15 Songs We Almost Missed This Year

Hear tracks by Sofia Kourtesis, Remble, Caetano Veloso and others.

#al-qadiri-fatima, #babytron-musician, #blake-johnathan-1976, #cico-p-rapper, #dj-maphorisa-musician, #folk-music, #jazz, #jenkins-cassandra-singer, #kabza-de-small-musician, #kourtesis-sofia, #mabiland-musician, #mosseri-emile, #msimango-sandile-young-stunna, #munroe-marley-lady-blackbird, #pop-and-rock-music, #ran-cap-duoi-music-group, #rap-and-hip-hop, #remble-rapper, #sinephro-nala, #smith-kaitlyn-aurelia, #two-thousand-twenty-one, #veloso-caetano, #wade-morgan-singer

72 of Our Favorite Facts of 2021

Each day, our editors collect the most interesting, striking or delightful facts to appear in articles throughout the newspaper. Here are 72 from the past year that left us thinking.

#two-thousand-twenty-one

Deaths in 2021: Headline Names Against the Backdrop of Pandemic

Aaron, Sondheim, Dole and Didion. But the loss of Colin Powell from the virus spoke most directly to the moment the world is in.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #two-thousand-twenty-one

Our Favorite Arts Photos of 2021

These are the pictures that defined an unpredictable year across the worlds of art, music, dance and performance.

#art, #arts-year-in-review-2021, #dancing, #movies, #music, #photography, #television, #theater, #two-thousand-twenty-one

The Year in Fitness: Shorter Workouts, Greater Clarity, Longer Lives

The most vital exercise science of 2021 provided a reminder that our bodies and minds can flourish, no matter our circumstances.

#creativity, #dementia, #exercise, #medicine-and-health, #research, #two-thousand-twenty-one, #weight

27 Best Box Sets of 2021: A Trip Through Pop, Rap and Jazz

Collections from labels like Fania and Armabillion, icons including Ray Charles and J Dilla, and living artists such as Beverly Glenn-Copeland and Radiohead were welcome additions this year.

#almost-famous-movie, #armabillion-recordz, #armstrong-louis, #barrett-thomas-lee-1944, #beach-boys, #beat-farmers-the-music-group, #beatles-the, #blues-music, #bush-tetras-music-group, #cassidy-eva, #changui-the-sound-of-guantanamo-album, #charles-ray, #crowe-cameron, #dunn-willie-1941-2013, #dylan-bob, #fania-records, #folk-music, #glenn-copeland-beverly, #harrison-george, #j-dilla-1974-2006, #jazz, #klf-the-music-group, #nevermind-album, #nirvana-music-group, #outkast, #pop-and-rock-music, #rb-in-dc-1940-1960-album, #radiohead-music-group, #rap-and-hip-hop, #replacements-the-music-group, #rhythm-and-blues-music, #rolling-stones, #simone-nina, #smith-wadada-leo, #two-thousand-twenty-one, #who-the-music-group, #wilson-brian-1942

For Pop Music, 2021 Was the Year of the Deep Dive

Documentaries brought us closer to musicians this year, and it wasn’t always pretty.

#beatles-the, #billie-eilish-the-worlds-a-little-blurry-movie, #documentary-films-and-programs, #eilish-billie, #haynes-todd, #pop-and-rock-music, #summer-of-soul-or-when-the-revolution-could-not-be-televised-movie, #the-beatles-get-back-tv-program, #thompson-ahmir-questlove, #two-thousand-twenty-one, #velvet-underground-music-group

At Home and Away’s Best of 2021

What we watched, read, listened to and cooked this year.

#content-type-service, #internal-sub-only-nl, #two-thousand-twenty-one

Falling in Love With Everyone We Saw in 2021

Looking back at a year of pictures from the Styles Desk.

#holiday-and-wrap-2021, #photography, #saunders-bianca, #two-thousand-twenty-one, #your-feed-fashion, #your-feed-photojournalism

The Artists We Lost in 2021, in Their Words

Some artists held the spotlight for generations. Others left us lamenting careers cut short. Here is a tribute to those we lost this year.

#abloh-virgil, #actors-and-actresses, #adnan-etel, #allen-joseph-c-1933, #asner-ed, #avian-bob, #banes-lisa, #carle-eric, #cleary-beverly, #culture-arts, #death-and-dying, #dmx, #dodgion-dottie-1929-2021, #downey-robert-sr, #dukakis-olympia, #floyd-carlisle, #fracci-carla, #gensler-art-1935-2021, #grodin-charles, #hickey-dave, #hooks-bell, #leachman-cloris, #liu-hung, #lopez-yolanda-1942-2021, #macdonald-norm, #mccrory-helen, #mcmurtry-larry, #music, #plummer-christopher, #scarlett-liam, #sondheim-stephen, #two-thousand-twenty-one, #tyson-cicely, #upson-kaari-1972, #van-peebles-melvin, #walter-jessica, #williams-michael-kenneth, #writing-and-writers, #young-dolph-1985-2021

Reggaeton and Electronic Music Have a Long History. 2021 Revived It.

A host of fusions between the two genres arrived this year, with implications for both the underground and the mainstream.

#alejandro-rauw, #cortez-jhay-singer, #j-balvin-1985, #latin-music, #skrillex, #tainy-musician, #two-thousand-twenty-one, #yandel-musician

The Best Sci-Fi, Horror, Action and International Movies of 2021

We look at the finest in sci-fi, horror, action and international films.

#arts-year-in-review-2021, #coming-home-in-the-dark-movie, #days-movie, #movies, #nobody-2021-movie, #riders-of-justice-movie, #space-sweepers-movie, #two-thousand-twenty-one

TikTok’s Music Critics Reflect on 2021

Four of the app’s voices on pop name their favorite releases of the year and discuss developing taste in the age of the algorithm.

#audio-neutral-informative, #music, #tiktok-bytedance, #two-thousand-twenty-one

18 Sports Highlights From 2021 Worth Watching Again

World records, no-look shots, extraordinary goals, trick baserunning, come-from-behind victories … we may not know what sports will look like in 2022, but 2021 had it all.

#durant-kevin, #fernandes-bruno-1994, #griffin-blake, #irving-kyrie, #mcdavid-connor-1997, #mclaughlin-sydney-1999, #mensah-stock-tamyra, #records-and-achievements, #schwartzman-diego-1992, #two-thousand-twenty-one, #zegras-trevor-2001, #zverev-alexander

Best of Late Night TV in 2021

A late-night target throughout his time in office, the former president remained a favorite subject, along with Covid’s ongoing impact and President Biden’s first year in the White House.

#arts-year-in-review-2021, #bee-samantha, #colbert-stephen, #corden-james-1978, #desusmero-tv-program, #fallon-jimmy, #jimmy-kimmel-live-tv-program, #late-night-with-seth-meyers-tv-program, #late-show-with-stephen-colbert-tv-program, #lindell-mike, #noah-trevor-1984, #obrien-conan, #television, #the-amber-ruffin-show-tv-program, #the-daily-show-with-trevor-noah-tv-program, #the-late-late-show-with-james-corden-tv-program, #the-tonight-show-tv-program, #two-thousand-twenty-one

The Best TV Episodes of 2021

Among the thousands of hours of television that came out this year, episodes of “Call My Agent,” “For All Mankind,” “Mythic Quest,” “Pose” and “WandaVision,” among others, stood out.

#arts-year-in-review-2021, #call-my-agent-tv-program, #city-of-ghosts-tv-program, #cruel-summer-tv-program, #dave-tv-program, #for-all-mankind-tv-program, #genius-aretha-tv-program, #in-the-dark-radio-program, #line-of-duty-tv-program, #love-deathrobots-tv-program, #making-it-tv-program, #mythic-quest-tv-program, #nuclear-family-tv-program, #pen15-tv-program, #pose-tv-program, #snowfall-tv-program, #television, #the-simpsons-tv-program, #two-thousand-twenty-one, #wandavision-tv-program, #what-we-do-in-the-shadows-tv-program

The Biggest Celebrities of 2021

Today’s celebrities found a way to keep shining in a dark year.

#celebrities, #two-thousand-twenty-one

Best Comedy of 2021

The return of indoor shows brought comedy closer to normal, and there were plenty of specials from Bo Burnham, Tig Notaro, Roy Wood Jr. and others.

#acaster-james, #arts-year-in-review-2021, #attell-dave, #bad-trip-movie, #burnham-bo-1990, #burr-bill, #cold-lasagne-hate-myself-1999-tv-program, #comedy-and-humor, #ekperigin-naomi, #gaffigan-jim, #haddish-tiffany, #heidecker-tim, #jolles-danny, #leiby-alison, #lubel-al, #may-you-live-in-interesting-times-book, #mentally-al-movie, #mulaney-john, #netflix-inc, #newman-laraine, #notaro-tig, #shiva-baby-movie, #television, #two-thousand-twenty-one, #williams-katt, #wood-roy-jr-1978

The Biggest Black History Events in 2021

After the tumult and triumphs of 2020, here are the achievements that shaped the first year following the country’s racial reckoning.

#black-history-continued, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #two-thousand-twenty-one

The Breakout Stars of 2021

In a year that offered glimmers of hope across the world of arts, these performers and creators rose to the occasion.

#alexis-paulina-2001, #art, #arts-year-in-review-2021, #barnes-latasha-1980, #classical-music, #dancing, #dpharaoh-woon-a-tai, #ellis-aunjanue, #farrish-kayla, #guyton-mickey, #hoffman-cooper-2003, #jacobs-devery, #kim-eun-sun, #king-richard-movie, #lane-factor, #lee-jung-jae-1972, #licorice-pizza-movie, #marlow-toby, #moss-lucy, #movies, #okoyomon-precious, #packer-jennifer-1984, #pop-and-rock-music, #reservation-dogs-tv-program, #rodrigo-olivia-2003, #sanctuary-city-play, #sharlene-cruz, #six-play, #squid-game-tv-program, #television, #theater, #two-thousand-twenty-one

Let’s Look Back on 2021, When We Couldn’t Stop Looking Back

There’s now a thriving cottage industry for content that re-examines the recent past through a contemporary critical lens. Is that a good thing?

#documentary-films-and-programs, #haynes-todd, #home-box-office, #morissette-alanis, #nineteen-hundred-nineties, #pitchfork-media, #pop-and-rock-music, #ringer-the-web-site, #rolling-stone, #spears-britney, #swift-taylor, #timberlake-justin, #two-thousand-twenty-one, #two-thousands-decade

The 25 Best Classical Music Tracks of 2021

Classics by Bach, Mozart and Brahms and new works by Andy Akiho, Angélica Negrón and Tyshawn Sorey were among our favorite recordings this year.

#akiho-andy, #anderszewski-piotr, #andsnes-leif-ove, #arts-year-in-review-2021, #bach-carl-philipp-emanuel, #bach-johann-sebastian, #bartok-bela, #beach-amy, #bluebeards-castle-opera, #brahms-johannes, #cerrone-christopher-1984, #classical-music, #debussy-claude, #demessieux-jeanne-1921-68, #gerhaher-christian, #glass-philip, #greve-charlotte, #handel-george-frederick, #kapustin-nikolai-1937-2020, #kaufmann-jonas, #koh-jennifer, #liszt-franz, #mozart-wolfgang-amadeus, #olafsson-vikingur, #opera, #pittsburgh-symphony-orchestra, #sanford-david-1963, #sankaram-kamala, #satyagraha-opera, #schumann-robert, #shostakovich-dmitri, #smith-gabriella-composer, #sorey-tyshawn, #thorvaldsdottir-anna, #two-thousand-twenty-one

The Best Cookbooks of 2021

A deep dive into the world of grains, a collection of new cookie classics, unforgettable recipes from Shanghai and more, as tested by New York Cooking and the Food desk.

#adjonyoh-zoe, #berens-abra, #cook-real-hawaii-book, #cookies-the-new-classics-a-baking-book-book, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #dodge-abigail-johnson, #elie-lolis-eric, #grist-a-practical-guide-to-cooking-grains-beans-seeds-and-legumes-book, #kassis-reem, #khan-yasmin-historian, #lemon-loveolive-oil-book, #liu-betty-author, #middle-eastern-sweets-desserts-pastries-creams-and-treats-book, #molinaro-joanne-lee, #my-shanghai-recipes-and-stories-from-a-city-on-the-water-book, #rice-a-savor-the-south-cookbook-book, #ripe-figs-recipes-and-stories-from-turkey-greece-and-cyprus-book, #rodney-scotts-world-of-bbq-every-day-is-a-good-day-book, #scott-rodney-1971, #sheet-cake-easy-one-pan-recipes-for-every-day-and-every-occasion-book, #simeon-sheldon-chef, #snyder-garrett-journalist, #stone-mina, #super-natural-simple-whole-food-vegetarian-recipes-for-real-life-book, #swanson-heidi-1973, #szewczyk-jesse, #the-korean-vegan-cookbook-reflections-and-recipes-from-ommas-kitchen-book, #twitty-michael-w, #two-thousand-twenty-one, #zoes-ghana-kitchen-book

For Jazz Musicians in 2021, Two Was the Magic Number

A host of outstanding duet albums emphasized musicians not only collaborating but truly listening to each other.

#courvoisier-sylvie-1968, #floating-points-music-group, #gendel-sam, #halvorson-mary, #jazz, #muhammad-ali-shaheed-1970, #sanders-pharoah, #two-thousand-twenty-one, #wilkes-sam-musician, #younge-adrian

The Best Albums of 2021? Let’s Discuss.

Our critics spar over their year-end lists (and agree on Olivia Rodrigo and Tyler, the Creator) in a wrap-up of the year in LPs.

#audio-neutral-informative, #black-midi-music-group, #bomba-estereo-music-group, #del-rey-lana, #folk-music, #moctar-mdou, #moneybagg-yo-1991, #playboi-carti-rapper, #pop-and-rock-music, #rap-and-hip-hop, #rodrigo-olivia-2003, #snail-mail-music-group, #two-thousand-twenty-one, #tyler-the-creator

Our Favorite Healthy Habits of 2021

From labeling your feelings to exercise snacks, here’s a roundup of some of Well’s best advice for better living.

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #exercise, #grief-emotion, #habits-and-routines-behavior, #internal-sub-only-nl, #meditation, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #two-thousand-twenty-one

The Best Poetry of 2021

The Book Review’s poetry columnist, Elisa Gabbert, picks her seven favorite collections of the year.

#blood-on-the-fog-book, #books-and-literature, #cerpa-andres, #dimitrov-alex, #eisen-martin-tongo, #garnett-callie, #leidner-mark-author, #little-elegies-for-sister-satan-book, #love-and-other-poems-book, #palmer-michael-1943, #poetry-and-poets, #returning-the-sword-to-the-stone-book, #the-sunflower-cast-a-spell-to-save-us-from-the-void-book, #the-vault-book, #two-thousand-twenty-one, #wang-jackie-author, #wings-in-time-book

The Year Space Got Sexy All Over Again

Or at least became a place for phallic rockets paid for by billionaires.

#holiday-and-wrap-2021, #private-spaceflight, #space-and-astronomy, #two-thousand-twenty-one

Best Art Books of 2021

The art critics of The Times select their favorites from this year’s crop of art books.

#art, #art-institute-of-chicago, #arts-year-in-review-2021, #black-reconstruction-collective-art-collective, #books-and-literature, #capitoline-museums, #cleveland-museum-of-art, #culture-arts, #gardner-isabella-stewart-museum, #hauserwirth, #high-museum-of-art, #museum-of-modern-art, #museums, #new-york-public-library, #photography, #race-and-ethnicity, #sculpture, #two-thousand-twenty-one

Best Art Exhibitions of 2021

Ambitious museum shows in Tulsa, Richmond, and Louisville left an imprint. Jasper Johns, Maya Lin and Latino artists shone. And the high quality of gallery shows of women was dizzying and gratifying.

#aguilar-laura-1959-2018, #art, #arts-year-in-review-2021, #bhabha-huma, #black-lives-matter-movement, #chu-anne, #dancy-mira-artist, #dodd-lois, #estamos-bien-la-trienal-20-21-exhibit, #gardner-isabella-stewart-museum, #ghost-forest-exhibit, #glenn-copeland-beverly, #greenwood-rising-black-wall-street-history-center-tulsa-okla, #hammer-barbara-1939, #johns-jasper, #kielar-anya, #lassnig-maria, #lin-maya, #mehretu-julie, #metropolitan-museum-of-art, #museums, #neel-alice, #nonfungible-tokens-nfts, #ogrady-lorraine-1934, #philadelphia-museum-of-art, #promise-witness-remembrance-exhibit, #rosenstein-erna-1913-2004, #smith-jaune-quick-to-see, #speed-art-museum, #taylor-breonna-1993-2020, #the-dirty-south-contemporary-art-material-culture-and-the-sonic-impulse-exhibit, #titian-1490-1576, #tsang-wu-1982, #two-thousand-twenty-one, #whitney-museum-of-american-art

The Year on the Red Carpet

All that pent-up dressing up finally found an outlet. If it wasn’t a carpet per se, it was a public moment.

#celebrities, #fashion-and-apparel, #holiday-and-wrap-2021, #two-thousand-twenty-one

10 Works of Art That Evaded the Algorithm This Year

Contemplation, not clicks: Our critic looks back on marble sculptures in Rome, songs of “atmospheric anxiety” and the Frick Collection in a new light.

#art, #arts-year-in-review-2021, #barney-matthew, #cezanne-paul, #drive-my-car-movie, #hamaguchi-ryusuke, #libraries-and-librarians, #medvedev-daniil-1996, #museums, #sanders-pharoah, #sculpture, #two-thousand-twenty-one, #weather-station-music-group

10 Ways I Fed My Fandom(s)

No apologies from our critic-at-large, who found plenty of movies, plays and TV series to nourish the culture nerd within.

#arts-year-in-review-2021, #cowboy-bebop-tv-program, #encanto-movie, #ghostbusters-afterlife-movie, #in-the-heights-movie, #infinity-train-tv-program, #movies, #pass-over-play, #six-play, #television, #the-green-knight-movie, #the-mitchells-vs-the-machines-movie, #theater, #two-thousand-twenty-one, #wandavision-tv-program

Best Classical Music of 2021

The Metropolitan Opera returned with its first work by a Black composer, the repertory slowly got richer, and other highlights of the year.

#appleby-paul, #arts-year-in-review-2021, #bard-music-festival, #blanchard-terence, #carnegie-hall, #classical-music, #fire-shut-up-in-my-bones-opera, #hanick-conor, #highway-1-usa-opera, #innocence-opera, #iphigenia-opera, #juilliard-school, #mahler-gustav, #metropolitan-opera, #mostly-mozart-festival, #new-york-philharmonic, #nezet-seguin-yannick, #opera, #opera-theater-of-st-louis, #philadelphia-orchestra, #saariaho-kaija, #thomas-michael-tilson, #two-thousand-twenty-one, #verdi-giuseppe, #zhu-wang

Best Songs of 2021

Sixty-six tracks that tell the story of the year: a posthumous political statement, a hyperpop star finding his footing, an emerging force’s debut smash and a superstar’s 10-minute redo.

#adele-singer, #arts-year-in-review-2021, #barnett-courtney-1988, #bieber-justin, #bridges-leon-1989, #c-tangana-1990, #camilo-singer, #cardi-b-1992, #carll-hayes, #dacus-lucy-1995, #del-rey-lana, #drake-rapper, #drexler-jorge, #felice-brothers, #fivio-foreign-1996, #glaive-singer, #half-waif-music-group, #harding-aldous, #howard-charlton-the-kid-laroi, #irreversible-entanglements-music-group, #james-loraine, #jlin-musician, #kasai-allstars-music-group, #lil-baby-rapper, #lil-nas-x-rapper, #linda-lindas-music-group, #lizzo-1988, #low-music-group, #montero-call-me-by-your-name-song, #musgraves-kacey, #patria-y-vida-song, #poarch-bella, #polachek-caroline, #pop-and-rock-music, #prince-1958, #rap-and-hip-hop, #richard-dawn-1983, #rodrigo-olivia-2003, #rostam-1983, #silk-sonic-music-group, #smith-abbey-yebba, #snail-mail-music-group, #spotemgottem-rapper, #swift-taylor, #sza-singer, #teddy-afro-1976, #tems-1995, #two-thousand-twenty-one, #tyler-the-creator, #ware-jessie, #wave-rod-1999, #weather-station-music-group, #yendry-singer, #youngboy-never-broke-again-rapper

Best Jazz Albums of 2021

In a year of continued uncertainty, musicians held their colleagues, and listeners, close.

#arts-year-in-review-2021, #brennan-patricia-musician, #ewart-douglas-r, #floating-points-music-group, #gendel-sam, #iduma-emmanuel, #jazz, #jesup-wagon-album, #lewis-james-brandon-1983, #migration-of-silence-into-and-out-of-the-tone-world-album, #moran-jason-1975, #ofarrill-adam, #parker-william-1952, #promises-album, #reed-mike-1974, #sanders-pharoah, #serpa-sara, #smith-wadada-leo, #spalding-esperanza, #stranger-days-music-group, #two-thousand-twenty-one, #visions-of-your-other-album, #wilkes-sam-musician

Best Movies of 2021

Even when a film wasn’t great, filmgoing was. But there were some truly wonderful releases, ranging from music docs and musicals to westerns and the just plain weird.

#arts-year-in-review-2021, #azor-movie, #bad-luck-banging-or-loony-porn-movie, #bergman-island-movie, #bring-your-own-brigade-movie, #drive-my-car-movie, #memoria-movie, #movies, #passing-movie, #petite-maman-movie, #spencer-movie, #summer-of-soul-or-when-the-revolution-could-not-be-televised-movie, #the-card-counter-movie, #the-disciple-movie, #the-power-of-the-dog-movie, #the-velvet-underground-movie, #two-thousand-twenty-one, #west-side-story-2021-movie, #wheel-of-fortune-and-fantasy-movie

Best TV Shows of 2021

From Bo Burnham to “We Are Lady Parts,” the best in television this year offered ingenuity, humor, defiance and hope.

#arts-year-in-review-2021, #betty-tv-program, #brooklyn-nine-nine-tv-program, #cb-strike-lethal-white-tv-program, #dickinson-tv-program, #forbrydelsen-tv-program, #gomorrah-tv-program, #hacks-tv-program, #in-my-skin-tv-program, #infinity-train-tv-program, #its-a-sin-tv-program, #kims-convenience-tv-program, #laetitia-tv-program, #mom-tv-program, #mr-inbetween-tv-program, #philly-da-tv-program, #pose-tv-program, #reservation-dogs-tv-program, #station-eleven-tv-program, #succession-tv-program, #television, #the-underground-railroad-book, #the-white-lotus-tv-program, #two-thousand-twenty-one, #younger-tv-program

Best Albums of 2021

Less isolation didn’t mean a return to normalcy. Albums with big feelings and room for catharsis made the most powerful connections.

#adele-singer, #aftab-arooj, #alejandro-rauw, #arts-year-in-review-2021, #baker-julien-1995, #benny-the-butcher-rapper, #bitchin-bajas-music-group, #black-midi-music-group, #blues-music, #bomba-estereo-music-group, #conway-the-machine-rapper, #cortez-jhay-singer, #dacus-lucy-1995, #del-rey-lana, #dlamini-amala-zandile-doja-cat, #dry-cleaning-music-group, #eilish-billie, #floating-points-music-group, #folk-music, #guyton-mickey, #illuminati-hotties-sarah-tudzin, #jazz, #kidd-g, #laferte-mon, #low-music-group, #moctar-mdou, #moneybagg-yo-1991, #moriondo-chloe, #mustafa-1996, #pearce-carly-1990, #pinkpantheress, #pop-and-rock-music, #rap-and-hip-hop, #rodrigo-olivia-2003, #russell-allison-singer, #sanders-pharoah, #snail-mail-music-group, #spalding-esperanza, #two-thousand-twenty-one, #tyler-the-creator, #walker-summer-singer, #weather-station-music-group, #west-kanye, #wise-josiah-serpentwithfeet, #wolf-remi

Best Dance of 2021

A year of uncertainty was capped by a happy ending: a rush of performances this fall, including standouts by masters (Twyla Tharp) and breakout stars (LaTasha Barnes).

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The 10 Best Podcasts of 2021

Shows about Chippendales, a notorious Hollywood bomb, the search for the perfect pasta shape and the immediate aftermath of 9/11 are among those worthy of your attention.

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Gen Z Pop Stars Made Their Mark in 2021. Beware, Millennial Forebears.

Upstarts including Olivia Rodrigo, Lil Nas X, Chloe Bailey and the Kid Laroi grew up on the internet, admiring the artists who are now their contemporaries.

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The Best Books of 2021

Editors at The Times Book Review choose the best fiction and nonfiction titles this year.

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Netflix Announces 2021 Film Slate

The streaming service’s movies feature Oscars winners and box office stars and are a reminder of its power in a Hollywood that has been irrevocably changed during the pandemic.

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11 Things Our Critics Are Looking Forward to in 2021

Nicolas Cage hosts the history of swearing. Lorde writes a book and Julie Mehretu takes over the Whitney. This new year has to be better, right?

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Sleep Better in the New Year

Advice from Well on how to get more and sounder sleep in 2021.

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