As Off Center prepares for a Top 10 extravaganza of its own (look for best- and worst-of lists compiled by Walker staff as well as a few special guests in the next two weeks), here are a few lists that caught my eye:
Architectural Wonders of 2006 by BusinessWeek: Refreshingly, not a rundown of the usual suspects.
2006 Year-End Google Zeitgeist: Top 10 Google and Google News searches. (X-rated search strands excluded, I’m guessing.)
Best Book-Cover Designs by Book Design Review: Kinda liking the cover of Martin Amis’ Koba the Dread.
Stephen King’s Top 10 Books: Includes Philip Roth’s amazing American Pastoral.
Top 10 Archeological Discoveries of 2006: 5,000 year-old Bulgarian dagger! Boggy book of Psalms! A really old canoe!!
TIME‘s Best News Photos of the Year: Grim and sometimes moving, this series makes me wish for a better ’06.
Top 10 Winter US Museum Shows by Museums New York: To throw a monkeywrench in the works, it includes winter 2007 shows, including our Kara Walker survey.
Top 10 News Stories of 2006 You Probably Missed by Foreign Policy.
Top 10 YouTube Videos. Ever. According to some guy called FatAdam.
For more Top 10s check out link central: Rex Sorgatz’s Fimoculous.
Also, if you’ve found lists of substantive, interesting, overlooked year-end lists, please post them in comments.