Some stories to read before the end of the year, about the year:
2015 in Ideas from TED talks.
The New York Times stories of the year 2015 by how much time readers have spent on them.
President Obama's Oval office speech on terrorism.
Rebecca Solnit reports from the Paris climate conference.
How the gun control debate ignores black lives: "Gun control advocates and politicians frequently cite the statistic that more than 30 Americans are murdered with guns every day. What’s rarely mentioned is that roughly 15 of the 30 are black men."
openDemocracy on why it would be a terrible idea to divide Iraq and Syria along ethnic or religious lines.
ISIS is succeeding in provincialising Europe.
Said the Gramophone's songs of the year, Gorilla Vs. Bear's videos of the year.