2011: Year in Review - The Atlantic
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The 10 Biggest International Stories of 2011

A watershed year for popular democratic movements around the world

2011 in Photos

Part 1 AP

Part 1

January through April

Part 2 AP

Part 2

May through August

Part 3 Carwil Bjork-James

Part 3

September through December

The Way They Lived

The Way They Lived

The year 2011 saw the deaths of world-changing figures, from inventors and movie stars to peacemakers to dictators. A writer looks back on 15 of their lives.

The 10 Biggest Ideas of the Year wikipedia

The 10 Biggest Ideas of the Year

Three years after the peak of the Great Recession, 2011 was a year of Great Confrontation.

The Top 10 Health Stories of 2011 Shutterstock

The Top 10 Health Stories of 2011

From HHS overruling the FDA on an age limit for purchasing Plan B without a prescription to a large batch of cantaloupes contaminated with listeria, these are the year's biggest headlines

Best Television Episodes of 2011 HBO

Best Television Episodes of 2011

Atlantic writers and editors pick their favorite moments on "Parks and Recreation," "Friday Night Lights," "Homeland," and more

The Year in Movies Disney

The Year in Movies

The worst use of 3D, the best unpleasant film to watch, the coolest action sequence, and more

The Best Book I Read This Year Random House

The Best Book I Read This Year

Atlantic editors and writers share their favorite titles—new, classic, or somewhere in between—from a year of reading

2011 in Music: The Albums of the Year Reuters

2011 in Music: The Albums of the Year

Crowning the best, worst, and most Occupy Wall Street-ish achievements in rock, rap, and pop

The 10 Biggest Business Stories of 2011 Reuters

The 10 Biggest Business Stories of 2011

To review the most important business stories of 2011 is confront the sorry reality that good news is, broadly speaking, dead.

The Top 10 Politics Stories of 2011 OccupyGeorge.com

The Top 10 Politics Stories of 2011

From OWS to the Gabby Giffords shooting to the budget stalemates to the roller-coaster GOP presidential nominating contest, a look back at the year that was

The 12 Most Important Tech Stories of the Year Reuters

The 12 Most Important Tech Stories of the Year

From Steve Jobs' death to the drone wars, a roundup of the most important stories of the year

The Legal Year in Review Composite Image: Reuters

The Legal Year in Review

Tabloid dramas such as the trials of Casey Anthony and Conrad Murray filled the headlines this year, but the more important stories -- like the judicial budget crisis -- fell on deaf ears

The 10 Biggest Sports Stories of 2011 Reuters

The 10 Biggest Sports Stories of 2011

This year offered the best World Series game ever along with one of the most troubling scandals in college sports history. A look at the best of years and the worst of years.

The Biggest Story in Photos

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