The List: 2015
When the ground is shifting beneath your feet, you need a new roadmap. I know, baby, you just wanna shake shake shake shake shake, shake it off. But George Clooney is married. You can no longer tell Kim Novak from Renee Zellweger. You just realized Cuban cigars aren’t all that, and the North Koreans #BroketheInternet, but failed to remove that U2 album you never ordered from your iPhone. Our front-runners have all lost their new-car smell; we’ve been betrayed by our TV dads. And butter, they tell us now, is good for us.
In an altered landscape, you crave structure; you need direction. What to believe? Whom to trust? The List is here for you. Just follow these simple rules. — Amy Argetsinger
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Contributors: Jura Koncius, Robin Givhan, Jessica Contrera, Krissah Thompson, Veronica Toney, Caitlin Moore, Maura Judkis, Lavanya Ramanathan, Caitlin Dewey, Rick Maese, David Larimer, Matt Bonesteel, Emily Yahr, Roxanne Roberts, Emily Heil, Joe Heim, Vicky Hallett, Lenny Bernstein, Camille Kilgore, Monica Hesse, Hank Stuever, Dan Zak, Nora Krug, Ron Charles, Chris Richards, Stephanie Merry, Ellen McCarthy and Carlos Lozada.
Live Q&A: Amy Argetsinger, will be online Monday, Jan. 5, at 2 p.m. ET to discuss what's in and what's out in 2015. She welcomes your questions, additions and venomous criticisms.