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  1. role play
    Hassan Johnson Is Television’s Funniest GangsterFrom Wee-Bey on The Wire to Drew on Flatbush Misdemeanors, the actor has mastered playing terrifying characters who get laughs.
  2. the law
    What Happens When Drill and the Justice System Clash in the Courtroom?Lawyers and lawmakers share their experiences.
  3. profile
    The Tragedy of Jayquan McKenleyHe wanted to be a drill star. He became a symbol in a culture war instead.
  4. music
    What Is the Sound of Drill?Brrrrrrrrrrap. Bang! Bam! Pow!
  5. a long talk
    Kim Wexler’s Curtain CallBetter Call Saul’s Rhea Seehorn looks back on six seasons spent getting inside ‘an extremely inscrutable character.’
  6. album review
    Megan Thee Stallion Takes Control of Her News CycleTraumazine is a reminder there’s a human on the other side of the headlines.
  7. best of 2022
    The Best Horror Novels of 2022 (So Far)In the mood for some transgressive splatterpunk?
  8. spoilers
    Let’s Talk About the End of Better Call SaulAs it turns out, the Breaking Bad prequel turned sequel is also TV’s best time-travel show.
  9. exit interview
    ‘The Original Sin Is Still Embedded Within’Westworld co-creator Lisa Joy unpacks the true architects of season four’s reality.
  10. lingering questions
    Who Actually Died in That Westworld Finale?Are we being tricked? Possibly.
  11. emergency discussion
    Where Does For All Mankind Go From Here?We have some humble suggestions/demands for season four.
  12. movie review
    A Movie So Ideal for the End of Summer That It’s Actually Called FallHead empty, just tower.
  13. finale thoughts
    For All Mankind’s Wrenn Schmidt Thought ‘This Might Be It’ for Margo“Margo is making choices every step of the way, making the best choice she can in terrible circumstances.”
  14. comedy review
    This Fool Is What Streaming Comedies Should BeAnd a just world would give us several more years of it.
  15. dinner party
    Why Are We Watching Industry?On the perverse pleasures of witnessing the worst people do the worst possible things.
  16. this week in late night
    Kaitlin Olson Roasting Her Husband Won Late Night This WeekPlus Megan Thee Stallion’s dog stealing the show and money lover Mindy Kaling.
  17. qu’est-ce que c’est?
    When Wet Leg Met Wet Leg Superfan David ByrneThe breakout indie-rock duo and former Talking Heads frontman discuss the perils of fame, the genius of “Psycho Killer,” and being specks of dust.
  18. ask an expert
    Where Do Georgia Music Festivals Go From Here?Music Midtown in Atlanta was reportedly scrapped over a ruling that allowed guns during events on public property.
  19. underrated
    The Surprising Queer Joy of D.E.B.S.Jenny Hagel breaks down why the 2004 comedy deserves more fans.
  20. whodunnit
    Who Killed Bunny Folger on Only Murders in the Building?An assessment of the ten likeliest suspects.
  21. good one podcast
    Kate McKinnon Wanted to Literally Kiss SNL Good-bye“The most meaningful moments, just looking back, were like … Okay. Long pause for crying, sorry.”
  22. close read
    Better Call Saul’s Most Surprising Crossover Transcends Fan ServiceThere’s a lot more to Kim Wexler and Jesse Pinkman’s chance encounter than meets the eye.
  23. remembrances
    Olivia Newton-John Was MagicCritics spent years trying to box her in — but they were no match against that lithe soprano.
  24. routines
    The Comedy MaskA comedian’s suicide sets in motion a recognizable pattern of events and painful attempts to understand fellow performers’ despair.
  25. tv review
    A League of Their Own Pulls Off an Awkward Double PlayThis imperfect but captivating series adaptation of the 1992 film is both a correction and a celebration.
  26. behind the seams
    How The Bear Injected Personality Into the Standard Kitchen UniformThe costume team behind the FX on Hulu series toured Chicago restaurants and scoured local vintage shops to bring authenticity to every stitch.
  27. wild at heart
    A Little Help From Their FriendsBackstage with Sharon Van Etten, Angel Olsen, and Julien Baker on the must-see indie tour of the year.
  28. mann up
    Michael Mann’s First Novel, a Sequel to Heat, Is a Work of ObsessionOne that occasionally deploys jet-fighter metaphors in sex scenes.
  29. endings
    Let’s Talk About the Body-Horror Ending of ResurrectionIts contracting ambiguity and literalness make for unexpected nightmare fuel.
  30. wexler watch
    How Is Kim Doing After the ‘Waterworks’ Episode of Better Call Saul?It’s Kim Wexler as we’ve never seen her before.
  31. a long talk
    TDE President Punch: ‘I Understand the Backlash’But he’d still like to correct the record on long-awaited albums from SZA, ScHoolboy Q, and Jay Rock.
  32. tv review
    The Sandman’s Lost DreamNetflix’s adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s legendary comic works well when it has a strong sense of its titular character. If only it stayed that way.
  33. a long talk
    No One’s Realer Than Flo MilliThe Alabama rapper on her new album, making fans happy, and the last time she got into a fistfight.
  34. good one podcast
    How Nimesh Patel Made Friends With the TikTok AlgorithmThe former SNL writer discusses performing stand-up on- and offline.
  35. start here
    Want to Try Blank Check? Start Here.Highlighting the best episode of Griffin Newman and David Sims’s movie-review podcast for newcomers.
  36. olivia rodrigo
    What’s Olivia Rodrigo Up To on High School Musical: The Musical: The Series?This week, she sings!
  37. best of 2022
    The Best Movies of 2022 (So Far)From a dark superhero flick to the story of a tiny sentient shell, these are the best movies we’ve seen this year.
  38. vulture lists
    The Best Books of 2022 (So Far)A few novels, a transcendent memoir, and an old Greek tale to lay on your beach blanket.
  39. ear-bleeding country
    Confessions of a Dinosaur Jr. GuyWhat it means to be a fan lies somewhere in the fraught dynamic between these three men.
  40. category is: renaissance
    Voguing Our Way Through RenaissanceA track-by-track dance reference guide to B7.
  41. best of 2022
    The Best Comedy Specials of 2022 (So Far)There’s been a shift back to big, ambitious projects and confident theater performances. Here are the most notable.
  42. stonks!
    Industry Is the Best Show to Listen ToWho knew money-flavored white noise could be so soothing?
  43. a long talk
    The Cringe King of TikTok, 7 Weeks LaterJake Novak makes peace with his SNL audition video that went viral in all the wrong ways.
  44. profile
    Maria Bakalova Never Dreamed of Doing ComedyBut upstaging Borat has a way of changing your life.
  45. album review
    Beyoncé’s Sequined RevolutionRenaissance, a love letter to Black queer innovators, comes at a precarious moment in history.
  46. best of 2022
    The Best Comedy Books of 2022 (So Far)Featuring funny haikus, an SNL alum’s memoir, and an academic exploration of right-wing humor.
  47. funny videos of the month
    The Best Comedy Shorts of July 2022Rounding up our favorite funny videos of the month.
  48. behind the seams
    Nope’s Vintage T-shirts Were Telling Us SomethingCostume designer Alex Bovaird explains what band merch, a Nudie suit, and one gravity-defying shoe have to do with Jean Jacket.
  49. the festival circuit
    ‘I’m Fully Prepared’: Inside J-Hope’s Lollapalooza PerformanceSpeaking with fans — and Hobi himself — ahead of his first solo festival gig.
  50. vulture vegetables
    Consider the PepperOne fleeting moment in The Rehearsal explains the entire Nathan Fielder project, the entire entertainment industry, and the entire world.
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