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Trump’s Favorite Judge

Fox News’ Jeanine Pirro embodies a kindergartener’s idea of justice. No wonder the president loves her.

How Marco Rubio Made the Tax Bill Slightly Better for the Working Poor

Elon Musk Wants to Reinvent Mass Transit—by Making the Same Mistakes Planners Have for Decades

The Year in Culture

The 10 Best Shows

It was a good, but not great, year on the small screen.

The Greatest Movies
of 2017

White Tears, Manhattan Beach, and Eight Other Books I Loved

The Top Jazz Albums

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Television The Year’s 10 Best TV Shows
Maybe Doug Jones Should Run for President
What I Never Said About Judge Kozinski I saw his sexually charged behavior for years yet couldn't bring myself to speak up.
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  Health & Science
Dec. 14 2017 6:19 PM Can You Use This Data Set to Find Serial Killers? The New Yorker’s recent piece on the Murder Accountability Project was fascinating. It also led us to look closely at the data it uses—and we have some advice for would-be serial killer detectors.