HOME / Culturebox : Arts, entertainment, and more. The Year in Boredom From Hurricane Irene to Steve Jobs, it's been a renaissance. By Troy Patterson|Posted Monday, Nov. 28, 2011, at 7:16 AM Tweet Tweet MYSLATE Save this story. Follow all Culturebox articles. Follow the Arts section. Follow stories by Troy Patterson. MySlate is a new tool that lets you track your favorite parts of Slate. You can follow authors and sections, track comment threads you're interested in, and more. SLATE'S MOST VIRAL Oxford Town, Red Hook, and Every Other Place Bob Dylan’s Ever Sung About, Mapped New Study Tries, Fails to Show Marijuana Use Is Linked to Crime Gorgeous Pic of the Ring Nebula Reveals Details of a Star’s Death Troy Patterson is Slate's television critic. Click here to load comments.