Today at Flavorpill, we looked at photos from the set of Christmas classic, It’s a Wonderful Life. We talked about a few things everyone will be happy to leave behind in 2012. We reviewed the history of book digitization. We looked back on the year in architecture. We remembered a few Saturday Night Live sketches that should have been movies. We collected more recommends for our Doomsday entertainment checklist. We told scary stories with scary story dog. We learned why hip-hop belongs in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. We listened to a Victoria’s Secret model break down privilege and physical insecurity in a TED talk. We appreciated Netflix’s addition of every fake television show and movie mentioned in Arrested Development to Instant Watch. We enjoyed this portrait of J.G. Ballard from 1986. And finally, we read David Bowie’s first American fan letter and talked about his evolving views of the US. “I hope one day to get to America,” a 20-year-old Bowie wrote.