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Got My Vans On: Complex really sweats Wale. Following the D.C. rapper’s sophomore release, the mag posted a guide to his sneaker references. Yesterday, it dubbed Wale No. 15 on its list of the “25 Most Stylish Celebrities of 2011,” celebrating his not-basic tastes: “…while other rappers were quick to hop on luxury brands that Kanye and Jay-Z were rocking, Wale opted for throwback jerseys and hats, and expensive leather backpacks from Louis Stewart.”

The Year-End to End All Year-Ends: There’s only two more days to file your best/worst/saddest/stupidest/whatever compendiums of 2011—or you can just read all of the ones that Largehearted Boy has been been compiling. See: books, music.

Yesterday on Arts Desk: Shakeups at Arena Stage!