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6 Books To Start The Year

Take a break from all of the self-help-oriented, New Year's-inspired reading, and dive into some fiction instead. You might be surprised by what the characters teach you about yourself, says our resident literary columnist.

Arts-&-Culture

On Active Listening

Our music columnist argues against background noise and ambient tunes, explaining why it's important to actually listen (to songs and to each other) with more intention and attention.