Our annual guide to the highs and lows of the year, in all kinds of interesting categories. And, by the way, why do all the news organizations start doing the best/worst/most impactful stories of the year in late December, before the year is even over. As we know now, 2016 didn’t stop being a year with drama and impact until it was no longer 2016.
Who We Lost
The best apps of 2016.
Getty Images: 2016 In Focus
The Great History Books of 2016
The Most Innovative Objects of 2016
Bloomberg’s Best Luxury Photos of the Year (2016)
Wired’s Most Popular Stories of 2016
Top Grossing Movies of 2016
Stories The News Media Wishes They Had Written in 2016 (as told by various members of the News Media)
The Most Expensive Cars Sold at Auction in 2016
The New World of Encryption: How One Year Changed Everything
Sports Illustrated’s List of Best Journalism of 2016 (and it’s not all sports)
Rolling Stone’s 50 Best Albums of 2016
The 20 Most Expensive Homes Sold in the U.S. in 2016
Best TV Shows of 2016
Was 2016 The Worst Year Ever
The Worst Pop Culture of 2016
Best Sports Moments of 2016 (go Cubs)
The Fine Print: Thanks to the sites above for sharing their information and viewpoint on 2016. Image embed courtesy of our friends at Getty Images, who have the 20th and 21st century on file. Thanks guys for sharing.