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good morning. We are looking at the stories that attracted the most readers this year.
What were the most read stories in The New York Times this year? You may not be surprised to learn that two subjects – elections and epidemics – dominate the list, accounting for 90 of the top 100 entries. Those stories are selected here, as well as some other topics that attract large reader interest.
Election: More than half of the top 30 most read pieces in the Times in 2020 were about elections Presidential Results Page At number 1. Some spots behind: ever-popular, if some dreaded, Election night needle At number 4.
Epidemic: The second and third most read articles were our Coronavirus trackers, One for america And One for the world. People also wanted to know How did the virus get out (Number 4 ()) and where were they In line to get vaccinated (No. 53). Also of note: This article is about a person who stocks hand sanitizer It is expected to sell for profit, which came in at number 13.
A Reconstruction: No camera captured the final minutes of Bryon Taylor’s life. The Times created a 3-D model of the scene, Piecing sequence of events together To show how poor planning and poor police work led to fatalities.
From opinion: Some big tech companies are leaving California, fleeing wildfires and high taxes. But ahead of time, Silicon Valley obesity has been written about, Margaret O’Mara’s Pro The University of Washington argues.
lives: Reginald Foster was a former plumber trainee from Wisconsin who was sworn in as a sailor. This gave him an unusual appearance at the Vatican, where he served as a leading expert of the Catholic Church in Latin. He died at the age of 81.
Pro wrestler John Huber, better known as Luke Harper and Brody Lee, had a soft-spoken intensity in the ring. He said World Wrestling Entertainment, “using aggressive offense and mind games, while battling other wrestling stars.” He died at the age of 41.
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Crash Course in Culture
If you’re looking for this week’s recommendations, many Times critics and editors have ideas on culture to investigate before the end of 2020.
“Teach me calm earth“The Coral Peace, a slowly-growing choir by Eric Esenwalds, is the perfect showcase for purity – but passion – of the crossing, a wonderfully contemporary musical choir. – Zachary Woolf, Classical Music Editor
“At the point, “A documentary about the School of American Ballet, is about dance, but it is Bigger than that. Through these youth, we see courage and artistry, along with the resolve to learn more and more about ballet by capturing their minds and bodies. It is a crowd. – Jia Corlas, dance critic
Display “I hate semolina“Sounds like an annoying sibling for Fleabag.” This makes a pop star played by its main character, Billy Piper, messy and flawed in a way that female characters are not always allowed to be. The shifts between sarcastic comedy and honest drama surprise every episode. – Maya Phillips, art critic
Journalist Barton Gelman’s recent book, “Dark mirror, “Is thrilling and funny – transporting you for a moment from a brutal year that is finally coming to an end. But they made important questions about government power and the state of surveillance for anyone willing to move forward Open too. – Jennifer Szalai, Book Reviewer
I love giving poetry collections as gifts at the moment, and this year, I am wrapping Danz Smith’s copies.homie. “Smith is one of the most interesting poets to write today, and this book – A Peon for Friendship,” That First and Cleanest Love “- is full of new forms and explosive, disintegrating joy. Which is a small use of that. could not do? – Parul Sehgal, book critic