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  1. vulture recommends
    Introducing Six Degrees of One Kevin Bacon Movie, a New Quarantine GameWe asked our film writers to start with Mystic River and work their way through five more titles … ending on another Kevin Bacon movie.
  2. art
    Revisiting a 16th-Century Masterpiece of Mass Death From Self-Isolation in 2020Lately, I have spent so much time contemplating Pieter Bruegel’s “The Triumph of Death” I feel I have almost been living inside it.
  3. quarantine
    These Students Re-created Their Closed High School on Minecraft“In the past week, the fact that I’ve seen the school in Minecraft more than real life, it’s kinda sad.”
  4. kids and tv
    It’s Okay If Your Kids Are Getting More Screen Time. Really.In the past few weeks, screen time has taken on a whole new significance. Your family’s rules are most likely going to need to change.
  5. now streaming
    20 Disney+ Movies Worth RevisitingDeep cuts and vintage gems from the kid-friendly streaming service.
  6. coronavirus
    The Art World Is Sending Supplies to Hospitals in Need“It’s very beautiful and hopeful. But at some point, the government is going to have to step up.”
  7. art
    Salman Toor’s Queer RococoThe artist lives, and paints, between worlds — Lahore, Pakistan and New York.
  8. podcasts
    13 Election Podcasts for Every Type of ListenerOur critic’s guide to the ever-expanding world of politics podcasts.
  9. encounter
    Decamping Upstate With Real Housewife Luann de LessepsVintage shopping and oat-milk cappuccino with the reality-TV fixture.
  10. books
    Can You Tell Anyone How to Be an Artist?Artist Laurie Simmons and our art critic Jerry Saltz (they’re old friends) talk about his new book.
  11. backstories
    How Billie Eilish Rethought the James Bond Theme Song for a New GenerationShe built a blockbuster in a bedroom, so it makes sense she’d record “No Time to Die” on a tour bus.
  12. feature
    The Art World’s Mini-Madoff and MeBoozy nights and high-stakes art trades with Inigo Philbrick.
  13. tv review
    Even Outside the Park, Westworld Gonna WestworldThe most frustratingly not-quite-there show on TV remains structurally bold, visually arresting, and woefully predisposed to turn subtext into text.
  14. profile
    The Disaster ArtistEmily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven is speaking to our pandemic-frenzied moment. Her new book is even bleaker.
  15. marriage stories
    How Six Created Its 16th-Century Pop-Star QueensThe musical imagines all of Henry VIII’s wives in a singing competition about who had the worst go of it.
  16. tv review
    Better Things Season 4 Is a Rare and Precious GiftPamela Adlon’s nervy, magnificent series makes almost every other American TV show, even excellent ones, seem formulaic and timid in comparison.
  17. the future
    What Comes After TV?Snapchat is making hypercondensed shows specifically to watch on a smartphone. It’s harder than you’d think.
  18. agenda
    13 Things to Do in New York City Over the Next Two WeeksCéline Dion at Barclays, a new score for Metropolis, Armory Week highlights, and more.
  19. movie review
    Wendy Takes a Children’s Classic Into Art-House NeverlandBenh Zeitlin’s follow-up to Beasts of the Southern Wild is a soggy riff on Peter Pan.
  20. explainers
    How to Navigate the New York Public Library Like an ExpertCatching a peek of the “stacks train” and browsing 200-year-old menus is one of the best ways any New Yorker can spend a freezing Saturday afternoon.
  21. art
    Dan Colen Is Alive and Well, Painting and Farming UpstateThe onetime art world bad boy still paints. But instead of raising hell, he’s raising pigs and sheep.
  22. language
    Why Do Corporations Speak the Way They Do?The pernicious spread of garbage language.
  23. anonymous in hollywood
    I Was a Hollywood Assistant and I Got Yelled at on the ToiletAnd also everywhere else.
  24. art
    Donald Judd’s Minimalist Legacy Is All Around UsThe artist wanted his work totally empty. Which allowed the world to make anything out of it.
  25. profile
    My Dark Vanessa Is Not a Love StoryAt 16, Kate Elizabeth Russell saw her book about a student’s affair with a teacher as a romance. She sees it differently now.
  26. tv review
    High Fidelity Is a Great Cover of the OriginalThe similarities between Hulu’s take on the Nick Hornby novel and 2000 film are unmistakable, but its changes to the source push it in new directions.
  27. encounter
    Josh Thomas Isn’t Afraid of AmericaAfter Please Like Me, the Aussie comic has jumped stateside to make his own kind of teen show.
  28. theater review
    Ruth Negga’s Hamlet Is a Sweet Prince—But It’s Not a Good NightAlas.
  29. books
    The Best New Novel Was Written 90 Years AgoAn unearthed book by the Harlem Renaissance’s Claude McKay is a modern masterpiece.
  30. art
    Jerry Saltz on Robert Andy Coombs’s Taboo-Breaking PhotosIn his work, you can see crescendos of pleasure, helplessness, and fear.
  31. gallery
    The Faces of Sundance 2020Vulture welcomed Tessa Thompson, Mila Kunis, Glenn Close, Ethan Hawke and more to our photo studio.
  32. the gold rush
    Which Awards Contender Will Be This Year’s Oscar Villain?Will it be Joker? Once Upon a Time in Hollywood? Or even 1917?
  33. theater
    Rose Byrne and Bobby Cannavale Are Lovers Playing Fighters OnstageIn Medea, an avant-garde take on the Greek tragedy.
  34. profile
    Aidy Bryant Has Figured Out How to Get What She WantsWith a second season of Shrill and an eighth of SNL, she sees herself — and her characters — clearly.
  35. profile
    Still Gazing in Awe at Jude LawThe 47-year-old actor has played with beauty throughout his career. But it’s never been more chilling than on HBO’s The New Pope.
  36. theater review
    My Name Is Lucy Barton Comes to Broadway As a Glum, Gray DudThis adaptation of Elizabeth Strout’s novel is a dull lesson in the difference between what’s needed on the page and on the stage.
  37. tv review
    HBO’s The Outsider Keeps You Guessing, and Guessing, and GuessingRichard Price’s adaptation of Stephen King’s 2018 crime thriller weaves a tangled, unruly web of questions it doesn’t seem inclined to answer.
  38. album review
    Selena Gomez Returns Unbothered and at Her Best on RareIt’s a whole album’s worth of “I still got it.”
  39. appreciations
    Clare Torry’s Voice Is Seared Into Your Brain Whether You Know It or NotHer performance on Pink Floyd’s “The Great Gig in the Sky ” manages to express the full range of human emotion without relying on words.
  40. appreciations
    Gillian Armstrong and Her Protagonists Redefined the Modern Movie HeroineHer work was vibrant and searching and messy in the best sense, and she put women’s psychology onscreen in ways that were never reductive.
  41. appreciations
    Alice Childress Didn’t Defang Her Plays, and Producers Said NoAny list of great American playwrights is incomplete without her — she saw deep into history, into the theater, into blackness, into whiteness.
  42. the lost canon
    It’s Time We All Heard the Music of Lili BoulangerOne of France’s great composers, she was ignored because she was a woman who died young.
  43. the lost canon
    Juano Hernández Should Have Been a Hollywood LegendAn Afro-Latino actor, he remains curiously absent in reexaminations of black identity throughout film history.
  44. the lost canon
    Beauford Delaney Very Nearly Disappeared from Art HistoryAs a black, gay painter, even when he was celebrated, it was not as an equal to his contemporaries.
  45. the lost canon
    Anne Beatts Was Always More Interesting Than John HughesEvery teen series and movie that followed Beatts’s Square Pegs owes it, and her, a debt of total gratitude.
  46. in conversation
    Ellen Burstyn Talks Her Dogs, Cosmology, and Co-hosting Inside the Actors StudioIn conversation with the legend of stage and screen.
  47. best of 2019
    The Best Theater of 2019Avant-garde weirdness, a cozy ideal revival, and a spectacular musical about race and gay sex.
  48. kids and tv
    Paw Patrol Is Contemptible TrashThe case against the worst children’s television show.
  49. kids and tv
    How to Keep Your Kids Away from the YouTube Horror ShowIt’s scary out there!
  50. kids and tv
    What Highly Opinionated Parents Let Their Kids Watch on TV“As long as we’re not watching Paw Patrol.
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