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  • Scott Saul on 'Becoming Richard Pryor'

    Nine years after his death, Richard Pryor remains an intense presence in American pop culture. A transformational figure in stand-up comedy — 1979's often autobiographical "Live in Concert" cemented his reputation as the greatest comic genius of his generation — Pryor went on to become one of Hollywood's highest-paid and most beloved movie stars. But where did Pryor's mercurial personality, his performance skills and his source material come from? How did he develop from a career modeled after that of the early, decidedly noncontroversial crossover comedian Bill Cosby to the profanity-slinging truth-teller of his prime?
  • Video/Q&A: 'A Haunted House' star/co-writer Marlon Wayans

    Video/Q&A: 'A Haunted House' star/co-writer Marlon Wayans
    Within the first three minutes of our conversation, Marlon Wayans mocks my shoes, imagines an ethnically diverse array of naked women surrounding him, describes the peaceful way to strangle a cow and his plan to delay sitting on the toilet in order to...

    A field guide to hecklers

    A field guide to hecklers
    Let's talk about heckling. Who isn't talking about heckling? ("Shut up! I'm talking about heckling, you idiot. If we wanted you to talk about heckling, we'd give you a crayon and a sheet of graph paper!") Anyway, as I was saying, every few months it...

    Steve Schapiro, a fly on the wall — with a camera

    Steve Schapiro, a fly on the wall — with a camera
    Steve Schapiro wants to photograph President Barack Obama, and there is little doubt that he will one day do so. In his lengthy and star-studded career, he has photographed so many famous and influential people that one can almost believe he has Zelig-...

    Interview: Evolution key to Mike Epps' next moves

    Interview: Evolution key to Mike Epps' next moves
    Mike Epps considers himself a “crossover” artist of sorts these days. The star of 2000's “Next Friday” and 2002's “Friday After Next,” who noted he has been popular with black audiences since he began his career as...