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  1. emmy insider
    Thandie Newton Is Finally Ready to Speak Her MindAfter decades onscreen, nothing surprises the Westworld actress, though what she’s ready to share will surprise you.
  2. profile
    Michaela the DestroyerHow a young talent from East London went from open-mic nights to making the year’s most sublimely unsettling show.
  3. profiles
    Padma Lakshmi, Scars and AllThe Top Chef host gives a very personal food tour of New York City.
  4. first person
    Our Brother KaizenHe would be called a murderer and a domestic terrorist. But to us, he was family. Our struggles with systemic racism growing up were the same.
  5. show guides
    Mad Men Is a Show That’s Built to LastYour complete guide to watching (or rewatching) the Matthew Weiner series.
  6. dance the sh*t out of it
    An Oral History of Center StageHow 24 pairs of leather pants, a tearaway tutu, and red pointe shoes made for a generation’s greatest dance movie.
  7. in conversation
    Hayley Williams on What Went Wrong With Paramore and Her New Solo Life“If we didn’t have all that stupid fucking drama for all those years, would people even know who we are anymore?”
  8. first person
    I Don’t Know How to Tell This StoryCecily Strong on grieving a loved one while quarantined.
  9. a long talk
    Allow Fiona Apple to Reintroduce Herself“Nowadays, I try to remember who I was before all this started.”
  10. socially distanced tv
    If I Wrote a Coronavirus EpisodeTina Fey, Mike Schur, and 35 more TV writers on what their characters would do in a pandemic.
  11. anonymous in hollywood
    I Was a Hollywood Assistant and I Got Yelled at on the ToiletAnd also everywhere else.
  12. 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.
  13. vulture lists
    The 100 Greatest Emo Songs of All TimeA sweeping look at rock’s most misunderstood genre.
  14. what were the 2010s?
    We Recapped the Whole DecadeA three-part attempt to figure out what made the ’10s the ’10s.
  15. 25 days of cats
    An Oral History of Cats, As Told by Its Original Cats“It became this joke. But it was the most spectacular thing of its time.”
  16. what were the 2010s?
    Every Movie of the 2010s, RankedOur critics pored over 5,279 of the decade’s films. Here’s the best, worst, and mehst.
  17. reality tv
    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.”
  18. reunions
    Community Reunited: ‘I Think I’m on the Greatest Television Show Ever Made’The cast and creators reflect on living through the end of must-see TV.
  19. the politics of fiction
    Who Gave You the Right to Tell That Story?Ten authors on the most divisive question in fiction, and the times they wrote outside their own identities.
  20. 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.
  21. a long talk
    Fiona Apple Is Still Calling B.S.These days, the singer spends most of her time at home, working on a new album. But that doesn’t mean she’s not paying attention.
  22. fall preview 2019
    The Hustle Behind HustlersHow do you get a film about rich white men getting scammed made in an industry run by rich white men? First step: Get J.Lo to sign on.
  23. 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?
  24. remember that time
    An Oral History of the Eyes Wide Shut OrgyStaging that scene from Stanley Kubrick’s divisive final film.
  25. 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?
  26. set visits
    Veep Is Over. Is America Next?A behind-the-scenes look at the series finale.
  27. 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.”
  28. revivals
    Sundown on DeadwoodDavid Milch, battling Alzheimer’s, finally finishes his TV Western.
  29. 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?
  30. 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.
  31. profile
    How to Fuck With White SupremacyWith “Daddy” and Slave Play, Jeremy O. Harris does exactly that (sometimes literally).
  32. 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.
  33. encounter
    Rob Delaney Still Wants to Make You LaughThe comedian on the end of Catastrophe and facing the worst grief imaginable.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. backstories
    How 50 Famous Female Characters Were Described in Their ScreenplaysAll the surprising ways these well-known characters were introduced on the page.
  40. 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.
  41. 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.
  42. 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.
  43. 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.
  44. 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.
  45. 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.