Best of 2012 lists

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I’ve been surfing a lot of “Best of 2012” lists. Spoiler alert: we may have something on this subject in Monday or Tuesday’s paper. But over the weekend, you might enjoy reading some top 10 lists by “experts” in all kinds of subjects. Their opinions, for what they’re worth…

Time’s top movie: Amour (http://entertainment.time.com/2012/12/04/top-10-arts-lists/slide/amour/)

Newsday gives us their favourite 12 books. I haven’t read any of them, although I did read another graphic novel by the author of this: http://www.newsday.com/entertainment/books/12-best-books-of-2012-1.4271051#8

Billboard’s song of the year is by Usher: (http://www.billboard.com/column/year-in-music-2012/20-best-songs-of-2012-critics-picks-1008054362.story#/column/year-in-music-2012/20-best-songs-of-2012-critics-picks-1008054362.story?page=2)

Biography offers its 10 headliners…whatever that means: http://www.biography.com/bio-now/2012-year-in-review-top-10-headliners-21080723

Scientific American named hurricane Sandy the top science story of the year: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=top-10-science-stories-2012&page=11

Canadian Press offers their view of the most important Canadian sports stories: http://www.cbc.ca/sports/story/2012/12/18/sp-interactive-top-10-sports-stories-2012.html

Niche, but perhaps interesting: Biggest PR blunders, according to Entrepreneur: http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/225336

Outdoor Life offers their take on the worst natural disasters of 2012: http://www.outdoorlife.com/photos/gallery/survival/2012/12/20-worst-natural-disasters-2012?photo=1#node-1001359874

CNN’s biggest business stories: http://money.cnn.com/video/news/2012/12/27/n-top-business-stories-2012.cnnmoney/

2012 saw the most journalists killed worldwide – 88 – since they started tracking the numbers. The Guardian lists the five deadliest countries, with Syria winning the dubious prize of number one: http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/greenslade/2012/dec/19/journalist-safety-press-freedom

The top 10 Tweets of 2012, as listed by Straits Times: http://www.straitstimes.com/breaking-news/world/story/year-review-the-top-10-tweets-2012-20121222

Forbes is reporting Detroit is America’s most dangerous city this year: http://www.forbes.com/pictures/mlj45jggj/1-detroit/

OK, that’s enough reflection. On Monday, I’ll look forward to the future, and offer (scant) details on my resolutions for 2013.

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