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  1. 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.
  2. explainers
    Everything We Know — and Want to Know — About Drake’s New AlbumWill he address the baby, his Pusha-T beef, or Rihanna breakup?
  3. billboard charts
    Why Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s Album Didn’t Debut at No. 15SOS, streaming exclusivity, and XXXTentacion’s death were all major factors.
  4. explainers
    What Happens in Westworld’s Trippy Post-Credits Scene?The very end of season two is a game changer.
  5. explainers
    Your Guide to The Kissing Booth, the Netflix Movie All the Teens Are Wild ForThe story of one girl, two boys, and a booth.
  6. What Spotify Removing R. Kelly and XXXTentacion From Its Playlists MeansThe streaming platform banned both artists from its playlists, but what does that mean for the music industry at large?
  7. A Guide to Jean-Michel Basquiat’s New YorkA glossary elaborating on many of the sources and references within Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat.
  8. Avengers: Infinity War’s Children of Thanos, ExplainedThey’re also known as the Black Order.
  9. Avengers: Infinity War’s Post-Credits Scene, ExplainedIf you’re not a superfan, the last image is a stumper.
  10. All Your Questions About the Cosby Verdict, AnsweredSentencing, appeals, and more.
  11. vulture guides
    How to Tell All the SoundCloud Rappers ApartFrom the face tattoos to the crimes to their confusingly similar names, we’ve got you covered.
  12. explainers
    Your Guide to The Crown’s Gender Pay Gap ControversyEverything to know about the royal scandal.
  13. An Introduction to Japan’s Most Idiosyncratic and Exciting Animation DirectorWe break down Masaaki Yuasa’s best work, including Mind Game and The Tatami Galaxy.
  14. Let’s Talk About the Ending of AnnihilationWhat in the Shimmer is going on at the end of the film?
  15. explainers
    A Brief History of Wakanda, Black Panther’s Fictional UtopiaThe history and politics of this fictional kingdom, explained.
  16. vulture lists
    7 Key Questions to Help You Understand WormwoodA guide to the people, places, and CIA mind-control experiments at the core of Netflix’s Wormwood.
  17. explainers
    Why Lil Rel Howery Is Not Part of Get Out’s SAG Nomination for Outstanding CastLet’s consult the rule book.
  18. justice league
    Explaining That Justice League Post-Credits SceneYou may not have seen whom you thought you saw.
  19. explainers
    Everything to Know About The Good Doctor, America’s New Favorite TV ShowFirst of all, Freddie Highmore stars as a good doctor.
  20. mindhunter
    Watch the Real-life Interviews With Serial Killer Ed KemperMindhunter’s depiction of the infamous “co-ed killer” hews closely to the truth.
  21. explainers
    Everything to Know About Lord John Grey on OutlanderLord John is the key to season three and beyond.
  22. Your Guide to the Shifting Alliances of Game of ThronesHere’s where each major character stands right now.
  23. game of thrones
    Just How Hard Is It to Kill a Dragon on Game of Thrones?A brief history of human-on-dragon warfare.
  24. What’s the Significance of That Ring in Twin Peaks: The Return?And why does it have mystical capabilities?
  25. Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Long Night in Game of ThronesAll of the questions you might have about the Long Night, answered.
  26. Your Guide to the Similar-Looking Men of DunkirkHow can you tell those similar-looking British actors with enviable cheekbones apart?
  27. explainers
    Greyscale 101: Your Guide to GOT’s Stoniest MaladyIt’s based on leprosy, smallpox, calcinosis, and fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva.
  28. explainers
    A Clueless American’s Guide to the Battle of DunkirkExplaining the evacuation at the heart of Christopher Nolan’s latest.
  29. game of thrones season 7
    What’s the Deal With Dragonstone, and Why Is It So Important?Explaining the dragon-filled history of the Targaryen stronghold.
  30. chart futures
    Future’s Back-to-Back No. 1 Albums Reflect the Music Industry’s EvolutionHow the artist savvily capitalized on the state of the business.
  31. What You Need to Know About Noah Hawley’s New FX Show, LegionIt’s based on Marvel comic books, but don’t expect any capes or costumes.
  32. explainers
    So, How, Exactly, Is the Pope Chosen? A Young Pope Primer#SmokeWatch.
  33. explainers
    Explaining Rogue One’s Jyn Erso, Who Is Not ReyTo be fair, they are both translucent British brunettes.
  34. When Does Rogue One Take Place, More QuestionsDon’t be ashamed if you’re confused.
  35. luke cage
    A Beginner’s Guide to Netflix’s Luke CageThe brass tacks of the character and his show.
  36. explainers
    What Happened on Mr. Robot This Season? A Plot RefresherA character-by-character breakdown.
  37. Explaining the ‘Chapo Trap House’ Podcast to the Uninitiated If you’re as online as much as me, you’ve surely heard of the Chapo Trap House podcast. It’s the new big thing with politics/media people who […]
  38. explainers
    Did Frank Ocean Pull a Fast One on His Label by Going Indie? An ExplainerOcean’s coup could land him in some legal trouble with Universal Music Group.
  39. explainers
    Who Is the Rock’s New Character, Doc Savage? Allow Us to ExplainHe’s been around since the 1930s.
  40. explainers
    X-Men: Apocalypse’s Post-Credits Scene, ExplainedIt teases a longtime X-Men villain.
  41. explainers
    The Story Behind Game of Thrones’ Children of the ForestAnd the origins of the White Walkers.
  42. explainers
    What Is Preacher? A Guide to AMC’s New Comic-Book AdaptationIt’s a supernatural action-comedy about a small-town Texas preacher who gains a magic power.
  43. captain america civil war
    Captain America’s Black Panther, ExplainedA guide for the perplexed.
  44. game of thrones season 6
    Where Is Vaes Dothrak and Why Does Daenerys Have to Go There?Hope you remember your Dothraki phrases.
  45. explainers
    Here’s the Scientific Reason Outlander’s Bagpipes Make You SadIt has to do with the length of the notes.
  46. ask an expert
    How NASA Would Rescue Someone From MarsCould the thrilling rescue in The Martian happen in real life?
  47. secret history of television
    Secret History of TV: The Rise of the SpinoffFind out in Vulture’s “Secret History of Television.”
  48. secret history of television
    ‘The Secret History of Television’: Why Bottle Episodes Make Great TelevisionA new examination by “Vulture’s Secret History of Television.”
  49. explainers
    Game of Thrones: Your Guide to How to Kill White Walkers and WightsHow to survive one of the biggest threats facing Westeros.
  50. explainers
    Ser Barristan Selmy, Game of Thrones’ World-Famous BadassSer Barristan’s long history of badassery never got the depiction it deserved on GOT.
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