The Year In: Books and Culture.

pat-buchanan.jpgYou come to TAP for health care, Afghanistan, and, well, pure policy wonkery. We get that. But sometimes, even the most devoted political observers need to take a break to catch a movie. This past year we dived into:

Was Susan Sontag a bad mother because she walked away from family to chase her intellectual dreams?

It's difficult to conceive of cooking being a calling if you have to do it everyday on a budget.

In the future, we will travel faster than light. And black women will still be secretaries.

Diablo Cody made the least-feminist slasher flick imaginable.

GeoCities closed its web portals forever.

--The Editors

(Twentieth Century Fox/Doane Gregory)