and more.
  12. anniversaries
    Colbert, Sedaris, and Dinello Remember Their Strangers With Candy Days“We were very tight, we were very poor, and I don’t know, we liked each other.”
  13. oh boy!
    Talking With Scott Bakula About Quantum Leap’s 30th Anniversary“If indeed we lived this way, of walking a mile in someone else’s shoes, the planet would be a different place.”
  14. tributes
    Netflix to Air an Incredibly Stacked Laugh-In TributeLily Tomlin, Billy Crystal, Maria Bamford, and more will make appearances.
  15. tributes
    Jimmy Fallon Celebrated His 5-Year Anniversary by Becoming Larry Sanders“Trump got elected because of you.”
  16. anniversaries
    The Weird Sadness of Aughts NostalgiaThe good art from the era came at the expense of great distress.
  17. anniversaries
    Britney Spears’s …Baby One More Time Is Weirder Than You RememberRevisiting Britney Spears’s debut album on its 20th anniversary.
  18. close reads
    In Defense of The Sopranos’ ShagginessEighty-six episodes is a lot of TV, but The Sopranos used its long run to build a rich, deep, and utterly believable world.
  19. the sopranos
    The Sopranos Cast Shares Their Favorite James Gandolfini StoriesThe 20th-anniversary celebration of HBO’s landmark gangster drama was a “lovefest” for its late star.
  20. vulture lists
    The 10 Greatest Episodes of The SopranosTwenty years ago, David Chase’s HBO gangster thriller changed television forever.
  21. woodstock
    We’re Getting Another Woodstock, Now With GlampingNot to be confused with that other anniversary festival, with TED Talks.
  22. movies
    Nixon, Betty Boop, and Tampons: Revisiting Joe Dante’s Infamous Movie OrgyBefore Gremlins, Dante made The Movie Orgy, a hard-to-find, extremely lengthy, extremely bizarre compilation of found footage. We watched it.
  23. anniversaries
    Woodstock Is Coming Back More Hipster Than Ever, With TED TalksFrom “leading futurists and retro-tech experts.” Ho boy!
  24. comedy gold
    The Vampire Baseball Game in Twilight Is the Funniest Film Scene EverLet’s break it down frame by frame.
  25. anniversaries
    Jazz Icon Benny Golson on the Legendary ‘A Great Day in Harlem’ Photo“When I got up there, I saw all of my heroes, and then I wondered, Why in the heck am I here? Nobody really knows who I am.”
  26. anniversaries
    Carlito’s Way, Scarface, and Brian De Palma’s Fantasies of PowerWhere Scarface is a film of manic highs leading to a sudden stop, Carlito’s Way is a movie of regretful mornings after.
  27. reconsideration
    We Regret to Inform You That Little Women Is Not a Feminist NovelOn the 150th anniversary of Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel, critics are lining up to praise its pioneering feminism. They’re wrong.
  28. anniversaries
    Conan’s 25th Anniversary: O’Brien’s Writers on Their Favorite Moments“Only the writers knew how funny he was back then.”
  29. appreciations
    Harry Potter Turns 20. It’s Time Minerva McGonagall Got the Praise She Deserves.The baddest witch around.
  30. deep dives
    How Coming to America Flipped the Script on Eddie Murphy’s CareerThe film would influence so much of what Murphy did in the years to follow — and continue to have a hold on contemporary audiences.
  31. Roger Rabbit Changed the Way Hollywood AnimatesThirty years later, the film is still influencing pop culture.
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    The Writers of Sex and the City Imagine Story Lines for a 2018 SeasonCharlotte and Miranda have found that making mom friendships is at least as hard as dating.
  33. Revisiting the Controversy Surrounding Scarface“I told Marty, and Marty said, ‘We’ll go to war with these people.’ And that’s what we did.”
  34. An Appreciation of Cowboy Bebop, 20 Years LaterBebop, like the jazz that inspired it, can never truly fall out of style.
  35. anniversaries
    Lauryn Hill Will Perform Miseducation at Pitchfork Festival for 20th AnniversaryYou know, if she shows up.
  36. ‘The Onion’ to Celebrate Its 30th Anniversary with a Festival Featuring […]The Onion is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a big comedy and arts festival this year. Set to take place in various Chicago venues from […]
  37. Were There Songs Better Than ‘Creep’ on Radiohead’s First Album?Twenty-five years later, the band’s debut, Pablo Honey, still has plenty to offer.
  38. anniversaries
    The Best Episodes of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, RankedCelebrating the best series in the franchise on its 25th anniversary.
  39. Celebrating 20 Years of Comedy Duo Tom Scharpling and Jon WursterFor two decades, Tom Scharpling and Jon Wurster have proven to be one of the most consistently funny and hardworking teams in comedy. The pair […]
  40. Dave Chappelle, Martin Lawrence, Tracy Morgan, and More Show Up in the […]Last month, Netflix announced that it added a Def Comedy Jam anniversary special called Def Comedy Jam 25, and today the streaming network […]
  41. anniversaries
    The Imperfect Innovation of Kanye West’s GraduationTen years after its release, Kanye West’s third album is a fascinating peek into the world of an artist in transition.
  42. ‘The Carol Burnett 50th Anniversary Special’ Will Air on CBS in DecemberCBS is celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Carol Burnett Show with a two-hour special set for December. Deadline reports that the network […]
  43. Steve Coogan Will Return to BBC with a New Alan Partridge Series and 25th […]Steve Coogan’s Alan Partidge is returning to the BBC with two new television projects. Deadline reports that BBC Two will air a one-hour Alan […]
  44. Netflix Adds a ‘Def Comedy Jam’ 25th Anniversary SpecialRussell Simmons’s Def Comedy Jam is set to celebrate its 25th anniversary with a new special on Netflix. The streaming network announced today […]
  45. Dr. Steve Brule and Will Forte Show Up in the Trailer for Tim and Eric’s […]Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim are celebrating the 10-year anniversary of Awesome Show this month with a half-hour Adult Swim special, and as […]
  46. The Five Stages of ‘South Park’This Sunday marks the 20th anniversary of the first episode of South Park. In the time since then, the animated comedy about four foul-mouthed […]
  47. Tim and Eric’s 10th Anniversary Special Airs on Adult Swim Later This MonthIf you were unable to attend one of the stops on Tim and Eric’s 10th anniversary tour this summer, you’re in luck, because Adult Swim is also […]
  48. Celebrating Ten Years of Funny or Die with CEO Mike FarahYou’ve probably heard by now that Funny or Die is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. The comedy behemoth founded by Adam McKay, Will […]
  49. Why David Wain’s ‘The Ten’ Is Still Sketch Gold Ten Years LaterThe perpetually adolescent campers of Camp Firewood are experiencing a ten-year reunion this week in Netflix’s Wet Hot American Summer: Ten […]
  50. Considering ‘The Simpsons Movie’ Ten Years LaterWhen I first heard that there was finally going to be a Simpsons movie in 2006, I approached it with cautious optimism. On one hand, my […]
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