It was Serena's year! Credit: Yann Caradec

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•That when Hillary Clinton vows to help the “middle class,” she means households with incomes up to $250,000—even though median household income is $54,000? (President Obama has used the same dishonest definition of middle class, and, to some extent, so does Bernie Sanders.) Steve Bogira

• About how, for some, 2015 was the year of women in sportsKate Schmidt

• About the Vyapam scam, a test-fixing scandal so immense that it led to 2,000 arrests and even some mysterious deaths? Tal Rosenberg

• About the failed vigil that the followers of doomsday prophet Dorothy Martin held for their alien rescuers on Christmas Eve 1954 in Oak Park? Philip Montoro

• That Meadowlark Lemon, who claimed to have played in more than 300 games a year for 50 years for the Harlem Globetrotters, died at 83? Tal Rosenberg

• That GQ is the latest big publisher blocking online readers who run ad blockers? Jake Malooley

• About why so many great pop-culture sites died in 2015Tal Rosenberg

• This Guardian profile of Bennet Omalu, the neuropathologist portrayed by Will Smith in Concussion? —Kate Schmidt