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  1. a long talk
    The Face of Korean Cinema Is Anxious, Afraid, and Full of MetaphorsSong Kang-ho on Parasite and the exquisite, existential pain of acting.
  2. joker
    An Afternoon at the Joker Stairs, New York’s Newest Tourist AttractionOn the weekends, crowds start arriving to this unassuming corner of the Bronx as early as nine o’clock in the morning.
  3. j'accuse
    How High-Frame-Rate Technology Killed Ang Lee’s Gemini ManIt would be silly to blame the film’s failure on the tech, but I’m going to go ahead and blame the tech.
  4. star wars episode ix
    But What Does the Title Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Mean?Some guesses about Episode IX’s mysterious name.
  5. radio vulture
    A New, Ever-Complicated Era of Frank Ocean Is Upon UsIs Frank Ocean circling album mode again?
  6. rankings
    Every Simpsons Treehouse of Horror Segment, RankedThe Simpsons’ long-running Halloween specials are indeed a disturbing universe.
  7. overnights
    Watchmen Series-Premiere Recap: Watch Over This BoyWelcome to a brave new world.
  8. movie review
    The Lighthouse Is About the Horror of RoommatesMermaids, hallucinations, bodily fluids — in Robert Eggers’s movie, the most frightening thing of all is having to share your space with someone.
  9. oscar futures
    Oscar Futures: Bombshell Explodes Into the Best Actress RacesThe Fox News sexual-harassment drama launched its first-look screenings last weekend, and the impact was palpable.
  10. vulture festival 2019
    Community, The Bachelor, and The Man In the High Castle Head to Vulture FestivalSix seasons and a Vulture Festival reunion!
  11. stand-up
    12 Comedians Reflect on the Gigs They Didn’t GetThe stand-ups with 2019 Comedy Central half-hour specials get candid about failure, rejection, and stamina.
  12. comics
    The Forgotten Story of Watchmen’s Unsung HeroWatchmen writer Alan Moore and artist Dave Gibbons are legends. Why not colorist John Higgins, too?
  13. rock hall
    All of the 2020 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees, RankedWho’s most deserving of induction? The list is slim.
  14. oscar futures
    Your Guide to This Year’s Best Actor BloodbathThe Best Actor field has been weak in recent years, but 2019’s crop boasts ten-plus serious claimants. Which of them will make it in?
  15. a long talk
    Like It or Not, Damon Lindelof Made His Own WatchmenAnd he’s pretty sure that Alan Moore put a hex on him for doing it.
  16. rock hall
    The Worst Snubs in Rock and Roll Hall of Fame History (So Far)In light of this week’s nominees, here are the artists most deserving of Rock Hall induction who somehow have never been nominated.
  17. vulture lists
    30 Great Black-and-White Horror Movies Worth RevisitingClassic films, cult favorites, and a couple newer titles.
  18. how mysterious
    ‘Heel It Now, Dig?’: Rian Johnson Revisits the Mystery of Brick13 years later, the director of Knives Out walks us through the lessons he learned making his high-school-noir debut.
  19. book excerpt
    A Guide to Asian Restaurants, by Ali WongAn excerpt from the comedian’s new book, Dear Girls.
  20. profile
    Brittany Howard’s Solo MissionAfter critical acclaim with the Alabama Shakes, the fiery frontwoman goes it alone.
  21. tv review
    Watchmen’s Extremist Superhero Dystopia Succeeds on Sheer NerveDamon Lindelof’s follow-up series extends the landmark comic’s complex politics into an alternate present riven by racism and class anxiety.
  22. movie review
    In Maleficent 2, Angelina Jolie and Michelle Pfeiffer Lose Out to CGI FlowersThe main allure of this movie is the chance to watch its two powerhouses vamp across the screen. Why won’t Disney let us live?
  23. me: elton john
    13 of the Best Celebrity Stories From Elton John’s Name-dropping Memoir, MeFrom trash-talking with Freddie Mercury, to reuniting John and Yoko, and plenty more.
  24. profile
    Andrea Long Chu Wants MoreThe 26-year-old critic argues for a new understanding of gender and desire in her debut book, Females.
  25. 8 Unforgettable Detective-Themed Comedy SketchesLooking back at times when mystery and humor mingled, from Monty Python to Key and Peele.
  26. stand-up
    What Joker Gets Right About Stand-Up ComedyTalking with Gary Gulman and Sam Morril, who perform stand-up in the film, about their roles and the horrors of open mics.
  27. movies
    ‘Heil Me, Man’: How Taika Waititi Learned to Play HitlerFor Jojo Rabbit, a black comedy about a Nazi fanboy at the end of the Third Reich, the director cast himself as a make-believe version of the Führer.
  28. how mysterious!
    13 Mystery-Writing Tricks Used by Acclaimed NovelistsIncluding the Bullseye Method and the Don Draper Principle.
  29. tv review
    Succession Is a Love StoryIn a very twisted way, the Succession finale is the purest expression of Kendall’s need for his father’s love.
  30. odes
    Robert Pattinson’s King Performance Is Hilariously UnhingedAn ode to a most profane bit of fun.
  31. close reads
    Let’s Talk About the Ending of ParasiteDirector Bong Joon-ho explains his coda: “I thought it was being real and honest with the audience.”
  32. vulture picks
    10 Notable New Releases Over the Next Two WeeksHBO’s Watchmen arrives, the Dolly Parton podcast, Zadie Smith’s latest book, and more.
  33. spoilers
    Let’s Talk About That Brilliant Succession EndingTurns out a “blood sacrifice” wasn’t the season finale’s big reveal after all.
  34. killer instinct
    Succession Finale Power Rankings: A Kiss For DaddyThe season draws to a close with a blood sacrifice, a betrayal, and so many hats.
  35. spoilers
    Should We Be Happy for Jesse at the End of El Camino?The conclusion of the Breaking Bad movie isn’t so clear-cut.
  36. oscar futures
    Oscar Futures: Can Parasite Worm Its Way Into Best Picture?Bong Joon-ho’s dark satire hits theaters in New York and Los Angeles this week, and American viewers finally get to see what all the fuss is about.
  37. song review
    Harry Styles’s ‘Lights Up’ Is Deliciously UnsubtleThe spiciest detail in all of this is the timing.
  38. movie review
    Gemini Man Is Not a Great Action Movie, But It Is a Weirdly Tender OneWill Smith is less interesting in his action sequences than in his curiously melancholy scenes with his de-aged self.
  39. tv review
    El Camino Gives Breaking Bad Fans Exactly What They WantTrue to the spirit of Breaking Bad and classic Westerns, El Camino is fan service executed at a very high level.
  40. theme to meme
    Why Is the Succession Theme So Meme-able?Short answer: It slaps.
  41. movie review
    In The King, Timothée Chalamet’s Emo Angst Is UnderwhelmingDavid Michôd’s Netflix movie is a dull morality play — with one exception: a Plantagenet Jack Reacher moment.
  42. radio vulture
    R&B’s Future Sounds a Lot Like Its PastHow newcomers like Summer Walker and Ari Lennox look to R&B’s history to outline a new path for young black creatives.
  43. close reads
    The Impossible Politics of JokerHow Todd Phillips’s supervillain story deliberately mixes its messages.
  44. vulture lists
    30 Great Eat-the-Rich Horror MoviesBong Joon-ho’s Parasite joins a grand cinematic tradition.
  45. rants
    How Dare Logan Roy Wear Such an Awful Cardigan?The shawl cardigan is from the devil and no one should wear it under any circumstances.
  46. nancy drew anew
    Nancy Drew Is Not Who You RememberThe redheaded detective is back in a CW reboot, but the mystery remains: is she more than endlessly recyclable IP?
  47. succession
    J. Smith-Cameron Knows Why You Love GerriIt’s not just the smirk.
  48. important questions
    Can Outer Space Drive a Person Insane? Let’s Ask an Astronaut.In Lucy in the Sky, Natalie Portman totally loses her mind, in the tradition of several movie astronauts before her.
  49. tv review
    Looking for Alaska Is the Rare Adaptation That Improves on the OriginalHulu’s long-gestating miniseries adaptation of John Green’s 2005 YA novel moves the story closer to what it perhaps should’ve been in the first place.
  50. sad dads in space
    Sad Dad Space Movies: A TaxonomySpace: The Ultimate Daddy?
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