Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Favourite Lists of the Year

This time of year is full of lists.  Best this, worst that.

Here are some lists that I think are really great:

ABC: Photos of 2013

ABC photographers share their favourites of the year

Daily Life: 20 Women of the Year

"The women who made a difference, inspired us and earned your vote this year"

Esquire: 20 Amazing Long Reads From 2013

Esquire's editors share 15 great long articles from around the internet in 2013; as well as five articles from Esquire's archives.

Foreign Policy: The Leading Global Thinkers of 2013

An inspiring list of the heavyweights of 2013 world affairs, covering a diversity of fields including Surveillance, Politics, Art, Medicine and Business.

GiveWell: Top Charities in the World

Want to donate but not sure where?  Worried your dollars won't actually go towards helping those who need it?  GiveWell conducts detailed research into a huge number of charities each year, and has come up with this shortlist of "evidence-backed, thoroughly-vetted, underfunded organisations" to which you can be sure your money will do the world of good.

Pop Danthology

An annual mashup of the biggest songs of the year, by YouTube wiz Kimaginati0n.

Pitchfork's Top 50 Albums

Always one of the most anticipated Album lists, featuring a diverse range of music, from Indie rock to Pop to Hip Hop to Dance and many more.

TIME: Best Portraits of the Year

From TIME Lightbox, its photography division, 40 beautiful portraits of the influential from around the world, including Malala Yousafzai, Cate Blanchett and David Cameron.

And finally, favourite list of every year, the Triple J Hottest 100.  But that one is still to come (January 26!).  Vote for your favourite songs of the year now!

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