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The Best Jazz Reissues and Rediscoveries of 2017

Richard Brody on the ten most notable jazz reissues and rediscoveries of 2017.

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Thinking About Guns, Five Years After Newtown

Adam Gopnik on the persistence of gun violence in America, and the reluctance to legislate against it, five years after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, in Newtown, Connecticut.

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How the Alabama Senate Election Sanctified Black Women Voters

Doreen St. Flix on the praise for black women issued on social media after the Democrat Doug Jones‘s victory in the Alabama special election.

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Things to Do in New York City This Weekend, Dec. 1518, 2017

Our critics pick the best music, art, theatre, restaurants, and more.

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The Secret Post-Alabama Fantasy of the Anti-Trump G.O.P. Establishment

Susan B. Glasser on gloating among establishment Republicans after Roy Moore and Steve Bannon‘s defeat in Alabama, and on Party opposition to Trump.

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The View from Alabama

Charles Bethea joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss what Doug Jones‘s victory in the Alabama Senate race says about Trumpism in the South.

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My Favorite Things About Pop Music in 2017

Carrie Battan reviews her favorite pop-music moments from 2017, including Jay-Z‘s ‘4:44‘ live performance and the end of the event album.

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The Secret Post-Alabama Fantasy of the G.O.P. Establishment

Susan B. Glasser on gloating among establishment Republicans after Roy Moore and Steve Bannon‘s defeat in Alabama, and on Party opposition to Trump.

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All the World‘s a Stage: Ariane Mnouchkine and Thtre du Soleil‘s ‘A Room in India‘

Cynthia Zarin on Thtre du Soleil‘s production of ‘A Room in India,‘ directed by Ariane Mnouchkine, at the Park Avenue Armory.

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My Six Favorite Pop-Music Moments of 2017

Carrie Battan reviews her favorite pop-music moments from 2017, including Jay-Z‘s ‘4:44‘ live performance and the end of the event album.

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After Alabama, the Revenge of the Republican Establishment

Susan B. Glasser writes about gloating among establishment Republicans after Roy Moore and Steve Bannon‘s defeat in Alabama, and whether the G.O.P. is still missing its main threat: Donald Trump.

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Dear Pepper: Flying Low and Getting Over Things

Liana Finck illustrates a humorous new advice-column comic featuring Pepper, who answers readers‘ questions about what to do in difficult or uncomfortable situations.

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My Best Podcasts of 2017

Sarah Larson reviews her favorite podcasts that she‘s written about in 2017, including ‘S-Town,‘ ‘In Our Time,‘ ‘Nocturne,‘ ‘Ear Hustle,‘ and more.

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Daily Cartoon: Thursday, December 14th

Zachary Kanin‘s Daily Cartoon figures out what the Emperor really wants.

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How Sarah Silverman Reckoned with Louis C.K. in the Year of Sexual Harassment

Reflecting on the events of the year 2017, Ian Crouch writes about Sarah Silverman‘s response to the sexual-harassment allegations against Louis C.K.

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Has Daryl Kelly Spent Twenty Years in Prison for a Crime That Never Happened?

Jennifer Gonnerman on the upcoming parole hearing of Daryl Kelly, whose daughter has recanted the testimony she gave when she was eight years old, saying that Kelly raped her.

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Cartoons, Etc.: Roz Chast on Dancing Moms and the Ukulele

Emma Allen and Colin Stokes talk with the cartoonist Roz Chast about dancing moms and the ukulele.

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Why Won‘t Women Date Me, a Very Nice Guy?

Bob Vulfov examines why a self-described very nice guy has trouble finding dates.

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‘No Questions‘: The Russian Revolution, My Father, and Me

David Sipress writes about his father‘s silence on his family and past, an old family photograph he cherishes, and his fascination with Russia and its history.

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Mario Batali and the Appetites of Men

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In Alabama, a Victory for Decency and a Loss for Trump

John Cassidy on what Doug Jones‘s victory in Alabama‘s special Senate election could mean for Democrats on the national level.

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Some Health-Insurance Plans That Would Actually Work for Me

Jason Adam Katzenstein and Farley Katz imagine and illustrate various health-insurance plans for millennials.

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What We‘re Reading This Week

Carrie Battan on Joanna Scott‘s ‘Careers for Women‘; Paige Williams on Joanna Radin‘s ‘Life on Ice‘; and Joshua Rothman on Stephen King‘s ‘Dark Tower‘ books.

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The Disarming Paintings Made by Guantnamo Detainees

Alexandra Schwartz on ‘Ode to the Sea,‘ the exhibit now on display at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, which includes work by eight Guantnamo detainees.

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