Maria Popova on the story, art, and universal truths of this year's best books for kids. [more inside]
FACT mag's 100 Best Albums of the 1980s. Inspired, sometimes surprising selections slightly off the beaten path: Whodini, Whitehouse, Suzanne Ciani, Nurse With Wound, and Godflesh while no Talking Heads, R.E.M., or Clash. Complete with free downloadable mixes guaranteed to make you shake your ass like a dork at work. [more inside]
The Buffalo Beast has finally posted its list of the 50 Most Loathsome Americans of 2009. [more inside]
1000 novels worth reading [about], from the Guardian. Part of its ongoing 1000 series: 1000 albums, 1000 films, 1000 artworks. More than a list, it includes sub-articles and paragraph long write-ups of each.
2002's worst Americans...are YOU on the list? Whomever could be number #1?