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  1. seinfeld with swords
    Whit Stillman Has a Plan to Save The Cosmopolitans“We’ve been jokingly calling it Seinfeld with swords or Friends against fascism.”
  2. the l word
    Jennifer Beals on The L Word: Generation Q, Jenny’s Death, and Her Own Sexuality“I am so super-square, so super-straight, and so super-cis. By far, the most uncool person on set.”
  3. encounter
    Claire Saffitz Wants You to Let Go of Your Baking AnxietyBreathe in, breathe out …
  4. underrated
    How The Ben Stiller Show Influenced a Generation of Sketch-Comedy WritersSNL senior writer Bryan Tucker explains why the show is worth a rewatch.
  5. twisted
    Paul Feig Explains the Completely Bonkers Twist at the Heart of Last ChristmasHow do you turn a classic George Michael lyric into a holiday movie? Embrace the oh-my-God moment it requires.
  6. horror
    Mike Flanagan Is ‘Sweating Bullets’ Over His Sequel to The ShiningFor the Doctor Sleep director and writer, making horror films is a kind of therapy. But that doesn’t mean he’s not nervous about this one.
  7. chat room
    Looking for Alaska’s Denny Love Sank 3-Pointers and Got Almond Drunk on Set“I promised the director I’d only need three shots, and guaranteed I’d sink it. I made it on the first shot. You can fact-check me on that!”
  8. books
    Jenny Slate on How Writing Little Weirds Saved Her LifeThe comedian opens up about her new book, feminism, and writing her own death.
  9. spoilers
    The Affair Showrunner Explains Why That Ending Felt Like ‘The Right Thing to Do’“This is not a show that brings people to justice. This show is about the long-term effects of the choices we make.”
  10. role call
    Cynthia Erivo Answers Every Question We Have About Widows“I always think that it will be one of those things that people will go back and think, Oh my gosh, this was really, really good!
  11. chat room
    Corey Stoll, Nadia Bowers on the ‘Intimacy’ of Doing Macbeth As a Married Couple“He just wanted to make sure that we weren’t going to have pillow talk about it.”
  12. podcasts
    Karina Longworth Looks Back at Song of the South and the History of DisneyThe You Must Remember This host takes us behind the scenes of the podcast’s new season.
  13. encounter
    Talking Tlayudas and Traffic With Paul TherouxThe author’s latest chronicles his travels through Oaxaca.
  14. living with yourself
    What Living With Yourself’s Creator Learned From Cloning Paul Rudd“It’s made me much more conscious of my posture. Stand straight and you’ll be a better version of yourself.”
  15. chat room
    Kirsten Dunst Recognizes the Comedic Value of a BabyThe On Becoming a God in Central Florida star talks Krystal Stubbs’s transformation from victim to scammer, and how motherhood helped her performance.
  16. how mysterious
    ‘Heel It Now, Dig?’: Rian Johnson Revisits the Mystery of Brick13 years later, the director of Knives Out walks us through the lessons he learned making his high-school-noir debut.
  17. chat room
    Parasite’s Choi Woo-shik Is Optimistic About the Movie’s Overwhelming EndingOne of the stars of Bong Joon-ho’s new movie talks Hollywood, reading diaries, and the song that plays after Parasite’s end credits.
  18. let me tell you about my pet
    Let Me Tell You About My Pet: Skai Jackson on Otis“If I’m watching a movie, he’ll come and watch the movie with me. He loves movies.”
  19. five baggers
    Please Stop Calling Tim Heidecker and Mister America ‘Anti-Comedy’Talking with the comedian about his new movie, which Nathan Fielder helped make happen.
  20. stand-up
    How Gary Gulman Scored a Stand-up Touchdown With The Great DepreshTalking with the veteran comedian about his new HBO special.
  21. q&a
    ‘It Was a Dark Time’: Megan Fox, Karyn Kusama Revisit Jennifer’s Body Backlash“It’s being revisited because [the movie is] really f—ing good,” says the director.
  22. encounter
    Shopping for Books With The Goldfinch’s Aneurin BarnardWith three different projects premiering at TIFF, you’re going to be seeing a lot of the 32-year-old Welsh actor.
  23. a long talk
    Fiona Apple Is Still Calling B.S.These days, the singer spends most of her time at home, working on a new album. But that doesn’t mean she’s not paying attention.
  24. tv history
    The Architects of NBC’s Must-See TV Lineup on How Friends and ER Became LegendsFormer NBC execs Warren Littlefield and Preston Beckman reveal how they built their ‘90s Thursday-night juggernaut.
  25. interviews
    Can a New Editor Save Saveur?Sarah Gray Miller takes over the troubled but beloved food-world publication.
  26. south side
    South Side’s Showrunners Talk Tapping Into Chicago’s Funny SideBashir Salahuddin and Diallo Riddle want to see “more joy, more being funny as hell” in stories about the oft-maligned city.
  27. emmy insider
    A Conversation With Rachel Brosnahan About Playing Slutty Secretaries in SchoolThe Emmy-winning star of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel answers important questions about our shared past: playing small parts in high-school theater.
  28. interviews
    Hercules’ Jelani Alladin on Exploring Black Male Heroism OnstageAnd he promises he’s bulking up for the part.
  29. chat room
    Ready or Not’s Samara Weaving Was Very Nervous About Punching That KidThe havoc queen talks anxiety, finding therapy in acting, and how she lets a good scream rip.
  30. stand-up
    Nimesh Patel Wants to Be on the Wrong Side of the JokeThe stand-up reflects on everything from leaving SNL to getting kicked out of a show at Columbia.
  31. new shows
    What The Real Housewives Taught Aisling Bea About Making Her Own TV ShowThe Irish comedian talks about her new Hulu comedy, This Way Up.
  32. interviews
    Shirley Manson’s Podcast Is About More Than Just MusicThe Garbage singer opens up about mental health, feminism, and power in the music industry.
  33. backstories
    The Unlikely Story Behind the Year’s Best Intersectional Feminist Vampire MovieQueer audiences are embracing Bit. Here’s how Brad Michael Elmore stepped out of the way to make the movie happen.
  34. superfans
    Padma Lakshmi Has Always Been a Comedy Nerd“It is my lifelong goal to try to be funny and win the appreciation of others by having them laugh at my jokes.”
  35. interviews
    An Interview With the Stars of Good Boys, My Beautiful Well-Behaved SonsJacob Tremblay, Brady Noon, and Keith L. Williams reveal their biggest fears, and explain what’s no longer cool.
  36. podcasts
    The Bundyville Podcast Shines a Light on the Extremist ‘Patriot Movement’“It was really important for us to explore: What does extremism actually look like in America?”
  37. chat room
    Jeff Goldblum Is Still Trying to Figure Out What His Lobotomy Movie MeansIn Rick Alverson’s The Mountain, Goldblum plays a traveling lobotomy surgeon. “I’m still trying to excavate from him what the heck it’s about.”
  38. chat room
    Once Upon a Time Scene-stealer Julia Butters Is Having the Best Week of Her LifeThe young actor talks about the lessons she learned from Tarantino, the Leo takes we didn’t see, and her blind cat.
  39. chat room
    Angela Bassett Is a Little Tired of Playing Queens“Well, maybe just one more. Black Panther 2, and then I’ll have it out of my system.”
  40. sdcc 2019
    For It: Chapter Two Writer Gary Dauberman, the Perfect Horror Scene Needs LaughsAfter writing half the Conjuring movies, both It scripts, and landing a Salem’s Lot adaptation, Dauberman is still chasing his Holy Grail moment.
  41. welcome (back) to neptune
    Breaking Down Veronica Mars Season 4 With Showrunner Rob ThomasThe series creator discusses returning to Neptune sans nostalgia, where he’d like to see Veronica go from here, and, yes, that ending.
  42. let me tell you about my pet
    Ally Maki’s Dog Is a Combination of Daria and Dr. House“I’m just surprised at how easily I became a crazy dog mom.”
  43. eye can't
    A Glittery Guide to Euphoria’s Over-the-Top Eye MakeupWant to bleed glitter from your eyes like Zendaya? The show’s makeup artist walks us through the process behind three key Euphoria looks.
  44. interviews
    Meet the Snackbeasts of Instagram“It’s just so cool that I can go to your house and open a trunk of snacks.”
  45. clickhole
    The Garbage Man SpeaksNearly five years later, the writer of one of ClickHole’s greatest hits reveals himself.
  46. podcasts
    Jessica Hopper on Lost Notes and Music Journalism’s Changing Landscape“I’m interested in knowing: What did I miss? Who has been written out of history?”
  47. off broadway
    Jacqueline Novak, the Great ConversationalistChatting with the comedian and director John Early about her Off Broadway debut.
  48. chat room
    Stranger Things 3’s Priah Ferguson on Erica’s Expanded Role and Salty Language“I was like, Oh wow, I get to cuss?
  49. chat room
    Stranger Things’ Sadie Sink Was So Ready For Max and El to Be an ‘Iconic Duo’“Too many TV shows want to put girls against each other and have a lot of jealousy between them. I’m so glad the Duffers did the opposite.”
  50. interviews
    Sacha Baron Cohen, Method Actor, Got FBI Training for His O.J. Simpson InterviewEven the FBI knew chances of a murder confession were slim.
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