Here are the New York Times' 50 most interesting stories, measured by the total combined time readers have spent looking at them. I haven't read most of these, so I'm going to bookmark this page.
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It’s a mix of ambitious investigative projects, big breaking news, features and service journalism. You can see the big themes of the last year, like race, terrorism and technology — but also the things we found captivating, like the tale of a solitary man who died alone and a step-by-step guide for falling in love. Leading the list is that Modern Love column, which people have spent close to 900,000 hours reading. That’s equal to roughly 100 years.