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Museum of the Bible: In the Beginning …

The museum is not without its critics, who question the motives and politics of its billionaire backers, the evangelical Green family that founded arts-and-crafts retailer Hobby Lobby.

No Rumor: Liz Smith Dies at 94

Smith, who died Nov. 12, was known for many things and by many names, notably the “Grande Dame of Dish.” The title “New Yorker” would have pleased her (a Fort Worth, Texan) too.

Election-Year 2016, One Year Later

Katy Tur’s book, "Unbelievable," is an account of her almost two years on the hectic, sleepless, heady and sometimes dangerous day-to-day campaign trail covering Trump, the first national network reporter to do so.

Silva’s ‘Black Widow’ and ‘House of Spies’

Both books — all of Daniel Silva’s books (he has written 20) — are as up to the minute as the latest sound of a car bomb exploding somewhere in the world. 

The Old Normal of Halloween on Lanier Place

Even in these Days of Trump, Halloween 2017 was normal, the old and buzzing and traditional normal, in which “trick or treat” still means a little girl with a lit pumpkin or bags for candy saying thank you, and nobody really tricks anybody.

Conspiracy Theories Old and New

Today, distrust in government, the media and most institutions, including universities, is high. Many believe these disconcerting times of mistrust began with the assassination of JFK and Robert F. Kennedy in the 1960s.

In Trump’s Wake, Hurricane Harvey

It looks like the beginning of an intense debate, from which there is no returning to a status quo where the outrageous activities of a Harvey Weinstein go unnoticed or are excused as locker-room normalcy.

The Las Vegas Shooting: An American Nightmare

There were countless reported acts of heroism Oct. 1 — people throwing themselves on others to protect them, others applying bandages and pressure to bleeding wounds.

Hugh Hefner, Who Outlived Style He Created, Dies at 91

The founder of the Playboy empire had the resources to live his youth over and over again, Dorian Gray with a pipe.

The Emmys: Where Was Trump?

The heavy dose of Trump talk at the Emmys reinforces certain facts of daily cultural life in America during the age of Trump. You can’t get away from him even when’s gotten away from you.