Bloomberg Business Week's round up of the best articles (published elsewhere) in 2016 is full of gems - I particularly like how it ranges out to food journalism, a topic I read very little about but always enjoy when I do.
Glenn Fleishman for The Atlantic on the history and internet-enabled decline of the curly quote.
Wesley Morris for the NYT: Visiting the African-American Museum: Waiting, Reading, Thinking, Connecting, Feeling.
A virtuoso breakdown of the influence of one of my most favourite ever songs: Kit Lovelace's 'All Mapped Out' for Popbitch.
Rob Walker's 'The Year in Nine Objects' for The New Yorker. More end of year lists like this, please.
Another instance of the evolution away from advertising-funded arts coverage: a Buffalo radio station will add an arts and culture desk this year, producing around 50 segments on local culture, supported by two philanthropic groups.