Fightin’ words

Feuds: fightin’ words

From Google and Apple to Newfoundland and a ballooning moose population–bad blood runs deep

Many happy returns

Comebacks: many happy returns

From Sidney Crosby, through Gabrielle Giffords to Crocs–this year’s memorable revivals

Two steps back

Two steps back

From Julian Assange to RIM–this year’s reversals of fortune

End of the world

Setbacks: Rupert Murdoch

The media mogul has always had an unsavoury reputation, but he had never looked weak or ineffectual before

Jesus of the prairies

Comebacks: the Winnipeg Jets

All hail Marc Chipman, or Jesus of the prairies


Breakups: Sayonara!

From George Clooney and Elisabetta Canalis to Lauro Garza and the GOP–a tour of this year’s splitsville

Sarkozying up to the chancellor

Mergers: Sarkozying up to the chancellor

How Europe’s power couple makes the unlikeliest of pairs

And they all lived happily ever after

Mergers: And they all lived happily ever after

From Shania Twain and Frédéric Thiébaud to the Huffington Post and AOL–this year’s best love stories

Entrances: Pippa Middleton

Like Kate, Pippa has perfected the “say nothing, keep smiling” strategy

She’s the one to watch

Entrances: She’s the one to watch

From Tavi Gevinson to Maria Aragon, 2011 had plenty of dynamite girls

The newly departed

Exits: the newly departed

From Oprah to Glenn Beck: the ones who bowed out, and those who were booted out

Bursting on the scene

Entrances: Bursting on the scene

From the IMF’s first pink ribbon at the top to the new country on the map–a close look at this year’s newcomers