Modern Love Podcast: First Love Mixtape, Side B

Listeners from around the world shared their teenage anthems. From Nat King Cole to One Direction, these are the songs that filled their adolescent hearts with longing and passion.

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Modern Love Podcast: Confessions of a Late Bloomer

As a closeted teen, he turned to romantic comedies for connection. Over a decade later, he still feels he’s lagging behind.

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The Sunday Read: ‘The Joys (and Challenges) of Sex After 70’

Sex can drop off in our final decades. But for those who keep going, it can be the best of their lives.

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The Life and Legacy of Sidney Poitier

How the first Black man to win an Oscar transformed not only American cinema, but also America itself.

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The Year in Sound

A riot at the Capitol, the climate crisis and the changing fortunes of the pandemic: Here is our audio time capsule of 2021.

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The Life and Legacy of Stephen Sondheim

A look at the career of the Broadway songwriting titan who died last week at 91.

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Tony Kushner, Oracle of the Upper West Side

The most important living American playwright has a number of new projects on the horizon — and plenty more to say about how to make and enjoy art in an era of ongoing turbulence.

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A Black Theater Flourished in New York. 200 Years Ago.

The African Theater, which had its first performance on Sept. 17, 1821, is both an inspiration and a cautionary tale.

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Paintings, Projections, V.R. Starry Nights: Can We Ever Know van Gogh?

The immersive van Gogh exhibitions make a critic reflect on her encounters with his paintings and question what it means to have an intimate connection with an artist.

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The Sunday Read: ‘Finding My Father’

A father’s mysterious disappearance fuels one writer’s quest for identity.

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