As of today, we’ve posted 1,250 stories on SharpMagazine.com in 2016. That body of work encompasses hard-hitting investigative journalism and three-word joke blog posts, beautifully rendered fashion shoots and aggressively stupid animal videos, swings and misses and everything in between. Like all parents, we love some of our children more than others. These are our favourite stories of the year.
“There Were Explosions Everywhere”: 14 Tales of Courage from the Fort McMurray Wildfires
When My Sister-in-Law Died of Brain Cancer, Gord Downie Gave Me Courage
Opiate for the Masses: How Fentanyl Nearly Killed My Best Friend
The Outsiders: How an Upstart Gang Brought Drugs, Violence and Organized Crime to the Yukon
Take a Look Inside Habitat 67’s Newly Renovated Penthouse Apartment
These Natural Leather Boots Might Actually Make You Too Cool For Your Own Good
Get to Your Cottage in Record Time in This Amphibious Folding Plane
The 80 Best Street Style Looks from Pitti Uomo 89
We Found the Toronto Dream Home You’ll Never Want to Leave
North of Winnipeg, 75,000 Snakes Just Woke Up and Started Going to Town on Each Other
Stories Only We Loved
Why Unbearable Heat Makes Me Feel Alive
Thanksgiving Dinner, Ranked
This Mitch Marner Play Just Defibrillated Leafs Nation’s Cold, Dead Heart
Word to Your Mother: The 16 Best Hip-Hop Odes to Moms
Let’s Count All the Christopher Nolan-esque Moments in the ‘Doctor Strange’ Trailer
It’s Friday. Enjoy This Live-Streaming Walrus Cam.
An Open Letter to ‘Collateral Beauty,’ the Best Bad Movie of 2016
How Many Russian Construction Workers Can You Fit Into This Boxy, Old Sedan?
The Olympics Are Hard. This Video of the Filipino Dive Team Scoring 0.0 Is Proof.
Y’all Should Google Festivus Today
What’s More Surprising: That Norway Has a King, or That He’s Living on a Boat in Toronto?
What Were We Thinking?
A Seattle Man Has Been Stuck in a Tree for 24 Hours, and the Internet Is Freaking Out
Here Are a Bunch of Hip-Hop Songs Remixed With the ‘Thomas and Friends’ Theme Song
Is Puffiness the Reason Tom Berenger Can’t Get Work?
This Old Lady Celebrated a Flyers Hat Trick by Throwing Her Leopard-Print Bra on the Ice
Famous People We Liked
Man, That Henry Cavill Sure is Super
The Rise and Rise of Emily Van Camp
The Second Second Coming of Matthew McConaughey
Key & Peele Talk Race, Masculinity and Their New Movie Keanu
Jessi Cruickshank Has Got ‘The Goods’
Sole Survivors: We Took a Tour of BC’s Most Famous Boot Factory
You Need to Buy a Band Collar Shirt Before Frank in Accounting Gets One
Rogue One‘s Alan Tudyk Is the Life of the Party
We Went Suit Shopping with Sportsnet’s Gregg Zaun
Cage Match: Mike Colter Is a Hero For Our Times
The Best of the Rest
The Passion of the DMX
Sorry, New York Times, Canada’s Always Been Cool
Rob Ford is Throwing Shade at Literally Everyone on Twitter Right Now
Think Tank: How Flotation Therapy Completely Recharged My Brain
9 Thoughts I Had While Listening to Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’s New 9-Minute Single “White Privilege II”
Ben Affleck vs. Matt Damon: Who’s Had the Better Career?