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    Francis Ford Coppola Is Still Going for BrokeHis recut of The Godfather: Part III is one of his most personal projects yet, but it’s far from his last.
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    In Conversation With Barack ObamaThe former president on his advice for Biden, his critics on the left, and what he has learned about the GOP.
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    In Conversation: Whoopi GoldbergFrom her Oscar win to getting iced out of Hollywood, Whoopi has never lost sight of herself.
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    Andrew Cuomo on His Pandemic Response and New York’s FutureAlternately combative and reflective, the governor tries to make sense of the last seven months.
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    Laurence Fishburne Knows Who He IsWith his much-anticipated return to Broadway postponed until next year, one of America’s most accomplished actors reflects on his career.
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    Thandie Newton Is Finally Ready to Speak Her MindAfter decades onscreen, nothing surprises the Westworld actress, though what she’s ready to share will surprise you.
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    Joel Schumacher on His Colleagues, His Critics, and His Sex LifeAfter five decades in Hollywood, the late director had plenty of stories — but he wasn’t one to kiss and tell.
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    Hayley Williams on What Went Wrong With Paramore and Her New Solo Life“If we didn’t have all that stupid fucking drama for all those years, would people even know who we are anymore?”
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    Thomas Piketty Knew This Was ComingThe scholar of inequality warned us that our economic systems couldn’t withstand a global catastrophe.
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    Mary Harron on the Bizarre Legacy of American Psycho20 years on, the director discusses almost losing the movie, fighting to cast Christian Bale, and why its original reception reminds her of Joker’s.
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    Frank Gehry Doesn’t Know How to RetireIn conversation with the most famous architect alive, who’s fully engaged and working nonstop as he turns 91.
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    Ellen Burstyn Talks Her Dogs, Cosmology, and Co-hosting Inside the Actors StudioIn conversation with the legend of stage and screen.
  13. who were the 2010s?
    Margaret Atwood on the Decade The Handmaid’s Tale Came to LifeHer novels speculated about lab-grown meat, environmental catastrophe, and the diminishment of reproductive autonomy. Does anything shock her anymore?
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    Kim Kardashian West on Her Decade of Multi-Platform FameThroughout the 2010s, she demonstrably shifted American culture, changing the way we understand fame and the internet.
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    Diablo Cody on the Rise of the Fempire and Writing an Alanis Morissette Musical“I now regret not having been a theater kid my entire life,” she jokes.
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    Gilbert Gottfried on Smutty Hollywood Gossip and the Value of Offensive HumorIn conversation with the man who’s been called “the ultimate comedian’s comedian.”
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    Liz Phair on Being Misunderstood, Ryan Adams, and the Dawn of Girlville“My theory was, if I say the dirtiest things in the world, but like a little girl, will anyone actually hear it? That was the game I was playing.”
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    John Waters on Anna Wintour, Staying Youthful, and Why Trump Ruined Camp“You gotta have youth spies. Even after 30, you need a youth spy. You need ’em!”
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    Lee Daniels on the End of Empire, Woke Culture, and Why Precious Was a ComedyPrecisely what his post-Empire career will look like isn’t certain, but the perennially restless director is nurturing a number of seedlings.
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    Anjelica Huston on Growing Up, and Growing Older, in Hollywood“I always thought how great it would be to be a woman of leisure. But I have to work.”
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    Catherine O’Hara on Her Career, Sexism in Comedy, and Her Favorite Impressions“I’ve been allowed to create my own characters and do my own writing and improvise and just create in such a free way,” says the Schitt’s Creek star.
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    Peter Bogdanovich on His Masterpieces, Womanizing, and Deaths He Didn’t MournA candid conversation with the director who’s often held up as a cautionary tale of Hollywood arrogance.
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    A Q&A With David Haskell, New York Media’s Incoming Editor-In-ChiefHaskell spoke about how he first landed at New York Magazine, highlights of his time here, and more.
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    Paul Schrader on First Reformed, His Oscar Hopes, and the End of the World“Being an outlier has worked for me, and it’s one of the reasons I have a bookcase full of lifetime-achievement awards, and very few actual awards.”
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    M. Night Shyamalan on His Failures, His Successes, and GlassFirst, the director started making movies people liked again. Now he has his own superhero universe.
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    Q&A: Molly Fischer and Kimmie Regler of The Cut on Tuesdays PodcastMolly Fischer and Kimmie Regler on launching a podcast, dream guests, listener voice-mails, and more.
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    Alex Trebek on Retirement, His Legacy, and Why Knowledge Matters“It’s a good show,” says the Jeopardy host. “It should, and will, go on after I’m done.”
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    Adam Driver on His Most Important Work and Why He’s Not Actually ‘Intense’“I don’t take doing a play or making a movie for granted: We’re here, right now, and we’re never going to get a chance to do this again.”
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    Peter Dinklage on the Weirdness of Fame and the Fate of Tyrion Lannister“As an actor, the best you can do is try to bring some honesty into your parts and hope people will follow,” says the star of My Dinner With Hervé.
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    Maggie Gyllenhaal on The Kindergarten Teacher and Storytelling Through Sex“I’m not interested in showing the wish of what it looks like to be human. I’m interested in showing what it actually looks like.”
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    Norm Macdonald, In ConversationAt the end of a controversial week, the comedian gives what he’s said may be his last-ever print interview.
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    Emma Thompson on Her New Films and the Lies Women Are Told“I don’t think,” says the star of the upcoming The Children Act and King Lear, “that I have ever enjoyed being alive as much as I do now.”
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    Penn Jillette on Magic and the Alleged Trump Celebrity Apprentice Tapes“I want those tapes to be used against him [Trump], but it might be unfair.”
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    Kathleen Turner on Trump’s ‘Gross’ Handshake and the Co-Star She SlappedIf a man comes on set and says, “Here’s how I see this being done,” people go, “He’s decisive.” If a woman does it, they say, “There she goes.”
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    Billy Joel on His Songwriting Silence, the Country Today, and His Ideal Farewell“I never felt like I was as good as I wanted to be. My bar was Beethoven.”
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    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on What It Means to Be a ‘Feminist Icon’“I want to tell the truth. That’s where my storytelling comes from. My feminism comes from somewhere else: acute dissatisfaction.”
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    David Lynch on His Memoir Room to Dream and Clues to His Films“People are detectives and we have life to find clues about in the same way we would with a piece of cinema.”
  38. Jeff Goldblum on Becoming a Sex Symbol and Learning to Play Himself“People write Jeff Goldblum-y parts and they want me to do them and that’s fine. I think I can even do a better version of it.”
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    Conan O’Brien on the Future of Conan, the Tonight Show Mess, and Boring Guests“I’m the last man with a pompadour. Don’t I get comedy points for that?”
  40. Johnny Knoxville on His New Movie and Whether He’s Done His Last Stunt“I love what I do, but at some point I’m not gonna be able to do it anymore,” he says. “When that time comes I want it to be my choice.”
  41. Bill Burr on the Value of Humiliation and Not Being Taken Too Seriously“I’m literally doing a job that is the silliest job other than dressing up like a clown. Why would you put any weight to anything I’m saying?”
  42. Dave Matthews on His New Album, His Fans’ Desires, and His Own Self-doubt“I do still think I’m going to wake up one morning,” he says. “And everyone is going to be like, ‘We were wrong about you.’”
  43. Seth Rogen on His Netflix Special, the Sony Hack, and Working While Stoned“I’ve started reading more about drugs,” he says. “It has made me think, Man, I did a lot of shrooms when I was 13 years old.”
  44. Preet Bharara’s Former Deputy on His Old Boss’s Firing and Michael Cohen CaseFormer acting U.S. attorney Joon Kim discusses leading the Southern District of New York under the Trump administration.
  45. Isabella Rossellini on Evolution, #MeToo, and the Good Parts of Aging“I knew I was not an ideal woman,” she says. “But I suggested something that allowed people to complete their fantasies.”
  46. Mike D on His New Life, NYC Versus L.A., and How Rap Has ChangedThirty-seven years later, he can say, with a smile, “I learned a lot of things in the Beastie Boys — including how to appreciate a good time.”
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    Julian Casablancas on His Album, the Strokes, and How Money Ruined Modern PopHe became famous for embodying classic rock-and-roll nonchalance. These days he’s more interested in showing how deeply he’s engaged.
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    One Great Question to Ask an ArtistA master class in dinner-party conversations, from a panel hosted by David Zwirner Books.
  49. Martin Short on the Secret to Talk Shows and What SNL Can’t Do AnymoreShort talks about his life and career less as a series of wins and losses and more as simply a (very funny) flow of experiences.
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    Quincy Jones on the Secret Michael Jackson and the Problem With Modern PopCurrently in the midst of an extended victory lap ahead of his turning 85 in March, the music legend talks like he has nothing to lose.
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