Week in Review: You Call This Best Female Video?

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It might've been just another week but for the heroic actions of one man. On Sunday, a pall was cast over the VMAs when the wrong artist was named the winner for Best Female Video. But as Taylor Swift was thanking her small cabal of fans who'd somehow managed to rig the voting, Kanye West bravely bounded onstage and poetically articulated what we were all feeling, a deed for which he was commended by hip-hop colleagues, two presidents, 18 million television viewers, and 93 Vulture commenters. What else happened this week?

• Some other VMA stuff went down.

• We said goodbye to Patrick Swayze.

Dan Brown saved publishing.

The Road made us hungry for Spam.

• We visited Jay-Z's old apartment.

• Kara DioGuardi sold us on her new reality show.

• Harvey got a bargain.

• Joe Satriani got paid.

• The White Stripes rocked us, exclusively.

Creation was either kept out of theaters by Christians or badness.

Bob Dylan and David Archuleta saved Christmas.

• Ghostface made us blush.

Creation was either kept out of theaters by Christians or badness.

• Jennifer Aniston gave us an earache.

Pavement reunited! Or they will in a year, anyway.

• Jeopardy got a spacey face-lift.

• Michael Bay wrote a letter.

Paranormal Activities made us poop our pants.

• Vulture rapped with Dennis Hopper, Loudon Wainwright III, and Tommy Tune — not bad!

• Our boss made us watch The Jay Leno Show.

• We handed out Emmys early.

Creation was either kept out of theaters by Christians or badness.