Welcome to Warhol’s world.
An Oral History of the Muppets
“He once describe Miss Piggy to me as having come from a litter of 17 pigs, but her mother only had 16 nipples. And if you don’t know that about her, I don’t know that you can really express who she is.”
An Oral History of Bob Costas Having Pink Eye at the Olympics
A look back at Bob Costas’ eye infection during the 2014 Olympics, which led to Meredith Vieira becoming the first woman to host prime-time Olympics coverage solo and countless memes.
Derivative Sport: The Journalistic Legacy of David Foster Wallace
Editors and writers discuss the ways David Foster Wallace’s work influenced them and what it was like to work with him.
Meditations in an Emergency
In this oral history of the 2016 election, the media loses the narrative thread it had been creating for decades.
Chasing the Harvest: ‘If You Want to Die, Stay at the Ranch’
In this oral history, a former sheepherder describes the loneliness and medical hardship he experienced while tending sheep in California’s Central Valley.
How ‘Austin Powers’ Became the First Cult Hit of the DVD Era
The film, which turned 20 this week, feels incredibly out of step with our dystopian present.
‘Austin Powers’ at 20: A Shagadelic Oral History
On the making of an unexpected cult classic (ill-tempered mutated sea bass included).
How the ‘Girls’ Cast Came to Be
Lacey Rose gives the cast and creators of Girls — from Lena Dunham to Judd Apatow and Jenni Konner — the full oral-history treatment.
It’s Goodbye Girls
Lena Dunham’s (often groundbreaking, often controversial) show gets its own oral history, days before its sixth and final season is about to start.