Welcome to the weekend. If you kept up with the head-whipping storm of news this week, we salute you. Here are some great stories you may have missed in your effort to be a good citizen.

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Companies like WeWork and Uber were expected to become a new generation of corporate giants. But investors backed away.

[Also read: “The White-Collar Job Apocalypse That Didn’t Happen”]

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Kathryn Murdoch hopes to remove partisan obstacles to climate progress that her family’s empire helped build.

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The Oscar winner took a six-year break from acting. Now, she is steeling herself for the spotlight with her portrayal of Judy Garland in her final years.

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In his 70s, the writer embarks on one of the great adventures of a traveling life, a solo road trip from Reynosa to Chiapas and back.

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In a wide-ranging interview, the star explains why he’s returning to stand-up and the big screen, why he regrets leaving and why it’s hard to watch himself in “Raw” these days.

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We asked 18 families to show us what they have for dinner on a typical weeknight.

[Also read: “What I Learned in a Year of Weeknight Cooking” and “How to Boil the Perfect Egg.”]

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