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The Woman Who Froze in Fargo

A woman thought a Coen brothers movie was a “true story” and tracked it to her death. Now someone’s made a fictional film about her, further blurring the lines between reality and artifice.

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Porntopia

Besieged by pirates, and youngsters unused to paying to watch sex, the porn industry just isn’t what it used to be.

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The Grantland Q&A: Errol Morris

“Some of the best lines — and I’ve been lucky to hear really nutso lines over the years — are not in response to any kind of question. It’s in response to, ‘I don’t know.’”

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Life’s Rich Pageant: Meet a Florida Man

The story of a young man, a lake with some fish, a compound bow and a very bad idea.

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The Third Revelation of Father John Misty

The many lives of Josh Tillman, who on the way to releasing one of the year’s best albums was “a defiant child of God, a broke dishwasher, a successful drummer, a Dionysian shaman, a failed poet, a drug-hoovering spiritualist, and a gleeful prankster.”

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The Fatalist

Irina Pavolva is trying to steer the Brooklyn Nets through a rough patch. Will she make it?

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David Simon Does Not Care What You Think Is Cool About His TV Shows

On the set of ‘Show Me a Hero,’ his new HBO miniseries, Simon is as impassioned, cantankerous, and uncompromising as ever.

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The Broad Strokes

On the appeal of Broad City’s Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer.

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We Went There

On the ground at the big, sad, strange Burt Reynolds memorabilia auction in Las Vegas.

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The Birdcage

How franchises became the movie business.

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Livin' Thing: An Oral History of Boogie Nights

The making and near unmaking of Paul Thomas Anderson’s breakout film.

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The Weight of Guilt

Inside the world of bass fishing cheaters.