Previously, I established that 2012 was a shitty year. Maybe writing off the entire twelve months as shitty isn’t accurate, but 2012 was definitely confusing, slightly disappointing and tinged with melancholy. If 2012 were the final chapter of a blockbuster action trilogy, it would be The Dark Knight. If 2012 were an episode of Girls, it would be one in which Lena Dunham has sex with someone who doesn’t love her and then eats a cupcake in the shower. If 2012 were a Drake song, it would be all of them.

Before we train our eyes on 2013, now seems like a good time to wrap things up with some lingering questions this year posed that we can hopefully answer in the next 52 weeks. Or at least the next 40 so we have something to write about next December.

Steve Dool is a writer based in New York City. Follow him on Twitter.