Explore the most interesting, in-depth, and original writing and reporting of the year
Here are some of our most beloved stories of the year. They cover a wide and astonishing range of subjects, from six-year-old beauty queens, to life on the LoC for India’s Special Forces. There are intrepid journeys—on a ship to stop whale-hunting in Antarctica, or down the wild Atlantic coast. There are all the delicious meals we’ve had this year, and the result of our impassioned quarrels on what should make it to a list of the best dishes in India. There are interviews with some of the biggest names in art, cinema, and culture; a deep dive into fashion and its social repercussions; sharp-edged explorations of urban life and what the future holds for our cities; and meticulous reconstructions of fascinating historical events.