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    The Challenges of Adapting FerranteThe team behind HBO’s My Brilliant Friend on bringing the author’s Naples to life.
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    Finding the Ferrante FourHow the stars of HBO’s My Brilliant Friend were chosen from 9,000 children to portray two of the most elusive characters in modern literature.
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    The House of Cards Team Wrote Their Final Season. Then They Wrote It Again.How the writers’ room regrouped (and killed off Frank Underwood) in the wake of the Kevin Spacey allegations.
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    Bohemian Rhapsody’s Chaotic Eight-Year Odyssey to the ScreenThe Queen biopic burned through directors and jumped studios en route to the screen.
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    The Story Behind The Horror of Dolores RoachYour perfect Halloween podcast.
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    The New Michael Myers Actor Got Performance Tips From an Actual MurdererDoesn’t everyone know a contract killer they can go to for advice?
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    The Anti-Prestige ShowrunnerOn set with Jane the Virgin creator Jennie Snyder Urman, who makes great TV by ignoring all the trends.
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    The Stories Behind Haruki Murakami’s Most Iconic Book CoversA sense of “inimitable, cozy alienation” hangs over each of Kidd’s book covers — a description that also applies to Murakami’s best novels.
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    In The Real Lolita, Sarah Weinman Reclaims Sally Horner’s StoryThe true-crime book details the real-life kidnapping and molestation case that partly inspired Nabokov’s best-selling novel.
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    Before You See The Nun, Let’s Recap The Conjuring UniverseWho’s worse? Annabelle or Valak?
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    How Harlots Mastered the Art of 18th-Century Sex TalkIt’s bawdy, it’s risqué, and it’s (mostly) historically accurate.
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    How Sharp Objects Made Amma’s Creepy DollhouseThe show spent “six figures” building its crucial, labor-intensive prop.
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    Crazy Rich Asians’ Proposal Scene Was Changed at the Last Minute“We need to rip it up.”
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    On the Set of Queen Sugar’s Rural Louisiana WeddingEnding its third season on a note of unfettered joy feels quietly radical.
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    How Crazy Rich Asians’ Costume Designer Picked 8 Key Looks, From Versace to DiorFrom Versace to Dior.
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    There’s Something About HenryHow Henry Golding, a travel host with no acting credits to his name, became the leading man in three upcoming films, starting with Crazy Rich Asians.
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    Can You Guess the Exorbitant Price of Tessa Thompson’s Thor: Ragnarok Wig?What a queen deserves.
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    How the Dishy Documentary Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood Got MadeDirector Matt Tyrnauer on how he found “pimp to the stars” Scotty Bowers, and the stories that got cut.
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    How The Hate U Give Book Cover Was Altered for the Movie“Fox was like, ‘We’re going to have to lighten your illustration, we’re going to have to change the hair.’”
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    How Sharp Objects Brought Wind Gap to LifeThe Missouri town isn’t a real place. Here’s how the HBO mini-series found such a perfect stand-in.
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    What Does Nicki Minaj’s Promo Art Say About Her Upcoming Album?Kind of a lot, actually.
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    How GLOW Made Its Most Delightful Episode YetThe co-writer of “The Good Twin” breaks down GLOW’s show within a show.
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    7 Days With the Most Talented Theater Teens in the CountryInside the Jimmy Awards.
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    Prep for Sorry to Bother You by Watching Boots Riley’s Videos With the CoupBoots Riley’s videos double as something of a prehistory to his directorial debut.
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    How Game Night Broke Modern Comedy’s Rules to Win at the Box Office“What genre is it? Am I supposed to be laughing? Am I supposed to be … uneasy?”
  26. The Real-life Heist Caper Behind American AnimalsWe talk to the college kids turned criminals responsible for history’s most inept art theft.
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    How That Grisly Scene on The Americans Was FilmedIt rivals the show’s famous suitcase scene.
  28. How Jane the Virgin Pulled Off Its Fantastic Surprise“I didn’t know for sure that I was going to do it until the end of season three.”
  29. The Scandal Writers Room on the Craziest Twists They Did (and Didn’t) Write“I got a phone call, and the one phone call was, ‘Can you do the entire thing, but can she not be having an affair with the president?’”
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    What It Was Like On Set During the Filming of Atlanta’s ‘Teddy Perkins’“There was not an inkling of Donald Glover on that set.”
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    How Jane the Virgin’s Cancer Story Came TogetherAnd the endgame of the show.
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    How 50 Famous Female Characters Were Described in Their ScreenplaysAll the surprising ways these well-known characters were introduced on the page.
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    How Atlanta Robbin’ Season Got Tracy’s Waves So Impossibly LaidSpoiler: It’s not real hair.
  34. A Real YouTube Cover Artist Did Atlanta’s Acoustic ‘Paper Boi’ CoverThe gag was inspired by socialite Niykee Heaton’s viral 2012 cover of Chief Keef.
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    Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Creators Tell the Stories Behind 6 Songs From Season 3Rachel Bloom and Aline Brosh McKenna break down “Very First Penis I Saw,” “Buttload of Cats,” and more CXG songs.
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    Taika Waititi Made Thor: Ragnarok So His Parents Would Finally Love HimIf you can’t be J.J. Abrams, at least try to be like J.J. Abrams.
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    Here’s What You Need to Know About the Spooky, Real-Life Winchester HouseWinchester, out this weekend, is based on the true story of a woman who expanded her massive mansion for 40 years to house hundreds of spirits.
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    How The Alienist Re-created 1896 New York in Budapest“Just when we thought the show was going to die a sad death, someone said, ‘Have you thought of Budapest?’”
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    Jenna Fischer’s First Paid Acting Job Was in a Sex-Ed VideoA girl, a pager, and a Hollywood dream.
  40. Five of Laura Dern’s Favorite David Lynch Stories“He’s like, ‘I need wind. I need bubble gum.’”
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    The Stories Behind 5 Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Songs (Including ‘Getting Bi’)Plus, the songs the cast auditioned with.
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    Paul Feig Regrets That His Ghostbusters Remake Became a ‘Cause’“It was only supposed to be there to entertain people.”
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    Alex Pettyfer’s Strange Ones Co-star Was Terrified to Meet HimHe got to work out his nerves during filming by delivering a good, hard slap to the face.
  44. spot the wig
    The Best Retro Hairstyles of Stranger Things 2Can you spot the wigs?
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    The Strangely Linear and Reasonable 30-Year History of ChuckyDon Mancini’s Child’s Play universe has endured since the 1980s, and it’s actually going strong.
  46. backstories
    Tracking the Wild History of LeatherfaceFrom Sawyer to Slaughter to Hewitt and back to being a Sawyer again.
  47. The Making of Donna’s Big, Series-Ending Speech on Halt and Catch FireWith it, the show’s subtext finally became text.
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    How Broad City Made an Animated Episode Using 14,000 DrawingsBehind Abbi and Ilana’s magic mushroom trip.
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    Where in Los Angeles Did Transparent Film Its Israel Scenes?From Malibu to Santa Clarita.
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    The Curb Cast on Returning to the Show the Day After Trump Was ElectedAnd whether viewers will still laugh along with Larry’s cringeworthy worldview today.
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