2008 provided no shortage of memorable moments in politics, culture, and of course sex. Can you remember them all? The Daily Beast says, yes we can. Below, our round-up of year-end round ups, including the best of books, sex, political comedy, and fashion.
Best Books of 2008
The Daily Beast's columnists pick their favorites from what they read this year.
We asked our columnists to share the best books they read this year. With recommendations from Tina Brown, Peter Beinart, Jessi Klein, Laura Bennett, Michael Korda, Stanley Crouch, Salameh Nematt, Mark McKinnon and Christopher Buckley ... MORE >>
The Year in Sex
Was It Good For You Too?
After that romp in the sack with 2008, we could use a cigarette. From Eliot Spitzer to David Duchovny, it was the kind of year we’ll probably talk about in therapy later. ... MORE >>
The Best Political Comedy of 2008
From SNL’s “Palin Rap” to Chris Rock’s Bill Clinton take-down, a video round-up of the most hilarious comedy from the presidential race.
The notion of a comedian telling truth to power, getting laughs while doing it, and actually changing the political conservation seems a long way from an era in which Larry The Cable Guy is arguably the most successful comic in show business ... MORE >>
The Thinking Man's Sex Symbols by Touré
The ten women of 2008 who stimulated our brains…and our minds.
Before we dive into the Top Ten Thinking Man’s Sex Symbols for 2008, let’s make sure we’re all on the same page. TMSS is a term that’s thrown around a lot. So let’s quantify ... MORE >>
The Year in Fashion by Renata Espinosa
The first half of the year was all about excess. But now, we are entering a new era of minimal style.
It’s been a chaotic year for fashion. Or maybe it just seems that way—with all the pessimism in the air recently, the now-humdrum talk of stock market plunges, and the panic about the recession. We’re all now on the edge of our seats wondering if honest-to-god fashion will even have a fighting chance next year ... MORE >>
People We'd Like to Throw a Shoe At
And what we're packin'.
President Bush may have ducked an incoming foot-to-air missile earlier this month but he’s not the only one who should haven tasted leather in 2008. Here are some other worthy targets. (There would have been more, but Sarah Palin ate up our clothing allowance.) ... MORE >>
The Best Viral Videos of 2008
From Sarah Palin’s flutin’ to Bert and Ernie’s rapping, The Daily Beast celebrates the videos of the year. Come on, you know like to watch.
Sarah Palin played the flute. Bill O’Reilly spun out of control. And Bert and Ernie went gangsta. This is why the Internet was invented ... MORE >>
Forgotten Scandals of 2008
Sex and Money
While we were busy reveling in Blago’s Senate seat auction, Spitzer’s dirty dalliances, and Madoff making off with $50 billion, a few other sexy scandals slipped our notice. Here are six to remember ... MORE >>
The Biggest Political Gaffes of 2008
The most media-saturated election in history amplified every campaign trail blooper– and there were plenty. Surprisingly, only some of them involved Joe Biden. From Sarah Palin’s stumbles to John McCain’s loss for words, here are six videos of our favorite political gaffes of the year ... MORE >>
Breakout Stars of 2008
You may not have heard of them in 2007. Now just try to imagine your world without them.
The Year in Pictures
From Michael Phelps’ victory lap to Sarah Palin’s star turn to Mumbai’s night of terror, the definitive photo finish for 2008.