Mandy Moore Is Ready to Be Heard

As they neared the turn of the millennium, and steeled themselves for the Y2K bug, Americans faced a critical question: Whom would they crown the teen queen of pop? In 1999 there were four candidates. Britney Spears was an early front-runner, riding the breakout success of “… Baby One More Time.” Christina Aguilera, her fellow…

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52 Books for 52 Places

The Times’s 52 places to go in 2020 spans the globe, from Washington, D.C., to Mount Kenya to Sabah, Malaysia. Maybe you’re already buying your plane tickets, or maybe you can’t get away anytime soon — but either way, we recommend the books below, which will help you explore on the ground or from your…

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