The best (and worst) of 2010

We rate the year in culture.

  • Jackson Pollock, The She-Wolf


    From the return of AbEx to Jeff Koons as curator, the year had its up and downs.

  • Books

    It was a fine year for drama, disillusionment and disorientation.

  • Le Grand Macabre

    Classical & Opera

    An audacious New York Philharmonic event set the year's tone.

  • KEEP HOLDEN ON And why not? His mix-CD tops our list.


    Once again, great music comes to clubland's rescue.

  • John Lutz


    A less-than-banner year still gives us whatever laughs its got.

  • Ralph Lemon


    Tharp, Bel, Osipova, Ratmansky and glass dildos: It wasn't dull.

  • Film

    From social-media gurus to street-art pranksters, this was the year of the screen misfit.

  • Food & Drink

    As 2010 comes to a close, TONY's Food & Drink team recalls the year's most memorable meals and quaffs. What were yours?

  • Angels in America brought the house down.

    Gay & Lesbian

    There were a few bright spots in a year of political setbacks.

  • Music

    Kanye West bum-rushed everyone's list this year.

  • LEGAL EAGLES Lily Rabe, left, tries to do justice by Al Pacino in The Merchant of Venice.


    The decade kicked off with classics, literary riffs and exciting new musicals.