Despite a deep and abiding hatred of cold weather, I’ve always had a soft spot for December. Not only is it the month of Christmas and my birthday and extended breaks from school, but it is also a time for reflection as the year winds to a close. Below, you will find the most significant highlights of 2011. You’re welcome.
It’s kind of cool that we live in a world where new species are
still being discovered. Saving those giant pandas seems a little
less important now.
Strangely, Prince William’s affair with Casey Anthony didn’t make the cut.
It’s okay to be a little creeped out that Elissa Schappell has discovered a way to know what you haven’t read. Ten bucks says she’s right.
My stint as a swamp creature now seems mundane.
For reasons unbeknownst to me, this doesn’t include Cathie’s encounter with Jim Lovell.
Technically, these stories are from 2010-2011. Don’t quibble. These are things that should keep us up at night.
Editors from the Boston Globe, Poetry magazine, and Salamander share their picks.
If you’re looking for a way to add something special to your crime spree…
Not all of these creatures had big moments this year, but I’m willing to forgive Time since it included a picture of a 2,370-lb. crocodile.
The best of the rest, often likened to Festivus for the rest of us.
For those of you who don’t need noise-cancelling headphones to compose an email.
According to Kirkus Reviews. We should trust them.