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  1. behind the scenes
    The Handmaid’s Tale Transformed D.C. Into a Gilead NightmareThe Lincoln Memorial is headless. The Washington Monument is a crucifix. Here’s how the show brought Gilead’s capital to life.
  2. behind the scenes
    The True Story Behind John Early and Kate Berlant’s Freaky Short RachelThe comedians share the bizarre true story behind their new short about a mysterious woman who crashes Early’s party.
  3. tv writers
    How Grey’s Anatomy Created Its Powerful ‘Army of Awesome’ Hallway Scene“We made it possible for everyone who wanted to be in the scene to be in the scene.”
  4. behind the scenes
    How the BoJack Horseman Animation Studio Tripped up BooksmartIt took nearly five months to create the film’s drug trip scene. Unfortunately, a Roomba chase sequence landed on the cutting room floor.
  5. cut covers
    Behind the Cover: Asia Kate Dillon“I spent almost 32 years not living in the full truth of my experience.”
  6. behind the scenes
    Inside Rocketman’s Absolutely Wild Dodger Stadium SceneRocketman is not a biopic. It’s a musical collection of memories that tries to unpack where Elton John came off the rails and why.”
  7. behind the scenes
    Whitney Biennial Artists Reveal the Creative Processes Behind Their 2019 WorkJeffrey Gibson is one of five artists sharing their stories in an upcoming video series.
  8. new york magazine
    How Weegee’s Biographer Figured Out the Location of This Photo From 1937New York magazine discovered a trove of new photos by legendary crime-scene photographer Weegee. Here’s how his biographer pinned down one image.
  9. movies
    Director Stacy Title Is Racing Against ALS to Make Her Final MovieShe is paralyzed and cannot speak. But she is determined to make Walking Time Bomb.
  10. trailer mix
    Waterworks Are Coming in This Game of Thrones: The Last Watch Doc TrailerHBO’s behind-the-scenes documentary of the last season.
  11. veep
    How to Write a Jonah InsultWriting comedy is not a scientific or mathematical endeavor — except, perhaps, when it comes to devising ways to insult Veep’s Jonah Ryan.
  12. set visits
    Veep Is Over. Is America Next?A behind-the-scenes look at the series finale.
  13. met gala 2019
    All of the Celebrities Getting Ready for the Met GalaWhile some got multiple facials, others used forehead crystals and teeth-whitening sticks.
  14. cut covers
    Behind the Cover: Billy Porter“My whole life, honey, I’ve been waiting for this shoot!”
  15. behind the scenes
    A Movie Based on Harry Styles Fanfic Managed Not to Include Harry Styles at AllAnna Todd’s After made millions in its opening weekend. Here’s the messy story of how an X-rated teen-romance blog made it to the silver screen.
  16. behind the scenes
    Brad Pitt, Baby Shampoo, a Unitard: The Story Behind That Meet Joe Black SceneWe talk to the men responsible for the scene in which Brad Pitt is violently hit by two cars at once.
  17. fashion
    Meet 5 French Millennials Who Hand-Stitch Chanel for a Living“These crafts are part of French culture, part of our national history. It’s like saving a museum.”
  18. backstories
    Inside the Making of Billie Eilish’s When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?From the Invisalign bit to recording in bedrooms to stressing over climate change, her older brother and producer Finneas O’Connell breaks it down.
  19. backstories
    How Fosse/Verdon Turned Fosse and Verdon’s Most Famous Work Into a TV Show“It was never about picking a song-and-dance number. It’s instead following the emotional journey.”
  20. spoilers
    How Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’s Creators Gave Rebecca Bunch Her Happy Ending“It’s not about auditioning for the missing puzzle piece. It’s about getting everyone to a place where they can healthily prioritize someone else.”
  21. vulture lists
    Game of Thrones’ Official Photographer on Her 14 Favorite ShotsHelen Sloan isn’t as famous a name as Emilia Clarke or Kit Harington, but she’s played an integral role on Game of Thrones.
  22. backstories
    Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Takes Its Curtain CallThe creators of the CW’s beloved musical comedy say good-bye to West Covina.
  23. cut covers
    Natasha Lyonne Is Our April Cover WomanShe starred in a high-tech shoot.
  24. behind the scenes
    How Gina Rodriguez Pulled Off Jane the Virgin’s Amazing 7-Minute Monologue“When you have an actor like that, you can write something with full confidence that she’s going to kill it.”
  25. profile
    The Anti-Prestige ShowrunnerOn set with Jane the Virgin creator Jennie Snyder Urman, who makes great TV by ignoring all the trends.
  26. behind the scenes
    How Shrill Made Its Dream ‘Fat Babe Pool Party’ a Reality“I almost cried because it was so beautiful. I just really wanted it to feel like a dream.”
  27. behind the scenes
    When a Theater Reviewer Becomes the One Being ReviewedI was this magazine’s theater critic. Now I’ve co-written Broadway’s Beetlejuice: The Musical. Those jobs have one big thing in common.
  28. behind the scenes
    Filming a Game of Thrones Battle Sounds Like Hell on EarthFeaturing smoke made of paraffin and fish oil.
  29. special effects
    How The Umbrella Academy’s Swole Gorilla Man Got So Absurdly Swole“I looked at the comics before I was officially cast, and I was like, Oh, my God, this guy is a human head on a gorilla body.”
  30. behind the scenes
    Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show to Air a Larry Sanders–Inspired Special Next WeekFeaturing appearances by Tina Fey, Lorne Michaels, Ben Stiller, and more.
  31. behind the scenes
    Steven Soderbergh on the High-Speed Production of High Flying BirdIt was shot using an iPhone — just one of several affordable, fast-turnaround pieces of equipment that helped him get the film off the ground quickly.
  32. behind the scenes
    I Am the Night Made Its Own Surrealist Art for That Haunting Black Dahlia TwistSeries creator Sam Sheridan talks Salvador Dalí, Man Ray, the real-life George Hodel, and the “undercurrent of misogyny” in Surrealism.
  33. behind the scenes
    Why Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Tackled #MeToo With a Puppet PenisShowrunner Robert Carlock on the Mr. Frumpus story line, including that gross scene with his “little orange tube.”
  34. behind the scenes
    On the Set of One Day at a Time, Gloria Estefan Is Everyone’s HeroWhen the pop star joined Netflix’s Cuban-American family sitcom, “we were all running around completely crazy.”
  35. the other two
    As Far As We Know, Justin Theroux Doesn’t Actually Have a Motorcycle ToiletThe Other Two creators on why they turned Justin Theroux’s apartment into a very funny, (probably) fictional joke.
  36. behind the scenes
    Why Spotify Finally Let People Mute R. KellyAfter a failed first attempt at banning Kelly, Spotify has put the onus of holding him accountable on the consumer. Here’s why.
  37. special effects
    True Detective’s Old-Man Makeup Was Inspired by The Nutty Professor and AmadeusThe makeup artist behind True Detective season three reveals the secrets of a special-effects feat.
  38. behind the scenes
    How Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Changed the Animation GameThe story behind the hit film’s unorthodox, exhilarating pop art.
  39. behind the scenes
    Black Mirror: Bandersnatch Is Hard to Watch, But It Was Even Harder to Make“If we’d have known how difficult it was going to be, we might not have done it.”
  40. behind the scenes
    How You’re the Worst Pulled Off Its Flawless Ode to ’90s Rom-comsCreator Stephen Falk breaks down the nods to Clerks, Empire Records, Notting Hill, and other ‘90s classics in the season premiere.
  41. cut cover
    Behind-the-Scenes With Aya CashDancing on set with You’re the Worst’s breakout star.
  42. backstories
    The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Isn’t Just a ‘Feel-good Show’Creators Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino dig into the filmmaking, choreography, and themes of season two.
  43. behind the scenes
    The Stories Behind If Beale Street Could Talk’s Gorgeous CostumesBehind the scenes on Tish’s cream cape, Frank’s camel-toned leather jacket, Sharon’s metallic cocktail dress, and more.
  44. behind the scenes
    How The Good Place Made Its Very Special Janet EpisodeAnd that Janet-on-Janet kissing scene.
  45. behind the scenes
    How My Brilliant Friend Filmed Its Most Disturbing SceneDirector Saverio Costanzo employed a body double and a closed set for the show’s gut-wrenching molestation scene.
  46. behind the scenes
    Greta Lee Is Our December Cover WomanThe actress is developing an HBO series that could become the first cable show ever centered on Asian-Americans.
  47. behind the scenes
    Why The Great British Baking Show Finally Left the Tent and Went OutsideThis season, the bakers ventured into the great outdoors for a “campfire pita bread” technical challenge.
  48. behind the scenes
    How Ralph Breaks the Internet Brought the Internet to Animated LifePhil Johnston and Rich Moore on creating BuzzTube, KnowMore, Slaughter Race, and more.
  49. getting ready with
    How an Up-and-Coming Model Gets Ready to Go OutHanging out with Duckie Thot before Dior’s Guggenheim Gala.
  50. behind the scenes
    Homecoming: The 9 Hidden Details You Probably MissedWhat’s the deal with all those octagons?
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