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Favorites of the Decade


Here are a few of my favorite albums, shows, movies, and events—both personal and public—from the last decade. I’m surely missing a lot, but everything I’ve listed below certainly had an impact on shaping the last decade of my life. And while I think it’s important to acknowledge the many bad, strange, and horrifying things that happened (or were made) between 2010 and 2020, I’d rather celebrate the positive. What are some of your favorites from the past 10 years?

I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson (2019)

When marriage equality passed in the U.S.!

Days – Real Estate (2011)

20th Century Women (2016)

Making it through college and having some of the most fun and exciting experiences of my life. I cherish that time with my friends (and the lack of responsibilities) dearly.

Moonlight (2016)

Every Beach House album.

My time with Hayley—a quirky and loyal rescue dog who I was lucky to have in my life for a number of years.

They Came Together (2014)

The Tree of Life (2011)

Attending the 2016 Cannes Film Festival and exploring the south of France and northern Italy. And at times I was traveling solo, which opened my eyes to how independent and self-reliant I can be.

Fleabag (2016, 2019)

LIVE.LOVE.A$AP – A$AP Rocky (2011)

Echo in the Canyon (2019)

Moving to Los Angeles in 2015.

Difficult People (2015 – 2017)

Roma (2018)

Basement Seance – Dirty Art Club (2017)

Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp (2015) and 10 Years Later (2017)

Lady Bird (2017)

Making it through graduate school and all of the cool opportunities I had there.

Having the first woman ever become the democratic nominee for president—no matter how terribly that turned out.

To Pimp a Butterfly – Kendrick Lamar (2015)

Attending the Los Angeles premiere of Amy (2015)

The Place Beyond the Pines (2012)

Big Mouth (2017 – 2019)

Going to the first LA Women’s March after the election, along with over 750K hopeful, angry, and like-minded folks.

Contra – Vampire Weekend (2010)

Spending the entire decade with David, who I’m now married to.

Birdman (2014)

Seeing Paul Simon at the Hollywood Bowl.

Calico Review – Allah-Las (2016)

Youth (2015)

Cosmogramma – Flying Lotus (2010)

When my sister found two little strays roaming the streets of Tucson and no one claimed them. Now they’re our little buddies and I love them so much ❤

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