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Month: December 2015

Top 10 Essays of 2015

I didn’t keep up with as much online reading as I wanted to toward the end of this year, but here is a list of the ten best essays I read online this year. These are obviously biased toward my own opinions and interests–focused on culture (both popular and globally), the absurd, and ways of thinking about things I had never thought about. Most of all, I find these challenging and extremely well-written. Enjoy and feel free to comment with your own. 10. “You’re Killing Us Smalls, The Only Sandlot… Read more Top 10 Essays of 2015

Top 100 Songs of 2015 (Part IV: 25-1)

25.Rae Sremmurd “No Flex Zone” 24. Chvrches “Empty Threat” This is probably the easiest song to do a stupid dance to that came out all year, as soon as the chorus hits I dare you to defy the dance-spiration. 23. Wavves, Cloud Nothings “Come Down” 22. Rihanna “B*tch Better Have My Money” Rihanna has evolved from pop star writer, to pop star, to bona fide Queen status. Her work is on this braggadocio anti-hero track that is so much more exciting than the star who makes music based on the… Read more Top 100 Songs of 2015 (Part IV: 25-1)

Top 100 Songs of 2015 (Part III: 50-26)

50. Grimes w/Janelle Monae “Venus Fly” 49. Best Coast “Heaven Sent” Best Coast is at her best when singing simple songs. “Heaven Sent” evokes a sweet innocence that radiates all throughout this track about love. 48. Demi Lovato “Stone Cold” As far as big heart-wrenching ballads go I think hands down this is a better version of Adele’s “Hello”. Lovato flexes those pipes here and it really pays off. 47. Torres “New Skin” 46. Carly Rae Jepsen “I Really Like You” 45. Screaming Females “Wishing Well” 44. Justin Bieber “What… Read more Top 100 Songs of 2015 (Part III: 50-26)