The Biggest Pop Culture Moments of 2012
The Week magazine has put together a list of what they consider to have been the top pop culture moments of 2012. See if you agree.
- Linsanity takes over the NBA — New York Knicks bench-warmer Jeremy Lin comes out of nowhere to go on a month-long tear in February and become an international sports sensation.
- Whitney Houston dies
- Encyclopedia Britannica suspends print edition — While continuing in digital form, print edition ended after 244 years.
- Fifty Shades of Grey sparks “mommy porn” revolution
- The Avengers and The Dark Knight Rises square off at the box-office
- “Gangnam Style” takes over the world
- London’s Summer Olympics delight
- NHL lockout: No end in sight
- Felix Baumgartner completes world’s highest skydive — From nearly 24 miles up.
- AMC’s The Walking Dead smashes ratings records — Third season debut is most-watched drama series telecast in basic cable history.
- Disney buys Lucasfilm, prepares Star Wars: Episode VII for 2014 release
- The Twilight Saga draws to a close — The hugely successful movie franchise comes to an end.
- Will and Kate announce royal pregnancy