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David Marchese

  1. Norm Macdonald on Being Tired of Trump Satire and the Joke He Won’t Tell AgainAnd why the comedy boom is — and isn’t — a good thing.
  2. radio vulture
    Dan Auerbach on the Art of Production, His New Solo LP, and the Black KeysThe Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach talks about his solo album, the art of production, and his band’s future.
  3. peak tv
    What Creators Have to Gain, and Fear, in a Streaming-TV WorldThe advent of streaming has brought untold freedom and opportunity to creators — and an unprecedented chance to get lost in the Peak TV shuffle.
  4. contrary opinions
    The Washington Post’s David Weigel Explains Why Prog Was Rock’s Best RebellionThe journalist takes a break from his day job as a politics reporter to discuss his new book about the rise and fall of progressive rock.
  5. twin peaks
    For David Lynch, Coming Back to Twin Peaks Was Like Rolling Off a Log“It feels like only a moment ago we were working on the original and then, a moment later, we’re stepping back into it.”
  6. Ranking All 374 Rolling Stones SongsAn honest look at the world’s greatest rock-and-roll band.
  7. everything guide
    Everything You Need to Know About Buying a MattressOpen-cell foam, Hyper-Elastic Polymers, 100-day return policies: sorting through the sleep world’s latest layers of innovation — and confusion.
  8. friendly wagers
    Bill Nye on His New Netflix Show and His $10,000 Bet for Tucker CarlsonThe Science Guy on his new Netflix series, climate-change skeptics, and his Fox sparring partner.
  9. straight talk
    Oscar Winner John Ridley on Hollywood Whitewashing and False DiversityThe writer-director tackles show-business racism and how TV can break through culture bubbles.
  10. the truth is out there
    The Kinks’ Dave Davies on His Band’s Best Riff and Communicating With AliensThe Kinks guitarist on the likelihood of a reunion and some very cosmic experiences.
  11. memories
    Members of the Revolution Share 5 Favorite Prince StoriesLike the time Prince stumped Joni Mitchell with one of her own songs.
  12. story time
    Paul Shaffer Reveals the Origins of Bill Murray’s SNL Lounge SingerPaul Shaffer shares new stories about working with Bill Murray, David Letterman, and the Blues Brothers
  13. Ex–Sex Pistol John Lydon Is Surprisingly Upbeat About President TrumpFormer Sex Pistol John Lydon explains the upside to President Trump.
  14. vulture cover story
    David Letterman on Life After TV, Late Night Today, and the Man He Calls Trumpy“How’s this interview going? Do you think you’re talking to a normal person here?”
  15. movies
    Aaron Taylor-Johnson Is Happy to Watch the Oscars From Home“An Academy Award is still something to work toward,” he says. “It would’ve felt a tad greedy to get a nom from them this time around.”
  16. Is Wayne’s World Still Excellent 25 Years Later?Mike Myers and Tia Carrere consider the movie’s legacy on the eve of its rerelease.
  17. Wrestling With the Mysteries of Physics Is Good for Your SoulAuthor and theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli on his new book, Reality Is Not What It Seems.
  18. Wrestling With the Mysteries of Physics Is Good for Your SoulAuthor and theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli on his new book, Reality Is Not What It Seems.
  19. tv preview
    How FX’s Baskets Will Be Different in Season TwoBehind one of TV’s most emotionally authentic shows.
  20. the future
    The Limits, and Possibilities, of a Robot ChefThe chef of the future makes only one dish: crab bisque. So it better be tasty.
  21. mariahpocalypse
    How Mariah Carey’s NYE Set Should Have Gone“They should’ve had a backup monitor pack ready to go,” and if she couldn’t hear anything after she pulled out her in-ear monitors, “then the stage monitors weren’t loud enough.”
  22. Former Coach George Karl on NBA Conspiracies, Phil Jackson, and CarmeloOne of nine coaches with more than 1,000 NBA wins, Karl has even more opinions.
  23. debates
    Damien Chazelle on La La Land’s Jazz Nostalgia“You want to extend a tradition, not just repeat it.”
  24. 14 of the Best Gifts for a Music Snob Who’s Heard EverythingThey’re hard to shop for because they think they know everything.
  25. reasonable explanations
    Lars Ulrich on the Point of Metallica in 2016Lars Ulrich has a lot to say!
  26. the collaboration
    Pharrell and Hans Zimmer on Hidden FiguresThe friends and frequent collaborators discuss their space-age movie score.
  27. process
    The Backstory on La La Land’s Tricky Party SceneThe writer-director and star take us through an intricate sequence that climaxes with a showstopping poolside dance extravaganza.
  28. my toughest scene
    8 Oscar Contenders on Their Toughest Scenes“And I’m thinking, ‘Should I slap this drink out of his hand?’ ”
  29. The Alchemist’s Paulo Coelho on the Trump EraThe megaselling author has a new novel, The Spy, out November 22.
  30. everything guide
    Why You Suck at Stuff, and How to Get BetterFrom throwing pots to giving massages: finding the pleasure in being bad at something, and learning how to do it right.
  31. everything guide
    Why You Suck at Stuff, and How to Get BetterFrom throwing pots to giving massages: finding the pleasure in being bad at something, and learning how to do it right.
  32. lost classics
    You Can Finally Hear the Best Show From Bob Dylan’s 1966 European Tour On May 27, 1966, Dylan played a gig that exceeds even the “Judas” concert for sheer intensity and resonance.
  33. lost classics
    The 15 Best Unreleased Beatles Songs That You Can Listen to NowIncredibly, there’s still great music by the Fab Four that hasn’t been officially released.
  34. beatles stories
    Donovan on Helping the Beatles Write a ClassicDonovan spins a tale. 
  35. preservation
    The Art Historian Trying to Save Venice From Being Killed by Cruise ShipsA talk with the author of If Venice Dies.
  36. anniversaries
    Gene Hackman Was Hell on the Hoosiers SetJack Nicholson was the first choice for his role. 
  37. backstory
    Hollywood and Westworld? Pretty Similar!Michael Crichton thought so.
  38. Amy Goodman on Why the North Dakota Pipeline Standoff Is Only Getting WorseThe host of Democracy Now! was recently arrested for covering the protests. Now she’s on her way back to the front lines.
  39. Leonard Cohen’s Son on His Father’s Health and Potential Next Album“It’s safe to say that he’s dealing with failing infrastructure.”
  40. books
    Jonathan Lethem on His New Novel and Bob’s PrizeA Gambler’s Anatomy is out now.
  41. vulture lists
    37 Hilarious Bob Dylan StoriesHe’s not just a weirdo. He’s a Nobel Prize–winning weirdo.
  42. chat room
    Norm Macdonald Unloads on Modern Comedy and SNL“If you can tell me one funny, socially relevant joke I’d give you a million dollars.”
  43. reconsidered
    AC/DC Has Improbably Become the Most Poignant Story in RockThe hard-rock icons, with help from Axl Rose, have improbably become one of the year’s most poignant stories. 
  44. Alan Moore on Jerusalem and Superhero Stupidity The man who changed comics tries to do the same for the novel.
  45. first look
    A Look Into the New Electric Kool-Aid Acid TestA look inside Taschen’s new collector’s reissue.
  46. Tony Robbins Gave Me His Full Shallow Hal TreatmentA very productive conversation with the self-help superstar.
  47. tv
    How Louie Anderson Became His Mother The comic on his indelible Baskets character.
  48. In Conversation: Louis C.K.Talking feminism and optimism with the comedian who upended the conventions of TV comedy.
  49. vulture cover story
    In Conversation: Louis C.K.Talking feminism and optimism with the comedian who upended the conventions of TV comedy.
  50. happiness
    To Get Happier, Focus on What Makes You MiserableA counterintuitive rejoinder to America’s get-happy-now craze.
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