The time-honored tradition of end of year lists must be… er… honored (must it?), so here we go. These are a few of my favorite things to read/watch/listen to/cry at/laugh at/bemoan/enjoy from 2013.
- Poetry: The Rape Joke, by Tricia Lockwood (The Awl)
- Speeches: George Saunders’ commencement speech to Syracuse University. Also, this conversation with him and his longtime editor Andy Ward.
- Radio: The two-part series on Harper High School from This American Life. Who knew radio could do that to a person?
- TED Talks: Tavi Gevinson’s delightful brand of quirky, confident feminism and that fact that she’s only 17. There is hope for the future after all.
- Obituaries: The obituary of feminist icon Shulasmith Firestone by other feminist icon Susan Faludi in The New Yorker.
- Editorials: Tim Krieder’s NYT editorial about the power of “I don’t know” in a world full of people who claim to know for certain all kinds of things one can not really know for certain. “I’m always ill at ease when I find myself conscripted by the media into the role of Expert on some subject about which I have rashly written. I felt like the explanatory caption beneath my name on-screen ought to be: PERSON IN WORLD.”
- Comics: Allie Brosh’ return to cartooning with the Hyperbole and a Half entry Depression: Part 2.
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