Alicia Keys, Drake, Lady Gaga and others shared positive words with viewers, and left politics off the table.
The former first lady was joined by Lady Gaga, Jada Pinkett Smith and Jennifer Lopez. “Whether we like country or rap or rock, music helps us share ourselves,” she said.
At a ceremony dominated by female performers and presenters, Musgraves won album of the year for “Golden Hour,” as well as three other awards.
Three reporters and The Times’s politics editor shed light on moments that revealed deeper truths about politics this year.
A backlog at the printing presses, plus a surging demand for popular hardcover titles, has hurt publishers at peak sales season, with popular titles out of stock in some stores.
Undocumented workers at the Winter White House. Cookies to heal the soul. The 2018 gift guide. Isabel Wilkerson on Michelle Obama. And more.
The former first lady’s long-awaited new memoir recounts with insight, candor and wit her family’s trajectory from the Jim Crow South to Chicago’s South Side and her own improbable journey from there to the White House.
The former first lady, whose new memoir is “Becoming,” admires Zadie Smith’s novel “White Teeth” for its complexity and humor: “Even if a book takes on serious topics, I think it should still be fun to read.”
The paper’s “100 Notables” history goes back more than a century.