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For Joan Armatrading, Classical Music Is Just Another Genre

The pioneering singer-songwriter is unveiling her first classical composition, Symphony No. 1, this month.

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World

We Need to Know When to Opt Out of Optimizing

We love to optimize our home lives, to tweak our processes at work, to attain peak efficiency in all things…

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World

How S. Epatha Merkerson, Actor, Spends Her Sundays

Known for “Law & Order” and now starring in “Chicago Med,” the actor can be found most Sundays at home…

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Politics

A Japanese Pancake That Wastes Nothing and Saves Everything

Okonomiyaki, special in its simplicity, can be a culinary home of your making.

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World

I Refuse the Graceful Slide Into Cultural Irrelevance

There’s a ritual I do these days: In the evening, around 6 p.m., I walk downstairs and survey the line…

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World

How to Pray With Our Eyes Open

April is my favorite month in Austin, my hometown. The banks along the highways burst with wildflowers. Bluebonnets preside over…

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Arts

Expanding the Witherspoon Television Universe

“The Last Thing He Told Me” and “Tiny Beautiful Things,” both executive produced by Reese Witherspoon, tell mother-daughter stories in…

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Sports

Brett Goldstein Faces Life After ‘Lasso’

LONDON — A few minutes into coffee last spring, Brett Goldstein wanted to show me something on his phone. I…

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