The short part:

Stereogum put together the above montage of bands that broke up in 2008. Who did they miss?

Pitchfork published its always-anticipated list of the top albums of the year.

EW had the cast of How I Met Your Mother reenact key pop cultural moments of 2008.

Nickelodeon will cover the presidential inauguration for the first time.

U2 announced new album details.

The sweet part:

Slate discusses the state of the cookie.