Please Consider Megan Amram (For Something)

The Twitter maven, comedian, and writer for “The Good Place” has been awards-scheming with her webseries “An Emmy for Megan.”

Will the Real Gus Van Sant Please Stand Up

On the inscrutable filmmaker’s career, his penchant for troubled, self-medicating men, and his biopic on cartoonist John Callahan.

Soundtracking the Domestic Horror of “Hereditary” with Colin Stetson

With A24’s latest triumph now in theaters, Stetson walks us through his collaboration with director Ari Aster and the film scores that have shaped his work.

In Conversation: Joe Pera Just Wants to Watch the Trains Go By

Set and filmed in the cozy Midwest, “Joe Pera Talks with You” isn’t your typical Adult Swim fare—though it is still on really late (and Joe will understand if you tape it for later). 

The Dueling Talents of Lola Kirke

Now splitting her time between acting and music, the “Gemini” star is conducting to her own tune.

In Conversation: Wyatt Cenac Has Some Problems to Discuss

The “Problem Areas” creator navigates diversity in the writers’ room, gentrification, and the surreality of modern America.

“On Chesil Beach” and What Is Expected of Women

How the viral story “Cat Person,” incels, and Ian McEwan’s book—plus its adaptation starring Saoirse Ronan, now in theaters—all connect, with insight from the film’s director Dominic Cooke.

Crossing Through the Fire with Sean Penn

The two-time Oscar-winner chats about leaving Hollywood, entering the writing industry, and his debut novel, “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff.”

Parents, Assimilation, and BET: Jimmy O. Yang Wrote the Book on It

The stand-up comedian and “Silicon Valley” actor discusses his new memoir “How to American” and the life lessons and empathetic tone behind it.

Inside the Hodgepodge Creations of Everything Is Terrible!

Joining the cult of the video collective, which mines thrift stores, swap meets, and other troves of obsolete media in search of the rare, obscure, and weird.

The Subtle Sentimentality of Andrew Haigh

“Lean on Pete” projects the English director’s empathetic voice to his largest American audience yet.

Kate Berlant and John Early Are Hungry: A Love Story in Four Courses

With their cunning comedic personas and unique kinship, this one-of-a-kind twosome provides a breath of fresh air…even at their most breathless.

Remembering the Black Friendship of “Hey Monie!”

Following the fifteenth anniversary of BET’s “Hey Monie!,” key figures from the show look back on the now-obscure animation that was ahead of its time.

In Conversation: Steven Rogers Chose the Indie Route for “I, Tonya”

The screenwriter reflects on the messiness of truth and memory, and how he worked to build a story that encompassed everyone’s point of view.

Sunita Mani Defies Comfort Zones

From stilt-walking to viral rap videos, your guess as to where the “GLOW” star will appear next is as good as ours.

In Conversation: Vicky Krieps on “Phantom Thread” and Feminine Strength

The actress stars in Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest and Raoul Peck’s “The Young Karl Marx”—both roles in which she plays wife to great men who need her much more than they realize.

In Conversation: The Decemberists’ Chris Funk on “Funk Plus One” and the Hidden Gems of American Music

When he’s not busy playing in one of the most beloved indie bands around, Chris Funk is looking for the stories that get to the core of what drives musicians.

In Conversation: Judah Friedlander Is a Person Talking

The famously behatted standup took on Trump and made a Netflix comedy special his own way.

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