Best of 2009 — The Year in Arts and movies
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.
Double-billed pairings — like the stop-motion delight "Fantastic Mr. Fox" (pictured) and "Up" — helped capture the restless year that was.
While in the snow, snag mints and gifts along the way.
Find out what the stars have in store for you.
Are you a Doonesbury fan? Never miss Garfield?
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Cinemania: best movies about summer Summer means wacky vacations, running through water sprinklers, and beach blanket bingo bonanzas. But summer also means oppressive heat, sunburns, noxious insects, sweaty men in tee-shirts, testy tempers, the sweltering battlefield of Gettysburg, the German invasion of Belgium in 1914,......
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This year, we were hungrily chasing after tabloid stories, searching for the Next Big Distraction, in hot pursuit of hot air. How not to think about the recession, war, the tanking auto industry, health care hostility — that was the cultural agenda in 2009.
Have you been paying attention? Includes "What did Paul McCartney say about The Beatles: Rock Band?" and more.
Music director James Levine withdrew from almost the entire fall concert schedule due to back surgery while the organization struggled to find its voice.
What does it say about pop music that we ended the decade engulfed in nostalgia? This summer the artist we couldn't get enough of was the late Michael Jackson.
Lady Gaga had a big year in 2009, and while certain critics were known to sing along to "Poker Face" in their cars, it was the smaller releases they tended to savor.
This year, the depth and diversity of offerings for dance fans was impressive, via both international imports and homegrown creations.
The potential shuttering of the Rose Art Museum paired with graffiti artist Shepard Fairey's run-ins with the law created an eventful year for the local art world.
Original and entertaining productions by the SpeakEasy Stage Company, Company One, Zeitgeist Stage Company, and the ART abounded this year.
Matthew Gilbert lists "True Blood" (pictured), "Mad Men," and "Modern Family" as some of his favorites for '09.
The real story of the '00s has been a cultural building boom that's brought nothing short of an arts revolution.
Globe books editor Nicole Lamy takes us through her list of the most unforgettable books from the past 10 years.