Best of 2016

books

An Abbreviated Life: a memoir by Ariel Leve [Harper]
Alligator Candy: a memoir by David Kushner [Simon & Schuster]
Future Sex by Emily Witt [Farrar, Straus and Giroux]Girl Through Glass by Sari Wilson [Harper]
Heat & Light by Jennifer Haigh [Ecco]
Here I Am by Jonathan Safran Foer
The Other Woman by Therese Bohman [Other Press]
Rare Objects by Kathleen Tessaro [Harper]
Leaving Lucy Pear by Anna Solomon [Viking]
Modern Girls by Jennifer Brown
Pull Me Under by Kelly Luce [Farrar, Straus and Giroux]
The Sun in Your Eyes by Deborah Shapiro [William Morrow]
Swing Time by Zadie Smith [Penguin Press]
The Vegetarian by Kang Han [Hogarth]
We Love You, Charlie Freeman by Kaitlyn Greenidge

music

  1. Chairlift, Moth [Columbia]
  2. Warpaint, Heads Up [Rough Trade]
  3. Daughter, Not to Disappear [4AD]
  4. Band of Horses, Why Are You OK [Interscope]
  5. Julianna Barwick, Will [Dead Oceans]
  6. Basia Bulat, Good Advice [Secret City]
  7. Tindersticks, The Waiting Room [City Slang]
  8. Suede, Night Thoughts [Warner Bros.]
  9. James, Girl at the End of the World [BMG]
  10. The Julie Ruin, Hit Reset [Hardly Art]

film

  1. Moonlight
  2. The Handmaiden
  3. Sing Street
  4. La La Land
  5. Hell or High Water
  6. Love and Friendship
  7. Jackie
  8. American Honey
  9. Certain Women
  10. Loving
  11. Maggie’s Plan
  12. A Bigger Splash
  13. The Meddler
  14. Queen of Katwe
  15. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
  16. White Girl

documentary

13th
The Beatles: Eight Days a Week
Amanda Knox
Oasis: Supersonic

television

Call the Midwife
Halt and Catch Fire
Happy Valley
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Underground
Orange is the New Black
Mozart in the Jungle
Rectify
Longmire
Good Girls Revolt
Narcos
The People vs. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story
Jessica Jones

 

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