The Best of Two Thousand Sixteen


  1. Best album of 2016: David Bowie, Blackstar
    1. Also really good albums by Radiohead, Anohni, Car Seat Headrest, Sturgill Simpson, Starflyer 59, Living Hour…and others…
  2. Best film of 2016? I can’t say. Instead I’ll just list my favourite films that I watched for the first time in 2016.
    1. The Look of Silence (2014) – Joshua Oppenheimer
    2. The Lobster (2015) – Yorgos Lanthimos
    3. Crime Wave (1985) -John Paizs
    4. Dheepan (2015) – Jacques Audiard
    5. Lady Snowblood (1973) – Toshiya Fujita
  3. Most read posts on
    1. There’s Something Rotten in the State of Curling – I don’t often write on curling…actually this is the first time ever, but I have a few opinions.
    2. The Author (of the Daily Bonnet) is Dead – Examining Roland Barthes.
    3. Donald Trump is Right – Not really, but it’s a catchy title, right?
    4. Sugar Man: Found – I explore the magnificent documentary about Rodriguez, Searching for Sugar Man.
    5. Travis Bickle as President of the United States – the psychology of the recent US election..with reference to the classic Martin Scorsese movie.
  4. The most read articles on the Daily Bonnet can be found here.
  5. “Pie Charts.” A short story about trying to be a writer in a Mennonite town for Potluck Magazine.
  6. Favourite books I read this year: In Search of Utopia by EK Francis, Development as Freedom by Amartya Sen, The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  7. A few interviews I did about the Daily Bonnet (in no particular order)
    1. The Canadian Mennonite 
    2. Mennonite World Review
    3. Winnipeg Free Press
    4. Pembina Valley Online
    5. Wittenberg Radio
    6. The Carillon (this article was print only)
  8. Other friends of the Daily Bonnet you should check out. I consider them friends anyway (no particular order and obviously not a comprehensive list.)
    1. Mix 96.7, Country 107.7, AM1250 – listen for me each Monday morning.
    2. Marginal Mennonite Society
    3. That Mennonite Joke
    4. The Drunken Mennonite 
    5. Mennonite Heritage Village – I love visiting this place!
    6. Jackson Friesen (thanks for the logo!)
    7. Katherine the 19th is a fun Mennonite youtuber!

1 Comment

  1. andrewjbergman (Post author)

    Yes, brief quotes (rather than full articles) with credit and sources is fine.


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