Kane win, Specter death marked Pa. politics in '12
Some things that stirred much political discussion in Pennsylvania in 2012 did not materialize — a photo ID requirement for voters, legislative redistricting, a high-profile role for the state in the presidential race.
The good, the great, and the 10 best movies of 2012
"When you hear the sound of thunder,
10 worst movies of 2012
They could have fed a Third World nation, or poured money into cancer research, or tried saving those polar bears stuck on itty-bitty ice floes. But no-o-o-o-o, Hollywood had better things to do with its hundreds of millions of dollars, like letting Adam Sandler make “That’s My Boy,” and thinking we needed a remake of “Red Dawn.”
Climate science makes an eleventh-hour comeback
This was the year climate change vanished from the political agenda — and then suddenly reappeared, after Hurricane Sandy shook the country.
- Our mood in food
A surprisingly good vintage as market logs gains
If you'd told investors what was going to happen in 2012 — U.S. economic growth at stall speed, an intensifying European debt crisis, a slowdown in China, fiscal deadlock in Washington, decelerating corporate earnings growth — and asked how the stock market would perform, few would have predicted a good year.
The year of the gun
Plans at Star Magazine were to declare 2012 the Year of the Meme.
- Kane win, Specter death marked Pa. politics in '12