Best Digital Distractions 2012 ~ A Year-End Roundup

By realitybites · Dec 23, 2012 ·
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  1. Movies:

    Best 2012 releases:

    Take This Waltz
    Amour
    Argo
    Looper
    Bernie
    Side by Side
    Game Change
    Zero Dark Thirty
    The Hunger Games
    Silver Linings Playbook
    Pitch Perfect (for fun factor)

    Best non-2012 films:

    8 ½
    Shame
    Weekend
    Gates of Heaven
    2001 Space Odyssey
    My Dinner With Andre
    Some Like It Hot
    The Apartment
    This is Not a Film
    La Dolce Vita
    Bonnie and Clyde


    eBooks:

    Faves:

    Mortality
    The Magic of Reality
    Poorly Made in China: An Insider's Account of the China Production Game
    One Day
    Steve Jobs
    Hunting Eichmann
    Why Does the World Exist?: An Existential Detective Story
    Auschwitz: A Doctor's Eyewitness Account


    Music:

    Fave artist discoveries:

    The Courteeners
    Chapel Club
    Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
    The Sisters of Mercy
    The National
    Placebo
    Gene
    Suede
    This Mortal Coil
    Grimes
    Pulp

    Most listened to artists (non-new):

    New Order
    Joy Division
    The Smiths/Moz
    R.E.M.
    The Cure
    Pixies
    The Horrors
    Pearl Jam/Eddie Vedder
    Depeche Mode
    The Drums


    Fave websites this year:


    Social:

    Morrissey-solo
    facebook
    YouTube

    Informational:

    Charlie Rose
    Slate
    NME


    Television:

    New shows:

    Girls
    Veep
    The Layover
    Million Dollar Decorators

    Non-new shows:

    The Big Bang Theory
    Two and a Half Men
    Mad Men
    Downton Abbey
    The Good Wife
    No Reservations
    Gossip Girl

    Guilty pleasures:


    Flipping Out
    The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
    The Real Housewives of Orange County
    Top Chef
    Interior Therapy
    Project Runway


    Podcasts:

    Slate's Movie Spoilers

    Slate's Cultural Gabfest

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