Street artist Banksy got your vote for Person of the Week. The news that a painting he bought from a thrift store, painted over, and donated back to the store then fetched $615,000 at auction capped off his month-long instillation in New York City.
Rock ‘n roll legend Lou Reed died, leaving behind legions of fans and artists he influenced.
Senator Dianne Feinstein broke ranks and condemned the NSA’s surveillance of allies.
Meanwhile, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper defended the practice of spying on allies.
In sports, David Ortiz‘s bat and leadership lifted the Boston Red Sox to the World Series title. He was named series MVP.