Best of 2008 — The Year in Arts and movies
The Globe's Mark Shanahan and Paysha Rhone remember the newsmakers that kept the Hub abuzz in 2008. (Yes, that's you, Tom and Gisele.)
Boston Globe movie critics Ty Burr and Wesley Morris each share their picks for the top 10 best films of the year. The videos below were shot as part of Burr and Morris's Take 2 weekly video review podcast.
The year's best films were full of unlikely heroes. "Slumdog Millionaire" makes this list.
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If you felt uncommon hope and unprecedented despair this year, join the club. Pop culture helped pull us together through the highs and lows.
The presidential campaign gave TV comedy an electric jolt in 2008 and Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert (left) and Jon Stewart were on fire.
The long, fascinating presidential campaign defined the media landscape this year.
The year in pop music was kind of like the economy: For every up there was an even more dramatic down.
It was a big year for new music in Boston. At the center of it was a 100-year-old composer of bracing modern music named Elliott Carter.
Local dance chronically lacks support and recognition, though some choreographers are still managing to put together note-worthy productions on shoestring budgets.
This year saw the new Institute of Contemporary Art truly come into its own, and everyone in the art scene seems to agree: Boston needs the ICA to thrive.
At best, solid admiration, not transporting thrill, is the prevailing mood about the theater scene in 2008.
It's been a seismic year for Boston art galleries. More than a dozen commercial galleries moved, closed, or changed hands this year.