The week between Christmas and New Years is a notoriously slow time for news, but that doesn’t mean we journalists can let our readers stare at blank screens or leaf through a bunch of white pages (because people do still read magazines, you know). So we have to get creative. As you’ve seen on, we do a lot of roundups of what’s happened over the past year, and we make predictions of what we expect for 2012. Of course, other media outlets have to ...

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