Tyler Perry, Scrabulous and Wagyu beef are a few of the things and people "In" for 2008.
The humorist relives the zany antics of Al Gore, Madonna and a cast of thousands in 12 months we need to remember to forget.
Decades and poles apart, photographer Nick Ut's two iconic images issue discomfiting reverberations.
From Iraq to Alaska to Ireland, the movies offered powerful storytelling that hit close to home.
Listen to excerpts from top albums of the year, from Miranda Lambert to M.I.A.
Peter Marks singles out 10 players that stood out on local stages this year.
Ballerinas in exquisite form and a commanding "Henry Five."
A season of can't-miss exhibitions, starting with Jasper Johns' targets.
Sometimes a frock is just pretty. Insanely, jaw-droppingly pretty.
A stirring visit from Italy, "Jenufa" got its due, student players scored.
The Book World staff shares their picks for the top reads of 2007.
Seven exceptional DVD moments from 2007 worth watching.
The stories that managed to elicit big emotions.
A Mighty Appetite
Savor a year's worth of recipes and culinary finds.
Some are silly, some are serious -- all took us by surprise.
Explore the best visual journalism produced in 2007 by washingtonpost.com and The Washington Post.