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  1. give 'em the old razzle dazzle
    How Michelle Williams Mastered (and Lost) Gwen Verdon’s Voice for Fosse/VerdonThe Fosse/Verdon star walks us through the accent, the attitude, and pretending to act with “sliced” vocal cords.
  2. screen time
    Too Much Peppa Pig Is Causing Kids to Speak in British AccentsCrikey, is your kid under the influence of the #PeppaEffect?
  3. last night on late night
    James McAvoy’s Accent Is Too Hot (and Incomprehensible) for This Pilot to HandleSNL knows Scottish is hard.
  4. last night on late night
    SNL Let Claire Foy Give a Master Class on Reese Witherspoon’s Accent, Y’allClose your eyes and you won’t know the difference.
  5. voice acting
    Tom Hardy’s Al Capone Voice Is Somehow Based on Bugs BunnyWhat’s up, Tom?
  6. science of us
    Linguists Explain Meghan Markle’s Apparent New British AccentAn investigation.
  7. keeping up with the royals
    Listen to Meghan Markle’s New British AccentHow fancy.
  8. last night on late night
    What Was the Most Difficult Word for Claire Foy to Perfect on The Crown?Those pesky vowels.
  9. How The Good Place’s Jameela Jamil Mastered Her American Accent“I had no idea what was going to come out of me, but I had to do that voice in front of everyone.”
  10. Behind Nicole Kidman, Sam Rockwell, and Ewan McGregor’s Award-Winning AccentsMeet the woman who’s helped Kidman, Naomi Watts, Oprah, Colin Firth, and more to convincingly mimic accents unlike their own.
  11. sorryyyyyyyy
    Dick Van Dyke Wants to Apologize for His ‘Atrocious’ Mary Poppins Cockney AccentSuper‐cali‐fragil‐istic‐expi‐apology‐docious.
  12. what's going on with james franco today
    James Franco Directed The Disaster Artist in the Voice of Tommy WiseauAlways one to go the extra mile, that James Franco is.
  13. accents
    What Kind of Accent Should Actors Use in Period Pieces?Should actors use their normal voices, or try an accent, no matter how cheesy?
  14. doctor strange
    Benedict Cumberbatch Got His American Accent From a Surprising SourceHe also reveals the hardest word in Doctor Strange for him to say.
  15. Lindsay Lohan Adopts Insane New AccentWhat does it sound like to you?
  16. accents
    A Guide to the Many Puzzling Accents of The Girl on the TrainJust what was the deal with Rebecca Ferguson?
  17. Fred Armisen Has Mastered Every Accent in the World (Except One)For the past few years, Fred Armisen has been on a mission to master every accent in the world. He can do every New York City accent, every […]
  18. last night on late night
    Fred Armisen Says He Can Do Any Accent, Knows You Are Not a Qualified JudgeHe sure sounds confident.
  19. vulture festival 2016
    Of Course Fred Armisen’s Various New York Accents Are FlawlessFuggedaboutit.
  20. Jessica Chastain’s Hunky Italian Boyfriend Has Given Her an Accent“Four years! Perché! Certo! Youuuu knoow.”
  21. What Accent Does Johnny Depp Have Now?I can’t tell.
  22. Fred Armisen Shows Off His Southern Accents on ‘The Tonight Show’Over the past few years, Fred Armisen has been working hard to master every accent in America – from the accents of New York City to states […]
  23. accentuate the positive (and the negative)
    Ranking American Accents of TV’s Foreign ActorsWe gave leading dialect coaches a list of foreign-born actors portraying Americans on TV. Here’s their breakdown of the imitation game.
  24. reasons to love new york
    Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, and the Political Appeal of a New Yawk Accent“Americans have come to associate New Yorkers, and so New York accents, with saying what you mean, intense emotional talk, and not worrying too much about whom you offend.”
  25. the mind
    It Is Apparently Possible to Hallucinate People’s AccentsJudging a voice by its speaker’s appearance. 
  26. Fred Armisen Takes Accent Requests on ‘The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail’Here’s a sneak peek of tomorrow’s episode of The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail featuring Fred Armisen, who gives the audience a crash course […]
  27. accents
    Hillary Clinton Mimics Accents — But So Do You, ProbablyThe psychology behind speech imitation. 
  28. lol
    New Avengers Spot Has New Footage, Awful Accent“You deedn’t see dat comink?”
  29. Learn About New York City’s Many Accents with Fred ArmisenAccent master Fred Armisen performed at a charity benefit Wednesday night, and as part of his routine he devoted nearly five minutes to […]
  30. margaret thatcher
    Margaret Thatcher Was Right About the Euro, But for the Wrong ReasonsShe thought a currency union would give way to a federal Europe.
  31. accents
    Is Brit Emily Blunt’s American Accent Better Than Her British Accent?We think so. Give her accents a listen.
  32. that's our joe!
    Joe Biden’s Insulting Indian Accent: Was It Actually Russian?AccentGate!
  33. vulture lists
    Eleven Mediocre Southern Accents From Movies and How They Should Really SoundNot everyone born in the South sounds like Foghorn Leghorn.
  34. oh pawlease
    Did the Times Drop Tim Pawlenty’s G for Him?It all speaks to folksiness and phoniness.
  35. acting
    Did Scarlett Johansson Opt Out of a Russian Accent in Iron Man 2?She actually sounds a little North Dakotan.