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Modern and Ancient Crickets May Sing the Same Song

Whether it’s a cicada’s earsplitting drone, a bee’s blaring buzz or a cricket’s incessant chirp, insects are a staple of…

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World

Language Evolves Right Before Our Ears. It’s Very ‘Satisfying.’

Recently, my daughters and I were walking by some people playing pickleball. If you’re not familiar, the game involves a…

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Arts

Review: The Met Opera Orchestra Raises a Glorious Noise

Over two nights at Carnegie Hall, Yannick Nézet-Séguin led the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in an awesome display of its might.…

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World

The War in Ukraine Has Unleashed a New Word

The City Council of Mariupol, Ukraine, was trying to make a point about mass death. Their city had been hit…

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Arts

Lizzo’s Disco Dance Party, and 11 More New Songs

Every Friday, pop critics for The New York Times weigh in on the week’s most notable new songs and videos.…

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Arts

‘32 Sounds,’ a Film Performed Live, Probes the Power of Listening

Early in Sam Green’s relentlessly curious documentary “32 Sounds,” the filmmaker asks an employee of the British Library Sound Archive…

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Arts

Review: Gustavo Dudamel Could Be the New York Philharmonic’s Future

On Wednesday, when the New York Philharmonic and Lincoln Center hosted a news conference announcing that the $550 million renovation…

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Sports

What Does a Forehand Winner Sound Like? Clink, Blip-Blip-Blip!

Listen to This Article There’s a new way for sports fans to follow tennis. Hear it here.To hear more audio…

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World

How Do You Say Kyiv? It Can Be Hard for English Speakers.

It is not the most important question regarding the international maelstrom currently brewing in Ukraine. But it is a very…

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Arts

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

It takes nerve to stretch the boundaries of reggaeton, a street sound a little over three decades old propelled by…

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