Arts Dec 29

Rapper Jay-Z sweeps the 2018 Grammy Awards with eight nominations. He's tied with Bruno Mars for the most nominations, and up against rapper Kendrick Lamar for best album. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/
Listen to these 12 great albums of 2017

2017 saw a slew of big pop and hip-hop records, a number of breakout female singer-songwriters and all-girl bands, and the return of beloved 60's soul artist Don Bryant and pop star Kesha.

World Dec 25

Mohammed Mohiedin Anis, or Abu Omar, 70, smokes his pipe as he sits in his destroyed bedroom listening to music on his gramophone in Aleppo's formerly rebel-held al-Shaar neighborhood on March 9. Photo by Joseph Eid/AFP/Getty Images
The highs and lows of 2017 in photos

From hurricanes and floods to scientific discoveries and World Series wins, we look back at some of the year's tragedies, developing stories and more lighthearted moments.

A Winston Churchill biopic, a horror film about American society and racism, a mother-daughter coming of age story. Mike Sargent of WBAI and Ann Hornaday of The Washington Post share some of their favorite movies of the year with Jeffrey…