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This 'Halloween,' Jamie Lee Curtis Reckons With 40 Years Of Trauma

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Michael Myers is back and, so is Laurie Strode. Jamie Lee Curtis was 19 when she starred in the original Halloween. This sequel ignores the others to focus on what has happened to Laurie since 1978.

'Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina' Is Wicked, Good

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Mad Men's Kiernan Shipka ably carries the Riverdale-adjacent series on Netflix about a young woman who's half mortal, half witch and all hero.

Nick Kroll: The Story Of The Toothpaste Wedgie

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Actor and comedian Nick Kroll talks about character comedy, lightly stalking elderly men, and his Netflix series, Big Mouth. Then, he plays a game about commercials turned into TV shows and movies.

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John Carpenter On The Enduring Sound Of 'Halloween'

The original Halloween score is one of the most enduring horror scores ever written. John Carpenter, who directed that movie and wrote its score, has now written the score for the film's 2018 sequel.

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Memory Fuels Art And Activism In Mark Bradford's 'Tomorrow Is Another Day'

Bradford represented the U.S. at the 2017 Venice Biennale. An exhibit of his work is now on view at The Baltimore Museum of Art — where one curator says he may well be the best painter working today.

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Kobe Bryant Removed As Animation Festival Juror After Protest Over Past Allegations

A petition launched by "women and allies in the animation community" demanded "that accused rapist and sexual predator Kobe Bryant be removed" from the Animation Is Us festival.

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Without Roseanne, 'The Conners' Go On

The first episode of the post-Roseanne era of the Roseanne revival struggled to make its jokes land, but it proved that there's plenty of story there to make a good show.

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It Wasn't Cool To Care In The 'Mid90s' — But Jonah Hill Does

In Hill's directorial debut, a 13-year-old boy from a troubled home finds his tribe through skateboarding. "It really was an ethic and aesthetic for me that I carry with me to this day," Hill says.

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Bono, Pharrell, Laurie Anderson And More Memorialize A... Cat

French artist Sophie Calle's cat died in 2014. To mourn him, Calle asked dozens of musicians — including Michael Stipe, The National and Jarvis Cocker — to memorialize him.

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Novelist Esi Edugyan On Black Genius And What Comes After Slavery

The author of Man Booker Prize finalist Washington Black began her new book on a plantation in 1830s Barbados. "I really have no idea where my story is going at the outset of it," she says.

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Getting 'The Band' Together: Questions For Nicholas Eames

Author Nicholas Eames's series The Band is a joyous mashup of classic rock and fantasy tropes — because if there were monsters, why wouldn't there be bands of celebrity mercenaries to slay them?

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MacArthur Fellow Vijay Gupta On Making Music Accessible For All

Violinist and social justice advocate Vijay Gupta, one of the 2018 winners of the MacArthur Fellowship, speaks about his work in under-resourced communities in Los Angeles and what's next.

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Mystery Of A Massive Library Fire Remains Unsolved After More Than 30 Years

On April 29, 1986, fire tore through Los Angeles' Central Library — more than one million books were damaged or destroyed. Susan Orlean tells the story of the suspected arson in The Library Book.