Beyonce hijacked the pop culture (and feminism) conversations for weeks. Pope Francis went about reorienting his billion-member church to the wider world, via surprise phone calls and selfies. And Miley Cyrus rankled, if only because she made your aunts talk about twerking. Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, Gregorio Borgia/AP, Frank Micelotta/Invision for Parkwood Entertainment/AP hide caption

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A screengrab of a YouTube video of the game Walking Dead from the Swedish gamer known as PewDiePie. Videos of people offering commentary while playing video games are wildly popular on YouTube. YouTube/PewDiePie hide caption

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