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How HGTV changed a city.
How HGTV changed a city.
“Every generation gets its own Keanu Reeves, except every generation’s Keanu Reeves is this Keanu Reeves.”
A profile of Elaine May, one the most important figures in American pop cultural history—and one of the most hidden.
The untold story behind the mysterious disappearance of Fan Bingbing, the world’s biggest movie star.
“I admit it,” she says, in her hotel room. “I’m a troll. I’m the queen of the fucking trolls.”
An interview with the comedian.
The appearance of an ultra-rare Boba Fett with the missile rocks the insular world of Star Wars toy collectors.
A profile of the director and actor.
A profile of Harmony Korine, the creator of Kids, Spring Breakers, and The Beach Bum.
A profile of reality-TV star Jax Taylor.
As early as 1948, the Oscars sucked.
Life as a young actor when you’re about to become a movie star.
Discussions of character with the Late Show host.
From Driving Miss Daisy to Green Book.
Not knowing what these movies were “about” didn’t mean it wasn’t clear what they were about. They symbolize a style of American storytelling in which the wheels of interracial friendship are greased by employment, in which prolonged exposure to the black half of the duo enhances the humanity of his white, frequently racist counterpart. All the optimism of racial progress — from desegregation to integration to equality to something like true companionship — is stipulated by terms of service.
Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck’s new movie, inspired by Gerhard Richter, blurs the line between fiction and biography. Richter says that it goes too far.
On the choices Fred Rogers made.
With “The Apprentice,” the TV producer mythologized Trump—then a floundering D-lister—as the ultimate titan, paving his way to the Presidency.
An oral history of the most important deal in sports TV history, when Rupert Murdoch and Fox stole the NFL and John Madden out from under the Big Three networks and launched a television empire.
How the VFX industry plateaued —and where it might go from here.
A profile of Julia Louis-Dreyfus.
When Patricia Douglas was raped by an MGM salesman at a 1937 studio party, the 20-year-old dancer filed charges, taking on Hollywood’s most powerful institution.
The enormous life of Anthony Bourdain, according to those who knew him best.
Lena Dunham comes to terms with herself.
An oral history of Garry Shandling’s secret pickup basketball game.
Searching for the star behind Dlisted.