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Our guide to what’s highbrow, lowbrow, brilliant, and despicable. Tap or click each image below to enlarge.

Photo: Netflix (Congress); Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images (China); CAPTAIN ROGER FENTON 9TH. WEST MIDDLESEX VRC 1860/Flickr (Twitter); Phantom of the Opera (Phantom); joeannenah/Flickr (Covid); Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images (McCarthy); Matt Johnson/Flickr (Desantis); Steve Jurvetson/Flickr (Musk); Smabs Sputzer (1956-2017)/Flickr (Tuesday)
Photo: Simon & Schuster (Lipsyte); New York Philharmonic (Philharmonic); New York State Education Department (mascots); Bruce Glikas/Getty Images (Broadway); MSCHF/Perrotin (ATM); Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images for (Neshat); Janus Films (Dielman); Viking Press (Spy)
Photo: Jobs for Felons Hub/Flickr (NYPD); Spotify (Spotify); Jason Lander/Flickr (gaslighting); The Jane Hotel (Jane); Patrick McMullan/Getty Images (Fyre); Balenciaga (Balenciaga); Disney (Strange); Paul Hudson/Flickr (Spacey); Michael Tran/AFP via Getty Images (Smith); UK Home Office/Flickr (knockoff);
Photo: Liao Pan/China News Service via Getty Images (windows); Todd Owyoung/NBC via Getty Images (Johnson); Netflix (Onion); Obsidian Entertainment (Pentiment); The Nation (puzzle); Campside Media (Infamous); ANGELA WEISS/AFP (Kidman); Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Gotham Film & Media Institute (Sandler)

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