The Best of ‘The Best of 2013’ Lists

The Best of the 'Best of 2013' Lists

2013 “Year-In-Review” lists you may have missed:

“10 Best Sneakers of 2013,” Daryl Nelson, Boombox

“Top 10 Meat Scandals of 2013,” Global Meat News

“The 11 Most Influential Fictional Characters of 2013,” TIME Magazine

“Best of 2013: Top Wardrobe Malfunctions of the Year,” Jordanna Ossad, E! Online

“America’s 10 Best Protected Bike Lanes of 2013,” Michael Andersen, PeopleForBikes.prg

“10 Best Metal Videos of 2013,” Loudwire

“The Biggest Public Health Stories of 2013,” Atif Kukaswadia, Public Health Perspectives

“TV’s coolest new women of 2013,” Maria Elena Fernandez, Today NBC

“Highest Auction Prices 2013: Fine Art,” Bloomberg

“The year in insults: 2013′s best put-downs,” Aisha Gani, The Guardian via Raw Story

“Top 5 Google Doodles of 2013,” Priyankee Saikia,

“The best and worst media errors and corrections in 2013,” Craig Silverman,

“Best Telugu Actors of 2013,” Sangeetha Seshagiri, International Business Times

“10 Top Clean Energy Stories of 2013,” Sierra club via

“Best of 2013: This Year’s Top Twerkers,” John Boone, E! Online

“Top Blogs for Workers’ Compensation and Workplace Issues – 2013 Honorees,”

“Politicians’ 11 dumbest tweets of 2013,” Rob Garver, The Fiscal Times via The Week

“27 Best Albums You didn’t Hear in 2013,” Jon Dolan, Caryn Ganz, Joe Gross, Will Hermes, Christian Hoard and David Marchese, Rolling Stone

“Top finance investigations from 2013,” Center for Public Integrity

“The 5 Biggest Meat Stories of 2013,” Tom Philpott, Mother Jones

“The Least Important Writers of 2013,” Gawker

“The 13 Best Webcomics of 2013,” Mark Rozeman, Hillary Brown, and Frannie Jackson, Paste

“The 9 Worst Things Said About Women, Abortion, and Rape in 2013,” Molly Redden, Mother Jones

“The 100 Most Astonishing Images of 2013,” Gizmodo

“The best pumpkin beers of 2013,”  Gary Dzen,

“The Best Charts of 2013,” Philip Bump, The Wire

“Video: Best holes-in-one of 2013,” Kyle Porter, CBS Sports

“The 10 Most Completely Forgettable Films of 2013: A Celebration of Mediocrity,” Dustin Rowles, Pajiba

“Ten Weirdest Animal Stories of 2013,” Christine Dell’Amore, National Geographic News

“Best and Worst of Politics in 2013,” Stu Rothenberg, Political Wire

“Best Functional Beverages of 2013,”

“Fox News’ 5 worst moments of 2013,” Elias Isquith, Salon

“The 21 Best Infographics of 2013,” John Brownlee, Fast Company

“The most heartwarming stories of 2013,” Lauren Hansen, The Week

“The 10 Worst Tweets of 2013,” Dustin Rowles, Pajiba

“10 Best Ads of 2013,” Jim Edwards, Business Insider

“The 13 craziest, most offensive things said by politicians in 2013,” Taegan Goddard, The Week

“50 Best New Poets for 2013,”

“Top 5 Worst Tech Gadgets of 2013,” Andrew Williams, Trusted Reviews

“The 40 Most Insane Things That Happened This Year In Florida, Ranked in order of insanity,” Matt Stopera, BuzzFeed

“The most popular fact checks of 2013,” Glenn Kessler, Washington Post Fact Checker blog

“The Five Best Anime of 2013,” Richard Eisenbeis, Kotaku

“The Best Business Journalism of 2013,” The New Yorker

“Best UFC Debuts of 2013,” Dan Hiergesell, Bleacher Report

“The 13 Best Science and Technology Books of 2013,” Maria Popova, Brain Pickings

“The 50 Best Metal Albums of 2013,” Michael Nelson, Stereogum

“The best fonts of 2013,” Melody Weister,

“The 11 Controversial Food Screwups Of 2013,” Carey Polis, Huffington Post

“The 25 Best Video Games of 2013,” Slant

“11 of 2013’s worst natural disasters,” Priyanka Boghani, Globalpost

“Best of Female Boxing in 2013,” David A. Avila, The Sweet Science

“The best photos of 2013,”

“Top 10 Memes of 2013,” Nick Carbon, TIME Magazine

“Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2013: MOOCs and Anti-MOOCs,” Audrey Watters, Hacked Education

“The 40 Greatest Sports Fan Signs of 2013,” Brett Smiley, Guy Code Blog

“The 5 Worst Brand Twitter Screwups of 2013,” Saya Weissman,

“Top 10 sporting moments of 2013,” James Masters, CNN

“10 Breakthrough Technologies of 2013,” MIT Technology Review

“The 10 best superhero comics of 2013,” Mark Peters, Salon

“Best Ocean Animal Photos of 2013,” Jennifer Viegas,Discovery News

“The 39 Worst Words, Phrases, and Parts of Speech of 2013,” Tim Murphy, Mother Jones

“The 10 Best Tech News Stories of 2013,” Luke Larsen, Paste

“Fantasy Football 2013: Highlighting the 15 Best Performances of the 2013 Season,” Daniel Stack, Bleacher Report

“2013: The Best Energy Stories of the Year,” Kevin Bullis, MIT Technology Review

“The 34 Greatest Moments In Pizza History From 2013,” Todd Van Luling, Huffington Post 

“The 24 Best Space Moments Of 2013,” Kelly Oakes, Buzzfeed

“9 Social Media Hoaxes You Fell for in 2013,” Samantha Murphy Kelly, Mashable

“Top 10 Medical Breakthroughs of 2013,” Alice Park, TIME Magazine

“The 11 Greatest Anime Series Of The Year,” Sean Fagan, Buzzfeed

“Top 10 New Species 2013,”

“The 10 worst-reviewed movies of 2013,” Scott Meslow, The Week

“The top 10 tech ‘fails’ of 2013,” Doug Gross, CNN

“10 Best Mixtapes of 2013,” Jordan Sargent, Rolling Stone

“2013: The Best Biomedical Stories of the Year,”  Susan Young, MIT Technology Review

“20 Best DJ Mixes of 2013,” Michaelangelo Matos, Mike Spinella and Elissa Stolman, Rolling Stone

“America’s Greediest: The 2013 Top Ten,” Sam Pizzigati,

“100 Cleanest Packaged Food Awards 2013,” Mandy Oaklander, Prevention

“50 Best Autocorrects of 2013,”

“Best Global Brands 2013,” Interbrand

“Best Sprint Cup races of 2013,” Bob Pockrass, Sporting News

“Best of 2013: This Year’s Biggest Feuds,” Bruna Nessif, E! Online

“The 25 Best Cigars of 2013,” Cigar Aficionado

“Top 25 Global Food Retailers 2013,” Supermarket News

“The 10 best fashion moments of 2013,” Timothy Mitchell, New York Post

“The Hottest U.S. Startups Of 2013,” Natalie Robehmed, Forbes

“You Are Here: The 13 Best Maps of 2013,” Alissa Walker, Gizmodo

“The 10 Best Skate Shoes of 2013,” Sneaker Report

“The Best Scientific Visualizations of 2013,” Brandon Keim, Wired

“100 most popular baby names of 2013,”

“The top ten Powerful Bald White Guys (PBWGs) of 2013,” Eric Golub, Washington Times blog

“20 Times That Art And Design Inspired Awe In 2013,” Peggy Wang, BuzzFeed

“Top 10 goals from 2013 in the NHL,” Brian Stubits, CBS Sports

“Hollywood’s Top 10 Legal Disputes of 2013,” Eriq Gardner, Hollywood Reporter

“Top Church Signs of 2013,” Ed Stetzer, Christianity Today blog

“Top 10 Retractions of 2013,” Adam Marcus and Ivan Oransky, The Scientist

“The Top 10 Most Memorable Subway Moments Of 2013,” Ben Yakas, Gothamist

“Strange New Worlds: The Amazing Alien Planet Discoveries of 2013,”Mike Wall,

“The 10 biggest GOP rebranding fails of 2013,” Elias Isquith, Salon

“The 40 Most Viral YouTube Videos of 2013,” Neha Prakash, Mashable

“20 Most Viewed 2013 K-Pop Videos on YouTube in America,” Jeff Benjamin,

“Top Big Data Trends Of 2013,” Michael Singer,

“Top 7 Bizarre Eco-Fashion Stories of 2013,” Jasmin Malik Chua, Ecouterre

“Top 10 shipping container structures of 2013,” Philip Stevens, designboom

“16 Legendary Selfies of 2013,” Jessica Catcher, Mashable


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