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10 Best Movies You Didn't See

Other than 'World's Greatest Dad,' these are pretty obscure

(Newser) - Sick of reading “Best of 2009” movie lists that contain endless references to Inglourious Basterds and Up in the Air? Then check out the picks Grady Hendrix made for Slate : The top 10 films of the year that you probably didn’t see. More »

Top 10 Celeb Twitter Feuds

Some, like Perez Hilton, are always good for a cyber-scuffle

(Newser) - It’s hard to believe that until recently, we were forced to get our news of celebrity stupidity secondhand: Thanks to Twitter’s booming popularity, now it comes straight from the horse’s mouth. The Frisky selects the top 10 celebrity Twitter feuds of 2009:
  • Ashton Kutcher vs. CNN: When
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2009's Funniest Blogs

Because what's funnier than hipsters and creepy Santas?

(Newser) - This was indeed a banner year for people wanting to waste time at work by looking at silly, random blogs. The Frisky lists 10 favorites that got popular in 2009:
  • Look At This F**king Hipster: If you can’t get enough of neon shirts, emo haircuts, and short-shorts, this site
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Why 'Best of' Lists Are the Worst

The problem, says a critic: 'They're about yesterday's yearning'

(Newser) - Julia Keller is of two minds about year-end "best of" lists—which are even more numerous and annoying than usual in this, the final year of the decade. She admits to reading them, "and I further confess that I sometimes enjoy arguing silently with them." But "... More »

The Year's Best Albums

U2's 'No Line on the Horizon' tops the list

(Newser) - Who says the album's dead? This year saw some fine ones, with veterans like U2 and Bruce Springsteen setting the bar. Rolling Stone rates the cream of the crop:
  1. U2, No Line on the Horizon: Bono & Co. explored “dark places” and came away “with a sense of
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Best Business Books of '09

Housing bust, social networking among the top subjects

(Newser) - If ever there were a year in which we needed cogent business books, this is it. David Lidsky offers his 2009 favorites at Fast Company. Here's a sampling from the full list :
  • Busted, Edmund Andrews: The author's personal story about getting burned in the housing bust makes abstract problems tangible.
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2009's Coolest Pop Culture

Wired picks the year's best

(Newser) - This has been a vintage year for pop culture, say Wired writers listing their year's best in fields from film to video games to microsculpture.
  • Stephen Colbert's "hyper-real genius" made the year for Scott Thill, who believes "Earth’s most relevant living cultural critic" is long overdue for
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