Year-End Lists

Notable, browsable lists of the year's best music, movies, books, and TV shows. Year-end lists are fingerprints; aggregate statistics are smudges. Therefore, we make no tallies. Follow the link for each list to see essential commentary from its authors, at the source.


on the web


  • Esquire: The Best Books of 2019 (So Far)
  • Nick Schager: 20 Best Movies of 2019 (So Far)
  • Esquire: Best TV Shows of 2018
  • Nick Schager: 25 Best Movies of 2018
  • Esquire: Best TV Shows of 2017
  • Nick Schager: Best Movies of 2017