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The holiday season is upon us—but before you power through your to-do list, decompress with these seven stories, selected by our editors.
A Sunday Reading List
Some of the below stories have narrated versions, if you prefer to listen to them; just click the link and scroll to the audio player below the image.
The Plight of the Eldest Daughter
By Sarah Sloat
Women are expected to be nurturers. Firstborns are expected to be exemplars. Being both is exhausting.
It Will Never Be a Good Time to Buy a House
By Annie Lowrey
Maybe in 2030?
Life Really Is Better Without the Internet
By Chris Moody
What happened after my wife and I removed Wi-Fi from our home
Have You Listened Lately to What Trump Is Saying?
By Peter Wehner
He is becoming frighteningly clear about what he wants.
Hipsters Were Always Hypocrites. Ask Frank Zappa.
By Daniel Felsenthal
Of the late musician’s many records, Over-Nite Sensation best crystallized his cutting satire of our country’s blank-eyed habits.
Why America Abandoned the Greatest Economy in History
By Rogé Karma
Was the country’s turn toward free-market fundamentalism driven by race, class, or something else? Yes.
My Father, My Faith, and Donald Trump
By Tim Alberta
Here, in our house of worship, people were taunting me about politics as I tried to mourn.
Read. Anthony Tommasini, the former chief classical-music critic for The New York Times, recommends books that can help us understand classical music better, including its history, its mechanics, and its great composers.
Watch. May December, now streaming on Netflix, is a movie about liars that is in and of itself deliciously deceptive.
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