Featuring stunt-bikers, Jon Hamm, Broadway actors, rappers, a guy who shoves a $100 bill down his pants, and even Ryan Reynolds.
A ranking of the artists we found most memorable.
Studios made more money with fewer releases this year — but there were still too many great movies to fit on David Edelstein's top ten list.
Mad Men is the clear winner. The next nine excellent shows are harder for Emily Nussbaum to rank.
Batons were passed in a year of change for the art world. Jerry Saltz picks his top ten shows.
Sam Anderson's favorite books of the year range from the super-short stories of Lydia Davis to the mammoth work of William T. Vollmann. All have obsession in common.
Broadway rose from the grave once again as producers hunted for provocation and originality alongside the star turns and tourist smashes.
Searing memoirs, nautical adventures, and an Afro-bedecked superhero with all the honeys on his side.