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Would Tony Soprano Be a MAGA Guy?

The Sopranos, the greatest television series in the history of the medium, is so baroque and richly layered that we’re still teasing out its ambiguities…

Bada Bing! Strip Clubs Based on ‘The Sopranos’ Are All Over the World

The Sopranos’ Bada Bing! strip club is quintessential Jersey. Somehow, though, it’s still gone international, with multiple clubs named after the Bing — and with…

Why So Many Guys Are Obsessed With ‘My Brilliant Friend’

As “Ferrante Fever” gripped the English-speaking literary world, you might have mistaken it for a phenomenon exclusive to women readers. Elena Ferrante’s four Neapolitan Novels,…

An Oral History of ‘Taxicab Confessions’

I watched Taxicab Confessions for the first time in my mother’s basement while home on break from boarding school in 1995. I remember dutifully keeping…