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Funny Girls: The 2022 Year-End Approval Matrix

Photo: New York Magazine

Our guide to what was highbrow, lowbrow, brilliant, and despicable in 2022. Tap or click each image below to enlarge.

Photo: Julie Thurston Photography/Getty Images (activists); MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images (Sinema); Federalreserve/Flickr (Reserve); Charles McCain/Flickr (Obama); Matthew Murphy (Feldstein); Netflix (Harry and Meghan)
Photo: Met Opera (Hours); Emile Askey/MoMA (Tillmans); Kelly Sullivan/Getty Images (Milligan); Knopf (Mccarthy); Le Rock (Le Rock); Cara Howe/NBC via Getty Images (Michele); ET Collaboration (Hole); Michael Moran (Geffen); Bex Walton/Flickr (Negroni)
Photo: Scott Halleran/Getty Images (Brady); Frazer Harrison/Getty Images (Drake); EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP via Getty Images (Rikers); JIM WATSON / POOL / AFP (Depp); CDC/API/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images (Covid)
Photo: A24 (fingers); Paramount Pictures (Maverick); HBO Max (Euphoria); Photo by John Parra/Getty Images for Audacy (1975); NYT (Wordle); Jernej Furman/Flickr (cup); Columbia Pictures (Morbius); Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Beloved Benefit (Levine); Parkwood Entertainment (Beyonce)

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