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  1. backstories
    The New Michael Myers Actor Got Performance Tips From an Actual MurdererDoesn’t everyone know a contract killer they can go to for advice?
  2. profile
    The Anti-Prestige ShowrunnerOn set with Jane the Virgin creator Jennie Snyder Urman, who makes great TV by ignoring all the trends.
  3. backstories
    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.
  4. backstories
    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.
  5. set visits
    On the Set of Queen Sugar’s Rural Louisiana WeddingEnding its third season on a note of unfettered joy feels quietly radical.
  6. backstories
    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.
  7. reshoots wigs
    Can You Guess the Exorbitant Price of Tessa Thompson’s Thor: Ragnarok Wig?What a queen deserves.
  8. classic hollywood
    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.
  9. backstories
    What Does Nicki Minaj’s Promo Art Say About Her Upcoming Album?Kind of a lot, actually.
  10. backstories
    How GLOW Made Its Most Delightful Episode YetThe co-writer of “The Good Twin” breaks down GLOW’s show within a show.
  11. backstories
    7 Days With the Most Talented Theater Teens in the CountryInside the Jimmy Awards.
  12. backstories
    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.
  13. The Real-life Heist Caper Behind American AnimalsWe talk to the college kids turned criminals responsible for history’s most inept art theft.
  14. 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.”
  15. 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?’”
  16. backstories
    How Jane the Virgin’s Cancer Story Came TogetherAnd the endgame of the show.
  17. backstories
    How 50 Famous Female Characters Were Described in Their ScreenplaysAll the surprising ways these well-known characters were introduced on the page.
  18. wigs
    How Atlanta Robbin’ Season Got Tracy’s Waves So Impossibly LaidSpoiler: It’s not real hair.
  19. 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.
  20. backstories
    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.
  21. backstories
    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.
  22. backstories
    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?’”
  23. backstories
    Jenna Fischer’s First Paid Acting Job Was in a Sex-Ed VideoA girl, a pager, and a Hollywood dream.
  24. Five of Laura Dern’s Favorite David Lynch Stories“He’s like, ‘I need wind. I need bubble gum.’”
  25. vulture festival la 2017
    The Stories Behind 5 Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Songs (Including ‘Getting Bi’)Plus, the songs the cast auditioned with.
  26. vulture festival la 2017
    Paul Feig Regrets That His Ghostbusters Remake Became a ‘Cause’“It was only supposed to be there to entertain people.”
  27. vulture festival la 2017
    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.
  28. spot the wig
    The Best Retro Hairstyles of Stranger Things 2Can you spot the wigs?
  29. backstories
    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.
  30. backstories
    Tracking the Wild History of LeatherfaceFrom Sawyer to Slaughter to Hewitt and back to being a Sawyer again.
  31. The Making of Donna’s Big, Series-Ending Speech on Halt and Catch FireWith it, the show’s subtext finally became text.
  32. backstories
    How Broad City Made an Animated Episode Using 14,000 DrawingsBehind Abbi and Ilana’s magic mushroom trip.
  33. backstories
    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.
  34. backstories
    Kingsman: The Golden Circle Cut Down Its Trump Jokes Just in Case He WonDirector Matthew Vaughn worried America was too divided, and fragile, for the jokes.
  35. vulture lists
    What 6 Seasons of Gossip Girl Posters Tell Us About the ShowWho could possibly forget that “OMFG” campaign?
  36. backstories
    Why Stephen Colbert Invited Sean Spicer to the Emmys“There was no expectation everyone would love this.”
  37. backstories
    How Broad City Turned Bevers Into a Shirtless HunkAt one point in time, Abbi’s roommate’s boyfriend was more shredded than all the kale at Sweetgreen.
  38. backstories
    Nicole Kidman Had a Prosthetic Bulge Added to Her Nose for Top of the LakeAnd a prosthetic wrinkled brow!
  39. backstories
    How the Epic Season 3 Premiere Battle Came Together in Outlander“After Tobias’s first day, he slept 12 hours because of the toll it took on his body.”
  40. backstories
    How The Bold Type’s Very Special Trump Episode Came TogetherNo one could have predicted the Freeform dramedy would make eight Trump digs over the course of 42 minutes
  41. backstories
    The Story Behind Orange Is the New Black’s Torture Scene“I’m doing these things because my heart is broken.”
  42. backstories
    Sam Taylor-Johnson Really Hated Working on Fifty Shades of GreySounds like that E.L. James is a real pill.
  43. What Happens to Nudity Onscreen When You Remove the Male Gaze?“It’s like, Wait a second, I’m not the object?
  44. easter eggs
    Aziz Ansari’s Formerly Chubby Cousin Harris Plays His Buff Cousin in MONHarris got hot.
  45. backstories
    How Kevin Bacon Ended Up Sensually Shaving a Lamb in I Love Dick“It’s a crazy show for him, to be objectified by all of us constantly in profound and also very silly ways.”
  46. backstories
    The Story Behind The Leftovers’ Big RevealIt all came down to how they shot it.
  47. backstories
    Everything We’ve Learned About Dom Toretto in 8 Fast and Furious MoviesA primer on that human wrecking ball with a code.
  48. backstories
    What 6 Seasons of Girls Posters Tell Us About the Show“Almost getting it kind of together.”
  49. backstories
    Lena Dunham Has Known Where Hannah Would End Up on Girls Since Season 2“Considering I spent the rest of my life working with Planned Parenthood, it was fun to not make it a political choice.”
  50. backstories
    How Planet Earth II Chased Monkeys Through India in Its Most Powerful Episode“The macaques moved in. They own a piece of the real estate!”
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