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We asked some of our favorite journalists, writers, and thinkers: What were the most important events of 2021, and what were the least?
Pedestrians on a busy crosswalk become motion blurs, creating new city backgrounds.
Protesters are clashing in the street over paintings. What is it, whether in art or literature, that makes one thing better than another?
What one journalist learned by vicariously sitting in on David Carr’s master class—with only his teacher’s reputation, extant syllabus, and students’ recollections to guide the way.
Don’t bully yourself over your career. Just redefine “success.”
How to give away a house in Flint, Michigan, home not only to a water scandal but record violence.
America is a proud nation of immigrants—try telling that to everyone on the other side of the door. Life as a white-collar undocumented immigrant in New York.
No one’s surprised in Silicon Valley when a 12-year-old runs the family e-commerce store. But going to the same high school as Steve Jobs and liking it are two different things.
From Texas rodeos to New York City streets, black and white photographs find modern life endlessly surprising.
A day in the life of a professional orchestra—coffee, practice, social media, tuxedo—leading up to a performance.
There are eight million stories in a city. How many are there at Walmart? Random telephone calls made to hear about life inside.
Class isn’t supposed to exist in America, unless it’s overcome. But the art of being upwardly mobile doesn’t always come easy.