Best-of-the-year lists are a staple feature of magazines and newspapers come December, but can make pretty grim reading—with backs predictably slapped all round, and the odd gem crowded out by big names. So this year, following on from the success of our 2006 “books of the year” feature, we invited over 50 Prospect writers to contribute their nominations for the most overrated and underrated cultural events of 2007 (interpreting “events” as loosely as they liked). A selection of responses are published in the print edition, but you can now read the complete results online here.
We’d love to know what you think about our poll. And, by way of a festive entertainment for all of our online readers over the Christmas period, we’d also love to receive your nominations for your own overrated and underrated cultural events of 2007. Simply unleash your sentiments in the comments below—and we hope to publish a selection of the best responses in our first issue of the new year.