Now that we’re embarking on a new — and hopefully better — year, we’re looking back on 2021. It was a year rife with challenges, to be sure, but there were also a lot of reasons for cautious hope. After 2020 was filled with event cancellations and postponements, 2021 saw the return of many in-person events. And based on our web traffic, you were thrilled to welcome them back. Here’s a look at our most popular stories of the year.