Making art wasn't always easy in 2021, but on screens, across pages and in our ears, creators delivered.
Dive into the best pop culture and entertainment you may have missed this year.
Grab your popcorn: Favorite movies of 2021 from NPR's Aisha Harris
The best TV shows about race in 2021
Poll results: NPR listeners pick the top albums of 2021
Lil Nas X on 'MONTERO,' NPR Music's song of the year
The best songs and albums we missed in 2021
This year's best songs come from some of the youngest — and oldest — artists
Alt.Latino looks back at the best albums of 2021
Here are the books we loved in 2021
Looking for a laugh? Here are some of NPR's favorite funny books of 2021
2021 was rough, but books about love gave us life. Here are 13 recommendations
End the year on a sweet or savory note with chef Kathy Gunst's favorite cookbooks of 2021
Great video games grace 2021 despite continued pain in the industry
Looking for more can't-miss listens? Check out this year's moments of joy and tips for keeping your New Year's resolutions.
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