The Best of the ‘Best of 2018′ Lists

The Best of the 'Best of 2018′ Lists

2018 “Year-In-Review” lists you may have missed:

“The 10 Best Podcasts of 2018,” Nicholas Quah, Vulture

“The Top 10 Most Tweeted About Celebrities of 2018,” Megan McCluskey, Time

“Top Ten Best Instant Noodle Cups 2018,” Hans Lienesch, The Ramen Rater

“The 50 Best Wines of 2018,” VinePair

“The Best 18 Beers of 2018,” Jamie Bogner and John Holl, Beer & Brewing

“Best Sparkling Water and Carbonated Water Reviews of 2018,” Freshnss

“The best cookbooks of 2018,” Paula Forbes, Houston Chronicle

“The Best Meal Kit Delivery Services of 2018,” Cassidy Olsen, Reviewed

“America’s 75 Best Hot Dogs for 2018 Gallery,” The Daily Meal

“The Top 10 Trump World Dining Controversies of 2018,” Jessica Sidman, Washingtonian

“The Best of 2018’s Bad Restaurant Reviews,” Monica Burton, Eater

“The Best Movies Directed by Women in 2018,” Abby Gardner, Glamour

“2018 Best of Design Awards winners for Infrastructure,” The Architects Newspaper

“10 Best Virtual Reality Headsets,” Matt Malmlund, Heavy

“7 products nobody asked for in 2018,” Aditi Shrikant, Vox

“The best robot vacuums of 2018,” Connor Whooley, USA Today

“The Top Pets Names of 2018,” Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure

“The best film soundtracks of 2018,” Katie Rife, Clayton Purdom, A.A. Dowd, and Alex McLevy, AV Club

“The 10 best movies you didn’t see in 2018, but should,” Carrie Wittmer, Insider

“The Best Video Essays of 2018,” Meg Shields, Film School Rejects

“20 Best Bollywood Hindi Movies of 2018,” Anmol Ahuja, Cinemaholic

“10 Worst Movies of 2018,” Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

“The Best Movie Villains of 2018,” Max Covill, Film School Rejects

“The Best Movie Posters of 2018,”

“The best movie and TV stunts of 2018,” Adam Epstein, Quartzy

“The Steamiest Sex Scenes Of 2018,” Abbey Maxbauer, Refinery29

“‘Truth isn’t truth’ tops list of notable quotes in 2018,” Associated Press

“The 5 best poetry collections of 2018,” Elizabeth Lund, Washington Post

“The 25 Best Comic Books of 2018,” Steve Foxe, Hillary Brown, Caitlin Rosberg & C.K. Stewart, Paste

“The 75 Best Book Covers of 2018,” Emily Temple, LitHub

“Spinning spiders, leopard eels, red coral: Noteworthy new species discovered in 2018,” Jane C. Hu, Vox

“7 bad science and health ideas that should die with 2018,” By Julia Belluz, Brian Resnick, and Umair Irfan, Vox

“The Biggest Junk Science of 2018,” Ross Pomeroy, Real Clear Science

“Top Retractions of 2018,” The Scientist

“The top space stories of 2018,” Ashley Strickland, CNN

“Top 10 Emerging Technologies of 2018,” Scientific American

“The greatest security innovations of 2018,” Eric Adams and Corinne Iozzio, Popular Science

“The weirdest places we found scooters in 2018,” Megan Barber, Curbed

“The Top 10 Stolen Vehicles In Canada In 2018,” Sarah Lombardo, MTL Blog

“The 9 best camper vans of 2018,” Megan Barber, Curbed

“The 10 Best Car Interiors in 2018,” Bryan Campbell, Gear Patrol

“The 10 Best Video Games of 2018,” Jake Swearingen Vulture

“The 10 best video game soundtracks of 2018,” Ayyab Amin, Lewis Gordon, and Scott Wilson, Fact Magazine

“The Best Classical Music of 2018,” Anthony Tommasini, Zachary Woolfe, Joshua Barone and Seth Colter Walls, New York Times

“The 9 best new drum machines and samplers of 2018,” MusicRadar

“The 10 Best Metal Albums of 2018,” Jason Roche, LA Weekly

“The Best Rap Albums of 2018,” Pitchfork

“Barack Obama’s best of 2018 playlist,” The Week

“Best Irish pop music of 2018,” Una Mullally, Irish Times

“The Worst Music Moments of 2018,” Treble

“Women in Music 2018: The Most Powerful Executives in the Industry,” Billboard

“The World’s Most Powerful Women In Business 2018,” Vicky Valet, Forbes

“The Most Powerful Women In Finance In 2018,” Kristin Stoller, Forbes

“The Best and Worst CEOs of 2018,” Samuel Stebbins, Evan Comen and Grant Suneson, 24/7 Wall Street

“The Top 5 Biggest Corporate PR Disasters of 2018,” Kara Alaimo, Bloomberg

“The Ten Biggest Private Equity Deals In Healthcare In 2018,” Ellie Kincaid, Forbes

“Here are the S&P 500’s best and worst stock performers of 2018,” Philip van Doorn, MarketWatch

“Ten Top Corporate Criminals of 2018,” Global Exchange

“The Best Crime Podcasts of 2018.” Emily Stein, CrimeReads

“The Dumbest Criminals of 2018,” Ranker

“The 12 Biggest Career Crashes Of 2018,” Vicky Valet, Forbes

“The Worst Political Predictions of 2018,” Zack Stanton and Derek Robertson, Politico

“Donald Trump’s worst weeks of 2018 – the definitive list,” Adam Gabbatt, The Guardian

“Top Regulatory Stories of 2018,” The Regulatory Review

“Top 10 Negotiations of 2018,” Jack Nasher, Forbes

“The Best News Bloopers of 2018,”

“Top 25 News Photos of 2018,” Alan Taylor, The Atlantic

“The Most 2018 Photos Ever,” Alan Taylor, The Atlantic

“The most important satellite images of 2018,” Daniel Wolfe, Quartz

“9 of the most buzzy social media moments in politics of 2018,” Sonnet Swire, ABC News

“The 25 Worst Passwords of 2018,” Melissa Locker, Time

“The most popular fact checks of 2018,” Glenn Kessler, Washington Post

“The biggest Pinocchios of 2018,” Glenn Kessler, Washington Post

“The worst conservative hashtags of 2018,” Brenden Gallagher, The Daily Dot

“Our Favorite New Yorker Crossword Clues of 2018,” Liz Maynes-Aminzade, Nicholas Henriquez, and David Haglund, The New Yorker

“The 100 Best Memes of 2018,” Thrillist

“The Twenty-Five Most-Read New Yorker Stories of 2018,” Michael Luo, The New Yorker

“The Most Scathing Reviews of 2018,” Bookmarks

“The Top 10 Best-Selling Manga of 2018,” Nick Valdez,

“The Best Dance of 2018,” Alastair Macaulay, Gia Kourlas, Brian Seibert and Siobhan Burke, New York Times

“The Best NFL Hurdles of 2018,” Danny Heifetz, The Ringer

“From Bowling to Limbo: The 15 Best N.F.L. Celebrations This Season,” New York Times

“The Best Art of 2018,” Roberta Smith, Holland Cotter and Jason Farago, New York Times

The Best Graphic Novels Of 2018, Rob Salkowitz, Forbes

“2018 Top 10 New Species,” ESF International Institute for Species Exploration

“Best animal photos of 2018,” Natasha Daly, National Georgraphic

“40 Best Wrestling Photos Of 2018,” WhatCulture

“Top 5 most inspiring PGA Tour wins of 2018,” Golf Week

“Ten Terrible Things In Tennis In 2018,” Martin Keady, Last Work on Tennis

“The Best And Worst Teams Of 2018 In (Almost) Any Sport,” Neil Payne, FiveThirtyEight

“Most Bizarre Stories and Moments of the 2018 MLB Season,” Joel Reuter, Bleacher Report

“The best, dumbest and most nauseating golf Twitter spats of 2018,” Christopher Powers, Golf Digest

“The Worst Wrestling Characters of 2018,” Sandra Dedeyne, Ring Intel

“Best Audiobooks of 2018,”

“The Best Jokes of 2018,” Ian Crouch, The New Yorker

“The most popular baby names for 2018,” Rasha Ali, USA Today

“Best Urban Planning Memes of 2018,” Planning Peeps

“The 100 greatest innovations of 2018,” Popular Science

“The Top 10 Websites for Science in 2018,” Ross Pomeroy, Real Clear Science

“The 10 Most Significant Tech Acquisitions of 2018,” Larry Kim, Inc.

The 15 Best PC Games of 2018, Holly Green et al., Paste

“Apple reveals the most popular iPhone apps of 2018,” Karissa Bell, Mashable

“The 10 Worst Law Schools In The Country (2018),” Staci Zaretsky, Above the Law

“2018’s Biggest Celebrity Feuds,” Billy Niles, E! News

“The 36 Biggest TV Deaths and Cast Departures of 2018,” Lesley Goldberg and Josh Wigler, Hollywood Reporter

“The best TV title sequences of 2018,” Erik Adams, Eric Thurm, Noel Murray, Caroline Siede, Danette Chavez, Allison Shoemaker, Myles McNutt, Emily L. Stephens, and Lisa Weidenfeld, AV Club

“The 10 Best Places of 2018,” Atlas Obscura

“The Most Amazing Historical Discoveries of 2018,” Sarah Pruit,

“The Shock and Awe of 2018’s Weirdest Publicity Stunts,”  Guadalupe Gonzalez, Inc.

“The Weirdest, Most WTF Dating and Relationship Stats of 2018,” Taylor Andrews, Cosmopolitan

“Biggest Celebrity Breakups of 2018,” ETonline

“2018’s best queer moments in culture,” Heather Dockray, Mashable

“Worst Fashion Tends of 2018,” Nexter

“Top 10 strangest calls firefighters faced in 2018,” Shelbie Watts, FireRescue1

“The worst tech failures of 2018,” Jason Perlow, ZDNet

“Roundup Of 2018: The Biggest Tech Failures Of The Year,” Saima Salim, Digital Information World

“The 20 Most Important Legal Technology Developments of 2018,” Bob Ambrogi, LawSites

“The most unusual gadgets that appeared on the market in 2018,” Munawar Gul, Tapescape

“2018 Best of Bag Design,” Rain Noe, Core77

“Best Sneaker Releases of 2018,” Chris Danforth, High Snobiety

“The Most Expensive Sneakers of 2018,” John Gotty,

“The Most Over-the-Top Fast Food Releases of 2018,” Alex Watt, Redbook

“The best things on the internet in 2018,” Katie Rife, Clayton Purdom, Randall Colburn, Gabe Worgaftik, and Reid McCarter, AV Club

“The Most Dangerous People on the Internet in 2018,” Wired

“The worst things on the internet in 2018,” Clayton Purdom, Katie Rife, Danette Chavez, Gabe Worgaftik, and William Hughes, AV Club


“The best doesn’t exist. A psychologist explains why we can’t stop searching.” Rachel Sugar, Vox

“Why Did 2018 Feel So Long?” Hanif Abdurraqib, Pacific Standard


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