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Appreciations

  1. obits
    Regis Philbin Was a TV Personality in the Truest SenseWhen Regis Philbin was on television — which was very, very frequently — he came to play and seemed to absolutely relish it.
  2. tv review
    What We Do in the Shadows Is the Best Comedy on TV Right NowWhy aren’t you watching this show yet?
  3. appreciations
    Tina Fey Is 50, So Here Are 50 Great Tina Fey MomentsRounding up the funniest jokes, best performances, and revealing moments from one of comedy’s greatest writers.
  4. appreciations
    My Mom and Arthur SpoonerYou wouldn’t expect my mom to be a King of Queens fan. But Jerry Stiller’s character was “her guy.”
  5. books
    The Best New Novel Was Written 90 Years AgoAn unearthed book by the Harlem Renaissance’s Claude McKay is a modern masterpiece.
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    Clare Torry’s Voice Is Seared Into Your Brain Whether You Know It or NotHer performance on Pink Floyd’s “The Great Gig in the Sky ” manages to express the full range of human emotion without relying on words.
  7. appreciations
    Gillian Armstrong and Her Protagonists Redefined the Modern Movie HeroineHer work was vibrant and searching and messy in the best sense, and she put women’s psychology onscreen in ways that were never reductive.
  8. appreciations
    Alice Childress Didn’t Defang Her Plays, and Producers Said NoAny list of great American playwrights is incomplete without her — she saw deep into history, into the theater, into blackness, into whiteness.
  9. vulture honorary degree
    Laura Dern Changed Our Idea of StardomThere is no one performance you can point to as the reason for her decades-long success.
  10. the race to animate
    The Mythical Endurance of Wile E. CoyoteThe cartoon carnivore’s relentless 70-year pursuit of the Road Runner feels eternal in the best sense of the word.
  11. 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.
  12. appreciations
    The Street Fighter Movie Is Good, ActuallyIt’s a class on everything that can go wrong with a film, and how all of that failure adds up to something truly special.
  13. appreciations
    Frank Rich: Hal Prince Directed the Greatest Musical Production I Ever SawAnd, Frank Rich recalls, there was a lot more greatness where that came from.
  14. appreciations
    Rip Torn Was an Unforgettable Force on The Larry Sanders ShowAs Larry’s producer Artie, the late actor epitomized the ultimate showbiz friend.
  15. appreciations
    When It Comes to John Singleton, Don’t Forget Poetic Justice and 2Fast 2FuriousWhether he was making a historical epic, a social drama, or a disposable chase flick, Singleton told stories of real people and real mistrust.
  16. appreciations
    Tim Robinson’s Netflix Sketch Show Is Comedy PerfectionIt’s Robinson’s world and we’re all screaming our way through it.
  17. appreciations
    In Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Nobody Was Ever Just a SidekickEven the goofiest West Covina residents could break out into song and reveal deep inner lives. Here’s 11 times they did.
  18. close reads
    High Maintenance and the Aspirational Kindness of The GuyHe’s a testament to thoughtful living through the sheer act of treating strangers with basic decency.
  19. appreciations
    A Eulogy for the Dearly Departed One Day at a TimeEven though Netflix canceled it, this sitcom mattered.
  20. vulture lists
    Every Oscar Isaac Movie Role, Ranked (by How Much I Want to Marry His Character)More like P-oh Daaaamn-eron.
  21. appreciations
    Luke Perry’s Most Essential Beverly Hills 90210 EpisodesAs Dylan McKay, Perry was effortlessly cool but approachable. These episodes show what made him so integral to the teen soap’s legacy.
  22. appreciations
    Now That You Is on Netflix, You Should All Worship Peach SalingerDon’t steal her Ozma of Oz.
  23. appreciations
    The Hall of Fame Scene in A League of Their Own Will Always Be Sob-InducingWe’re all for one. We’re one for all. We’re All-American.
  24. appreciations
    Save Detroiters, the Most Brilliantly Stupid Show on TVSeth Meyers loves Detroiters so much, he wrote this for us.
  25. appreciations
    SpongeBob SquarePants and the Indestructible Faith of ImaginationAlways hold on to your magic pencil, kids, and remember that mayonnaise is not an instrument.
  26. appreciations
    Everything You Wanted to Know About Andy Warhol in Eight WorksAn appreciation of an American revolutionary, ahead of the Whitney’s can’t-miss new retrospective.
  27. appreciations
    Elton John Is Not the Man They Think He Is at HomeHe’s sold 150 million albums and been famous for five decades. But do we really know him?
  28. appreciations
    Why Burt Reynolds Was Such a Compelling Sex SymbolNo film better synthesizes his appeal than Boogie Nights.
  29. appreciations
    Harry Potter Turns 20. It’s Time Minerva McGonagall Got the Praise She Deserves.The baddest witch around.
  30. close reads
    How André Holland Keeps Castle Rock AfloatHis deft performance is a voice of reason amid horror, bloodshed, and madness.
  31. appreciations
    Why Ice King Is Adventure Time’s Best CharacterHe wasn’t just an evil, crazy wizard.
  32. appreciations
    God Bless Young Christine Baranski in Mamma Mia! Here We Go AgainThe eerie accuracy of this actress is really quite something!
  33. appreciations
    In Praise of Alex Lawther’s Scene-Stealing Humor on Howards EndTibby is the funniest part of the period drama.
  34. An Appreciation of Cowboy Bebop, 20 Years LaterBebop, like the jazz that inspired it, can never truly fall out of style.
  35. obituaries
    Remembering John Mahoney, the Frasier Star With the Twinkle in His EyeOn Frasier and in his film roles, Mahoney’s exuberance shone brightly.
  36. close reads
    The Dangerous Beauty of Jude LawLaw is the ne plus ultra of actors who innately understand how beauty can add complexity to a role.