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    Stephan James Is a Face You Won’t Soon ForgetThe star of Homecoming and If Beale Street Could Talk is, quite literally, taking over screens this fall.
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    Pam Grier on Orgasms in Your 60s, Jackie Brown, and What’s Next“You try to have an orgasm at my age? It’s seven hours! It’s gonna hurt, to your teeth!”
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    Sarah Perry Hopes the Monster From Her New Novel Is Watching Harvey WeinsteinThe British author talks about her gothic third novel, Melmoth, on a visit to some downtown Manhattan churches.
  4. halloween
    John Carpenter on Halloween and the Long Con of His Legendary CareerThe original Halloween director talks about his legacy and scoring the new sequel to his classic horror film.
  5. encounter
    Some Nights, Men Try to Explain the Constitution to Heidi SchreckThe playwright behind What the Constitution Means to Me ignores them, politely.
  6. tv
    Doctor Who’s Jodie Whittaker Is Making Sci-Fi HistoryAfter five decades, Doctor Who finally has its first female Doctor. What took so long?
  7. encounter
    Tamara Jenkins on Turning Life’s Gloppiness Into Cinema“I’m interested in what people say to each other when they’re pushed to a kind of primitive state.”
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    The Next Michael UrieThe star of Torch Song was worried about being typecast in gay roles before he realized there were so many different kinds.
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    Jamie Lee Curtis Will Have Her Revenge NowIn the new Halloween, she’s the one hunting Michael Myers. Welcome to the age of big-box-office post-trauma horror.
  10. profile
    The Anti-Prestige ShowrunnerOn set with Jane the Virgin creator Jennie Snyder Urman, who makes great TV by ignoring all the trends.
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    After Decades of Silence, Soon-Yi Previn SpeaksAs controversies tumbled around her, the daughter of Mia Farrow and wife of Woody Allen stayed quiet. No more.
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    John C. Reilly Is Everybody’s Better HalfHe says he works best in duos, and he’s in three this fall: Stan & Ollie, Holmes and Watson, and The Sisters Brothers.
  13. profile
    The PerfectionistMac Miller is finally making the music he’s always wanted to make.
  14. profile
    Frank Langella Thought About Quitting KiddingBut he’s finally learning not to make the dangerous career choice.
  15. fall preview
    What Do You Expect From Jonah Hill? How About ‘Director’?The actor and unlikely style icon on finding his true calling.
  16. profile
    Sandra Oh Finally Gets Her DueAfter decades in supporting parts, the Emmy nominee plays the hero in Killing Eve.
  17. encounter
    Playing Dumpling Roulette With Kieran Culkin, TV’s New Favorite Lovable Bad BoyHe’s the breakout character on HBO’s Succession, the breakout show of the summer.
  18. backstories
    There’s Something About HenryHow Henry Golding, a travel host with no acting credits to his name, became the leading man in three upcoming films, starting with Crazy Rich Asians.
  19. movies
    Crazy Rich Asians Author Kevin Kwan Goes HollywoodThe author is happy to be the public face of his book’s upcoming movie adaptation. But he’d be happier if somebody else were doing it for him.
  20. profile
    Amber Tamblyn Is Advocating for Women, and HerselfShe’s lactating on late-night TV, teaching feminism to David Cross and Quentin Tarantino, and attacking rape culture in her debut novel.
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    Boots Riley Wants You to StrikeThe Coup rapper just made his first movie, Sorry to Bother You, about the ravages of late-stage capitalism — and it’s poised to be a hit.
  22. Jason Mitchell Has a Crazy Story for YouThe star of Superfly on how he made it in Hollywood in only seven months.
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    Misogyny Is Boring As HellCarmen Maria Machado writes fantastical tales about the banal horrors of sexism. Lately, it’s her story about Junot Díaz that’s getting attention.
  24. Michelle Wolf Couldn’t Escape D.C. Fast EnoughAfter the Correspondents’ Dinner, a merciful break from politics for the host of Netflix’s The Break With Michelle Wolf.
  25. Freddie Highmore Is America’s Top DocThe Good Doctor star is now ABC’s No. 1 star, and he comes with zero negative side effects.
  26. What Shawn Mendes Has Gone ThroughThe teen-pop megastar reveals a dark — or at least darker — side on his make-or-break third album.
  27. Zachary Quinto on Boys, Acting In and Out of the Closet, and Mind ControlIn the Broadway revival of The Boys in the Band, he leads an all-star cast of openly gay actors back to the days when being out was career suicide.
  28. Liz Phair, 25 Years Out of ExileA quarter century after her career-making album, she’s still writing songs first and foremost for herself.
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    J. Cole Just Wants to Be HimselfThe 33-year-old rapper on his new album, SoundCloud disses, and how he stopped caring what other people think.
  30. Meet Justina Ireland, YA Twitter’s Leading WarriorHow the activist and author became the most controversial figure in young-adult literature, one tweet at a time.
  31. John Krasinski Wants You to Be Afraid of HimJim Halpert tries his hand at horror – as co-writer, director, and star of A Quiet Place.
  32. Can Leslie Jamison Top The Empathy Exams With Her Mega-Memoir of Addiction?The Recovering is a 534-page palimpsest of Jamison’s battle with alcoholism that doesn’t adhere to the typical recovery narrative structure.
  33. profile
    David Oyelowo Is Taking a Bigger Piece of the PieHe’s tackled roles from MLK to Othello. But with Gringo, he’s ready to make you laugh.
  34. profile
    After a Very Big Year, Mary J. Blige Is Seeing Herself Anew“I learned that I’m a powerful woman because I don’t have to say much to be heard,” says the R&B star and double Oscar nominee.
  35. profile
    Zach Galifianakis Is Happy to Play the Sad ClownAfter a sudden and not entirely welcome rise to fame, the comedian has found his place with the deliciously absurd quasi-sitcom Baskets.
  36. profile
    Lena Waithe Is Creating the CultureThe Emmy winner simply tells the stories that she knows best. The difference is that, suddenly, everyone wants to listen.
  37. profile
    In 2017, the World Was Finally Ready for Laura Dern’s Furious WomenThis year, Dern’s career finally came to a full boil, with roles in Twin Peaks, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Downsizing, and, of course, Big Little Lies.
  38. John Early Is Laugh-Out-Loud FunnyThe Search Party actor and comedian holds court onscreen, and during a dinner party. Tonight, it’s his homemade cacio e pepe. (Recipe included.)
  39. Love, Death, and Control: Paul Thomas Anderson on Making Phantom ThreadWhy did the 47-year-old filmmaker head across the pond to direct his new drama with Daniel Day-Lewis? Because he hears a ticking clock.
  40. profile
    Alexander Payne Is Supersizing His Artistic Ambitions With a Very Tiny ComedyWith Downsizing, the director mines the comedy in the microscopic.
  41. profile
    Amy Sherman-Palladino Is About to Debut Her Most Ambitious Show YetThe Gilmore Girls creator tackles the life of a female stand-up comic — in 1950s New York — in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.
  42. profile
    Cardi B Was Made to Be This FamousOnly in 2017 could this particular strip-club, reality-television, rap-fame fairy tale have come true. And maybe only for Cardi B.
  43. profile
    Armie Hammer’s Complicated Affair With Call Me by Your NameThe actor was poised to be a major matinee idol. But he wasn’t prepared for what happened to him on the set of director Luca Guadagnino’s film.
  44. character study
    Caleb Landry Jones Is Becoming Hollywood’s Go-To OddballHe’s just as adept at playing unhinged bullies as he is at playing their victims.
  45. profile
    Greta Gerwig Is a Director, Not a Muse“A lot of people think I am from New York. Nothing could be further from the truth.”
  46. We Can Now Divide Art History Into Before Linda Nochlin and AfterThe late critic’s 1971 essay blew through the gates of art-world patriarchy.
  47. The Hilariously Bleak Janicza Bravo Is the New Voice of ComedyMeet the idiosyncratic director Michael Cera, Judy Greer, Donald Glover, and Sarah Jessica Parker all want to work with.
  48. profile
    The Thankless Task of Being Michael MooreHe’s been right about everything before, and he really thinks you are living in a bubble.
  49. profile
    How Kevin Smith Makes Big Business Out of Niche AudiencesAfter years in critical exile, the onetime poster boy for slacker filmmaking reinvents himself for an era of narrowcast fame.
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    Romeo Santos Is Feeling the LoveHe’s selling out Yankee Stadium and revolutionizing a genre of Latin music. But don’t let that stop you from telling him all about your heartbreak.
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