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In addition to a cover story on “Silicon Valley”’s Thomas Middleditch, our latest print issue also features an extended celebration of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Beastie Boys’ “Check Your Head.”

Thomas Middleditch: Extremely Vincible

Sad streaks, fatal flaws, and new generations of bullies are all laughing matters when you own it and clown it like Thomas Middleditch.

Moshe Kasher’s Got Problems (and Maybe Solutions)

The candid comedian with the gift of gab brings his talking cure to the nation with “late-night daytime talk show” “Problematic.”

In Conversation: Holly Taylor of “The Americans” on Age, Deception, and Loyalty

Season five of FX’s Cold War drama has arrived at an…interesting…time in contemporary Russian/American relations. But some themes are universal.

On the Beach: “Moonlight”’s Jharrel Jerome on the Challenges of His First Major Role

The “Moonlight” actor reflects on the difficulty of hurting someone you love.

Lessons Learned: Pete Holmes Talks “Crashing” and Rising Again

The comic, actor, and podcaster explores life after infidelity in his new HBO series.

The Cynicism Cure

A sincere celebration of principled people and the art they produce.

Asghar Farhadi, Donald Trump, and the Art of Unintended Consequences

“The Salesman,” the latest film from the acclaimed director of “A Separation,” offers a timely portrait of people and places on the verge of collapse­—and an important reminder of the moral power of art.

The Culture of Violence Cure (a.k.a. The Super Bowl Cure)

Sober-minded classics for coping with a day of boozy bloodlust.

Why “The OA” Doesn’t Need to Explain Itself

Critics of Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij’s Netflix series are answering questions the show isn’t asking.

The Road-to-Ruin Cure

The things that you want are not necessarily the things that are good.

The Inauguration Day Cure

Prescriptions for coping with your very rational fears.

The “Unqualified for the Job” Cure

Now’s probably a good time to celebrate some people who are actually experts in their chosen professions.

Todd Haynes’s “Safe” Is the Movie You Should Stream Tonight

Todd Haynes’s breakout feature from 1995 is also his masterpiece.

The Death Cure: Stayin’ Alive

Because 2017 is definitely trying to kill us.

Leia Shot First: Saying Goodbye to Carrie Fisher

“My generation was not tainted by the fantasy of Leia, but rather encouraged to aspire to the love of women like her.”

Friends with Benefits: Whitney, Sinkane, Rhys Darby, and More on the Year that Was

Our pals from the worlds of music, film, and TV offer their lists for the best of the year.

Poverty on Television: “Shameless” and the American Dream

The Showtime drama, which was just renewed for an eighth season, offers a brutally humanizing portrayal of lower-class American life.

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