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  1. profile
    The PerfectionistIn honor of Mac Miller’s posthumous album, Circles, we’re republishing our profile, which originally ran just before his death in 2018.
  2. profile
    Juice WRLD Doesn’t Want to Be Emo AnymoreThe rapper, who has died at 21, got big off of raw, sad songs.
  3. profile
    Mati Diop’s Ocean of LongingThe French-Senegalese filmmaker’s Cannes sensation Atlantics is a migrant-ghost story for our time.
  4. profile
    Don’t Call Helena Bonham Carter QuirkyIn The Crown, she plays Princess Margaret in her tabloid-hounded middle age. Some of it seems familiar.
  5. comics
    The Forgotten Story of Watchmen’s Unsung HeroWatchmen writer Alan Moore and artist Dave Gibbons are legends. Why not colorist John Higgins, too?
  6. profile
    Brittany Howard’s Solo MissionAfter critical acclaim with the Alabama Shakes, the fiery frontwoman goes it alone.
  7. profile
    Andrea Long Chu Wants MoreThe 26-year-old critic argues for a new understanding of gender and desire in her debut book, Females.
  8. profile
    Bong Joon-ho’s Dystopia Is Already HereThe Korean director’s ferocious new film, Parasite, is a parable of our money-hungry world. It’s also the most fun you’ll have in theaters this fall.
  9. encounter
    Aaron Paul Couldn’t Be Happier to Be Jesse Pinkman AgainThe Breaking Bad star returns to his greatest role.
  10. profile
    Jonathan Groff Is More Than Just the Murder GuyBouncing from Mindhunter to Little Shop of Horrors, the actor is finally having fun.
  11. profile
    New York’s Most Powerful Book-fluencer Runs a Podcast on Park AvenueZibby Owens’s Moms Don’t Have Time To Read Books “moves product” like nothing else.
  12. fall preview 2019
    Regina King Finally Gets Her Theme MusicYou could say the actor has been a superhero for years. Now, on Watchmen, she finally gets to play one.
  13. profile
    Hollywood Almost Broke Renée Zellweger. Now She’s Back.After the Bridget Jones years, after the Harvey-at-Miramax years, after a long break from acting, the star is ready to play Judy Garland.
  14. in conversation
    Joel Schumacher on His Colleagues, His Critics, and His Sex LifeAfter five decades in Hollywood, the director has plenty of stories — but don’t expect him to kiss and tell.
  15. encounter
    Preconcert Painting Time With Carly Rae Jepsen (and Her Mom)“Who doesn’t want to pretend they’re Picasso for a second?”
  16. profile
    Succession’s Sarah Snook Can’t Believe Her LuckWhen the HBO show returns in August, the narrative spotlight will be more on Shiv.
  17. profile
    What Is Scarier Than Motherhood?In Helen Phillips’s The Need, a parent’s nightmares take the form of a home intruder — who looks exactly like her.
  18. profile
    Lulu Wang Spots the LieThe director of the Sundance sensation The Farewell has made the kind of movie Hollywood never makes.
  19. profile
    ‘Slowthai, King of England?’ Meet the New Face of British PunkHow one young rapper is putting a voice to Britain’s post-Brexit angst.
  20. profile
    ‘I Really Thought He Was Going to Kill Me and Bury My Body’Romance author Sherrilyn Kenyon accused her husband of poisoning her. Was it her wildest fiction yet?
  21. profile
    Julio Torres Is a Rising WeirdoSNL’s otherworldly secret weapon is about to take over HBO with Los Espookys.
  22. profile
    Kristen Arnett, Queer Meme Master, Does Not Want to Explain Ravioli to YouThe internet’s favorite librarian talks about her debut novel, Mostly Dead Things.
  23. profile
    Randall Park’s Small-Town L.A.The star of Fresh Off the Boat has made an occasionally mortifying rom-com, Always Be My Maybe, inspired by his own life.
  24. profile
    How Beanie Feldstein Made It to the PartyThe star of Booksmart tries not to judge.
  25. movies
    Director Stacy Title Is Racing Against ALS to Make Her Final MovieShe is paralyzed and cannot speak. But she is determined to make Walking Time Bomb.
  26. encounter
    Ani DiFranco on Her Memoir, Hadestown, and Reckoning With the 1990sIn her new book No Walls and the Recurring Dream, the folksinger grapples with her own history and the decade in which she was most famous.
  27. profile
    Winston Duke’s American DreamFrom Black Panther to Us, everything the 32-year-old actor touches seems to blow up. It’s not a new feeling.
  28. profile
    Penny Lane Wants You to Hail Satan?Lane’s breakout film is about the misunderstood world of Satanism. In a Halloween store in New York, we discuss how the Satanic Temple got serious.
  29. movies
    David Robert Mitchell on His Ambitious, Divisive Follow-up to It FollowsHis new, deliberately overcomplicated surrealist neo-noir Under the Silver Lake appears to have all the makings of a cult classic.
  30. profile
    Susan Choi on Her Mind-Bending #MeToo NovelHow rage and the Access Hollywood tape inspired this spring’s most inventive and polarizing novel.
  31. profile
    Stevie Nicks, the Fairy Godmother of RockAt age 70, she is four decades into the never-ending romantic soap opera that is Fleetwood Mac.
  32. profile
    The Anti-Prestige ShowrunnerOn set with Jane the Virgin creator Jennie Snyder Urman, who makes great TV by ignoring all the trends.
  33. profile
    Terry Gilliam, the Man Who Was Almost Killed by Don QuixoteThe Monty Python animator and director on the movie that took him three decades to make.
  34. profile
    How to Fuck With White SupremacyWith “Daddy” and Slave Play, Jeremy O. Harris does exactly that (sometimes literally).
  35. reality tv
    Would You Trust This Man?Vanderpump Rules star Jax Taylor lied and cheated his way to reality-TV fame. But he swears he’s different now.
  36. profile
    ‘My Goal Is to Be the Most Ignorant, Richest Rapper’At a mansion on the Venetian Islands with Lil Pump, one of SoundCloud rap’s most elusive stars.
  37. profile
    In Their New Show, PEN15, Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle Are Middle-School RejectsBut in real life, they’re on the verge of being popular.
  38. profile
    Dan Levy Made Schitt’s Creek With His Dad. But It’s His Weird Little Baby.Scouting for clothes with the creator of TV’s funniest town.
  39. profiles
    Padma Lakshmi, Scars and AllThe Top Chef host gives a very personal food tour of New York City.
  40. profile
    Cold War’s Joanna Kulig Is About to Beguile AmericaThe breakout star, already a paparazzi magnet in Poland, is the kind of enigmatic screen goddess one could only find in cinema’s halcyon days.
  41. profile
    For Reigning Fantasy Queen N.K. Jemisin, There’s No Escape From Reality“I’m writing about dragons as a black woman, and it’s fucking political.”
  42. encounter
    Meek Mill Is Out of Jail and Making New Music, But Is He #Free?The unincarcerated rapper is far from unencumbered.
  43. profile
    Brockhampton Isn’t Your Typical 13-Member Rap Collective–Slash–Multimedia EmpireThe band’s ascent may seem sudden, but the success of Iridescence and this fall’s “I’ll Be There” tour is the result of years of work.
  44. profile
    How Bernardo Bertolucci Found Himself“If I don’t fall in love with my characters,” said the director, “I cannot shoot.”
  45. profile
    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.
  46. pam grier
    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!”
  47. profile
    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.
  48. 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.
  49. encounter
    Some Nights, Men Try to Explain the Constitution to Heidi SchreckThe playwright behind What the Constitution Means to Me ignores them, politely.
  50. 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?
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