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 2003
 Year In Review

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META-MEDIA

 Media Person of the Year from I Want Media.

 Top Cyber Journliast Stories of 2003 from CyberJournalist.

 P.U.-Litzer Prizes from AlterNet.org (Norman Solomon).

 2003 Media Follies from WorkingForChange.com.

 Most Emailed Items from New York Times.

 Independent Press Awards from Utne Reader.

 Media Best and Worst of 2003 from New York Observer.

 Stories of the Year from NY Post.

 The Year in Magazines from Washington Post.

 Dave Barry's Year in Review from Miami Herald.

 Lowlights of Bad Press from L.A. Times.

 Top 10 Stories of the Year from Associated Press.

 Best of the Post from Washington Post.

 The Year's Most Significant Press Issues from Editor & Publisher.

 Top 25 Censored Media Stories from Project Censored.

 The Media Web Awards for 2003 from CBS Marketwatch.

 Top 10 Stories from CNN.com.

 Best News Sites of 2003 from NewsKnife.

 Year of the Niche from Poynter.org.

 2003 Review from MediaWeek.

 Stories We Missed from WBUR's The Connection.

 2003 Online Media Industry Year-in-Review from Online Publishers Association.

ONLINE

 2003 Year-End Zeitgeist from Google.com.

 Top Spam List from AOL (via Reuters).

 Words of the Year from Merriam-Webster.com.

 Words of the Year from American Dialect Society.

 Top Web Tips from Poynter.org.

 Top Ten Word Lists of 2003 from YourDictionary.com.

 Top Search 2003 from Yahoo.

 Picks of the Year from Yahoo.

 Most-Asked Questions from Yahoo.

 Top 100 Searches from Lycos.

 The Year in Catch-Phrases from Fox News.

 Top 100 Websites from PC Magazine.

 Most Searched Terms from AOL Search.

 2003 Webbys from The Webby Awards.

 Top Ten Web Design Mistakes of 2003 from Jakob Nielsen's Alertbox.

 The Best of British Blogging from The Guardian.

TECH/SCIENCE

 Year In Tech/Biz from Salon.com.

 The Year's Lowlights and Highlights from The Mercury News (Dan Gillmor).

 Top 10 Stories from CNN.com.

 Top 10 Software from Blogcritics.org.

 Top Science Stories of 2003 from Scientific American.

 2003 in Review from C|Net.

 Product of the Year from Fortune.

 Best Technology from Fortune.

 Worst Technology from Fortune.

 The Year in Space and Astronomy from New Scientist.

 The Year in Biology and Medicine from New Scientist.

 Top 10 Science Breakthroughs from Science magazine (via BBC).

 Best of What's New from Popular Science.

 Coolest Inventions of 2003 from Time.

 The Best of 2003 from The Register.

 Best of 2003 from O'Reilly Books.

 Top 10 IT Stories of 2003 from IT World.

 Gear of the Year from Men's Health.

 Technologies of the Year from Industry Week.

 Computing Review from Computing.co.uk.

 Top 10 IT stories of 2003 from InfoWorld.

 World's Largest Databases 2003 from Winter Corporation.

 Best of 2003 from PC World.

 2003 Top Ten: Technology Trends from Light Reading.

 2003's Top Trends in IM from Instant Messaging Planet.

 Top 10 Space Mysteries for 2003 from Space.com.

 2003 Editor's Choice from MacWorld.

BOOKS

 Books of the Year from Atlantic Monthly.

 Best Fiction of 2003 from Salon.com.

 Editor's Choice from The New York Times.

 Notable Nonfiction from The New York Times.

 Notable Fiction from The New York Times.

 Best and Worst of 2003 from Time

 Best Books (Fiction) of the Year from Entertainment Weekly

 Best Books (Non-fiction) of the Year from Entertainment Weekly

 The Best Fiction of 2003 from Knight-Ridder Newspapers.

 Best-Selling Books of 2003 from USA Today.

 Best Fiction from Boston Globe.

 Our 25 Favorite Books of 2003 from Village Voice Literary Supplement.

 Books of the Year from The Economist.

 Top 10 of 2003 from Chicago Sun-Times.

 Books of 2003 from SFgate.com.

 Top Literary Stories of the Year from The Guardian.

 Pages of Pleasure from The Guardian.

 The Best Reads of 2003 from The Independent.

 Year in Review from Daily Telegraph.

 Best Books of 2003 from The Seattle Times.

 Best of 2003 from San Antonio Express-News.

 Best Books of 2003 from Esquire (subscription).

 Book World Raves from Washington Post.

 Highly Recommended Poetry Books of 2003 from Washington Post.

 Best Books of 2003 from Chicago Tribune.

 Top 10 Books from The Advocate

 The Gems of 2003 from Poynter Book Babes.

 2003 Favorite Books from AbeBooks.com.

 Best of 2003 from January Magazine.

 Best Spiritual Book of the Year from BeliefNet.

 Top Ten Books of 2003 from Christianity Today.

 Best Children's Books of 2003 from About.com.

 23 Best Children's Books of 2003 from Disney's Family Fun.

 Best Business Books of 2003 from NPR

 Best of 2003 from Barnes & Noble.com

 Best of 2003 (Editors) and Best of 2003 (Customers) from Amazon.com

MUSIC

 Top 23 Albums of 2003 from Fimoculous.com (me!)

 Top Albums of 2003 Determined Mathematically from RocketJump

 Music 2003 from Salon.com

 Best Songs of 2003 from NPR's "All Things Considered"

 The Albums and Songs of the Year from New York Times (Jon Pareles)

 The Albums and Songs of the Year from New York Times (Ben Ratliff)

 The Albums and Songs of the Year from New York Times (Neil Strauss)

 The Albums and Songs of the Year from New York Times (Kelefa Sanneh)

 Top 10 CD Picks from Boston Globe

 Year in Review from Billboard (subscription)

 The 15 Best Songs of the Year from Entertainment Weekly

 The 10 Best Albums of the Year from Entertainment Weekly

 The 5 Worst of the Year from Entertainment Weekly

 Best and Worst of 2003 from Time

 50 Best Albums of 2003 from Rolling Stone.

 Pop Top 10 from The Guardian

 Jazz Top 10 from The Guardian

 Best Albums of 2003 from New York Magazine.

 Top 50 Albums of 2003 from Pitchfork.com.

 Top 50 Singles of 2003 from Pitchfork.com.

 Top 50 Singles of 2003 from Pitchfork.com.

 Top 10 Albums of 2003 from The Modern Age.

 Top 10 Music from The Advocate

 Best-cellars from The Journal News

 Top 50 Albums from Sydney Morning Herald.

 Hip-hop's Top 10 from Chicago Sun-Times.

 2003 in Music from St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

 Least Essential Albums of 2003 from The Onion.

 Albums of 2003 from The Guardian.

 The Very Best Albums of 2003 from City Pages (Melissa Maerz).

 Top 10 Albums from City Pages Music Critics.

 Top Ten: The Year In Music from Baltimore's City Paper.

 Best of 2003 from Barnes & Noble.com

 Best of 2003 (Editors) and Best of 2003 (Customers) from Amazon.com

 Albums Of 2003 from Mojo.

 Best of 2003 from Art Forum.

 Best Reviewed Albums of 2003 from MetaCritic.

 50 Best Albums of 2003 from NME.

 Best Videos of 2003 from NME.

 Best of 2003 from Blender.

 Best of 2003 from Spin.

 Top 50 2003 from Q.

 Best Pop from Denver Post.

 Best Country from Denver Post.

 Best Jazz from Denver Post.

 Best Classical from Denver Post.

 The Classical Moments of the Year from New York Times.

 Best Classical CD's of 2003 from New York Times.

 Review of the Year from Daily Telegraph

 The Rock Year In Music from The Seattle Times.

 Top 10 from Newsday.

 Ten Albums You Might Have Missed from Minneapolis Star-Tribune

 Best of 2003 from San Antonio Express-News.

 Top 10 Albums of 2003 from The Morning News.

 Best Music of 2003 from Pop Matters.

 Top Eleven Indie Albums from Largehearted Boy.

 Year in Music News from Pitchfork.com.

 Top 25 Albums of 2003 from Tiny Mix Tapes.

 Top 20 Album Covers of 2003 from Tiny Mix Tapes.

 Best of 2003 from FreeWilliamsburg.

 Top 50 from Play Louder.

 Top 20 Albums of 2003 from Canned Magazine.

 2003 Review from TheMilkFactory.

 The Shit List from PlayLouder.

 Top 100 of 2003 from Rough Trade.

 Consumer Guide 2003 from Robert Christgau.

 Top 100 DJs 2003 from DJ Mag.

 Best New Music from Pitchfork.

 Top 75 Albums of 2003 from DrownedInSound.com.

 Year In Review from Exclaim.ca.

 Favorite 20 Singles from 2003 from Stylus.

 Best Music of 2003 from Travelers Diagram.

 Classical CDs of the Year from The Economist.

 Best Country Albums of 2003 from CMT.

 Best Country Singles of 2003 from CMT.

 Top MTV and MTV2 Moments from MTV.com

 MTV Top 10s from MTV.com

 Big In '03 from VH1

 Favorite Antipop CDs of 2003 from San Francisco Chronicle.

 Top Concerts from Pollstar (via AP).

 Favorite Scribblings from Rock Critics.

 Grammy Nominations.

FILM

 Take 5 from Village Voice (lists and compiled winners)

 Top 20 Nude Scenes from Fakes.net

 The Year in Pictures from Chicago Reader (Jonathan Rosenbaum)

 Top 10 from Chicago Sun-Times (Roger Ebert)

 Top 10 from Chicago Sun-Times (Richard Roeper)

 The Movies of the Year from New York Times (A. O. Scott)

 The Movies of the Year from New York Times (Elvis Mitchell)

 The Movies of the Year from New York Times (Steve Holden)

 Year In Review from L.A Times (Kenneth Turan) (subscription)

 Best Films of 2003 from New York Magazine.

 Best of 2003 from Boston Globe.

 Best of 2003 from Boston Globe.

 The 34 Best Movies of 2003 from Slate.com

 Top 10 from L.A Times (Stephen Hunter)

 Top 10 Movies of 2003 from Chicago Tribune (Michael Wilmington)

 The Year in Documentaries from New York Times

 Top 10 from New York Post

 Top 10 from New York Post

 Top 10 from New York Post

 Top 10 from New York Post

 Top 10 Movies of 2003 from Chicago Tribune (Mark Caro)

 Top 10 Movies of 2003 from Newsday

 Best of 2003 from MSN

 The 10 Best Movies of 2003 from Entertainment Weekly

 The 5 Worst Movies of 2003 from Entertainment Weekly

 Best And Worst of 2003 from Time

 Good Riddance from San Francisco Bay-Guardian

 Top 10 from San Francisco Bay-Guardian

 Top 10 from San Francisco Bay-Guardian

 Year in Review from San Francisco Bay-Guardian

 Year in Documentaries from San Francisco Bay-Guardian

 Top 10s from Hollywood Reporter

 Film Top 10 from The Guardian

 The Year In Film from The Guardian.

 Top Ten Films from Newsweek.

 Top Five Documentaries from Newsweek.

 Top 10 films of 2003 from Associated Press.

 Top 10 from Toronto Star

 Top 10 from The Mercury News

 Top 10 of 2003 from CNN

 Top 10 of 2003 from FOX News

 Top 10 Movies from San Francisco Chronicle (Ruth Stein).

 Top 10 Movies from San Francisco Chronicle (Mick LaSalle).

 Top 10 Movies from San Francisco Chronicle (Carla Meyer).

 Best of 2003 from Rolling Stone (Peter Travers).

 Best & Worst 2003 from Star-Telegram

 Top 10 from Toledo Blade

 Top 10 from The Tampa Tribune

 Top 10 of 2003 from Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

 Top 10 of 2003 from New York Press

 Best & Worst 2003 from New York Daily News

 The Over/Under on '03 from Minneapolis Star-Tribune

 10 Best from Minneapolis Star-Tribune

 The List 2003 from L.A. Weekly.

 Best of 2003 from Daily Green Cine.

 Best of 2003 from Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

 Best of 2003 from Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

 2003 in Film from Austin Chronicle

 The Year in Film from City Pages

 Top 10 from The Buffalo News

 Year in Review from St. Peterburg Times

 Top 10 from USA Today

 Top 10 from USA Today

 The 10 Best Movies of 2003 from Salon.

 Best of 2003 from Art Forum.

 Movies in Review from Detroit Free Press

 Top 10 Movies from Detroit News

 The Year in Movies from The Seattle Times.

 Top 10 from The Seattle Post-Intelligencer.

 Best of 2003 from St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

 Top 10 from Orlando Sentinel.

 Top Movies of the Year from Salt Lake Tribune.

 Best of 2003 from San Antonio Express-News.

 Best of The Year from Boston Phoenix.

 High Scores of the Year from MetaCritic.

 The Best of 2003 from Movie City News.

 The Year of the Navel from Movie City News.

 The Year of the Navel from Movie City News.

 The Year in Film from FilmCritic.com

 Review of the Year: Independent Cinema from Daily Telegraph

 Review of the Year: Mainstream Cinema from Daily Telegraph

 2003 Critics Awards from New York Film Critics Circle

 AFI Top 10 from American Film Institute

 Best Films of 2003 from National Board of Review

 Top 10 Film from The Advocate

 Foreign Film Survey from Indie Wire

 Breakthroughs of the Year from Indie Wire

 Film Awards For 2003 from Boston Film Critics

 Most Frigid People in Hollywood in 2003 from Film Threat

 Best of 2003 from Indiana Statesman

 Top 10 Worst Movies of 2003 from worldfilm.about.com

 Canada's Top 10 Films from Canoe.ca

 European Film Awards.

 Golden Globe Nominations.

DVD

 Best DVDs of the Year from Entertainment Weekly

 Year's Best Music DVDs from The Guardian.

 The Most Impressive DVDs of 2003 from DVD Talk.

 Top DVDs of 2003 from Akron Beacon Journal.

 Year In Review from L.A Times (subscription)

 Best of 2003 from Barnes & Noble.com

 Best DVDs of 2003 (Editors) and Best DVDs of 2003 (Customers) from Amazon.com

TV

 Top 100 Television Programs for 2003 from Nielsen (via Broadcasting & Cable)

 The 10 Best and Worst Shows of 2003 from Media Week

 The 10 Best of 2003 from Entertainment Weekly

 The Programs of the Year from New York Times

 The 5 Worst of 2003 from Entertainment Weekly

 Best of the Year's Worst Reality TV from Chicago Sun-Times

 Most Annoying People of 2003 from Minneapolis Star-Tribune

 Top 10 Shows from Newsday

 Top 10 Shows from Newsday

 Top 10 Television from The Advocate

 Best Nine Things in Reality TV from Reality Blurred

 Best and Worst of 2003 from Time

 TV Top 10 from The Guardian

 2003 in Television from St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

 Best of 2003 from San Antonio Express-News.

 Top MTV and MTV2 Moments from MTV.com

 10 of the Season's Worst Ideas from USA Today

 The Top 10 Moments from Minneapolis Star-Tribune

 AFI Top 10 from American Film Institute

PEOPLE

 Most Admired Women from USA Today (USA Today/CNN/Gallup Poll)

 Men Who Made News from BBC

 Women Who Made News from BBC

 The Lives They Lived from New York Times

 2003 Most and Least Annoying from Am I Annoying

 Performers Who Died from MSNBC.com

 2003 Entertainers of the Year from Entertainment Weekly

 Person of the Year from Time.

 100 People of 2003 from USA Today's Pop Candy.

 The Year Celebrities Went Bad from CNN.com.

 The Year 2003 in Quotes and Quibbles from Seattle Post-Intelligencer.

 New York Awards 2003 from New York Magazine.

 Artists of the Year from City Pages

 Big in '03 from VH1.

 China's People of 2003 from China Daily.

 100 Sexiest Women of 2003 from FHM.

 2003 Sexy 50 from Femme Fatales.

ART

 The Art and Artists of the Year from New York Times (Michael Kimmelman)

 The Art and Artists of the Year from New York Times (Holland Cotter)

 The Art and Artists of the Year from New York Times (Roberta Smith)

 Art Top 10 from The Guardian

 Arts Review of the Year 2003 from BBC

 Review of the Year from Daily Telegraph

ARCHITECTURE

 The Buildings (and Plans) of the Year from New York Times

 Year in Architecture from The Guardian

 Year in Architecture from The Guardian

 Review of the Year from Daily Telegraph

 New York Awards from New York Magazine

GAMES

 Video Gaming and Its Discontents from Salon.com.

 Top 10 Best Games from GameSpy

 Editor's Favorites 2003 from IGN.com

 Gaming 2003: 30 Ways To Love Your Lever from SPIN

 Favorite Video Games from CBS

 Games of the Year from Games magazine

 Top 10 Video Games from Time

 Top Gaming Titles of 2003 from CNN.com

 Top 10 Games from San Francisco Chronicle.

 The Best and Worst of 2003 from The Age

PHOTOS

 The Year In Pictures from MSNBC.com

 The Year In Pictures from SFgate.com

 The Year In Pictures from Chicago Tribune

 Best of the Post from Washington Post.

 Year In Pictures from Associated Press

 Review of the Year from Daily Telegraph

SPORTS

 Year in Sex & Sports from ESPN.com Page 2.

 Sports Person of the Year from Salon.com.

 Sports Story of the Year from Associated Press.

 The Year in Sports from Newsweek.

 Best and Worst of 2003 from Time

 The Year In Sports from Sports Illustrated.

 Top 10 Marathons from Runner's World.

 NASCAR's 17 Best and Worst Noments of 2003 from Sporting News.

 Boxing: The Best Of The Year from East Side Boxing.

EDUCATION

 America's Best Colleges from US News.

THEATER

 The Plays and Players of the Year from New York Times

 The 10 Best from Entertainment Weekly

 The 5 Worst from Entertainment Weekly

 Best and Worst of 2003 from Time

 2003 Picks from L.A Times (subscription)

 New York Awards from New York Magazine

 Top 10 Theater from The Advocate

 The Best Theater from Denver Post

 Review of the Year from Daily Telegraph

HEALTH

 Most Intriguing Medical Facts of 2003 from American Medical Association.

 America's Best Hospitals from US News.

BUSINESS

 Top 10 Stories from CNN Money.

 Biggest Losers from CNN Money.

 Global Influentials from CNN.com.

 100 Best Companies to Work For 2003 from Fortune.

 Best Stocks of 2003 from The Motley Fool.

 2003's Biggest Losers from CNN Money.

 2003 Marketing Awards from Folio.

 The Year in Review from Chicago Business.

 Top Ten for Small Business in 2003 from Blogcritics.org.

 Top 10 Multinational Companies from Far Eastern Economic Review.

STYLE

 The List: What's Out and In for 2004 from Washington Post.

 The Ten Best from Entertainment Weekly

 Best and Worst Fashion of 2003 from Time

 Fashionistas & Flops of 2003 from Entertainment Tonight.

 Best of 2003 from InStyle (subscription).

 New York Awards from New York Magazine

ADVERTISING/MARKETING

 Top Brands As Mentioned In Billboard Songs from American Bandstand.

 Top 10 2003 from EatMail.tv.

 Tracking the Top 10 from Ad Age.

 10 Who Made a Mark on Marketing from Ad Age.

 10 Ads America Won't See from Ad Age.

 10 Most-Watched Videos on AdAge.com from Ad Age.

 10 Top Non-Traditional Ad Campaigns from Ad Age.

 Over-the-Top Ad Campaigns from CNN Money.

 Ad Breakdown: Review of the Year from BBC News.

 Most Likable Ads of '03 from USA Today.

 Ninth Annual PR Blunders from Fineman PR.

 The Best and Worst Ads of 2003 from Wall Street Journal (subscription).

 Top 50 Brand Success Stories from Ad Age (subscription).

 Adland Roundup from Ad-Rag.

 The Buzz Year in Review from Calgary Herald.

AUTOMOTIVE/TRAVEL

 10 Best Cars from Car & Driver.

 Car of the Year from Motor Trend.

 Ten Best Car Designers 2003 from Forbes.

 Greenest Vehicles of 2003 from GreenerCars.com.

 Best Cars from CNN Money.

 World's Best Airports from AirlineQuality.

POLITICS

 Twenty Most Annoying Conservatives of 2003 from Pandagon.net.

 Year in Politics from Newsweek.

 New York Awards from New York Magazine

 The Best of Notable Quotables from Media Research Center

 Looking Back on Year 2003 from Dissident Voice.

BEER/WINE

 2003 Great American Beer Festival Winners List from BeerTown.

 Top 10 Wines of 2003 from Wine Spectator.

 Top 100 Wines of 2003 from SF Gate.

DANCE

 The Dances and Dancers of the Year from New York Times (Anna Kisselgoff).

 The Dances and Dancers of the Year from New York Times (Jennifer Dunning).

 The Dances and Dancers of the Year from New York Times (Jack Anderson).

 2003 Picks from L.A Times (subscription)

 Dance Top 10 from The Guardian

 Review of the Year from Daily Telegraph

COMICS

 The Best Comics of 2003 from Time.

 Year in Cartoons from Newsweek.

 Best Comics and Graphic Novels from 2003 from L.A. Weekly.

IDEAS

 The Year In Ideas from New York Times Magazine.

 Judging 2003's Ideas from New York Times.

 The Year of the Liar from Salon.com.

 The Critics Critqued from Slate.com.


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