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Vulture Blogger and Contributing Editor, New York Times Magazine — New York Times
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Author of SHOVEL READY and NEAR ENEMY: http://www.randomhouse.com/author/170649/adam-sternbergh Currently: @NYMag & @Vulture Formerly: @NYTMag

How Iggy Azalea Can Save Her Career

vulture.com — Now that the Iggy Azalea bubble seems to have finally burst, the most amazing thing about her is that she ever existed at all. The recent cancellation of her national tour, the second time it's been delayed, could signal the beginning of the end for Iggy - though there's also this recent damning Iggy-themed entry to the "Me/You" meme, which pretty much perfectly sums up her current dilemma (and also unfortunately recalls these two young ladies).

Emily Blunt, the Rock, & the Modern Action Hero -- Vulture

vulture.com — Emily Blunt is a five-foot-seven English actress best known, perhaps, for her expert comic turn as the harried assistant to a barely veiled and tyrannical version of Anna Wintour in The Devil Wears Prada. Dwayne "the Rock" Johnson is a six-foot-five former professional wrestler who boasts the unlikely combination of matinee-idol looks, a handy way with one-liners, and the physique of a contender for Mr. Universe.

David Letterman's first episode of Late Night was great, bizarre, and showed he was late night's hardest act to follow.

slate.com — This article originally appeared in Vulture. If something as groundbreaking and culturally influential as Late Night With David Letterman were to premiere today, would we recognize it right away? My initial hunch was no-I mean, who among us hasn't been guilty of a laughably grievous and humiliating misjudgment based solely on a show's premiere episode?-until I actually went...

Letterman’s First Late Night Episode Was Great -- Vulture

vulture.com — If something as groundbreaking and culturally influential as Late Night With David Letterman were to premiere today, would we recognize it right away? My initial hunch was no - I mean, who among us hasn't been guilty of a laughably grievous and humiliating misjudgment based solely on a show's premiere episode?

A CSI Postmortem: What Was Great About the Gore

vulture.com — How do you memorialize something that is essentially immortal? There will be a time, presumably, when humans no longer watch episodes of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation or any of its three spinoffs ( CSI: Miami; CSI: NY; and CSI: Cyber, which is still on the air) or read CSI-branded novels or comic books or play CSI board and video games or visit traveling museum exhibits like "CSI: TheExperience" or suffer, while on jury duty, from the so-called CSI Effect.

How Amazon Became the Moneyball Network

vulture.com — Pitching a new TV show to networks and studios, explains Ben Watkins, a showrunner for Burn Notice, is a bit like applying to college, where you sit down and think, What are your reaches? What are your safety schools? What are your fallbacks? "It's the same with TV outlets," he says.

Is the end of avocados nigh?

slate.com — This article originally appeared in Grub Street Do you love avocados? I mean, really love them? Because as much as you might think you love avocados-and maybe you are one of the people in this world who run pro-avocado Tumblrs; who have avocado tattoos; who write articles like "11 Avocado Struggles Only Avocado Lovers...

Have You Eaten Your Last Avocado?

When Binge-Watching Turns to Purge-Watching -- Vulture

vulture.com — There's a concept in poker known as being "pot committed": basically, reaching a point at which you have so much money invested in a pot that you feel like you have to stay in a hand to the end.

The Summer of Tentpole Amnesia -- Vulture

vulture.com — The standard complaint against sequels is that they have an essentially parasitic relationship with the original. As payment for your love for and loyalty to Big Blockbuster Movie, the producers will coerce you to shell out for Big Blockbuster 2: Blockbustier, then B3g Blockbust3r.
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Jun 29, 2015

Today's giddiest person: The NBC employee who placed the call to Donald Trump.

Jun 29, 2015

How many people who today are all like ABOLISH THE SUPREME COURT were, 15 years ago, saying SORRY THEM'S THE BREAKS SUCK IT UP AL GORE.

Jun 29, 2015

ATTN USA: Just visited Canada where same-sex marriage has been legal 10 yrs: everything great, people happy, rivers not yet turned to blood.

Jun 29, 2015

@NickPinkerton Hi Nick: I have a Q for you related to helicopter shots in films; read yr great FIlm Forum piece. Pls follow me for a DM.

Jun 29, 2015

I secretly hope the Birdman on TRUE DETECTIVE is the actual Maltese Falcon, brought to life using forbidden voodoo.

Jun 29, 2015

Since we're talking about Vince Vaughn, it's worth being reminded that in SWINGERS he was Brando-level magnetic: youtube.com/watch?v=ZlEXOz…

Jun 29, 2015

RT @StareAtBooks: Here's our rather eclectic reading list for the week. Anyone got any other recommends for what we should be reading? pic.twitter.com/iOZ9MgVkMf

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