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  1. stand-up
    Laughing Into the VoidTurns out watching live comedy outdoors hits differently.
  2. movie review
    Boys State Is an Enthralling Doc About How the Kids Are (and Aren’t) All RightA mock state election among Texas teens ends up being an entertaining reflection of the American political id in this Apple TV+ documentary.
  3. album review
    Brandy Remains a True RarityThis year, the singer known as the “vocal Bible” steps out from under the dark clouds that long plagued her career.
  4. tv review
    In Lovecraft Country, Monsters Past and Present ConvergeA present-tense correction of science fiction’s racist past, the new HBO series is what academics would call a “rich text.”
  5. not time travel
    What Is Tenet About, Anyway?A few theories about Christopher Nolan’s upcoming movie, which is definitely not about time travel.
  6. books
    The Best Sex Raven Leilani Has Ever ReadThe author of Luster on the ecstatic, violent joy of Susan Choi’s My Education.
  7. vulture picks
    25 Notable New Releases Over the Next Two WeeksThe Edinburgh Fringe Festival online, Katy Perry’s new album, Tesla at the drive-in, and more.
  8. close reads
    When Black People Appear on SeinfeldThe things you notice when you rewatch, rather than cancel, old sitcoms.
  9. master class
    What Beyoncé Tells Us Without Saying a WordA close read of nine formative images tell a complicated story about the artist’s politics.
  10. movies
    Amy Seimetz’s Mirror WorldsIn her new absurdist thriller, She Dies Tomorrow, the director-actress dares to think the unthinkable.
  11. profiles
    Flo Milli SummerThe rising rapper from Mobile, Alabama, spins rhymes that sound like schoolyard taunts.
  12. tv review
    In My Skin Is Another British Coming-of-age Winner for HuluA breakout performance from Gabrielle Creevy is just one reason to watch this BBC dramedy about a teen coping with parents incapable of raising her.
  13. book review
    Zadie Smith’s Intimations Makes a Joyful Case for InconsistencyIn every essay, there is a moment when Smith revises herself or catches herself in a mistake.
  14. kids and tv
    Paw Patrol Is Contemptible TrashThe case against the worst children’s television show.
  15. memoir
    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.
  16. profile
    Who’s Afraid of Ziwe Fumudoh?For guests who dare to appear on the comedian’s Instagram Live show, the question is not if you are racist, but how.
  17. superlatives
    The Best and Worst of the Chicks, According to Natalie, Martie, and EmilyAnd what was almost their incredible new name.
  18. 2020 election
    Kanye West and the Media Are Once Again Playing a Dangerous GameThere needs to be a reckoning about the toxic relationship between Kanye West and the vox populi.
  19. movie review
    Greyhound Proves Tom Hanks Is the Ultimate Navy GeekHe’s the captain, now and forever.
  20. tv review
    Kingdom Feels Like a Nightmare of NowThe South Korean zombie series is set in the 16th century and was filmed in 2017, but seems to be riffing on headlines from five minutes ago.
  21. art
    These Two Last Suppers Are My Quarantine ObsessionComparing two masterpiece treatments made just 50 years apart: one revolutionary and prevailing, the other genius and forgotten.
  22. anonymous in hollywood
    How Does It Feel to Make Police Shows in 2020?Confessions from the writers, directors, and producers.
  23. emmy insider
    We’re Living in an Era of Peak Comfort TVThe pandemic was the final death knell of “prestige” as a meaningful indicator of anything at all, and I’m glad to see it go.
  24. tv
    How Hollywood Studios Are Scrambling to Make TVStudios are racing to figure out how to film before we run out of new shows.
  25. album review
    Pop Smoke’s Story Might Always End With a Glaring Question MarkThe main artist feels profoundly missing on his posthumous debut album.
  26. movie review
    Palm Springs Is Thoroughly Charming and Unexpectedly TimelyThe time-loop rom-com skims past many of the genre’s obligatory beats in order to get to less explored territory.
  27. emmy insider
    Thandie Newton Is Finally Ready to Speak Her MindAfter decades onscreen, nothing surprises the Westworld actress, though what she’s ready to share will surprise you.
  28. emmy insider
    Is Anyone Watching Quibi?The streaming platform raised $1.75 billion and secured a roster of A-list talent, but it can’t get audiences to notice.
  29. profile
    Michaela the DestroyerHow a young talent from East London went from open-mic nights to making the year’s most sublimely unsettling show.
  30. podcast review
    Slow Burn: David Duke Is a Scorching Look at White Supremacy in AmericaThe new season follows the sinister prescience of the former Klansman’s political career.
  31. movies
    Gina Prince-Bythewood, the Quiet StormThe director’s The Old Guard is an unlikely superhero film, both patient and intimate. But she’s always been uncompromising.
  32. album review
    Bob Dylan Is Still the Voice of a GenerationThe only difference is he speaks for more than just one now.
  33. movies
    The (Fake) Songs of SummerHow the surprisingly convincing faux pop tunes of the Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams movie Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga got made.
  34. profile
    Alia Shawkat, Through the Looking GlassWhat the Search Party actress has learned from her tabloid year.
  35. book review
    After Months Spent Inside, The Great Indoors Is Uncannily RelevantFrom microbes to building design, Emily Anthes’s new book explores the science of indoor living.
  36. read like the wind
    We Cast a Shadow and 9 Other Reads I Can’t Get Out of My HeadRecommended if you like: Parasite, doing wicked things despite your better nature.
  37. performing arts
    The Precarious Future of High Culture in New YorkThe pandemic silenced the city’s symphony halls and grand opera houses. But will the (eventual) restart bring with it a reckoning?
  38. q&a
    A New Documentary Explores the Secrets and Lies of Roy CohnTrump mentor. Joe McCarthy protégé. AIDS victim. More than three decades after his death, he still haunts American life.
  39. backstories
    The National Book Critics Circle Has ImplodedMore than half of the board has resigned in a series of events one member described as “bizarre and bloody in an end-of-a-Tarantino-movie way.”
  40. first person
    Navigating Hollywood’s Creative Police State#BlackLivesMatter protests are heading from the streets to Hollywood. But this time, it can’t be just a hashtag.
  41. movie review
    The King of Staten Island Returns Pete Davidson to AnonymityJudd Apatow’s dramedy is loosely based on the SNL star — a kind of thought experiment about what his life would be like if he never found comedy.
  42. album review
    Run the Jewels 4 Is Exactly What America Needs to Hear Right NowKiller Mike and El-P have landed on the pulse of spring 2020.
  43. profile
    The Lines We Cross for ArtJosephine Decker on Shirley, her years working with Joe Swanberg in the mumblecore scene, and the boundaries between director and actor.
  44. profile
    Summertime SadnessHaim returns with an album begging you to sob on the dance floor with it.
  45. the longest lives
    What I’ve Learned So FarLessons from artists and thinkers.
  46. art
    This Is the Saddest Picture I Have Ever SeenSandro Botticelli’s La Derelitta, a 15th-century tableau of hopelessness, feels especially resonant right now.
  47. dance
    Where to Stream Great Dance PerformancesA little starter set for the enthusiast who wants to feel like leaping again.
  48. the longest lives
    ‘Those Were Memorable Times. But I Don’t Want to Live There.’Jazz musician Reggie Workman played with John Coltrane, won a Guggenheim at 82, and can’t wait to get back to rehearsal.
  49. movie theaters
    What Will Make Us Feel Comfortable Going to the Movies Again?And what will a post-pandemic theater look like?
  50. profile
    Hong Chau Doesn’t Need Your Approval“I don’t task myself with changing minds or being understood anymore.”
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