• Practical SVG
    Practical SVG by Chris Coyier

    A great introduction to the different SVG features, best practices, and how to implement them

  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 by James Gunn

    Though not quite as good as the original, Vol. 2 was still a complete blast.

  • Hidden Figures
    Hidden Figures by Theodore Melfi

    A great story that was uplifting, challenging, and eye-opening all at the same time.

  • Responsive Design: Patterns & Principles
    Responsive Design: Patterns & Principles by Ethan Marcotte

    A fantastic overview of common responsive patterns and principles written in Ethan's charming voice.

  • Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
    Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, & John Tiffany

    I was torn on reading this at first, but I thoroughly enjoyed the story. I only wish it had been a novelization.

  • The Fifth Season
    The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin

    I really enjoyed the unique world in this story, and how it all came together. I can't wait to read the next book.

  • Hamilton
    Hamilton by Lin-Manuel Miranda

    The music from Hamilton is brilliant, varied, and gets stuck in my head for days on end. I am fully in love with it.

  • Beauty and the Beast (2017)
    Beauty and the Beast (2017) by Bill Condon

    This was a beautifully crafted live-action remake that was true to the original and enjoyable on its own.

  • Doctor Strange
    Doctor Strange by Scott Derrickson

    Apart from disliking Benedict Cumberbatch with an American accent, I enjoyed the story immensely.

  • Logan
    Logan by James Mangold

    The grittiest, most realistic, and most brutal superhero movie I've seen. Intense, poignant, and a great final film.

  • The Lives of Tao
    The Lives of Tao by Wesley Chu

    An easy read with a fun concept. A bit predictable, but entertaining in spite of it.

  • Trevor Noah: Afraid of the Dark
    Trevor Noah: Afraid of the Dark by Trevor Noah

    I've been enjoying Trevor Noah on the Daily Show, but hadn't seen his standup before. I was happily impressed!

  • LEGO Batman
    LEGO Batman by Chris McKay

    LEGO Batman had a good mix of humor, action, and heart.

  • Seveneves
    Seveneves by Neal Stephenson

    I really loved the first two thirds. I wish the last third had been a separate follow-up book (or series).

  • X-Men: Apocalypse
    X-Men: Apocalypse by Bryan Singer

    I've mostly enjoyed the X-Men reboot with the younger cast, but this one felt a bit forced.

  • Suicide Squad
    Suicide Squad by David Ayer

    Not as terrible as I feared after Batman v Superman, but DC is not playing at the same level as Marvel.

  • Kubo and the Two Strings
    Kubo and the Two Strings by Travis Knight

    Wow. Every scene was a masterpiece, with a fantastic story, great characters, and beautiful cinematography.

  • Jim Gaffigan: Cinco
    Jim Gaffigan: Cinco by Jim Gaffigan

    One of my favorite comedians, Gaffigan makes just about everything funny without stooping to crass language.

  • Hamilton's America
    Hamilton's America by Alex Horwitz

    A fantastic documentary that profiles both the creators of the musical Hamilton and Hamilton himself. It was inspiring!

  • The Magnificent Seven
    The Magnificent Seven by Antoine Fuqua

    Great story, great cast, and an exciting western. Makes me want to watch the original.

  • Looper
    Looper by Rian Johnson

    This was a really great time-travel story. It was logical and well-written.

  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
    Rogue One: A Star Wars Story by Gareth Edwards

    Even knowing the outcome, Rogue One was gripping and entertaining. A sprinkle of humor helped ease the dark story.

  • Warcraft
    Warcraft by Duncan Jones

    Critics be damned. As a retired World of Warcraft player, this movie brought a smile to my face.

  • Firewatch
    Firewatch by Campo Santo

    One of the most beautifully rendered games I've played and a satisfying story to boot.

  • Bastion
    Bastion by Supergiant Games

    A super fun indie game with a great story, amazing music, and great play style.

  • Neverwhere
    Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

    I "discovered" Neil Gaiman with this book over a decade ago and decided to revisit. It's still amazing!

  • Bad Moms
    Bad Moms by Jon Lucas & Scott Moore

    Funny, sweet, heartfelt look at how much pressure moms are under these days from some seriously funny women.

  • The Crown
    The Crown by Peter Morgan

    I really loved this look at the beginning of Queen Elizabeth II's reign, and can't wait for the next season to begin.

  • Central Intelligence
    Central Intelligence by Rawson Marshall Thurber

    Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart are a pretty entertaining comedy duo. Throw in a few good cameos and this was a fun movie.

  • Design for Real Life
    Design for Real Life by Eric Meyer & Sara Wachter-Boettcher

    Great look at rethinking the design process to focus on stress cases, inclusiveness, and building for crisis

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