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“It has been a year of skirmishes between young and old,” writes @JeffreyLAT, marked by a sense of anxiety about the future seeping into the current cultural landscape.  https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2019-12-11/best-of-2019-culture-generational-divide-ok-boomer-gen-z 

2019 was filled with events and pieces reflecting that landscape, captured here in The Times year in review.  https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2019-12-11/2019-best-of-the-year-in-entertainment-movies-music-tv-games-art 

“The chaotic and absurd spirit of Mad Libs seemed to infuse much of the year’s entertainment (and the media’s coverage of it) in ways that were sometimes amusing, at others unsettling,” writes @MeredithBlake.  https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/tv/story/2019-12-12/trump-cats-peloton-kanye-mad-libs-culture-year-in-review 

Pop music critic @mikaelwood considered the soundtrack to the year in his rankings of 2019’s albums and songs:  https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/music/story/2019-12-11/best-albums-songs-2019-solange-lana-del-rey-old-town-road 

And @LilEdit recapped the music-related moments of the year:  https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/music/story/2019-12-11/best-la-music-moments-2019-yg-nipsey-hussle-cuco 

In L.A.’s art scene, @KnightLAT writes, “Contemporary art and solo retrospectives again dominated the schedules of Southern California’s art museums, punctuated by a few outstanding historical surveys.”  https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2019-12-11/2019-best-art-christopher-knight 

Looking for the best theater of the year? Critic @CharlesMcNulty has you covered:  https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2019-12-11/2019-best-theater-almost-famous-jitney-ragtime-hadestown 

With Oscar season in full swing, a new batch of classic and memorable books has made the leap from page to screen.

@chrisbarton has created a combo holiday reading list and viewing guide:  https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/books/story/2019-12-11/2019-year-in-review-best-books-to-film 

.@latimesbooks launched the L.A. Times Book Club this year.

Looking back on 2019, we asked the authors who gathered with us to tell us about their favorite books of the year.  https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/books/story/2019-12-11/ronan-farrow-susan-orlean-george-takei-best-reads-2019-book-club 

With new ideas continuing to bursting at the seams connecting genres and artists, jazz continued to:enjoyed a fertile, far-reaching renaissance in 2019.  https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/music/story/2019-12-11/best-jazz-albums-2019 

It’s the end of a big year for classical music. It’s the end of a big decade for classical music.

@markswed reflects:  https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2019-12-11/best-classical-music-2019-mark-swed 

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