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Why Scarlett Johansson Is Reluctant to Talk About Wage Equality

The actress says the conversation makes her feel “icky” and “obnoxious.”<p>Ever since <b>Patricia Arquette</b> helped launch the conversation about wage equality into the Hollywood limelight at the 2015 Oscars, other actors and actresses have been asked to weigh in. <b>Jennifer Lawrence</b> pushed the conversation …

10 Jazz Albums Rolling Stone Loved in the 1970s You’ve Never Heard

Archie Shepp, ‘Attica Blues’<p>Shepp, a tenor saxophonist and sometimes a collaborator of John Coltrane, turned his talents to protesting the death of …

The Best New TV Shows of 2014

VF.com TV writers Richard Lawson and Joanna Robinson name their favorite shows that debuted this year. Ranging across networks and platforms, these series are proof that we’re still living in a golden age of television.<p><b>Outlander</b><p>Starz’s adaptation of a popular book series, about a headstrong nurse …

Cracking the Sitcom Code

After signing up to write a script for Croatian television, I learned that virtually all TV comedies, from Seinfeld to South Park, follow a simple formula.<p>As happens to so many of us, I was asked to write a sitcom for Croatian television. I’m an American ex-pat living in Slovenia, and I know next …

Why So Many Art Forgers Want to Get Caught

History shows there's glory and money to be had from ripping off the works of great artists.<p>If you were a criminal, enjoying the lucrative fruits of your illicit labors and wishing to continue them, in secret, for as long as possible, I would recommend against buying an enormous submarine, …

Scorsese’s Women

Five amazing actresses who have starred in Martin Scorsese’s films come together in imaginary cinematic scenarios. Each leading lady has her own mysterious narrative—and so does each photograph.

Fallon’s fallacy: What we lose, and gain, as talk shows abandon the “talk”

<b>Halle Berry, interviewed by Jimmy Fallon on July 8, 2014. (NBC/Douglas Gorenstein)</b><p>A new study calculates percentages of chat on late-night TV, and finds a drastic change in recent years<p>Daniel D'Addario<p>July 11, 2014 11:00pm (UTC)<p>We're going to have to come up with a new name for talk shows.<p>For all …

40 Albums Baby Boomers Loved That Millennials Don’t Know

Bonnie Raitt, ‘Nick of Time’ (1989)<p>Like John Hiatt's <i>Bring the Family</i>, Bonnie Raitt's <i>Nick of Time</i> marked both her first post-sobriety album and her …

Bob Gruen’s Iconic Rock ‘n’ Roll Photography: John Lennon, Mick Jagger, and More

Gallery<p>Bob Gruen’s Iconic Rock ‘n’ Roll Photography: John Lennon, Mick Jagger, and More<p>From Joan Jett to Mick Jagger, see the best of Bob Gruen’s …

The Grand Budapest Hotel Is a Too-Quick Trip to a Lovely Place

In his latest film, Wes Anderson has lovingly crafted an Old Europe full of kooks and characters. But sadly he doesn't satisfyingly explore the world he made.<p>A transfixing chord of melancholy runs through Wes Anderson’s latest film, a curt, chipper European caper called <i>The Grand Budapest Hotel</i>. Set …

10 Things That Every Brand New Creator of Science Fiction Should Know

What David Letterman could teach Jimmy Fallon

<b>David Letterman, Jimmy Fallon (CBS/ John Paul Filo/NBC/Lloyd Bishop)</b><p>Fallon’s show can get frenetic, but Letterman knows how to keep chaos contained<p>Neil Drumming<p>March 5, 2014 5:45pm (UTC)<p>Jimmy Fallon brings youth and undeniable, frenetic energy to late night television. First on "Late Night," now on …

Jake Gyllenhaal Plans to Do Something Crazier Than Be Tasered or Lose 20 Pounds for a Film Role

Jake Gyllenhaal developed such a deep connection with Oscar-nominated director Denis Villeneuve that he decided to do back-to-back films with him: <i>Prisoners</i>, last year’s thriller co-starring Hugh Jackman, and <i>Enemy</i>, a psychological drama conceived when the duo was drunk on wine and confronted by a …

Exclusive Interview With Parents of 'Midnight Rider' Victim Sarah Jones

Jones' mother, Elizabeth, tells THR, "A dollar mark cannot be put on stealing a shot at the risk of someone's life."<p>The night before she was killed …

How Leonardo DiCaprio's Past Roles Cost Him This Year's Oscar

Once the booze wears off from Matthew McConaughey's final "Alright, alright, alright," of our year in film, we can get down to the really important part of the Oscars and start second-guessing the winners.<p>Sunday night is all about rewarding actors and filmmakers for their hard work in the past year.<p>…

15 Things You Might Not Know About This Is Spinal Tap

Can you believe it’s been 30 years since <i>This Is Spinal Tap</i> was released? Many folks just did not understand the movie at first, because it was very …

Stop What You're Doing And Watch Patton Oswalt's Independent Spirit Awards Monolgue

Two years ago Seth Rogen set the bar for monologues at the Independent Spirit Awards, and last night friend of the program Patton Oswalt put his stamp on the event with a twelve minute plus routine that gave precisely zero f*cks, taking shots at the films, the low budget awards, the actors, and …

Albert Brooks goes to purgatory and finds it resembles Palm Springs

<i>Every day, Watch This offers staff recommendations inspired by a new movie coming out that week. This week:</i> <i>With the release of</i> Son Of God—<i>re-cut from</i> …

Broad City: “Stolen Phone”

“Stolen Phone” is a solid episode of television. It isn’t an instantly quotable classic like “Working Girls” or “Fattest Asses,” but this doesn’t …

I'm grateful that I'm kind of a late bloomer, or someone who's still challenged by needing to work on things. I don't envy people who just don't have to kind of work on it.

The humble actor opens up about Wes Anderson, teaching the next generation, and what it's like to leave home at 17. BUT FIRST, A VIDEO<p><i>Published in the March 2014 issue</i><p><i>A conversation with the actor over lunch at the Greek Kitchen, a Goldblum favorite in midtown Manhattan.</i><p><b>Scott Raab:</b> I like this …

Where do Oscar winners keep their Academy Awards?

If Lloyd Grossman were to go through the keyholes of Oscar winners’ houses, he would find their golden statues in various spots: from prime real estate such as the mantelpiece to the depths of cupboards collecting dust.<p>Emma Thompson, a two-time winner for Howards End and Sense and Sensibility, …

Inside The Harold Ramis And Bill Murray Decade-Long ‘Groundhog Day’ Feud

Their masterwork, "Groundhog Day," is a sly and subversive romantic comedy that justly earned inclusion in the United States National Film Registry and is considered a modern classic. It also split the longtime friends and film partners apart.<p>In Tad Friend's definitive 2004 New Yorker profile of …

The 12 Greatest Performances Not Nominated for Oscars

1. Jeff Bridges, ‘The Big Lebowski’<p>Yes, Bridges won an Oscar for 2009’s <i>Crazy Heart.</i> But for playing the immortal Dude for the Coen Brothers in 1998’s …

obsessed: mila kunis

You don't need me to tell you why Mila Kunis is awesome. Just one look at her filmography (<i>Black Swan</i>, anyone?!), one viewing of a TV interview with …

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She Thought ‘Fargo’ Was Real: The Misguided Voyage of ‘Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter’

The Coen brothers’ classic <i>Fargo</i> opens with the message: “This is a true story.”<p>Of course, it isn’t a true story but in 2001 it was reported that a …

Jimmy Fallon’s Brilliant ‘Tonight Show’ Debut

Jimmy Fallon has scaled the highest height in television and is now posed proudly at the pinnacle. Having risen very visibly through the ranks of TV …

Scarlett Johansson: a star with politics under her skin

It is usually the case that studios, agents and distributors will co-ordinate release dates to capitalise on a star's popularity, but it is rare that an A-list actress will be headlining two remarkable new films and an international political controversy all at the same time. That's not your …

4 of the best movies about America’s ludicrous war on drugs

<b>(belterz via iStock/Salon)</b><p>These brilliant films offer new insight into the marijuana debate currently taking center stage<p>Jeremy Daw<p>February 17, 2014 1:00am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on Alternet.<p>In the past year there has been an explosion of films that dare to intelligently explore the …