* Dave Barry: "How weird a year was it? Here's how weird."
* The BBC's most-read stories of 2008.
* Politico has the top political scoops. And NPR has the top non-controversies of the year.
* Andrew Cohen presents the legal year in review.
* Courtesy vwvortexer: Reporters Without Borders annual wrap-up.
* NPR has a section on their picks for the best TV and movies of 2008.
* The BBC's list of famous people who passed away this year.