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The List demands your attention!

Today is January 2, which means yesterday was January 1, which means The List has been loosed upon the world for about 36 hours now. Haven’t scrutinized it yet? Go here and do so. I’ll wait while you do.

View Photo Gallery: Monica Hesse and Dan Zak establish what’s in and what’s out in 2013.

Thoughts? Readers have some. They’re upset that comedy darlings Louis CK and Lena Dunham are OUT, but that’s what happens when you win a couple of Emmys or ink a $3.5-million book deal. Readers on Twitter seem cheered that the weave is OUT and the ’fro is IN. Apple devotees can’t believe we called Samsung IN (look at Consumer Reports, and watch Apple falter more this year after the misstep with its maps app). And Monica Hesse and I received several e-mails like this one from a gentleman in Silver Spring: “Your ‘in and out’ list is a miracle of vapid and cutesy annoyance.” The subject line of his e-mail? “Just quit.” One day we will! Happy new year, sir.

Anyway, let us know what you think by commenting here, commenting on The List page (with archives going back to 1978), using the hastag #TheList2013 on Twitter, or joining our live chat Thursday at noon (you can submit questions, comments and complaints right now). Also, if you’re still not sure what The List is, watch this making-of “documentary” directed by Werner Herzog. And by “Werner Herzog” we mean our talented video team.

Dan Zak is a feature writer and general assignment reporter based in the Style section. He joined the Post in 2005, after stints as an editorial assistant at Entertainment Weekly and a city-desk reporter and obituary writer at The Buffalo News.


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