Year in Review: 2014

As we celebrate the New Year, it is good to reflect on all the great articles Expedictionary brought to you. Here are the most popular posts published in the past year (excluding reposts from other publications):


5. Best Books Read in 2014: Nonfiction

Coming in at number five is my list of favorite books read in the past year. Check it out if you are looking for some good nonfiction reads, particularly on urban planning.


4. The Man with No Name: Ranking the Sergio Leone Spaghetti Westerns

The fourth most-popular post was my ranking of Sergio Leone’s spaghetti Western films, including the “Dollars Trilogy” featuring Clint Eastwood as the “Man with No Name.”


3. Quote of the Fortnight: F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby

The most popular “Quote of the Fortnight” of the year, this quote featured part of the conclusion of The Great Gatsby, always a favorite.


2. Fear is the Mind Killer: Ranking the Dune Novels

The most popular post in the “Ranking” series, this post considered Frank Herbert’s six entries in the Dune series, ultimately deciding which ones were the best of the best.


1. Film Cities: Spike Jonze’s Her and Los Angeles as Radiant City

The most popular post by far, the second entry in the “Film Cities” series considered the Joaquin Phoenix film Her and its interpretation of a future Los Angeles, a vision that resonates with Le Corbusier’s conception of the Radiant City.


Stay tuned for Expedictionary: 2015! It’s going to be a great year!

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