So, a couple of notes. I like to look back on art I’ve experienced every year; I enjoy looking, not at art released that year, though that’s also fun, but on art I’ve experienced in a year. I just use the plain calendar year January to December, which has caused some confusion. But I’m talking about the year I personally experienced in art; it’ll include a lot of 2015 releases and a lot of non-2015 releases. I have four categories: Books, Film, Television, Music and a series of categories in each of those: writers, actors, directors, vocalists, musicians, movies, books, episodes, albums, etc.
Why do I do this? People have accused me of bragging or something (!). Hardly. The number of movies I see in a year isn’t anything to brag about; any person reading this might have seen more. Going to the movies isn’t a skill; it’s something anyone can do. It’s no great accomplishment. No, I do this because I love to talk about art; I love to write; and I love to recommend the things I love. This is the perfect trifecta: I’m telling you about art that I love and hopefully exposing you to something new. You can’t talk about the great art enough. If a book is great, I’ll take whatever opportunity I can to tell you to read it. That’s what this thread is. I’m just taking my yearly opportunity.