Best Digital Distractions 2012 ~ A Year-End Roundup

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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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