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  1. 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.
  2. shield your eyes
    Motion Smoothing Is Ruining CinemaFilmmakers hate it. Viewers do, too. So why is it the default setting on almost every new TV in America?
  3. remember that time
    An Oral History of the Eyes Wide Shut OrgyStaging that scene from Stanley Kubrick’s divisive final film.
  4. 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?
  5. set visits
    Veep Is Over. Is America Next?A behind-the-scenes look at the series finale.
  6. in conversation
    Anjelica Huston on Growing Up, and Growing Older, in Hollywood“I always thought how great it would be to be a woman of leisure. But I have to work.”
  7. revivals
    Sundown on DeadwoodDavid Milch, battling Alzheimer’s, finally finishes his TV Western.
  8. book excerpt
    ‘The Unthinkable Has Happened’You learn to believe in your child’s existence. What happens when she’s killed by a piece of your daily environment?
  9. vulture investigates
    Ariana Grande Was Accused of Copying ‘7 Rings,’ Again and Again … and AgainThere’s a reason it sounds like every song you’ve ever heard.
  10. profile
    How to Fuck With White SupremacyWith “Daddy” and Slave Play, Jeremy O. Harris does exactly that (sometimes literally).
  11. in conversation
    Peter Bogdanovich on His Masterpieces, Womanizing, and Deaths He Didn’t MournA candid conversation with the director who’s often held up as a cautionary tale of Hollywood arrogance.
  12. encounter
    Rob Delaney Still Wants to Make You LaughThe comedian on the end of Catastrophe and facing the worst grief imaginable.
  13. 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.
  14. movies
    The Matrix Built Our Reality-Denying WorldIt gave all of us — including Alex Jones, flat-earthers, lizard-people conspiracists, even Rachel Maddow — a new way to see (or not see) everything.
  15. profiles
    Padma Lakshmi, Scars and AllThe Top Chef host gives a very personal food tour of New York City.
  16. cover story
    Inside Netflix’s TV-Swallowing, Market-Dominating Binge FactoryThe streaming service is hiring everybody in Hollywood to make more shows than any network ever has, and it already knows which ones you’ll like.
  17. anniversaries
    The Writers of Sex and the City Imagine Story Lines for a 2018 SeasonCharlotte and Miranda have found that making mom friendships is at least as hard as dating.
  18. profile
    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.
  19. oral histories
    Jersey Shore: An Oral History“It was like zebras in the Serengeti. We wanted to see this in action. Where does that happen? The Jersey Shore.”
  20. backstories
    How 50 Famous Female Characters Were Described in Their ScreenplaysAll the surprising ways these well-known characters were introduced on the page.
  21. in conversation
    Quincy Jones on the Secret Michael Jackson and the Problem With Modern PopCurrently in the midst of an extended victory lap ahead of his turning 85 in March, the music legend talks like he has nothing to lose.
  22. recaps
    The Best Part of Gossip Girl Was Talking About Gossip GirlYour one and only source for recaps of the Greatest Show of Our Time.
  23. a long talk
    A Conversation With Ann Dowd and Margo MartindaleTV’s biggest scene-stealers are honored to be compared to each other. Just don’t call them character actors.
  24. How to End a TV Show: An Exclusive Look at the Making of The Leftovers FinaleThe hardest part about making Damon Lindelof’s Apocalypse-obsessed follow-up to Lost was figuring out how it should end.
  25. profiles
    Elisabeth Moss Is the Queen of Peak TVHow The Handmaid’s Tale star built the most enviable résumé in television and discovered her personal feminism along the way.
  26. vulture cover story
    Jenny Slate Talks About Her Breakup With Chris EvansShe’s got two new films and a new home and, oh, by the way, she’s fresh off a split with Captain America.