2012: The Year in Review - The Atlantic

2012 in Photos

Part 1

Part 1

January through April

Part 2

Part 2

May through August

Part 3

Part 3

September through December

DREAMers, MOOCs, and Charter Schools: The Coming Year in Education Jeff Topping/Reuters

DREAMers, MOOCs, and Charter Schools: The Coming Year in Education

What lies ahead for U.S. grade schools and colleges? More demands on an already-strained system -- and innovative solutions to meet them.

The Best Movies of 2012 Various

The Best Movies of 2012

The Atlantic's film critic picks the year's 10 best titles—and doles out some less-conventional awards.

The 10 Things We Learned About Business and Economics in 2012 Reuters

The 10 Things We Learned About Business and Economics in 2012

Atlantic writers survey the biggest stories and ideas on their beats. See…

The Year in Sports: The Most Epic Wins and Losses of 2012 Reuters

The Year in Sports: The Most Epic Wins and Losses of 2012

Atlantic writers and staffers pick the most memorable events of the year, from the Super Bowl to Olympic table tennis

The Best Television Episodes of 2012 PBS

The Best Television Episodes of 2012

Atlantic writers and editors pick their favorite moments on 'Downton Abbey,' 'Louie,' 'New Girl,' and more

The Year in Politics, 2012 Reuters

The Year in Politics, 2012

A hard-fought presidential election, sea changes on gay rights and marijuana, and intractable disputes over the budget are standout stories in a busy year.

Who We Lost in 2012: 15 People Who Changed the World, Remembered Reuters/The Atlantic

Who We Lost in 2012: 15 People Who Changed the World, Remembered

A look back at some of the influential Americans who died this year.

The Best Book I Read This Year Sceptre; Knopf

The Best Book I Read This Year

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

The Year in Tech, 2012 Harper Reed

The Year in Tech, 2012

A look back at the biggest technology stories of the year

The Most Interesting Health Stories of 2012 Sarah G.../Flickr

The Most Interesting Health Stories of 2012

Innovations, outbreaks, and oddities from the year in health and medicine

The Top Global Stories of 2012 Eduardo Munoz/Reuters

The Top Global Stories of 2012

The year in review

The Top 10 Legal Stories of 2012 Reuters

The Top 10 Legal Stories of 2012

Health care and voting rights, same-sex marriage and Trayvon Martin -- a look at the cases and issues that dominated the law in 2012.

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