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How ‘The Jinx’ and ‘Serial’ Are Changing the Way We Tell Stories
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If you’re one of the many who nearly swallowed their tongue at the end of HBO miniseries The Jinx‘s final episode Sunday night, you weren’t alone. Just as the final scene faded, we hear elusive accused criminal Robert Durst mutter to himself while, presumably, thinking his mic is off.

“What did I do? I killed them all, of course,” he mumbled — a whispered line that echoed across the Internet for the next 48 hours.

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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: U.S. Territories (HBO)
John Oliver Schooled the Universe on US Territories Last Night
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One of the most brilliant innovations in the satirical cable TV news empire is the hilarious but comprehensive long-form reporting of John Oliver on HBO’s Last Week Tonight. Each and every week, Oliver guides the average viewer through a complicated national issue ranging from for-profit universities to the tobacco industry, and this week he explained the ongoing fight for rights among the 4 million people living in U.S. territories. More

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Who is J.K. Simmons? Why the Classic ‘That Guy’ Is Hitting the Big Time
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Earlier this week, NBC released promos for this weekend’s Saturday Night Live, hosted by J.K. Simmons. Film and television aficionados are no doubt pleased that Simmons has risen to prominence after two decades of character actor work, winning numerous awards for his role as abusive conductor Terrence Fletcher. But many others simply know Simmons as “that guy,” the man who has been showing up in small but memorable roles for years, but never in the types of career-making lead performances that make him a household name. More