2015: The Year of 100 Lists

Introduction The Top 10 Most Iconic Songs of 2010-14 Brian Terrill’s Small-Screen 66 The Top 30 Taylor Swift Songs Brian’s Year of Free Movies Ranking the 2015 Grammy Nominees Ranking Potential 2016 Super Bowl Halftime Performers Ranking the Seasons of The Office Ranking the Numbers 1-10 The Top 10 Count Gauntly Episodes (So Far) The Top 10 Characters…

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Five For Five

Earn This hit another big milestone recently: our fifth birthday! We used that as an inspiration to put together a retrospective on the past five years of entertainment. (Of course, it took us two months to actually get our acts together… but better late than never!) What we decided to do was each pick our…

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Happy 500th Anniversary!

Dear readers of Earn This, I am thrilled to hit the “Publish” button on this post, because Earn This now has 500 articles in its archives! The site will turn five years old in August, and we’ve had an amazing run so far writing about everything under the sun (but mostly music and movies). When Grant and…

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Read my recaps of Game of Thrones, Season 3

I’ve been recruited to write episode recaps for the third season of Game of Thrones over at CharacterGrades.com! Character Grades uses the format of a report card for characters from the series with a tongue-in-cheek tone. I started with a round-up of the second season and then wrote a recap of “Valar Dohaeris,” the first episode of…

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The Best of Earn This

As we approach the 18-month mark for our web-site, we’ve decided to revisit a few of the best articles from our annals. Each of the three main writers for this site have chosen a few of their own favorite articles. There’s also a list of the most popular articles in the history of the site.…

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The Best of Earn This: Readers’ Picks

Since August 2009, we’ve had more than 35,000 readers. More than half of our 128 posts have been read at least 100 times. Here’s a list of readers’ top twenty favorite articles, ranked by total numbers of readers as of 1/20/2011. Community is “streets ahead” of the rest Placebo: Without You I’m Nothing Despicable Me…

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The Best of Earn This: Dan’s Picks

For the past few months, I’ve been meaning to do a sweeping revision of everything I’ve written for Earn This. I finally waded through the archives, polishing and trimming and clarifying to make my writing stronger. I’m notoriously bad at picking up every grammar or wording error before I publish an article, but my archive…

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The Best of Earn This: Grant’s Picks

Grant chose ten of his favorite articles from the Earn This archives, presented here in no particular order with a choice quote from each article: Jay Mathews writes, logic cries “I very much believe that intelligent discussion of one of the country’s most prominent high schools is warranted.  This is not that.” Shutter Island: Live…

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The Best of Earn This: Colton’s Picks

When I was first invited to submit content to Earn This, I saw it as an opportunity to express some of my worldview and to attack personal hotbutton issues in the context of discussions about arts and entertainment, specifically music.  My eagerness led me to kick things off with two didactic soapbox stands in a…