Thursday, December 19, 2013

Bob's Best Of 2013: Entertainment Edition

You may not agree with my choices, but I f I didn't experience it, how can it be one of my best?

Best Concerts (in no particular order):

1. Steve Earle
2. Holly Williams
3. Trombone Shorty
4. Frightened Rabbit

Best Movies (in no particular order):

1. Skyfall
2. The Way, Way Back
3.  Gravity
4.  Catching Fire

Best trips:

1. Montauk, NY.
2. New Orleans, LA
3. New York City, NY
4. Venice, FL

Best App, Game:  The Room Two

Best App, Travel:  Waze

Best App, Music:  Concert Vault

Best App, Timekiller: Plants Vs. Zombies 2

Best App, Food:  How To Cook (by Mark Bittman)

Best App, Unexpected:  The Sonnet Project (filmed, contextual recitations of Shakespeare in NYC)

Best Online Magazine:  The Atlantic Monthly

Best Television Series (in no particular):

1. The Top Of The Lake
2. House Of Cards
3. The Killing
4. Luther
5. Sherlock Holmes
6. The Fall
7. The Lying Game (guilty pleasure)

Best Documentaries:

1. The Mind Of A Chef
2. Auschwitz
3. 3 Stars
4. TWA Flight 800
5. Magic Trip
6. Deep Water

Best Books (read in 2013, not necessarily written in 2013):

1.  Not In Your Lifetime  (clear-headed analysis on the 50th anniversary of The Kennedy Assassination)
2. Hemingway's Boat
3. Quiet (a look at introversion)
4. The Third Bullet
5. Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk

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