30 Things

The highs, the lows, the lists

Now well into our 30th year of publication (our 30th anniversary will be Sept. 4, 2011), we're building up to that notable milestone 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.

In addition, we're posting an ongoing feature called "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.

Below is a list of the "30 Things" we've posted so far (yes, we have some catching up to do). This week, look for "30 Things We Thought Were Important at the Time," which seems self-explanatory but will no doubt reflect the sharply honed insight of News Editor Michael King, who stepped up and took that particular bull by the shorthorns.

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

30 Things: The Recap

Here's the story so far:

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

9) 30 Angry Letters

10) 30 Sites Around Austin That Were Transformed Into Stages

11) 30 Band Names

12) 30 Oopses: Errors We Regret

13) 30 'Chronicle' Covers of Note

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