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How Everything Works

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    How to Make an Animaniacs Song That Truly Captures Life in 2020More than 100 people and 240 hours went into the catchy opening segment of the revival.
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    How Sound of Metal Reimagined the Silence in Hearing LossSound designer Nicolas Becker looked to stethoscopic mics, fetal memories, and a centuries-old school for the deaf in France.
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    8 Backing Musicians Jam on Their Most Memorable SessionsStories about recording with artists, including Beyoncé and Jay-Z, boygenius, and Paul McCartney.
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    Broadway Is Closed, But Ratatouille the Musical Is Cooking on TikTok“Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would be embracing people referring to me as the ‘rat queen.’”
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    How The Crown Made Gillian Anderson Look Like Margaret ThatcherThat wig was as hard, and as hard to make, as it looks.
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    I Wrote One Song With Jeff TweedyPutting the Wilco leader’s new book, a songwriting manual of sorts, to the test with the man himself.
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    9 Engineers on the Hardest Song They Ever MixedMusic-industry veterans on the tracks that were tough to crack.
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    How Steve McQueen Pulled Off the Year’s Greatest Movie SceneLovers Rock shows what happens when white people aren’t looking — the rapture in black joy.
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    The Stories Behind The Undoing’s Very, Very Fancy HomesHello, Upper East Siders.
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    How Emma Corrin Became The Crown’s Princess DianaFidgety hands, a voluminous fringe, and other details that made the people’s princess click into place.
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    The Hardest Thing I Ever AnimatedSixteen animators and artists from Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, BoJack Horseman, Rick and Morty, Toy Story, and more recall their toughest gigs.
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    The Hardest, Strangest, Most Unforgettable Jobs In HollywoodTV and movie craftspeople share their stories (and a great dip recipe).
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    Stalking Janet Jackson, and Other Stories Behind the Hustlers SoundtrackFiona Apple had never licensed “Criminal” — until Lorene Scafaria and Jennifer Lopez came calling.
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    The Hardest Song I Ever ChasedHollywood’s most reliable music supervisors explain how they got that song into your favorite movie or TV show.
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    The Hardest Stunt I Ever Pulled OffStunt drivers and performers recall their toughest days on the job — and why they never want to waste Michael Bay’s time.
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    How Hustlers Pulled Off the Meta Cameo of the YearHow the film’s producers (and Jennifer Lopez) convinced a music superstar to show up in Hustlers — and 200 extras to stay quiet while it happened.
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    Getting to Know the Helicopter Influencer Behind the Fast & Furious Franchise“There’s only five guys in the world doing what I’m doing,” says Fred North.
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    The Hardest Props I Ever MadeHollywood’s veteran property masters explain 12 props that made their careers.
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    The Hardest Sound I Ever CreatedWhat does a murder sound like? How about Godzilla’s cry? Foley artists explain just how difficult it is to engineer the sounds of movies.
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    How Sharp Objects’ Makeup Team Mastered the Art of Being Poisoned to Death“Are her nails starting to turn blue or yellow? Should her feet be dirty?”
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    The Hardest Costume I Ever Designed11 costume designers on meeting the excruciating demands of Hollywood.
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    90 Branzinos Later: The Story Behind The Amazing Spider-Man’s Awkward DinnerSeven years after its debut, why does the fish loom so large in our memories? The food stylist responsible for it all explains.
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    The Hardest Effect I Ever Pulled Off42 filmmakers, cinematographers, and effects artists on making the impossible happen.