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Pocket’s Best of 2022: Culture & Entertainment

The year’s best writing on TV and music, internet life, and our shapeshifting social order.

Pocket Collections

Read when you’ve got time to spare.

Investigating our, like, relationship with “like,” deconstructing sober culture and modern-day singledom, and say it with us now: The Vibe Shift.

Is Old Music Killing New Music?

Ted Gioia
The Atlantic

Old songs now represent 70 percent of the U.S. music market. Even worse: The new-music market is actually shrinking.

NOTE: This piece originally appeared here in Ted Gioia’s newsletter, Honest Broker.

The End of Alcohol

Virginia Heffernan

Glamorous influencers are blending science and superstition to help people “change their relationship to drinking.” Did I miss out by getting sober the old-fashioned way?

Pocket’s Top Articles of 2022


Explore the stories that defined the year, and the ones we’ll still be talking about in 2023. Plus, discover the best long reads, great advice, and low-lift life hacks that Pocket readers loved this year.