It goes without saying that 2017 was about a lot of things. Like every year, it had its highs and its lows, its breakthroughs and its setbacks. Here are a few people's valiant attempts to put into words what this year was all about.
2017 was the ...
Year of screwing with your eyebrows
Year of the Asian food cookbook
Year cryptocurrency joined the global financial system
Year that computers became phones
Year people asked Google "how?"
Year late night grew up, and we did too
The Kardashians' most dramatic and important year ever
Year of beauty— weird, weird beauty
Year that everyone had sex on screen
Year of Stephen King on screen
Year of reckoning in Hollywood
Year of (certain) women's voices
Year of women's anger, onscreen and off
Year of the male apology in film
Year of unexpected delights in gaming
Year of the conversational, explanatory tweetstorm
Year of the red-hot job market
Year of simplifying and strengthening
Year of the billion-dollar disaster
Year to give to charity (if you want a tax break)
Year of kicking Russia in the ass
Year of being completely overwhelmed by Donald Trump