It’s the end of another year, and that means it’s time for the cultural pundits and statistics keepers to take stock and review the year that was. But who has time during the busy holiday season to surf the web in search of lists and quirky facts about 2011? Providing yet another service to the public at large, we have compiled a “Best Of 2011” Meta-List for everyone who is curious about what cultural events, pictures and memes shaped this tumultuous year.
Below are a number of links, presented in no particular order, that may help make sense of this past year, or at least shed some light on the dynamic forces and figures who shaped it.
The Atlantic's 2011: The Year in Photos, Part 1
Best Articles (Longform)
The Year in Review (LA Times)
Year in Editorial Cartoons (Washington Post)
The Wired Wish List
The Top 10 Photos of 2011 (TIME)
The Most Touching Video Moments of the Year (TIME)
Kirkus reviews: Children