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Julia Stone Is Listening to Leonard Cohen, Rosalía, and Alanis Morissette

April 30, 2021

The Australian musician and alum of Angus & Julia Stone on the musicians who shaped her.

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Sydnee Washington and Nicole Byer on Zoom Dates, Indoor Dining, and Day Drinking

March 10, 2021

The podcasters and comedians weigh in on a bunch of topics chosen at semi-random.

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The Unapologetically Punk Girls of Deanna Templeton’s Photography

March 4, 2021

The photographer takes us inside “What She Said,” her most personal work to date.

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“What the Hell Happened?”: The ‘Search Party’ Cast Reunites to Talk About Lying, Crying, and That Ending

February 3, 2021

Alia Shawkat, John Early, John Reynolds, and Meredith Hagner of the HBO Max comedy “Search Party” discuss everything from breast milk to chasing Susan Sarandon around a roundabout. (Spoilers ahead.)

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Arlo Parks Is Listening to Frank Ocean, Funkadelic, and Music for Plants

January 26, 2021

Ahead of her debut album, “Collapsed in Sunbeams,” the ethereal singer tells us what’s on her playlist.

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Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany Test Their Real-Life Chemistry

January 20, 2021

The onscreen couple of Marvel’s new series “WandaVision” catch up in quarantine, talk politics, and play a round of The Newlywed Game.

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Another Round Is a Beautiful Look at the Bottom of the Bottle

December 22, 2020

Thomas Vinterberg’s film about a bunch of drunken middle-aged men is an existential marvel.

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Jane Birkin on Her Regrets, Romances, and Renewed Sense of Self

December 15, 2020

To mark the release of her latest album, the iconic performer reflects on a roller-coaster life.

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Jesse Rutherford’s Tips to Maintaining Your Shine

December 9, 2020

Chip Chrome, the alter-ego of The Neighbourhood frontman, offers a lesson in all that glitters.

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Transcending Transience: This Year’s Met Costume Institute Exhibit Is Both of Its Time and Entirely Outside It

November 12, 2020

“About Time: Fashion and Duration” brings a new, 2020-inflected meaning to “everything old is new again.”

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Alex Olson Tells Dan Colen How Wabi-Sabi Inspired His Photos of L.A. Shopping Carts

November 11, 2020

The skateboarder’s debut photo book, “RED,” explores transience, privacy, and the notion of home.

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Sasha Sloan Is Listening to Brandi Carlile, Smash Mouth, and the Entire Shrek Album

October 23, 2020

The alt-pop singer-songwriter on leaving California, loving karaoke, and staying her own worst enemy.

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Gus Dapperton is Listening to Arcade Fire, Elvis, and Willy Wonka

September 30, 2020

On his new album “Orca,” the bedroom pop phenom Gus Dapperton takes notes from everywhere—from Bangkok to the chocolate factory.

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Rebecca Traister Finds Hope In the Mixed-Up-ness of Humanity

September 21, 2020

The author and ‘New York’ writer on righteous rage, stubborn denialism, and the joys of a perfect pie crust.

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“Chickens Came Home to Roost”: Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello on the World As We Know It

September 1, 2020

The legendary guitarist and activist discusses free speech, bottom-up change, and shutting down the New York Stock Exchange.

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Gillian Jacobs and Kris Rey Go Back to School

August 24, 2020

The director and star of “I Used to Go Here” discuss vulnerability, biological clocks, and the South by Southwest that wasn’t.

Into: Downtown Is for Stoop Kids Everywhere

August 4, 2020

For stoop kids afraid to leave the stoop, the criminally underrated ’90s MTV cartoon is all on YouTube.

Leon Neyfakh Takes On This Turning Point in American History

July 27, 2020

The “Fiasco” podcaster has made a career of our nation’s most tumultuous tides. Who better to consult for some much-needed guidance?

Joel McHale and Ken Jeong Look for Light in the Darkest Timeline

July 15, 2020

The “Community” co-stars take a teary-eyed trip down memory lane.

Ric Wilson Is Listening to Stevie Wonder, Big Freedia, and Everything “Very, Very Black”

July 6, 2020

The Chicago rapper’s latest track, “Fight Like Ida B. & Marsha P.” is a history lesson coated in a honey-thick beat.