Maybe it says something about the state of our society that we try to itemize, categorize, and generally make lists out of everything. What does it say? Not sure, but it can't be good. Don't get us wrong, here at Cultist we are among the most egregious offenders of the list onslaught, so we're not complaining. Not exactly anyway.
But if the lot of us are going to indulge in sweet bliss of conformity, we might as well serve as tour guides. And with the end of the year coming fast, here's a list, what else, on what culture related lists you can expect to see as the New Year approaches.
1. Entertainers/Celebrities of the Year
There's always got to be a personality of the year, no matter what the
genre. Be it in politics, entertainment, sports, or any facet of the life expect lists of celebrities who made news for either good, bad,
funny, or sad moments. Don't forget lists of those celebrities who died
or came into prominence. Lately, reality stars are becoming the biggest
celebrities, so they'll be all over the lists. Not that we know anything
about that. If you want to participate in this chicanery you can vote
for celebrity of the year at E Online.
2. Best Books of the Year
Okay, so maybe this one isn't as popular as we'd like. But you can
certainly find it if you try looking and let's face it you should be
list. And even if their list is an obvious move to drum up sales, so what, we
all should be reading more (and, for the record, reading lists doesn't
count as reading). Also, check out The Economist's list ,
the New Yorker's list of best poetry books,
and of course the New York Times (after all they are the best-seller
experts). The Times list evens calls out Miami's own Patricia Engel for Vida.
3. Fashion Trends
Everything you really need to know about fashion, you can find on our Street
Fashion posts. Even so,
there will be posts galore talking about what style trends dominated
2010. Oversized sunglasses, Ed Hardy shirts, fashion turbans, and other faux pas are
of course Vogue.
4. TV Moments of the Year
Whether it be the end of Lost, Kanye West's Taylor Swift attack, Conan's last show on NBC or his first on
TBS, Bill O'Reilly on the View, or every second of our favorite show Bad
Girls Club Miami, big TV moment's are something we can't get enough
of. You should probably
be expecting some of our own entries into this category; we know how
much you love those Bad Girls and Jersey Shore on South Beach.
Unfortunately, every year has to end/start with annoying talk of
resolutions. Quit smoking, visit parents more, stop masturbating in
public, we've heard them all before but that won't stop dozens of lists
from appearing on resolutions. Every possible variation of resolutions
will be listed, including most popular resolution, toughest to keep, weirdest, and the most common ones made without any intention of
keeping. Here's our resolution for next year: more lists.