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The 5 Best New TV Shows Our Critic Watched in March 2020

March 30, 2020
The entertainment industry essentially ground to a halt in mid-March, as coronavirus swept the nation, rendering everything from concerts and movie theaters to publicity events and film shoots unsafe, if not illegal. We have to take our distractions where we can get them in these anxious times, so I for one have never been more…

The Coronavirus Outbreak Should Bring Out the Best in Humanity

February 17, 2020
Pandemics are perversely democratic. They’re nasty, lethal and sneaky, but they don’t discriminate. No matter your age, ethnicity, religion, gender, or nation, you’re a part of the pathogenic constituency. That shared vulnerability, and the resulting human collectivism—a universal response to a universal threat—is newly and vividly evident in the face of the now-global outbreak of…

Impeachment, France, Best of 2019: Your Thursday Evening Briefing

January 5, 2020
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.Dec. 5, 2019(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good evening. Here’s the latest.ImageCredit...Erin Schaff/The New York Times1. “The president leaves us no choice.”Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked the House Judiciary Committee to draft impeachment articles against President Trump, setting the stage…

The 10 Best Nonfiction Books of the 2010s

November 26, 2019
Many of the best nonfiction books of the decade tap into the lives of individuals to speak to universal human experiences — those of grief and recovery, hubris and failure, dreams and disappointments. Some, in their intimate specificity, open doors to worlds that only few have seen. All employ dazzling prose to draw readers further…

The 10 Best Fiction Books of 2019

November 26, 2019
In a year marked by charged debates surrounding identity and belonging—and continuously breaking news of violence and division—the best of fiction helped us to process. Authors both established and emergent cut through the noise with stories of transcendent love, courageous confrontations with power and histories that must not be forgotten, offering books that show us…

The 10 Best Fiction Books of the 2010s

November 23, 2019
It’s as hard to write a page-turner as it is to write fiction that brings fresh perspective and meaning to the world. Achieving both in a single work is a feat accomplished by only the best of writers—but the 2010s produced multiple works that will go down in history as propulsive and deep, moving and…
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