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.

The Hired Lows: “Corporate”’s Creators Are Down to Funny Business

For Matt Ingebretson and Jake Weisman, the recipe for the creative success of their comedy series “Corporate” is one part inspiration, one part perspiration, all parts depression.  

Stop Breaking Down: How the Jawbreaker Documentary Defied the Odds

“Don’t Break Down” looked like a movie that might never see the light of day. And then the Jawbreaker reunion happened.

Easy Rider: Gemma Thompson of Savages Goes Behind Her Score for “Along for the Ride”

The Savages guitarist walks us through the making and spirit of her score for Nick Ebeling’s new Dennis Hopper documentary.

Rob Huebel Has a Question for You

You’ve seen him everywhere, but you still might want to be careful following Rob Huebel into the woods in his new YouTube Red comedy series, “Do You Want to See a Dead Body?”

Congratulations Tim and Eric on Your Ten-Year Anniversary, Great Job!

Back before Weird Internet was truly a thing, Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim were practically swimming in it. Ten years after they changed comedy, we look back on the making and legacy of “Awesome Show, Great Job!”

Jenny Jaffe Will See You Now

The creator and star of IFC’s webseries “Neurotica” is here to help you deal.

Announcing FLOOD 7, Available Now for Purchase and Free Download

Our latest print edition features Miguel in conversation with Pussy Riot’s Nadya Tolokonnikova, and an in-depth chat with artist Sage Vaughn.

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