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The Best Music of 2017: Sounds Both Familiar and Fresh

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In 2017, the most intriguing and satisfying popular music was both familiar and fresh, a result of talented musicians embracing risk and blurring the lines between genres to explore new sonic modes.

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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Review: Action and Angst of Galactic Proportions

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The space saga’s latest episode examines old loyalties with surprising results.Dec.

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How a 1964 Chevy Pickup Became Part of the Family

Hannibal Anderson, a school administrator living in Mountain Village, Alaska, and his son Daniel, a contractor from Bozeman, Mont., on their 1964 Chevrolet C10 pickup, as told to A.

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Homes in the High Sierra

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Luxury properties on the market in California and Nevada around Lake Tahoe; a five-level, glass-and-steel home on the shore




















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Dubrovnik: A Winter Escape to a Beloved Summer Town

In Dubrovnik, Croatia’s magnetic medieval city, a newly expanded winter festival turns the ‘off-season’ into the most wonderful time of year




















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SOMETHING WAS missing in Dubrovnik.

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British Fashion Entrepreneurs Spend $24 Million on Modern Los Angeles Compound

British fashion entrepreneurs Tom and Ruth Chapman have purchased a home in Los Angeles’s Trousdale Estates area for $24 million, according to two people familiar with the deal.In September, the Chapmans sold a majority stake in their fashion e-commerce business Matchesfashion.

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Patricia Arquette’s Early Life on a Virginia Commune

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The film star grew up poor in a family of performers; today, a house in Hollywood


















Dec.” Her latest film is “Permanent” (Magnolia).

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The Best Architecture of 2017: Buildings of Quiet Ambition

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The Public Safety Answering Center II, or PSAC II, in the Bronx, designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Albert Vecerka/Esto/SOM Architects












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New technology and an aim to create a better world make these projects stand out.

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‘The Shape of Water’: Crafting a Human-Creature Love Story

Can an audience suspend disbelief and believe that a human and a creature can fall in love?Dec.

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Be Nice to Philadelphia Eagles Fans

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An injury to star quarterback Carson Wentz throws a dream season into a panic




















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If you’re a Philadelphia Eagles fan, I’ll assume you woke up Monday morning in a foggy, tormented state.

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The Best Art of 2017: Mining the Beauty of the Past

Most spectacular exhibition of 2017?“ Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer, ” at the Met Fifth Avenue (through Feb.

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We Tried It: Instant Coffee for Coffee Snobs

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Each time Kent Sheridan went camping with his family he diligently shoehorned fresh coffee beans, a hand grinder and a pour-over brewer into his rucksack.I began to think, ‘What if instant coffee could actually be good?

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The Surprisingly Cool Sweater Every Guy Should Own

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Once pegged as eggheady and associated with Mr.ET




BLAME FRED Rogers for the off-putting reputation of traditional cardigan sweaters.

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Fashion Adopts the Soccer Scarf...and Fans Just Don’t Get It

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As fashion designers transform the egalitarian club-scarf into a logofied luxury, true-blue soccer fans are left scratching their heads




















Updated Dec.Dennis Crowley collects soccer scarves.

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Seven Golden Globe Nods for ‘The Shape of Water’

Established directors such as Guillermo del Toro and Steven Spielberg received Golden Globe nominations Monday while some newcomers went empty-handed





















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A Couple Looks to Work Less, Travel More. Can They Afford It?

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A financial adviser weighs in on a couple’s plan to cut back to part-time work by age 60




















Dec.m.

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Want an Alternative to Donating Art? Open Your Own Museum

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For wealthy donors, setting up an institution is a way to control their legacy




















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What can art collectors do with a collection that has outgrown its space?

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The Best TV of 2017: Sex, Lies and Lots of Spies

The Deuce (HBO) Its grim subject notwithstanding, “The Deuce” came barreling along in 2017, spreading light, wit and a humanity that glowed from its darkest places.And there are plenty of those in this series (by David Simon and George Pelecanos) set amid the prostitution and pornography that was thriving in Times Square during the early ’70s.

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To Work All His Muscles, He Gets the Ax

When winter approaches the Rockies, Joshua Onysko has extra motivation to work out.He needs to chop wood to heat his home in Boulder, Colo.

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Where to Put Your Money in the Next Year

Three financial advisers offer their thoughts on the opportunities—and risks—for 2018




















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