The List 2017

PEOPLE ARE SAYING 2016 was a miserable, maggot rot of a year. With the lies, the hacks, the deaths, the ugliness — but who needs it? Reality is OUT. Why have “two Americas” when we each have our own personal Americas, handcrafted by clicks. Block the offensive, block the politically correct, block your mom! Just don’t turn your screens off or you’ll miss the tattered threads of what still unites us: arguing about trivial yet life-or-death matters like what’s IN and what’s OUT.

OUT

IN

Stress coloring

Rage rooms

Chip & Joanna

Martha & Snoop

Hillbilly Elegy

Hillbillies

Lies

Leaks

Camp David

Mar-a-Lago

Matcha

Turmeric

All Hadids

Yara Shahidi

Bragging about "Hamilton" tickets

Bragging about "Hello, Dolly!" tickets

Cuba

Taiwan

Pulling for the Cubs

Resenting the Cubs

Food trucks

Sidewalk carts

National Archives

Museum of the Bible

Brookland

Deanwood

Ghosting

Benching

Elena Ferrante

Elena Kagan

Stars Hollow

Twin Peaks

"The People v. O.J. Simpson"

Pennsylvania v. William Henry Cosby Jr.

Cory Booker

Kamala Harris

"Low-key"

"High-key"

Slang

Moms on Urban Dictionary

Teen Vogue

Clover Letter

Thomas Rhett

Kane Brown

Renewal

Retrenchment

South Caucasus

Freedom Caucus

Tomi Lahren

Van Jones

Chyna

China

Visual albums

Playlists

Getting a cat

Sharing a dog

#nomakeup

Clown face

Succulent manicures

Green thumbs

Bubbles

Bomb shelters

Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods

Subscription boxes

Memberships

Microbreweries

Microdosing

Almonds

Pecans

Apple bedtime

Prayer apps

Nasty woman

Wonder Woman

Atlanta

Kansas City

Congressional Research Service

Subscriptions to Pravda

Margot Robbie

Kiersey Clemons

Roblox

Lightseekers

SoulCycle

Orangetheory

Reboots

Comebacks

Not being able to explain bitcoin

Not being able to explain blockchain

Whether to pay Kirk Cousins

How much to pay Kirk Cousins

@publicschoolnyc

@johnelliottco

Faux freckles

Tattoo brows

Dubrovnik

Mexico City

Pop-ups

Drops

Fiddle-leaf figs

Oversize cactuses

Capturing capital

Attracting attention

The return of Jeb Bush

The return of Billy Bush

Agonizing

Organizing

Illustrations by Dom Mckenzie for The Washington Post.
Contributors: Scott Allen, Helena Andrews, Robert Barnes, Matt Bonesteel, Lisa Bonos, Cindy Boren, Bethonie Butler, Tim Carman, Julia Carpenter, Macy Freeman, Caitlin Gibson, Robin Givhan, Neil Greenberg, Sarah Halzack, Emily Heil, Karen Heller, Monica Hesse, Adrian Higgins, Krissah Thompson, Mike Hume, Elahe Izadi, Maura Judkis, Missy Khamvongsa, Jura Koncius, Nora Krug, David Malitz, Stephanie Merry, Caitlin Moore, Amber Phillips, Zachary Pincus-Roth, Sarah Polus, Sarah Pulliam Bailey, Roxanne Roberts, Manuel Roig-Franzia, Ric Sanchez, Kelyn Soong, Alexa Steele, Savannah Stephens, Hank Stuever, Ben Terris, Veronica Toney, Emily Yahr, Glenn Yoder, Joe Yonan, Dan Zak, Julie Zauzmer.

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