Another year in the books. The Big Smoke America is now four years old and has published over 1,700 articles and essays. Here are the Top 10 from 2019.
The Big Smoke America launched on November 9th, 2015. Since then, we have published over 1,700 articles and essays tackling a range of topics and contributing to a number of debates and discussions.
We reviewed the traffic through both our website and social media and found our most popular articles. The issues discussed heavily in 2019 included mental health, division, politics, inequality, hope, social change and activism, to name a few. You also like to laugh and be entertained, appreciating articles that had humor and human interest.
Here are the Top 10 most widely read and shared articles in 2019 listed from # 1 – 10.
1. Josh Hamilton
2. Amoja Sumler
3. Patrick A. Howell
Also widely read by Patrick A. Howell in 2019: MCU Cuts Back to Its Origins With a Blade Reboot
4. Jackie Shannon Hollis
5. Jesse Valencia
Also widely read by Jesse Valencia in 2019: Meditate and Create! Transcendental Meditation at the David Lynch Film School
6. Kumud M. Srinivasan
7. Jason Arment
Also widely read by Jason Arment in 2019: Film Reviews: Knife+Heart versus Equation to An Unknown
8. Patrick A. Howell & Sara Kellel
9. Florencia Orlandoni
10. Chris Dupuy
Also widely read by Chris Dupuy in 2019: Out of the Mouths of Babes (and Reprobates)
The following 2019 essays and articles ranked # 11 – 18:
11. Joseph Edwin Haeger – Interview with Gabino Iglesias about Coyote Songs
12. Veronica Pamoukaghlian – Women in Fiction; the Houellebecq Syndrome: Political Incorrectness vs. Banality
13. Stan Gerding – Dear Grandson: On Continuing Education and Retirement
14. S.M. Park – Risen Apes: Roar of the Crowd
15. Sara Kellel – Syria in Art & Turbulence
16. John Michael – Life Is a Sweet, Tender Bruise XXI
18. Luke Douglas – Self-Selected to Join the Resistance
I also want to acknowledge our partners in Australia who contributed writing to The Big Smoke America throughout the year. Here are the Top 10 most read and shared articles that were republished from articles that first appeared in The Big Smoke Australia.
1. Claire Harris – I Was Strip-Searched at an Airport
2. Loretta Barnard – Anne of Cleves: The Luckiest of All Henry VIII’s Wives
3. Polly Chester – Losing My Cotton Candy: A Grown-Ups Guide to Grieving a Relationship
4. Deb Knobelman, PhD – No One Is Actually Thinking About You
5. Ingeborg van Teeseling – Men Are Having Less Sex … This Is Why
6. Caitlin Johnstone – The U.S. Army Asked Twitter How Service Has Impacted People. The Answers Were Gut-Wrenching.
7. Bailey Mason – TBS Next Gen: Dolphin Show Protest Sparks Debate on Performing Animals
8. Charlie Ambler – Undoing the Concept of Living on “Borrowed” Time
9. Jay Scott Smith – Requiem of a Black Hulkamaniac
10. The Nerd Reserve – The Release of Marvel’s Avengers Game May Have Dropped a Massive Spoiler
Thank you for your loyal readership. We will continue to shake up and transform America for the better. Please stay tuned, new articles and essays published daily.
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