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best of 2010

Go Inside New York’s Year-End Culture Roundup

When it comes to pop culture, 2010 has been anything but an ordinary year. Luckily, New York's "The Year in Culture" feature is here to help you make sense of it all. Our critics have put together their Top 10 lists, and they're full of surprises (Community might have the toughest time slot on TV — and it'll only get tougher when American Idol premieres in January — but it topped Emily Nussbaum's list!). We've also got a look at the similarly unconventional actors who defined the year in film — people like James Franco, Tom Hardy, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt — as well as an in-depth interview with Ryan Gosling, Hollywood's most conflicted leading man. Does this year-end package include video of Gosling throwing a Molotov cocktail? Yes, it does. So what are you waiting for?