|A lot happened in 2022: some good, some bad, and some really bad. We’ll start with the good. This year wrought a lot of terrific albums. This week, The Nation’s music critic, David Hajdu, rounded up some of his favorite, from Angel Olson’s Big Time, to Rosalía’s Motomami.
Meanwhile, our associate literary editor Kevin Lozano, reviewed New Yorker staff writer Rachel Aviv’s debut book, Strangers to Ourselves, and Ana Ratner wrote an obituary for the frog, duck, and fish species that went extinct this year. May the new year be filled with more of the good stuff, and way less of the bad.