Welcome to the weekend. Super Bowl Sunday is upon us. So get those wings ordered if you need to or get thee to a grocery store to grab ingredients for your favorite nachos (I am fond of these “highbrow” nachos, but I’ve got friends in low places, too). If football is not your thing, and even if it is, here are some articles to exercise your brain. Read on!
Our chief film critics have chosen essential movies from the 20th century that convey the larger history of black Americans in cinema. Arts
Fueled by pent-up demand for both outside views and local authors, Kabul book publishers and sellers are flourishing — and feeding a need for escape. International
In male figure skating, names seem to come and go faster and faster. Partly for this reason, Jason Brown is the only familiar face from the 2014 men’s American Olympic team. That he has managed to remain one of the world’s most popular and competitive skaters while having never landed a clean quad in competition speaks to his unique position in the sport, but his struggles with it are also what ultimately put him in this year’s Games, which start next week, as a first alternate. Magazine
How did commuting in New York City become such a nightmare? Our transit reporters tell you, with an assist from some great visuals and even a song. Video