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Writing about his obsession with art books in a wonderful little volume published this year—Phantoms on the Bookshelves—Jacques Bonnet says that “Images send you on to other images, artists to other artists, periods come one after another or echo each other, all with their cargo of art works.” And so it is when I think back on remarkable art experienced in the year just past.

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Phil Strub has had to learn to be creative in finding ways to showcase U.S. military might on the silver screen.

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Have we reached the end of the pop Christmas canon?

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BY THE TIME Susan Rice withdrew her name from the running for secretary of state earlier this month, she had emerged in the media as one of Washington’s most nefarious personalities.

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Is his social-media presence performance art, or just a bored guy looking for attention?

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A big private equity firm is selling its stake in the company that makes the Bushmaster rifle. Here's a helpful guide for potential buyers.

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How come no one cares that he just severed ties with the world's most powerful art dealer? Because he's not an artist anymore.

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Ravi Shankar--who died this week at 92--established the model for the all-star benefit concert.

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When Politico declared a consensus on how to fix the economy, they forgot to call some folks—say, economists. So, we made the calls for them.

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Soak the Almost Rich

Will no one speak the truth about the upper-middle class?

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