Best of 2002

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You may not be enlightened by the list, but you’ll have at least three opportunities to evaluate Christina Aguilera in yellow chaps and underwear.

After contributing to the E! lists, you’ll probably feel a little slower, so visit and check out an article by AlterNet staffers titled 2002: The Good, The Bad, The Worst.

While the article focuses on the U.S., it’s a well-organized and thought-provoking look at the year gone by, and the issues that may affect all of us.

Every year Project Censored puts together a list of the top-25 censored news stories of the year. These are the stories that are either missed, not reported, downplayed, or only published in part because of the agendas of government and corporations.

At the top of the 2001 list is the story of the World Bank and various multinational corporations attempting to privatize and sell water.

Project Censored is still accepting submissions for the 2002 stories. The judges will narrow the list from more than 1,000 submission, beefing up the list with selected stories from a more than 700 alternative publications. /

MacLean’s Magazine took an interesting approach to the year-end list. Rather than presenting lists based on box-office sales or the subjective opinions of various editors, they are running a 2002 wrap-up based on a series of polls on hot Canadian topics, such as the Kyoto Accord, Canada-U.S. relations, the war on terror, health care, the Liberal leadership, the decriminalization of marijuana, gay marriage, sex and attitudes towards Native Canadians.

While some of the polls are unique to this year, others can be compared to previous polls and show trends in the Canadian public., a repository for the CanWest Global Communications media empire, goes a little further with the polls by analyzing the information. They have also put together a review of the Year In Pictures.

The editors of PC World have put together a list of the top 100 tech products, hardware and software in more than 20 categories. While the technology is moving fast, this list will still be relevant six months from now because the public at large tends to be a few years behind the technology anyway, buying when the prices for new technologies drop.

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