Tuesday, December 29, 2009

The Year's Best

David Brooks' annual Sidney Awards for outstanding journalism, and Sidney Awards, part II
Annual List of Banished Words from Lake Superior State University
The Kindle is the most "gifted" item ever on Amazon.com. On Christmas Day, there were more Kindle downloads than print book purchases. I was one of the downloaders, choosing Malcolm Gladwell's The Outliers at $9.99.
Roger Ebert's Best Films of 2009
The New Yorker's David Denby: Best Films of 2009
Paste Magazine: 50 Best Films of the Decade
(in the order I saw them)
1. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
2. Slumdog Millionaire
3. Secrets and Lies
4. Revolutionary Road
5. The Reader
6. Frozen River
7. Milk
8. Frost/Nixon
9. Doubt
10. Julie and Julia

Honorable Mention
11. The Informant!
12. Gran Torino

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