We said good-bye to icons – David Bowie, Prince and Muhammad Ali – and many more talented and cherished artists, entertainers and athletes
From clowns to conspiracies to a very popular gorilla, this year got weird
From baseball stats to best sandwiches, Trump Twitter insults to 'Downton Abbey' d-bags, our picks for the year's high-ranking lists
From bathroom laws to ascendance of Mike Pence in Trump's White House, this year was not great for the trans community
From the only female kaiseki chef to a punk rocker who traded drum sticks for veggie burgers, a look at the coolest kitchen-runners in America
From a blocky hero beloved by millions to the most memorable monsters modern games have to offer
News of short-form video app shutting down means end of important internet meme era
From Alice Cooper and Adele to Kesha and Kendrick Lamar, some of our favorite musicians have had some spooky encounters
From shuffleboard disputes to flamingo assault to "unlawful possession and transportation of an alligator"
It's still early days for this exciting tech, but there are already some mind-blowing experiences
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'Millennials of New York' creator Connor Toole on how to recognize the species in the wild
From a man who killed for God to a child predator who dismembered more than 150 girls, gruesome tales from below the equator
From late-night hosts to up-and-coming writers to comedy legends, our look at the funniest people to follow
From faked deaths to extra bodies, internet sleuths have spent months coming up with far-fetched explanations – but could one of them be true?