The 12.26.21 Issue — The Lives They Lived


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    The Lives They Lived

    Remembering some of the artists, innovators and thinkers we lost in the past year.


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    Colin L. Powell in 2007.
    CreditMartin Schoeller/AUGUST

    Colin Powell’s Life as a Tinkerer

    He was a lifelong fixer of problems, but George W. Bush was the one he couldn’t solve.


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    DMX in New York, 1998.
    CreditJonathan Mannion

    DMX Took a Trust Fall With His Music

    He bore the kind of pain Black men rarely get to air in public, hoping that transparency would manifest the tenderness he desired.