It's a reflex: when I experience something that touches my heart — be it a song, a book, a movie, or a tweet — I text it to everyone I know. It's been like that since high school, and this year was no different. From late nights scrolling through the internet, to happening upon a magical book, to mixes that transported me home to Virginia, here are just a handful of the many gems from this year that made me feel something special, and in turn caused me to blow up the phones of my loved ones (sorry again, y’all).
This fantastic book on how Japan made American style better.
This motivational banger from Tampa's Young Juicemane was on repeat for a minute.