Every week, I shine the spotlight on some of the best storytelling in the business and offer my comments. “3 Great Stories of the Week” will post every Monday at 8 AM.
Lists. They’re everywhere.
And never are they more everywhere than at the end of a year.
This past week, submerged in a sea of year-end lists from my favorite media outlets, web sites, and blogs, I mused the following on Twitter:
In the back of my mind, I’m thinking someone could probably make a year-end list of the year’s best year-end lists
— Matt Pearl (@MattPearl11) December 31, 2013
I quickly received a response from a viewer who assured me, yes, someone had indeed created such a list (at least for music).
— Philip Kinzler (@PhilKinzler) December 31, 2013
I, of course, am just as responsible for the year-end list-mania as anyone. And I am not by any means against it; I appreciate the opportunity to look back on a year’s worth of great work, be it in music, movies, writing, or journalism.
But I also like when everyone gets back to work and starts creating again.
Here are three stories, from this past week, to start your year off right (even if they are all from the end of last year):