We had a great time making content for you and also for ourselves in 2022. Here are our favorite stories.
Very jealous of this idea and actually hate Sarah for having it. —Kelly Conaboy
A lot of people try to spin essays out of someone doing a bad tweet, but nobody has ever done it like B.D. McClay. —Brandy Jensen
This live blog by the genius Claire really sums up the year for me. —Allie Jones
I appreciate the objective analytics about this common experience, especially since I never, ever would've expected Whole Foods to ever be cheaper. It really challenges my preconceptions of the world. What a gift blogging is—to take the unhinged spreadsheets of a boyfriend challenged by his girlfriend and turn it into something that cracks open our prejudices. What a world... —Darcie Wilder
I love Claire Carusillo's “They Always Come Crawlin’ Back,” because they really do. It's that simple. —Fran Hoepfner
Jenny Zhang submitted multiple stories as her favorites without explanation before leaving for a week-long vacation. Here they are:
My favorite story of the year was Fran’s essay about no doctor wanting to remove her IUD. I find myself thinking about it a lot, mostly the line where one doctor tells her that the doctor who placed her IUD “ought to be shot in the street.” Are doctors allowed to say things like that??? It's definitely in the top two essays of the year and it's not No. 2. —Olivia Craighead
I had to scroll back through the site’s infinite scroll feature to the beginning of the year, so I'm submitting several to get bang for my buck. If you don't like it... take it up with the design team... —Tarpley Hitt
Claire wrote the best thing on West Elm Caleb.
Kelly wrote the last thing that ever needs to be said on Adam McKay.
Felt securely attached to this.
Fran was right.
It's beautiful when people can reflect on their mistakes and take steps to change:
Leah held a gun to my head and told me to add this.
Kelly’s hard work swayed me with this one (I’m on a lot of records saying it’s embarrassing when she says "damn") —Claire Carusillo
Every day — and every post — is a gift! —George Civeris
Someone had to say it...
A tour de force.
Kelly’s interview with Joe Pera about how much Evan Peter sounds like him in Dahmer really made me laugh on a difficult day. (I don’t actually remember what happened that day but just wanted to add some drama.)
The final word on Queer Eye.
I think this is a beautiful piece of writing.
Claire and I fought for this post for months, and the most powerful institutions in America tried to stop us multiple times.
A lot of people told me they loved this essay by Julia Claire, but a quick perusal of the internet tells me not a single person took it to heart.
I just love him.
I couldn’t pick one! —Leah Finnegan
This headline makes me sing like an angel.
Well, we found one, and his name is Henry (we already knew about Preston).
This made me laugh a lot and also think, Am I an Olivia?
Email me and I’ll tell you the answer. It’s not Maureen Dowd.
THANKS FOR READING! SEE YOU IN 2023!