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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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    Lin-Manuel Miranda Wrote a Poem Just for You“I wanted to wish you good morning.”
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    Ellie Kemper Is a Rooster and a WarriorAn excerpt all about SoulCycle from Kemper’s new book My Squirrel Days.
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    The Story Behind the Friends Classic, ‘The One With the Embryos’More widely known as the one with the trivia contest, it’s touted as either the all-time greatest episode of Friends, or a close runner-up.
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    How Phoebe Robinson Hustled Her Way Out of $65,000 in DebtShe calls it the “seven‑year‑debt saga.”
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    Eric Idle on the Enduring, Powerful Legacy of the Song He Wrote As a JokeHow Monty Python’s “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life” took on a life of its own.
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    How Hiring a Superstar Wrecked New York City OperaThe board thought Gerard Mortier would save the company. Instead, its promises to him doomed it.
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    The Object Joss Whedon Will Never Let GoAs seen in an excerpt from the new book What We Keep.
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    The Deals Behind Steven Spielberg’s Biggest YearHow Michael Ovitz helped get Jurassic Park and Schindler’s List made.
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    How BoJack Horseman Got MadeAn oral history of TV’s favorite alcoholic, narcissistic, self-destructive talking horse.
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    I Was Raised by StormBlack Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson on how the Marvel heroine influenced his activism.
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    The Conspiracist Manual That Influenced a Generation of RappersHow Behold a Pale Horse found its way to the Wu-Tang Clan, Mobb Deep’s Prodigy, Busta Rhymes, Tupac Shakur, NAS, and more.
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    Death, Grief, and Comedy With Adam Cayton-HollandAn excerpt from his new book, Tragedy Plus Time: A Tragi-comic Memoir.
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    Guy Branum Wants to See More Real Fat People on TVAn excerpt from his new memoir, My Life as a Goddess.
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    Parker Posey’s Life in Christopher Guest MoviesIn an excerpt from her new memoir, You’re on an Airplane, the actress reflects on Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show, and Guest’s zen talents.
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    Henry Taylor’s Wild Heart Can’t Be BrokenEven after a star turn at last year’s Whitney Biennial, the art world still wants to see the master painter as an outsider.
  21. How Sex and the City Landed at HBOIt was a choice between ABC, HBO, or a movie company.
  22. The Story of Harold Ramis and Amy Heckerling’s Secret Daughter“You know that married asshole that gets Kirstie Alley’s character pregnant and then won’t leave his wife?”
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    The Story of How Retta Screwed Up Her Audition for Effie in Dreamgirls“I did not win an Oscar but I learned a valuable lesson.”
  24. 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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    The Story of Robin Williams’s Last Night With John Belushi“He could hardly stand up, and yet he could play the guitar to perfection.”
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    Ally Sheedy on Her Experience With Hollywood Sexism and Why It Will Never Change“I hope it changes. I hope I’m wrong. I’m not holding my breath.”
  27. An Oral History of The Wire’s Unforgettable 5-Minute ‘F*ck’ Scene“I think it’s an example of one of the best displays of my acting in the whole series.”
  28. ‘Eight Loving Arms and All Those Suckers.’How Angels in America put Roy Cohn into the definitive story of AIDS.
  29. The Enduring Legacy of Roseanne, 30 Years LaterThe show’s originality resides above all in the character of Roseanne herself.
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    The Long, Bizarre Relationship Between Jann Wenner and Mick JaggerMaybe he should have thought twice before naming his magazine Rolling Stone.
  31. Tom Petty Wanted to Make Every New Album an EvolutionHis identity was strong enough to be shaped and reshaped without trading in the parts of himself that were defining.
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    What It Was Like Trying to Get President Obama to Tell a Dick JokeAn excerpt from Obama speechwriter David Litt’s memoir, about what it was like writing for the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.
  33. How Whitney Cummings Learned to Write Roast JokesOne comedian’s origin story.
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    Gucci Mane: Mixtapes Saved My CareerGucci Mane on his major-label failure and his radical response: Make as much music as you can, as quickly as you can, and release it all for free.
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    The (Presumably) True Story Behind Martin Shkreli and That Wu-Tang AlbumCyrus Bozorgmehr’s new book, Once Upon a Time in Shaolin, purports to tell the untold tale of the whole strange episode.
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    Eddie Izzard Got Chased by Three Teen Girls on His First Day Wearing a Dress OutIn his memoir Believe Me, the comedian talks about being confronted while changing in a women’s bathroom.
  37. Why Playing Maura on Transparent Makes Jeffrey Tambor ‘Cranky’An excerpt from his new memoir.
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    How David Letterman Became a Gen-X IconHe bailed out of his own jokes and committed to a lack of commitment.
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    This Is the Scene That Got William Daniels to Play Mr. Feeny on Boy Meets World“Here was a Mr. Feeny I knew I could play.”
  40. The Golden Girls Proved Its Fearlessness Yet Again When It Tackled HIV/AIDSThe show reminded viewers of its progressiveness when Rose had an HIV scare.
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    Cheryl Strayed Was $85,000 in Debt When Her Memoir Wild Got PublishedIn the book Scratch, the author discusses her financial highs (sizable advances) and lows (qualifying for food stamps as a published author).
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    DJ Khaled Recalls Jet Ski Snapchats in The Keys“Don’t ride your Jet Ski in the dark, but if you do, make sure you have your phone because that flashlight is a key.”
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    How Laura Jane Grace Chose Her Female NameAn excerpt from her new memoir, Tranny
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    Jessie Initially Took Speed on Saved by the BellThat’s that reason she was so, so excited. 
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    Will Forte on the ‘Stupid Little’ Cartoons That Changed His LifeAnd four of those drawings from 101 Things to Definitely Not Do If You Wanna Get a Chick .
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    It Feels Great to Successfully Call Out Sexism in Media (and Jonathan Franzen)An excerpt from Jennifer Weiner’s new memoir, Hungry Heart
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    Read the Harrowing Intro to I Am Brian Wilson“Sometimes they just skip the music and go right for me. We’re coming for you, Brian. This is the end, Brian. We are going to kill you, Brian.”
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    Talking Snowden With Director Oliver StoneRead a chapter from Vulture TV critic Matt Zoller Seitz’s new book about the filmmaker.
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    Why The Simpsons Is the Best TV Show EverThe show is ambitious, intimate, classical, experimental, hip, corny, and altogether free in its conviction that the imagination should go where it wants.
  50. The Story Behind Susan’s Death on Seinfeld“The boldest comedy move I had ever seen.”
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