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Best Of 2009

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    The Best Performances of 2009Featuring stunt-bikers, Jon Hamm, Broadway actors, rappers, a guy who shoves a $100 bill down his pants, and even Ryan Reynolds.
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    The Best Music of 2009A ranking of the artists we found most memorable.
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    The Best Movies of 2009Studios 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.
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    The Best TV of 2009Mad Men is the clear winner. The next nine excellent shows are harder for Emily Nussbaum to rank.
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    The Best Art of 2009Batons were passed in a year of change for the art world. Jerry Saltz picks his top ten shows.
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    The Best Books of 2009Sam 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.
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    The Best Theater of 2009Broadway rose from the grave once again as producers hunted for provocation and originality alongside the star turns and tourist smashes.
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    The Best Comics of 2009Searing memoirs, nautical adventures, and an Afro-bedecked superhero with all the honeys on his side.
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    In a Tough Year, The Reader Doesn’t Like To Use the Word ‘Best’But still, judgment on restaurants must be passed.