2012 – Year in Review

Top row: Kevin White, Helen Gurley Brown, Phyllis Diller, George McGovern. Middle: Mike Wallace, Nora Ephron, Rodney King, Dave Brubeck. Bottom: Chuck Colson, Whitney Houston, John Silber, Don Cornelius.

Top row: Kevin White, Helen Gurley Brown, Phyllis Diller, George McGovern. Middle: Mike Wallace, Nora Ephron, Rodney King, Dave Brubeck. Bottom: Chuck Colson, Whitney Houston, John Silber, Don Cornelius.

Enduring memories of luminaries lost in 2012

The Globe remembers some of the notable figures, locally, nationally, and internationally, who passed away in 2012. By Joseph P. Kahn

2012: What ended

A salute to the things, places, and ideas that breathed their last this year, from an endangered tortoise species to Justin Bieber’s reign atop the YouTube charts.

Best of 2012

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The Globe has selected 10 stories from the newsroom that made an impact in 2012.

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Political ambitions, business flops, love affairs, and one wicked set of biceps.

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From a major step forward for Cape Wind to the demise of a local video game company, our readers chose the top five stories in local business in 2012.

Holiday arts preview

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Your special guide to holiday events in theater, dance, classical, pop, movies, and more.

Globe e-cookbook

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If you’re always looking for good, cheap food in Greater Boston check out our Cheap Eats e-book.

Movies

Wesley Morris’s top 10 movies of 2012

Was it a good year for movies? Was it a dismal one? Are we tired of asking and answering this question?

Books

Books

The year in books

Among the plethora of new offerings in 2012, some truly sparkled. Our reviewers share their top picks.

Sports

Bobby Valentine led the Red Sox to their worst season since 1965.

Top 10 Boston sports stories of 2012

The Boston sports scene was abuzz this year, with lots to celebrate and lament. Here is a look back at the biggest stories of the year.