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Aftermath • Pictured is the Legion Theater on December 16, six days after tornadoes devastated the rural Kentucky town of about 10,000. Last week, U.S. President Joe Biden toured tornado-ravaged Kentucky cities and towns pledging the government would foot 100 percent of the bill for emergency relief for the next 30 days.
Ashes to Ashes
Staying Relevant • The pandemic has had widely different effects on executives around the world. There are some strategies, however, that anyone can use to adapt to rapid changes
22 Things to Look Forward to in • A LOOK AT THE EVENTS, INNOVATIONS, TECHNOLOGY, SPORTS AND ARTS THAT WILL BRING US JOY NEXT YEAR
LOSING WITH LATINOS? • In the race for Texas governor, Beto O’Rourke’s own words are being used—sometimes deceptively —against him
Bask in the Joy of These Holiday Displays • It’s the holiday season! Around the globe, cities are transforming into cozy winter wonderlands, chock-full of old traditions, glittery light shows and end-of-year celebrations. From a floating tree in Brazil’s Rodrigo de Freitas lagoon, to a menorah lit by ice-skating rabbis in Budapest, to Thailand’s lantern festival, here are some of the world’s most festive holiday displays to bring cheer to chilly winter days.
Our 21 Favorite Books of 2021 • The year started off with The promise of vaccines, The world reopening and socializing in person once again, but the resurgence of COVID-19 with Delta, and now Omicron, variants makes the comfort of losing yourself in the pages of a book all the more appealing. Luckily, 2021 provided a plethora of intriguing options to pique any interest—from thrillers on this planet and in space to a Dustbowl family saga, or from the real-life promise of artificial intelligence to the heartbreak wrought by addiction and gun violence. Here are Newsweek’s picks for the best books of 2021, fiction and non-fiction treasures that helped us get through another challenging year.