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'Normal': The Word Of The Year (In A Year That Was Anything But)

Linguist Geoff Nunberg says that the fact that people are talking a lot about "the new normal" is a sign that we're living in strange and unsettling times.

Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling dance in the musical, La La Land, critic David Edelstein's pick for the best film of the year. Summit Entertainment hide caption

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In 'An Excellent Year' For Film, Critic David Edelstein Shares His 12 Favorites

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The third season of the Netflix anthology drama, Black Mirror, featured six different stories that centered on technology. It comes in at No. 2 on David Bianculli's list of favorite TV shows in 2016. David Dettmann/Netflix hide caption

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'A Lot Going On': Critic David Bianculli Picks The Best TV Of 2016

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