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Best of 2011

PHOTOS: 2011's Most Dramatic Uprisings

Posted 12.21.2011 | World

The day a young fruit-seller, tired of corruption and sick of constant humiliation, set himself ablaze in Tunisia, he also sparked a wave of protests ...

The 11 Best Films You May Have Missed In 2011

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee and Gazelle Emami | Posted 12.20.2011 | Home

The top seven highest-grossing movies of 2011 were all sequels, many of which were tricked out with epic battles, blinding explosions, vampires, werew...

Urlies 2011: The Winners!

Posted 12.20.2011 | Comedy

After announcing our nominees for Best Meme, Best Viral Video, Best New Single-Topic Blog and Cutest Video of 2011 last week, we've tallied the votes ...

Video Game Recap

AP | Lou Kesten | Posted 12.19.2011 | Home

It's a good time to be a gamer, as studios continue to release thrilling adventures with clever stories, tight gameplay and spectacular production val...

SAY IT AIN’T SO! The Most Shocking Celeb Splits Of 2011

Posted 12.17.2011 | Divorce

Not all Hollywood romances have fairytale endings. 2011 proved to be a big year in celebrity splits, with some of the biggest stars calling it qui...

The Top News Stories Of 2011

AP | DAVID CRARY | Posted 02.16.2012 | Media

NEW YORK (AP) — The killing of Osama bin Laden during a raid by Navy SEALs on his hideout in Pakistan was the top news story of 2011, followed by Ja...

The Best of the Best Music of 2011

Eliot Van Buskirk | Posted 02.15.2012 | Home
Eliot Van Buskirk

We're going to go all meta-scalable on this thing with a "best of" list of other people's "best of" lists. Here are the best lists of the best music of 2011 in no particular order, because as with music itself, lists are subjective.

HuffPost Religion's Top 11 Religious Books of 2011

Posted 12.15.2011 | Religion

Hundreds of religion books come across the HuffPost Religion desk each year. Stacked in mountains next to our computers, they remind us of the sacred ...

Best Hip-Hop And R&B Videos Of 2011

Posted 02.14.2012 | Home

The best videos of 2011 all have one thing in common: they're visual eye candy. With Beyonce snagging African dancers for 'Run the World (Girls),' Lil...

WATCH: Kimmel Reveals The Clip Of The Year

Posted 12.15.2011 | Comedy

On Wednesday night, Kimmel took a look back at some of the best viral videos of 2011 and awarded one special family his annual Clip Of The Year trophy...

The Best Movies Of 2011

Moviefone | Posted 02.14.2012 | Home

It's almost 2012! Which means it's that magical time of year to reflect on the movies that made you laugh, cry and jump for joy during the last 12 mon...

The Best Musical Comebacks Of 2011 (EXCLUSIVE)

AOL Music Blog | Posted 12.14.2011 | Home

Who doesn't love rooting for the underdog? It's nice to see those who were once scrapping the bottom of the barrel pick themselves up by the bootstrap...

Best Songs of 2011: Hip-Hop and R&B

The Boombox | Posted 02.13.2012 | Home

It's hard to believe, but 2011 is almost out the door. This year has been a great one for hip-hop and R&B music, with a host of talented newcomers ser...

Top 11 Country Albums Of 2011

Posted 12.14.2011 | Home

While it's tough to argue with the fact that 2011 was a great year for country music, it's easier (and more fun) to debate just what country music is ...

Best Albums Of 2011: Hip-Hop And R&B

The Boombox | Posted 12.14.2011 | Home

Hip-hop and R&B had a big showing in 2011, with the genre controlling the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 for about 12 non-consecutive weeks by 11 dif...

The Best Albums of 2011: 40 Records That Made This Year Unforgettable

Spinner | Posted 02.13.2012 | Home

The end of 2011 is nigh, and we've listened to tons of great albums (also: 'Lulu'). Picking favorites is never easy, but this year seemed especially d...

Best Metal Albums Of 2011

Noisecreep | Posted 02.13.2012 | Home

It's early December, and that means everyone is rolling out their year-end lists. Later this week, Noisecreep will premiere our 'Best Metal Videos' fe...

Top 11 Celeb REMARRIAGES Of 2011

Posted 12.15.2011 | Divorce

While 2011 was a big year in celebrity splits (think Kim, Ashton and J.Lo), it was also a huge year for celeb remarriages. Some stars married their...

The Biggest Travel Stories Of 2011

Posted 12.14.2011 | Travel

Another year down, another year closer to the Mayan apocalypse. And, what a year it was. Sure it was often punctuated by celebrities getting kicke...

The Top 8 Of Everything | Posted 12.12.2011 | Comedy

Influential people can grace all the Time Magazine covers they want. Great actors and directors can keep their Teen Choice Awards. When we look back o...

PHOTOS: Kate Middleton's Best Looks Of 2011!

The Huffington Post | Marielle Bingham & Ellie Krupnick | Posted 03.01.2012 | Style

A year ago at this time, Kate Middleton had just lept onto our fashion radar. She finally ditched the "Waity-Katie" moniker and said yes to Prince Wil...

PHOTOS: The Best Wedding Dresses Of 2011

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 01.30.2012 | Style

Each year brings its share of celebrity weddings, but 2011 was a particular doozy. Between royal weddings, model weddings and the Kardashian wedding e...

Who Is The Next Justin Bieber? | Posted 12.02.2011 | Home

Every year we have high hopes for our favorite rising stars. Just a few years ago, someone like Justin Bieber or Selena Gomez would have made a list j...

What's So Great About a Virgin (Novelist), Anyway?

Melanie Benjamin | Posted 01.30.2012 | Books
Melanie Benjamin

Despite the occasional flop of a follow-up to a mega-selling debut novel, usually an author's second novel is better. But because of the review bias toward the "debut" novel, you might not know this.

Should Latinos Celebrate Or Bid Good Riddance To 2011?

Posted 11.30.2011 | Latino Voices

¡Ay bendito! What a year... 2011 started out with a blend of hope and doubt, of promise and disappointment. On the one hand, there was some...