Displaying all articles tagged:


  1. vulture lists
    Sinéad O’Connor Was Always a Protest SingerShe was willing to risk her own career to highlight the world’s injustices.
  2. the industry
    De La Soul’s Music Is Here to Stay (For Now)The seminal trio’s albums have emerged from the streaming rights wilderness.
  3. in memoriam
    The Unique Genius of Norm MacdonaldHe delivered jokes in a way no one else did before him.
  4. in memoriam
    Allow Anne Beatts to Set the Record Straight About Square PegsThe late, great comedy writer wanted to correct the narrative surrounding the demise of her influential teen sitcom.
  5. tributes
    Lucille Bluth Was Jessica Walter’s Comedic Pièce de RésistanceWalter had an amazing, varied acting career, but making us love such an entitled, acerbic character may have been her greatest feat.
  6. in memoriam
    We Could Always Look to Alex Trebek for the Right AnswersAs a personification of objective truth, the late Jeopardy! host was a great comfort in an era when facts can have alternatives.
  7. everybody wants some!!
    Eddie Van Halen Could Even Turn a Burger Into a Rock GodOn that surreal scene from Better Off Dead and the power of the late guitarist’s gift.
  8. in memoriam
    Lynn Shelton Left Behind a Bounty of Beautiful TelevisionThe acclaimed filmmaker’s empathy and humanity was on display in an impressive array of TV shows, from Mad Men to GLOW.
  9. appreciation
    ‘I Was Always Astounded by the Level of Constant Invention’: On Terrence McNallyThe playwright’s broad palette and essential humanity.
  10. rip
    Remembering Penny Marshall, a Hollywood Legend With a Radical LegacyAs both a performer and a filmmaker, Marshall stood apart from what women like her were expected to do.
  11. An Appreciation of Mark Hamill’s Meta-Casting in Brigsby BearWhy his meta-casting in Kyle Mooney’s eccentric indie is so damn delightful.
  12. appreciation
    Young Frankenstein to Play in Over 500 TheatersOnly on October 5.
  13. appreciation
    Gene Wilder’s Genius Was in His Simmering HysteriaThe comic icon could go deep into himself and still be the greatest audience imaginable for his fellow clowns.
  14. tribute
    Remembering Garry Marshall, TV’s Mr. Nice GuyGarry Marshall made some beloved movies, but his ’70s sitcoms are what made him a legend.
  15. Ornette Coleman’s Uncompromising GeniusA tribute to the brilliant jazz musician, dead today at 85. 
  16. appreciation
    Remembering Paul Walker, an Everyman With Leading-Man LooksHe was immediately relatable, which is rare for an actor so good-looking.
  17. appreciation
    The Forgotten Career of Director Jack ClaytonWhat makes The Innocents so powerful is the very thing that made Clayton’s films so distinctive.
  18. appreciation
    Five Stars: A Journey Through 185 Amazon Reviews Written by Anne RiceAnne Rice loves reviewing things on Amazon.
  19. let cage be cage
    Nicolas Cage Doesn’t Need a McConaissanceHe delivers a sturdy, soulful performance in Joe. But he doesn’t need roles like that.