Most recent entries for December 2009

Toronto-based writer Kathryn Borel Jr.'s delightful memoir Corked is one of the year's best books.

Reflecting on the career of the late Avenged Sevenfold drummer Jimmy "The Rev" Sullivan.

R.I.P. Vic Chesnutt

On Dec. 25, the world lost a gorgeous soul and a tremendously talented artist when singer-songwriter Vic Chesnutt passed away at age 45.

Just in time for the gift-giving season, the Sex and the City 2 trailer has been released into the ether.

Toronto indie rock collective The Ghost Is Dancing create one of the year's most magnificent music videos in their clip for This Thunder.

A feline freak's instructional clip is one of the year's weirdest and most wonderful viral videos.

Our 10 favourite albums of 2009

When it came time to determine 2009’s best albums here at CBC News, we were surprised by how many overlaps appeared on our individual lists. Admittedly, each contributor made sacrifices in the interest of reaching consensus, but by and large, it was relatively easy to agree on a collective Top 10 list.

Glam-tastic Toronto pop act Diamond Rings has earned the wrath of Sony and the reverence of Pitchfork... and he's one of 2009's coolest pop culture discoveries.

The seasonal single by Toronto punk crew F---ed Up and their famous friends (like Tegan and Sara): star-studded holiday rock antics for an excellent cause.

The Brits have a longstanding tradition when it comes to the holiday season. They probably have quite a few longstanding traditions, actually, but the one I’m alluding to is the perennial year-end race for the so-called “Christmas No. 1 single.”

This year's contenders are reality-show heartthrob Joe McElderry and his cover of Miley Cyrus’s The Climb, and Rage Against the Machine’s 1992 funk-metal single Killing in the Name. We are not kidding.

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