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  1. a long talk
    The Co-Creators of Rutherford Falls On Sitting in the Mess of American History“We’re piss-poor, frankly, at trying to live in nuance.”
  2. the streaming wars
    Shudder Knows What You’ll Stream This SummerHow the horror streamer built a service even the snobbiest superfans would approve of.
  3. the oscars
    This Year’s Oscars Ceremony Will Be ‘Completely Different’“It’s a take that doesn’t leave room for comparison,” says the show’s director, Glenn Weiss.
  4. q&a
    Brockhampton Is Ready to Leave a Hell of a Legacy BehindAll boy bands come to an end, but there’s never been a boy band like Brockhampton.
  5. switched on pop
    5 Rules of Great Songwriting Collabs, According to Teddy Geiger and Dan Wilson“I don’t want to just make another one of ‘those.’”
  6. in conversation
    Daniel Dae Kim Still Believes Hollywood Can Be Reformed“If you’re not aware of politics in any industry, you’re missing all of the ways to navigate it.”
  7. q&a
    Letting the Repellent InA conversation with Philip Roth’s biographer, Blake Bailey.
  8. podcasts
    Jason Concepcion’s Takes on the WorldThe passionate podcast host, now at Crooked Media, discusses his new projects, expanded focus, and the art of the take.
  9. q&a
    Come True Sees Straight Into Your NightmaresWe talked to writer-director Anthony Scott Burns about the glowing-eyed men in our dreams, sleep paralysis, Twin Peaks and his film’s divisive ending.
  10. a long talk
    The Passion of Serj TankianSystem of a Down’s front man on 25 years of finding truth in political tension, even if it means within his own band.
  11. grammys 2021
    Jacob Collier Is Proud to Shake Up the Grammy Nominations“It’s an exciting feeling to have been so thoroughly uncompromising and to be in a position like this.”
  12. q&a
    Oscar Hopeful Fernando Frías Has the RangeThe director of the shortlisted Ya No Estoy Aquí on his stunning film, formative years, and Los Espookys.
  13. q&a
    Talking to the Film Critic Who (Maybe) Inspired Malcolm & MarieKatie Walsh might not be the white lady from the L.A. Times. But she is a white lady from the L.A. Times.
  14. chat room
    Minari’s 8-Year-Old Breakout Star Thought Being in a Movie Would Be Kinda NiceAfter Steven Yeun, who does Alan Kim want to act with next? “Honestly, I’d go with anybody.”
  15. chat room
    Drag Race’s Tamisha Iman Is Coming for You“My kids are proud. Everybody’s proud. Even I’m proud.”
  16. q&a
    Maria Bakalova Thinks Borat Subsequent Moviefilm Is a Love StoryThe newly Golden Globe–nominated actress is aware she beat out Meryl Streep for a nod.
  17. a long talk
    With News of the World, Paul Greengrass Went for OptimismAfter making Bloody Sunday and the Bourne films, the director of the new Tom Hanks Western says he’s interested in what a road to healing looks like.
  18. podcasts
    The End of Trump, Inc.The team behind the popular podcast opens up about the show’s three-year run and the (literal) time capsule it created.
  19. endings
    Emerald Fennell Explains HerselfHer icy film Promising Young Woman set off a fascinating conversation about what we expect from rape-revenge stories.
  20. q&a
    MLK/FBI Delves Into the ‘Darkest Part’ of FBI HistorySam Pollard’s documentary chronicles the bureau’s yearslong campaign of governmental harassment, wiretapping, and attempted defamation.
  21. a long talk
    The Unspeakable Personal Tragedy That Inspired Another RoundDirector Thomas Vinterberg says his drama about addiction became life-affirming because, in many ways, he and his cast needed it to be.
  22. a long talk
    Paul W.S. Anderson Is the King of Violent, Relentless, Go-for-Broke ThrillersHis movies that were once dismissed by critics have retroactively gained respect. But he hasn’t forgotten those early reviews.
  23. our action hero
    The Ordinary-Guy Action Movie Lives On, Thanks to Gerard ButlerOne of our most underrated and likable screen presences discusses his love for a nearly extinct kind of disaster picture.
  24. a long talk
    John Patrick Shanley on His Trio of Unhinged Rom-ComsThe playwright and writer-director talks Moonstruck, Joe Versus the Volcano, and Wild Mountain Thyme.
  25. nancy meyers week
    Rene Russo Explains the Perfectionism of Nancy Meyers“I’ve never seen a director go in and f–k up, f–k around with the set like she did. I thought, ‘Wow! She is involved in everything!’”
  26. role call
    Miffy Englefield Answers Every Question We Have About The Holiday The actress recalls Mr. Napkin Head, how the movie helped pull her family out of debt, and the last time she heard from Jude Law.
  27. nancy meyers week
    Cameron Diaz Remembers Running in Heels Through the Snow for The Holiday“Oh, girl. I was running, like, seven miles a day in heels. That whole scene took a week to shoot. That wasn’t even in the script.”
  28. nancy meyers week
    A Kooky Conversation With Nancy Meyers Muse Diane KeatonThe star of Baby Boom, Father of the Bride, and Something’s Gotta Give breaks down the genius of her longtime collaborator.
  29. nancy meyers week
    Nancy Meyers Searches for Her Own ComfortFor decades, she’s been the foremost purveyor of onscreen hygge. Now she’s ready to retire it all.
  30. chat room
    Rina Sawayama Already Loves Her New Music More Than Her Groundbreaking DebutThe singer-songwriter on her new deluxe, performing on the Tonight Show, her Grammys snub, and the music she’s already working on.
  31. a long talk
    It’s Rico Nasty’s World. We’re Just Visiting.Rap’s anti-heroine on the transformative journey to her debut album, Nightmare Vacation.
  32. reboots
    Saved by the Bell’s Alycia Pascual-Pena Grew Up on the Original SeriesOne of Bayside’s newest students talks tackling football and will-they-or-won’t-they romance onscreen and what she learned from Mario Lopez.
  33. chat room
    Tracey Wigfield Talks Making a New, Socially Conscious Saved by the BellWigfield always planned to use satire to highlight class divisions in the new version of the series, and the past year has made that even more timely.
  34. a long talk
    Ethan Hawke Bids Farewell to John Brown and The Good Lord Bird“I always said, if it were easy to tell John Brown’s story, it would have been done before.”
  35. role call
    Eva Green Answers Every Question We Have About The Dreamers“Even though there were lots of nude scenes, I was desperate to do it. I was like, ‘I don’t care!’”
  36. q&a
    Chris Stapleton Is Still Molding Country Music Into His Own Image“I play things that are probably extremely contrary to whatever people think I am.”
  37. q&a
    Empress Of Didn’t Start a Record Label Just for Herself (But It Helps)“There’s probably some record-label head who’s going to read this and be like, That’s not going to work.”
  38. extremely online
    The Guy Behind the ‘America: Endgame’ Video Explains Why This Thing Got MadeLove it or hate it, a viral video about the election, based on a certain Marvel movie scene, might be a defining image of our quar-brained culture.
  39. spoilers
    Jack Dylan Grazer Talks the We Are Who We Are Finale’s ‘Final Answer’“It’s such a satisfying moment for them, and especially for the audience.”
  40. q&a
    Jeremy O. Harris Is Spending HBO’s Money on Producing PlaysOn streaming productions like ‘Circle Jerk’: “Look, this is doable … We don’t actually have to sit around watching Zoom for the rest of our lives.”
  41. reality tv
    Eddie Lucas Returned to Below Deck for ‘Redemption’ and Left Into a Pandemic“For lack of a better word, we were really ignorant to what was going on.”
  42. welcome to the blumhouse
    Jason Blum Won’t Let a Pandemic Stop His Low-Budget-Horror MachineHis new Amazon film series, Welcome to the Blumhouse, is plowing ahead for a second season in 2021.
  43. role call
    Muse Watson Answers Every Question We Have About I Know What You Did Last SummerThe career character actor on getting paid to scare the shit out of 1997’s hottest young actors and the chats he had with his “psychotic” villain.
  44. movies
    Nerding Out With David FincherThe director talks about the decades-long journey behind Mank, his dense, bitter look at Hollywood history, political power, and the creative act.
  45. very good q&a
    Borat Defends His Very Good Friend Rudy Giuliani in Livestream Q&A Event“Rudy will not hesitate to reach inside his legal briefs and take out his subpoenas.”
  46. q&a
    beabadoobee Is a Rock Star“[This album] is what 15-year-old Bea needed to hear.”
  47. role call
    Stockard Channing Answers Every Question We Have About Practical MagicThe actress on nailing her spooky look, getting drunk on tequila with her co-stars, and filming the movie’s climactic séance scene.
  48. q&a
    Spencer Tweedy on His Book, Why Everyone Should Have a Home Studio, and His DadThe son of Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy releases his first book, Mirror Sound, this week, just one week after his dad’s.
  49. q&a
    Run the Jewels Can Tell You the Exact Moment 2020 Went to CrapNow allow Killer Mike and El-P to make it right, performing RTJ4 for the first time on Adult Swim to run the vote.
  50. role call
    Diane Lane Answers Every Question We Have About Under the Tuscan Sun“The [scene] where she’s like, ‘I’m still considered a viable sexual entity!’ — I’m like, ‘You can still have 12 babies, what are you talking about?’”
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