Year in Review

@YearInReview | A look back at the events, people and magazines that rocked our world.

How Marketing Will Change In 2015: The Creative Forecast

Top agency, digital and brand players weigh in on the year to come.

It’s a new year and time for prediction and anticipation. How much mobile-first, e-commerce-driving engagement will you be programmatically integrating into your 2015 360 strategy?

Marketing has made real, beyond-buzzword shifts over …

Ten Global Elections to Watch in 2015

From Louisiana to Saudi Arabia, this year isn't just a lead-up to 2016.

Though many American political junkies will spend 2015 speculating about presidential contenders, you can get a more immediate fix by watching the following slate of important races across the globe. From high-profile …


2015’s Policy Battles: Obamacare, Net Neutrality, Keystone, and Surveillance Reform

Congress’s struggles will be familiar, but the balance of power has shifted.

The status quo has shifted, but has it shifted enough to break the gridlock that has gripped Washington for the past four years?

Those bullish on "grand bargains" and "comprehensive reforms" see pieces in place. With Mitch …

Kindergarten Entry Tests And More Education Predictions for 2015

In 2014 we've covered education as the world-changing story it is and you've been along for the ride. And so at year's end, NPR Ed reached far and wide to bring you a set of provocative predictions for the education world in 2015:

1) Blended Learning As A Daily Practice
One thing American schools …

Games: the most eagerly awaited releases of 2015

The Witcher 3: Wild HuntXbox One, PS4 & PC

It may not have had a cash-intensive PR blitzkrieg, but The Witcher 2 – with its story quietly moulding itself around your actions and The Witcher himself refusing to conform to genre stereotype – generated endless word of mouth. This outing will be larger, …

20 BIG Decor Ideas For 2015

Home Decorating

10 Buildings We're Looking Forward to in 2015

If the Chinese zodiac calendar was flexible, 2015 could well be the Year of the Skyscraper, with ten new buildings over 1,100 feet in height set to open before the end of the year. But innovative designs are being carried out closer to the ground as well. Here’s our handy guide to some of the most …


2015 is the year of the Apple Watch

From Apple’s financial followers to the culture pages, expect few technology topics to garner as much attention in 2015 as the Apple Watch, which is set to launch “early” in the year.

Why? Because it’s not just a new gadget. Several people, companies, and entire industries are counting on it to be a …

Wearable Tech

Trade's big breakout

Could 2015 be the year of trillion-dollar deals?

The new Republican majority in Congress could turn 2015 into the year of the trade deal.

Republicans and President Barack Obama are both eager to act on a massive Asia-Pacific deal, an even bigger agreement with the European Union and legislation that …

Liberal News

15 Things Turning 20 in 2015

1995 was a busy year

Does 1995 feel like just yesterday or a lifetime ago? No matter how you feel about it, these events are about to hit their 20th anniversaries:

The World Trade Organization was formed (Jan. 1): After much wrangling between Bob Dole and Bill Clinton (then Republican Senate leader …

Alanis Morissette

The most exciting indie games of 2015

It's no secret that the most interesting video games of the last few years have come out of the indie games community. In 2014, we've seen explosive successes in the form of DayZ, Rust, Kerbal Space Program and more. But what'll be the next bedroom-built game that outsells Call of Duty, Assassin's Creed

Indie Gaming

Look-ahead 2015: Fly into the future and other predictions

The tree might still be up, but I wouldn't advocate finishing off the last of the turkey unless you're keen to have a good reason to call in sick on

Ebooks in 2015: Dull new world

Ebooks are feeling a bit hungover heading into the new year. The 50 Shades of Grey exuberance of 2011 and 2012 feels long ago. The first seemingly …


Buildings to look out for in 2015

Jonathan Glancey picks a selection of exciting new architectural projects that are planned for the coming year.

Proving that he is still ahead of his game, 85-year-old Frank Gehry’s Dr Chau Chak Wing Business School for the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) – his first building in Australia – is …


2015 will be the year of SpaceX’s reusable rocket

A mission to supply the International Space Station next week could change space-flight as we know it—by successfully returning a used rocket booster to Earth.

SpaceX’s Jan. 6 launch will send a remotely piloted space capsule to the ISS with food, experiments, and two tiny, Earth-observing …


10 of 2015's Most Highly Anticipated Albums

With 2014 officially over, it is time to start looking forward at what we can expect from this coming year. There are plenty of big names planning on releasing albums we can all expect to be rather large, and a handful of newer stars that have a lot to prove [...]


In with the new: Snappy apps for 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — Uber, Facebook, Instagram — sure, they've been all the rage, but as 2014 winds down we're all ready for something fresh. From ride-hailing to photo sharing, here are a few up-and coming apps and startups to watch in in 2015. Which will be the breakout hit of the new year?


What to Expect from Apple in 2015

As 2014 comes to a close, we're seeing lots of predictions related to Apple for the coming year. And many enthusiasts (and some market analysts) are expecting great things. It seems a safe bet that we'll see a 12.9-inch iPad in 2015. Lots of rumors have been circulating, and Apple's partnership …

4 Style Trends to Look For in 2015

Say hello to a new year—and new style updates

Dressing like an adultdoesn't have to be boring. You can still dress for your age while still keeping your look interesting and fresh. These details are sure to get you noticed for all the right reasons.

1. Joggers

Tailored sweats have made their mark on …


How Ebola Roared Back

On the flight back to Atlanta, Dr. Pierre Rollin snoozed in Seat 26C in his usual imperturbable way, arms folded, head bobbing, oblivious to loudspeaker announcements and the periodic passing of the galley cart.

This routine had become part of his lore. During each viral outbreak, Dr. Rollin, the …


Best of the Best in Photos 2014, Part 1

Best of the Best in Photos 2014: Part 2

NYC Cops Shot in Cold Blood

Shake Shack files for $100 million IPO - Dec. 29, 2014

Shake Shack is going public, betting that the burgers and shakes loved by Main Street will be also be popular on Wall Street.

The burger joint filed for an IPO Monday, about 10 years after it opened its first location in Manhattan's Madison Square Park.

Shake Shack is seeking to raise $100 million …

Shake Shack

Michael Grimm announces resignation

Washington (CNN)Rep. Michael Grimm announced late Monday night plans to resign from Congress, after pleading guilty to a felony tax evasion charge last week.

The announcement came just hours after a source familiar with Grimm's thinking told CNN he would resign "sooner rather than later," after the …

John Boehner

Ebola patient named as Pauline Cafferkey - as it happened