The List: 2013

One year later: How did our list authors fare in their predictions for 2013?
See what they got right and what they got wrong.

We’re at the edge of this fiscal cliff and we’re going to jump, we tell you! We’ll do it!

Can you blame us? Behind us, Clint Eastwood is swinging the splintered leg of an empty chair and Chris Brown is threatening to tattoo us on his neck. Drones circle overhead, Honey Boo Boo Child clutches our leg (she's a biter!) and Cory Booker live-tweets it all. Mitt’s beside us, hair a bit hurricane-blown, wondering what it was all for -- the horse-dancing, the Cadillacs, the five years Katie Holmes spent in Xenu-approved matrimonial servitude.

From up here, it’s easy to look at the world in black and white -- the Mayans were wrong; Nate Silver was not -- though life’s really about (50) shades of gray: Should a CIA chief resign for having an extramarital affair? (No, but he should for thinking his Gmail was spy-proof.) Should Lance Armstrong have relinquished his titles? (More importantly, should he be censured for depleting the world’s supply of yellow rubber?) Is Saul the mole? (DON’T ANSWER THAT.)

We do have a way of shutting this whole year down, though: By making a list. Our super-reliable polling data suggest that 47 percent of you will enjoy this.

GRAPHIC: Katie Park - The Washington Post. Published Jan. 1, 2013.

The making of The List: A mockumentary


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Live Q&A: Dan Zak and Monica Hesse, co-sovereigns of the List, will be online Thursday, Jan. 3, at 12 p.m. ET to discuss what's in and what's out in 2013. They welcome your additions, dissent and clown questions.

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