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  1. explainers
    Hollywood Keeps Saying Yes to Quibi. Wait, What’s Quibi?Tinseltown’s latest obsession is a streaming-video start-up that’ll only work on your phone.
  2. timelines
    How Woodstock 50 Imploded Right Before Our Eyes: A TimelineFrom definitely sort of canceled to definitely sort of uncanceled to officially canceled. Here’s what the hell happened.
  3. the law
    All Your Questions About Meek Mill’s Controversial Legal Case, AnsweredHe’s had his original conviction overturned and been granted a new trial, but is he finally #free?
  4. explainers
    Neon Genesis Evangelion Is Finally on Netflix. So Why Are Some Fans Upset?One of the most popular anime series ever is now readily available to U.S. audiences — with some controversial changes. You should watch it anyway.
  5. explainers
    So, What’s the Deal With Jed’s Bachelorette Drama?The front-runner apparently schemed his way onto the show for exposure, according to the girlfriend he left back home.
  6. where's the beef?
    DJ Khaled vs. Billboard May Be a Breaking Point in the Merch-Bundle Chart WarsBundles have become a chart scam ripe for gaming, and the playing field needs to be better defined.
  7. estates
    Aretha Franklin’s Handwritten Wills Are Detailed, Funny, and Legally MessyIncluding the revelation about the paternity of her eldest son, what happens to her gowns, and some shade for her employees.
  8. game of thrones
    What Is the Night’s Watch Supposed to Do Now?Jon Snow saw his story come full circle in the Game of Thrones finale. But what’s the point of taking the black anymore?
  9. dragon sex ed
    Is Drogon the Last Dragon on Game of Thrones?Exploring the ins and outs of dragon gender and reproduction.
  10. chart watch
    Taylor Swift’s ‘ME!’ Came in Second Place. What Happened?Why Swift’s usually successful single strategy might be at odds with today’s chart demands.
  11. eurovision 2019
    If Eurovision 2019 Goes Smoothly, It’ll Be a MiracleWith Israel as host, this is almost certainly going to be one of the most controversial and tense installments of the event in its history.
  12. explainers
    How to Tell Dany’s Dragons Apart on Game of ThronesIs it Drogon, Viserion, or Rhaegal?
  13. explainers
    Unpacking the Unhinged Detective Pikachu UniverseCan Detective Pikachu only investigate Pokémon crimes? Do Pokémon operate outside the human legal system? Is there a Pokémon god?
  14. explainers
    What’s the Deal With Arya’s Dagger on Game of Thrones?This pivotal Valyrian steel dagger has changed hands a lot since season one.
  15. game of thrones
    Everything to Know About the Night King, White Walkers, and WightsA complete guide to the deadliest enemy on Game of Thrones.
  16. #freebritney
    All Your Questions About Britney Spears’s Latest Mental-Health Crisis, AnsweredFrom the whistle-blower, to the Britney Spears fan podcast, to the protests, to the emails, let’s untangle this web of conflicting information.
  17. writers vs. agents
    How Hollywood Writers Are Finding Jobs After Firing Their AgentsCan the WGA’s internet jobs board, a Twitter hashtag, and networking “mixers” provide the employment connections agents once did?
  18. explainers
    Why ‘A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms’ Means So Much to Game of Thrones Readers“Any knight can make a knight” is a key phrase from George R.R. Martin’s prequel. And it’s a genius addition to the show.
  19. explainers
    Which Game of Thrones Characters Have Valyrian Steel?It’s one of the only weapons capable of killing White Walkers.
  20. the industry
    The Hollywood Fight That’s Tearing Apart Writers and Agents, Explained“If you can only leverage profit for yourself, but not for me, what the fuck do I need you for?”
  21. explainers
    Cersei’s Elephant Obsession Is a Great Easter Egg For Book ReadersThe show is way past George R.R. Martin’s books, but it’s still throwing little nods to the readers out there.
  22. vulture lists
    A Brief Guide to the Music of Nipsey HussleFive important songs from the artist’s extensive back catalogue.
  23. rock hall 2019
    The Essential Guide to Roxy Music, From the Songs to the Eno-Ferry FeudEverything you need to know about arguably the most influential of the 2019 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction class.
  24. explainers
    Is Spotify Suing Songwriters? The Latest Legal Battle, ExplainedWhy all the big streaming companies are appealing a ruling that would force them to pay more to songwriters.
  25. spoilers
    How Shameless Says Good-bye to Emmy Rossum and Fiona GallagherIn her final episode, Fiona gets a true South Side sendoff.
  26. leaving neverland
    Why Michael Jackson’s Estate Is Suing HBOIt all comes down to a single clause in a 27-year-old contract between Jackson and the cable network.
  27. bachelor nation
    Why The Bachelor’s Colton Underwood Jumped That FenceThe season’s biggest shock began with a breakup and ended with a disappearance.
  28. vulture guides
    Everything You Need to Know About Solange’s New Album When I Get HomeIt’s a mix that involves everyone from Gucci Mane, Dev Hynes, Earl Sweatshirt, and Cassie to … a viral Atlanta public-access sexpert?
  29. explainers
    A Very Simple Guide to True Detective’s Multiple TimelinesConfused by season three? Here’s a chronological guide to all the major events of True Detective’s grisly mystery.
  30. explainers
    How True Detective’s Third Season Connects to Its FirstThe HBO drama has drawn a clear line between the current season’s Purcell case and the events of season one.
  31. explainers
    All Your Questions About 21 Savage’s Arrest, AnsweredWhat happens now?
  32. explainers
    A Definitive Breakdown of Phish FandomA guide to help you better understand the massive blob of glitter and glowsticks that has taken over New York this week.
  33. spider-man
    Into the Spider-Verse’s Credits Scene, ExplainedYou’ll be shocked to hear who shows up to do a voice.
  34. explainers
    Outlander Just Brought Back a Beloved Character for a Surprise ReunionSpoilers ahead!
  35. explainers
    Vulture’s New Subscriptions: A Reader’s FAQYou may have questions about how — or why — to subscribe. Here are answers.
  36. spoilers
    How House of Cards Pulled Off Claire Underwood’s Final Big TwistWhat to expect when you’re expecting an HOC surprise.
  37. spoilers
    How Frank Underwood Dies in House of CardsIf you don’t watch the show anymore but still wanna know, we’ve got you covered.
  38. explainers
    Who Are the Three Mothers of Suspiria?A guide to the witches Tenebrarum, Lachrymarum, and Suspiriorum.
  39. primers
    Cardsharps, False Identities, and Pratfalls: A Preston Sturges PrimerRounding up the eight best films by one of Hollywood’s first writer-directors.
  40. true crime
    Who Is Kathleen Zellner, and Will She Free Steven Avery on Making a Murderer?The Chicago-based lawyer has freed the wrongfully convicted 19 times. Is Steven Avery next?
  41. explainers
    Spotify’s Direct Upload Feature, ExplainedWhat their new direct upload features means for you and the music business.
  42. everything we know
    Yeezus 2? Everything We Know About Kanye’s Yandhi Album2018 will never end.
  43. guides
    Eminem’s Surprise Album, Kamikaze: 10 Things to KnowEverything from why Kendrick Lamar is credited as a songwriter, to its Beastie Boys homage, to how it deals with Trump.
  44. explainers
    Nicki Minaj’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week: A TimelineIs there really a conspiracy? Let’s fact-check her claims.
  45. close reads
    Let’s Talk About the Orange Is the New Black Season 6 FinaleWhat does that shocking last scene mean for OITNB’s future?
  46. primers
    Love Triangles, Screwballs, and WWII: An Ernst Lubitsch PrimerLooking at the pre- and post-Code films of the early Hollywood director.
  47. explainers
    A Complete Guide to Sacha Baron Cohen’s Many ControversiesRemember when the FBI was following Borat?
  48. explainers
    The Very True Story Behind A Very English ScandalThe miniseries is a wild tale of politics, sex, attempted murder, and virulent homophobia. It’s also pretty true.
  49. vulture guides
    Everything You Need to Know About Drake’s New Album, ScorpionFrom sampling Aayliah, Atlanta, Maury, and more, to featuring Michael Jackson, to who really wrote it.
  50. explainers
    Everything We Know — and Want to Know — About Drake’s New AlbumWill he address the baby, his Pusha-T beef, or Rihanna breakup?
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