The best magazine essays of 2012


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Merry Christmas from the Independent Voices team.

You'll have noticed over the past few months that we are major fans of New York Times columnist David Brooks.

Well, every Christmas, he collates a selection of his favourite magazine essays from the year just gone. And this year, in a ceremony called the Sidney Awards - named for the Sidney Hillman Foundation - he pulls out some corkers. Our own top marks probably go to New Yorker Editor David Remnick's brilliant profile of Bruce Springsteen.

Have a read of Brooks' selection at the link below. He gets it about right. But what have you read this year that he might have missed?