U.S. Troops Still Deploying to Iraq, Even as Afghan War Ends

In the other country the United States invaded after 9/11, American troops continue to serve combat tours in harm’s way. Meet the soldiers headed for duty in Iraq.

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Jill Biden Is Chasing the President’s Most Elusive Campaign Promise: Unity

As the president tries to prove that bipartisanship is still possible, the first lady is not standing on the sidelines.

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Max Harwood Steps Up in ‘Everybody’s Talking About Jamie’

Max Harwood, making his professional debut with the movie musical “Everybody’s Talking About Jamie,” has “this kind of magic about him.”

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JoJo Siwa Wants to Be ‘a Role Model for People Who Love Love’

At 18, the “Dance Moms” and internet star is returning to reality TV as half of the first same-sex partnership on “Dancing on the Stars.”

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Jose Abreu is a Metronome of Power for the White Sox

Jose Abreu is known for picking up checks, crowding the plate and driving in runs — a lot of runs. He is quiet in the news media, but his teammates have plenty to say about him.

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She Changed Black Literature Forever. Then She Disappeared.

In search of Gayl Jones, whose new novel breaks 22 years of silence.

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Some Asked, ‘Does Chattanooga Need a Lynching Memorial?’

Yes, said Jerome Meadows, who designed the Ed Johnson Memorial to help bring the city’s history to light, with reconciliation and healing.

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A Celebrated Virtuoso on an Instrument She Wasn’t Meant to Play

The hallowed tradition of kora playing in Sona Jobarteh’s family passed down the male line. One of her teachers dismissed it as “an ethnic thing.” But it has brought her international acclaim.

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Bully Pulpit No More: Jen Psaki’s Turn at the Lectern

President Biden’s press secretary has tamped down the vitriol that colored news briefings during the Trump administration. She still may not answer your question, though.

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TS Madison Steals the Spotlight

Her role in the summer movie “Zola” was brief, but getting there was years in the making.

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The World Catches Up With Dindga McCannon

After over five decades of making art, and confronting the double bind of racism and sexism, she is having her first major solo show. Unfazed, she says, “I just kept making what was right for me.”

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With a Rare ‘Oedipe,’ the Paris Opera Pulls Together

Staged by the playwright and director Wajdi Mouawad, Enescu’s opera helps inaugurate a new era for the storied company.

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In an Era of Throwers, Adam Wainwright Is a Pitcher

Still an ace at 40, Adam Wainwright of the St. Louis Cardinals is having his best season in years. His secret? “It starts with a game of catch.”

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For His Next Act, Anthony Doerr Wrote a Book About Everything

The author of “All the Light We Cannot See” has a new novel, “Cloud Cuckoo Land,” that seeks to tell a sprawling story linking past, present and future.

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Anderson Cooper Wishes His Parents and Truman Capote Could Reconcile Over Dinner

“They stopped speaking to him after he wrote some pretty cruel stuff about my mom in a story published in Esquire in 1975. I wouldn’t want Truman to stay very long though, and he couldn’t have any alcohol. Actually let’s make it Truman circa 1966, not the bloated Truman of 1975.”

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Law Roach, Stylist Who Ruled the Met Gala

The self-described “image architect” was an M.V.P. of both New York Fashion Week and the Met Gala.

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‘Muhammad Ali’ Docuseries From Ken Burns Is a Sweeping Portrait

A new four-part documentary series by Ken Burns paints a sweeping portrait of a man whose life intersected with many of modern America’s most profound changes.

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How Ibrahim Kamara Found His Place in Fashion

After a journey that began on the war-torn streets of Sierra Leone, the Dazed editor in chief is now one of fashion’s most influential stylists.

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Lauren Ridloff, MCU’s First Deaf Hero in ‘Eternals,’ on Her Superpower

In her first major role in a feature film, she wasn’t fazed by things that might unnerve others, but she had to show filmmakers how to work with deafness.

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Is Craig Counsell the Best Manager in Baseball?

His Brewers could win 100 games and his players can’t believe he’s never won the Manager of the Year Award. That he’s doing it at home in Milwaukee is icing on the cake.

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Halle Berry’s New Film, ‘Bruised,’ Lets Her Assert Control

In many ways, her new film “Bruised” lets her assert control over how she appears onscreen. But first she had to win the job.

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Barbara Lee’s Long Quest to Curb Presidential War Powers Faces a New Test

The Democrat spent two decades building consensus to rein in war authorizations that have been stretched beyond their original intent. The Afghanistan withdrawal has complicated the debate.

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What Makes Someone Seek Pain for Pleasure?

In “Hurts So Good,” Leigh Cowart explores the science and culture of masochism, from the competitive pepper-eater to the ultramarathoner to sex of a certain variety.

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Cedric the Entertainer Wants to Make the Emmys More Accessible

The comedian and star of CBS’s “The Neighborhood,” who will host this year’s Emmys, talks about his inclusive approach to TV’s big night and why “I don’t want that Oscars feel.”

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‘Release. Joy. Love.’ A Dance Festival at Little Island.

Ayodele Casel and Torya Beard have organized a festival that celebrates percussive dance and artists of all ages.

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The Godmother of the Digital Image

The mathematician Ingrid Daubechies’ pioneering work in signal processing helped make our electronic world possible — and beat a path for women in the field.

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It’s Never Too Late to Follow Your Spiritual Calling

After coming out as a transgender woman more than two years ago, Vica Steel never dreamed of forging a path to church leadership. Until now.

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Gabrielle Union Has Some Personal Updates

In her second memoir, “You Got Anything Stronger?,” the actor bares her struggles with fertility, rape, aging and grief.

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Richard Powers Speaks For the Trees

His Pulitzer-winning novel, “The Overstory,” left him so drained that he didn’t know whether he would write again. His new book, “Bewilderment,” came to him when he imagined a child talking to him in a forest.

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Behind Jasper Johns’s New Exhibition ‘Mind/Mirror’

Two major museums teamed up for “Mind/Mirror,” only to realize they disagreed. Alike yet different, the two shows offer a revelatory look at America’s most famous living artist.

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Moving to the Theater District and Finding His Community

A musical theater educator and audition coach discovers how great it can be to live across the street from “Wicked.”

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Writing for the Poor

A paper’s columnists should be like an orchestra, each playing a different instrument. I decided that I was going to play the banjo.

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After the 9/11 Attacks, Boston Found a Focus for Its Anger

Terrorists boarded two planes in Boston and flew them into the World Trade Center. Massachusetts zeroed in on its top airport official, who has never quite recovered.

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George Soros Is Making Changes at His Foundation While He Still Can

The result is a painful restructuring to focus on the fight against rising authoritarianism around the world.

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There’s Always Been More to Kirsten Dunst

A former child star and ingénue, she has come into her own as a chronicler of despair. Will “The Power of the Dog” cap her career reinvention?

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The ‘Plagiarism Hunter’ Terrorizing the German-Speaking World

Stefan Weber has ended careers, forced politicians from office, hounded scores of others and even created a thriving business in his quest to end literary theft.

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Shooting ‘Scenes From a Marriage’: ‘I Cried Every Day’

Jessica Chastain and Oscar Isaac struggled to divorce themselves from their characters in this HBO remake of the Ingmar Bergman series.

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A Designer Who Starts By Building Dollhouse-Like Maquettes

In his studio in Manhattan’s Chinatown, Giancarlo Valle dreams up furniture and rooms with a palpable sense of playfulness.

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Tarana Burke Talks About the Surprising Origins of #MeToo

Tarana Burke discusses her new memoir, “Unbound,” and how she turned away from one movement to found another.

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How a Publishing Executive Spends Her Sundays

It’s all about books for Sanyu Dillon, although instead of marketing them, she reads them.

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A Writer’s Deathbed Portrait of Francis Bacon

Max Porter’s new novel imagines the last days of a painter who shares his obsession with mortality.

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The Trumpeter Adam O’Farrill’s Art of Avoiding the Obvious

The son and grandson of Latin jazz royalty is releasing a new album with his quartet Stranger Days, and it’s their most melodically engaging yet.

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Willy Chavarria Is the Most Potent Latino Voice in American Fashion

With a creative director’s job at Calvin Klein and his own label, Willy Chavarria is a force for change in an industry that desperately needs it.

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Colson Whitehead Reinvents Himself, Again

After winning back-to-back Pulitzers, the author of “The Underground Railroad” and “The Nickel Boys” took another detour with his new crime novel, “Harlem Shuffle.”

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Lindsey Buckingham Has Survived It All

After a heart attack and (another) feud with Stevie Nicks, the former Fleetwood Mac guitarist returns with a new solo album.

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Bomba Estéreo Strives to Save the Planet and Soothe the Heart

Mixing traditions and electronics, this duo from Colombia envisions a futurism with roots.

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Nick Cave Digs Deep, With a Symphony in Glass

For his new installation of mosaics in New York, the artist ventures below Times Square.

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New to the American Melting Pot, and Finding Its Taste Bittersweet

In her memoir, “Beautiful Country,” Qian Julie Wang gives readers a child’s-eye view of what it’s like to find your way in a strange land.

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Despite the Cosby Ruling, Andrea Constand Feels Like a ‘Symbol of Hope’

As she releases her memoir, Constand details her reactions to the court decision that overturned Bill Cosby’s conviction on sexual assault charges.

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Clarissa Ward of CNN Looks Back on the Afghanistan War

The network’s chief international correspondent, one of the most visible reporters during the withdrawal of U.S. troops, decided to become a reporter after an epiphany on 9/11.

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