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  1. tv review
    Shrinking Desperately Wants You to Like ItThe new Apple TV+ comedy starring Jason Segel and Harrison Ford is as needy as its protagonist.
  2. emergency discussion
    Velma and the Case of the Condescending RebootThree new TV revamps of varying quality offer a lesson in how to wield nostalgia responsibly.
  3. ‘it is still my movie’
    How the Internet Made (and Almost Broke) Horror Hit SkinamarinkKyle Edward Ball’s movie leaked and went viral before becoming a hit in theaters. He wishes it had gone differently.
  4. this month in comedy podcasts
    This Month in Comedy Podcasts: Some Fckry With Leslie JonesRounding up our favorite comedy podcast episodes of the month.
  5. tv review
    Poker Face Shows Its HandRian Johnson’s murder anti-mystery is direct, sturdy, and radically uninterested in catching viewers by surprise.
  6. superlatives
    Wynonna Judd on Her Hardest and Most Enthusiastic Music“It’s the kind of corny where you’re like, I don’t know if I love this or not, but I can’t help but sing it.
  7. trends
    The Canceled As Character StudyIn Tár, Barbarian, and Glass Onion, there’s pleasure in watching celebrities fall.
  8. documentary
    How Margaret Brown Filmed One of the Year’s Most Telling Documentary ScenesThe Descendant director couldn’t have anticipated the unearthing of the slave ship Clotilda or the silence from the family who’d owned it.
  9. slam the man
    A Journey Into the Paul T. Goldman Cinematic UniverseSeven actors remember their experiences on the bizarre Peacock meta docuseries.
  10. superlatives
    A Lost Interview With David CrosbyIn 2021, the singer-songwriter gave us a charmingly succinct assessment of his music.
  11. spoilers
    The Last of Us Humanizes a Monstrous Turning PointThe changes the series makes to a pivotal moment from the game give it even grander existential stakes.
  12. park city confidential
    Sundance Returns with Cannibalism Comedy and the Indigo Girls[Indigo Girls Voice] We went back to the mountains and found some pretty good Armie Hammer jokes.
  13. into it
    James Wan Just Wants to Scare HimselfThe horror maestro expounds on the genre’s surging popularity and why movies such as M3gan resonate so deeply with audiences.
  14. sundance 2023
    Sundance’s Identity Crisis Might Be a Good Thing for HollywoodInsiders call it a crucial year for the festival. But with streamers’ tightening budgets and a looming writers strike, no one’s sure how it’ll go.
  15. a long talk
    The John Cale ChallengeThe prolific singer and producer could have made things easier on himself — but easy “is not very interesting.”
  16. this week in late night
    Leslie Jones’s Guest-Hosting Gig Won Late Night This WeekPlus a new “Jokes Seth Can’t Tell” and Nelson Franklin perfectly cast as George Santos.
  17. oscar futures
    Oscar Futures: Who Will Be Our Nomination-Morning Surprise?All Quiet on the Western Front and Paul Mescal once seemed like long shots but have proved their strength. Who can follow in their footsteps?
  18. remembrance
    The Complications of David CrosbyHe found disharmony in every aspect of his life except one.
  19. the great bits
    The Comedy Perfection of Richard Pryor’s ‘Heart Attacks’The legendary stand-up’s five-minute bit is a master class in vulnerability, physicality, and reckoning with death.
  20. close read
    The Makanai’s Twin AppetitesHirokazu Kore-eda’s live-action manga adaptation serves up cozy nourishment with a side of feminist ambition.
  21. close read
    Break Point’s Noble LosersSports stories have long tended to focus on the greats. What about just being in the struggle?
  22. break ups to break ups
    This Season’s Highly Specific Breakup Anthems, RankedEveryone is smoking on ex packs right now.
  23. media
    An Evening With Parapraxis, a New Magazine for the New Freud CrowdA just-launched publication revels in a psychoanalysis renaissance.
  24. sundance 2023
    22 Movies We Can’t Wait to See at Sundance 2023From Cat Person (starring Cousin Greg) to the new Nicole Holofcener to an Ottessa Moshfegh–Anne Hathaway collaboration and more.
  25. chat room
    Skyzoo Loves Snowfall So Much He Made an Entire Album About It‘I was like, ‘What if Franklin could just tell his story?’’’
  26. profile
    Sarah Sherman’s Beautiful MindFor her, comedy is all about putting on a show — and being absolutely disgusting.
  27. close read
    The Last of Us Levels Up Its OpeningIn its first 25 minutes, the HBO adaptation achieves an energy the game longed to emulate.
  28. this week in late night
    A Cranky Seth Meyers Won Late Night This WeekPlus, Jenny Zigrino’s Late Late Show stand-up set and Leslie Jones yelling about Santa Claus.
  29. remembrance
    The Masterful, Mercurial World of Jeff BeckIn an industry of showoffs and sociopaths, he was a showboat only onstage.
  30. movie review
    Plane GoodPlane is a movie for your lizard brain — the part of you that craves basic sensations. The part that expresses itself in grunts.
  31. the industry
    Inside the VFX Union Brewing in HollywoodVisual-effects technicians have never been more vital to movies and TV. Can studios like Marvel accept that?
  32. underrated
    The Bold Satirical Silliness of Black DynamiteStand-up Matt Braunger explains why the 2009 blaxploitation send-up is so worth watching.
  33. a long talk
    Margo Price Is on Her Own TripThe proudly stubborn singer-songwriter stopped drinking, released a memoir, then took another left turn.
  34. comedy review
    Jerrod Carmichael Couldn’t Make the Golden Globes Settle DownCarmichael made room for silence. The Globes made the room a party.
  35. tv review
    The Golden Globes Got Drunk on a Tuesday, and It Was Great Live TVFor the 2023 ceremony, the HFPA left self-importance to the less embattled awards shows and leaned into farce.
  36. respect the classics
    Two Rock Hall Voters Debate Who Should Be on This Year’s Ballot“They’re definitely running out of geezers. You can’t do so many more years of, ‘Oh yeah, this guy who had three hits in 1972.’”
  37. highs and lows
    The Highs, Lows, and Whoas of the 2023 Golden GlobesFirst whoa: We’re doing the Globes again.
  38. tv review
    The Last of Us Will Invade Your PsycheThe HBO video-game adaptation is a reminder of how effective postapocalyptic storytelling can be no matter how well trod the territory.
  39. role call
    Steve Zahn Answers Every Question We Have About Out of SightOn warning J.Lo not to bother with the “actor-making-an-album crap,” George Clooney’s “birthday” prank, and his soft spot for vulnerable dimwits.
  40. close read
    What’s Happening to Nonfiction Sports Storytelling?Welcome to Wrexham is God-tier branded content disguised as documentary. It’s also a portent of what’s to come.
  41. movie review
    M3gan Is Good Enough for JanuaryThis horror comedy may have gone viral thanks to its Olsen-faced murder machine, but it’s Allison Williams who makes it watchable.
  42. 1.5x speed
    This Could Be a Rough Year for the Podcast IndustryWe spoke to dozens of insiders and creators about 2023 trends, gripes, and potential pitfalls.
  43. 2023 preview
    28 Movies We Can’t Wait to See in 2023From coked-up bears and killer dolls to new chapters in some of our best action franchises.
  44. profile
    Allison Williams Comes AliveThe star of the already viral M3gan has made a career of subverting her own image.
  45. superlatives
    Robert Plant on the Finest and Most Questionable Music of His Career“We can do without the mystery and just talk about the crazy things that happened. All’s well that ends well.”
  46. 2023 preview
    28 Albums We Can’t Wait to Hear in 2023Shania and Cardi and (maybe?) Frank.
  47. 2023 preview
    31 Books We Can’t Wait to Read in 2023No matter what else happens in 2023, we can guarantee that the books will be good.
  48. 2023 preview
    13 Podcasts We Can’t Wait to Listen to in 2023New Year, new you, and obviously, new pods.
  49. 2023 preview
    36 TV Shows We Can’t Wait to See in 2023Let’s revel in anticipation of the televisual pleasures the new year will bring.
  50. hue-ing order
    What’s the Best Way to Watch Randomized Heist Series Kaleidoscope?How the path you choose through Netflix’s eight-episode “watch in any order” series will color your experience.
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