30 Things

The Highs, the Lows, the Lists

In which we continue to be back

Now well into our 30th year of publication (our 30th anniversary will be Sept. 4, 2011), we're building up to that notable anniversary by, among other things, republishing the first year's issues online every two weeks and running a contest to spot vintage ads from some of our original advertisers in each week's paper.

And, after a brief hiatus, we're back with "30 Things": our lists of 30 notable (or laughable or lamentable) takes on the Chronicle's coverage, culture, and commentary from the past three decades. This week, look for "30 Angry Letters," curated by "Postmarks" crypt-keeper Mark Fagan, as well as the all-new "30 Sites That People Turned Into Stages," by initimitable Arts Editor Robert Faires. He was there from the beginning, man.

You can find it all on our website: austinchronicle.com/year30.

The Recap

For those of you who are new to the game, here's a list of the lists we've posted thus far. Try to keep up, OK?:

1) 30 Things People Say When They Visit the Chronicle Offices

2) 30 Terms From Chron-style Volleyball

3) 30 Clooneys

4) 30 Crazy Carole Moments

5) 30 Pages of Back Page Art

6) 30 Personals/Messages/Shots in the Dark

7) 30 Essential Environmental Stories

8) 30 Ideas, Institutions, Musical Genres, etc., the Chronicle Has Declared Dead

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