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15 From 16 | New Music From The Old Year

I know, I know, this 'best of' list is REALLY late. Nonetheless, (in no particular order) here are the albums and artists that kept us singing along during a joyous and strange and anxious 2016.

Click the album artwork for video links from each artist.

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2016 | The Year In Books

2016: oh what a year it was! And what could I say about this last year that hasn't already been said. But, despite everything else, this past year was a great year of challenging and inspiring reads.

With only two exceptions (Joan of Arc and The Nordic Theory of Everything), you'll notice the titles pictured below have a strong bend toward American history, culture, and characters - a trend that was not planned but that, in many ways, proved to be cathartic in a year so full of strange realities. Click on the titles to learn more (at or visit your local bookseller to pick up a copy.

Please share your favorite books of 2016 in the comments section below, we're always in search of our next favorite book!