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    How to Mind Your Damn BusinessAn excerpt from Quinta Brunson’s new book, She Memes Well.
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    How Much Do the Real Housewives Get Paid?And more burning money questions from Brian Moylan’s new book.
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    ‘The Relief Outweighed the Regret’Casey Wilson on conquering body-shaming in Hollywood.
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    Excerpt: Novelist Philip Roth’s Agonizing Marriage to Claire Bloom“God, I’m fond of adultery,” Roth liked to say. “Aren’t you?”
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    The United States vs. ‘FDT’The first time Donald Trump was impeached wasn’t in Congress. It was in a song by YG and Nipsey Hussle.
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    When the Last Call Killer Came to Five OaksThe serial killer who targeted gay men in New York, in the piano bars where they sought refuge from the world.
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    The Wild True Story of Stan Lee and the Dot-Com DisasterIn the late ’90s, the Marvel legend decided to strike out on his own — with an alleged con man as his business partner.
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    ‘I Miss the Simple Things’Quarantine poems from Catherine Cohen.
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    Mike Nichols’s HeartburnAfter directing Nora Ephron’s divorce movie, his own breakup — and breakdown — turned out to be around the corner.
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    ‘There Are People Who Think, Black People Just Aren’t Good at ThisHere’s just how racist improv theaters can be, according to Amber Ruffin.
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    ‘We Basically Smoked Austin Out’In the new book Alright, Alright, Alright, the Dazed and Confused cast remembers what it was like at Richard Linklater’s “summer camp.”
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    How New York Gave Birth to New WaveAn excerpt from The Encyclopedia of New York.
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    Why New York City Is the Ideal Cinematic Setting for Finding RomanceAn excerpt from The Encyclopedia of New York.
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    How the Sitcom Mirrored, and Shaped, Your Idea of New York CityAn excerpt from The Encyclopedia of New York.
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    Were Cary Grant and Randolph Scott Really Lovers?Many have speculated about this relationship. A new book about Grant looks at the evidence.
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    How Steven Universe Made Its Lesbian Space Rock WeddingA behind-the-scenes look at the landmark double episode.
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    Jerry Seinfeld Reflects on Coronavirus, Death, and InfomercialsAn excerpt from his new book.
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    How Emilia Clarke Kept Her Health Issues a Secret While Filming Game of Thrones“I spent a lot of time just being like: ‘Am I gonna die?’”
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    Why ‘Donna Martin Graduates’ Is the Essential Beverly Hills, 90210 Episode“You sound like Spiro Agnew.”
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    How Ingrid Bergman and Cary Grant Filmed One of the Sexiest Scenes of All TimeBehind the intimacy of Notorious.
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    Can You Hack the Jeopardy! Buzzer?Different schools of thought have emerged.
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    Sleeping With Andy WarholIn 1962, a young poet named John Giorno met the Pop Art god, who in turn made him his first superstar. For a little while, they were in love.
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    How the 2,000-Year-Old Man Was BornThe story of Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner’s popular sketch involves a tape recorder, Cary Grant, and Queen Elizabeth.
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    I Tried to Be Twitter-FamousDespite how much I failed, I was convinced I needed to be if I ever wanted to make my mark on the literary world.
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    An Oral History of The Office’s Insane Fire Drill EpisodeAn excerpt from Andy Greene’s The Office: The Untold Story of the Greatest Sitcom of the 2000s.
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    Kenny Rogers Was Never Just One Kind of ArtistPop-country owes a debt of gratitude to the late singer and his debut hit “Lucille.”
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    Penny Marshall Hated Working With Barry Sonnenfeld on Big“She truly disliked me as her cinematographer.”
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    The History of Lip-SyncingAn excerpt from Legendary Children: The First Decade of RuPaul’s Drag Race and the Last Century of Queer Life.
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    When Carrie Fisher Hung With the SNL CrowdInside the hard-party days that fueled and finished her friendship with John Belushi.
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    ‘It’s Been One Hell of a Ride’: Robert Evans Looks Back on His Legendary LifeDecades before his death at 89, the Paramount Pictures executive published a notorious account of sex, drugs, and politics in Hollywood.
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    A Guide to Asian Restaurants, by Ali WongAn excerpt from the comedian’s new book, Dear Girls.
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    When Was Diane Keaton the Most Charming in Something’s Gotta Give?An excerpt from Shea Serrano’s new book.
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    A Party Room and a Prison Cell: Inside the Friends Writer’s RoomIt was like a vampire, forever hungering for fresh blood to suck.
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    The John Candy Joke That Still Makes Steve Martin CryAn excerpt from the new book Wild and Crazy Guys.
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    Women Artists on Their Favorite Artworks at Their Local MuseumsFor a new book, It Speaks to Me, Jori Finkel asked 50 artists to discuss an artwork they find inspiring.
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    The Dream TeamCruise, Kidman, Kubrick, and the making of Eyes Wide Shut.
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    ‘The Unthinkable Has Happened’You learn to believe in your child’s existence. What happens when she’s killed by a piece of your daily environment?
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    Hear Logic Commit Murder in Audiobook Clip From His Debut Novel, SupermarketThe rapper’s debut novel, the dark comedy Supermarket, is out today.
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    ‘Imagine a Woman Like Barbara Walters … and I’m the New Bitch There’Jenny McCarthy on her year from hell on The View.
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    Almost Nothing in Arthur ‘Weegee’ Fellig’s Greatest Photo Happened by Accident“With this picture,” he said, “I matured as a photographer and human being.”
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    What We Can Learn About Gender From The MatrixTrans women have claimed it as an allegory for gender transition since at least 2012. But allegorically is the least interesting way to read anything.
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    Rick Rubin and the Early Days of Hip-hop in New York CityAn excerpt from the book Walk This Way: Run DMC, Aerosmith, and the Song That Changed American Music Forever 
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    Does Tony Live or Die at the End of The Sopranos?Matt Zoller Seitz and Alan Sepinwall debate TV’s most famous ending.
  44. appreciations
    SpongeBob SquarePants and the Indestructible Faith of ImaginationAlways hold on to your magic pencil, kids, and remember that mayonnaise is not an instrument.
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    The Oral History of ‘San Junipero’How Black Mirror made its most hopeful story, as told by its creators and stars.
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    There Will Never Be a Man As Perfect As The Office’s Jim HalpertAn excerpt from Lane Moore’s new book How to Be Alone.
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    The Genderqueer Tale of “Take a Walk on the Wild Side”’s Jackie Curtis“I’m not a boy, not a girl — I’m just me, Jackie.”
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    A Tribe Called Quest and the Art of the MixtapeAn excerpt from Hanif Abdurraqib’s book Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to A Tribe Called Quest
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    How Chris Gethard Learned to Stop Trying to Fit In and Just Do His Own ThingAn excerpt from Gethard’s new book Lose Well.
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    The Making (and Unmaking) of Paul’s BoutiqueThe Beastie Boys made a masterpiece. And then they were foiled by Donny Osmond.
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