Given the demise of David Bowie, Prince, Carrie Fisher and Leonard Cohen and the rise of Donald Trump, it’s easy to hate on 2016. Here are 49 reasons why 2016 was pretty great after all.
Sam Lipsyte never thought all that much about the fact he was Jewish — but now with the rise of Donald Trump and Breitbart, he may have to.44
Jennifer Gilmore’s grandmother went to Wellesley — like Hillary Clinton. Is Trump’s America the world either of those Wellesley grads envisioned?
The night Donald Trump won the presidential election, Laura Moser’s stomach began to churn. As she contemplated the future it kept on churning.17
After the election of Donald Trump, Marisa Silver wonders what an artist’s duty must be — and if that has changed.
Perhaps it was the book’s familiar exodus story that invited so many interpretations. Perhaps it was Adams’ knack for inhabiting the consciousness of the overlooked.
Israel’s defense minister Avigdor Lieberman recently invoked ‘The Dreyfus Trial” to criticize a Middle East peace conference — how in the world did Alfred Dreyfus become a right-wing talking point?6
Einstein’s first, non-Jewish, wife was an important collaborator on many of his most famous works14
Is the election of Donald Trump a “Moral 9/11?” If so, says Rachel Kadish, then artists will and must be on the front lines.9
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