This year, films were emboldened to be themselves and to follow their creators’ obsessions into increasingly wild-and-wooly places.
This list recognizes games many of us love, but it devotes as much space to ones a few of us are passionate about.
Almost all of these shows—even the most joyfully escapist among them—seemed preoccupied in 2018 with the forces which make us who we are.
So many of 2018’s best albums capture the feeling of trying to keep our heads above water.
Our cultural concerns in 2018 over boundaries, borders, and bottom lines have trickled down into the best songs of the year.