Top 10 Most-Viewed Stories on AustinChronicle.com
Notes on our virtual relationships
A list of the Top 10 stories people looked at, maybe even read, on our website is by nature reductive – it captures only a smidge of the Chronicle’s online life. We’ve had our share of social media roundabouts and ram, and what we know are some of our most popular features – our “Best of Austin” issue, photo galleries from festivals – aren’t necessarily reflected here.
Still, it’s a meaningful list, as lists go. The fact that nine of the 10 are News stories, most of them features, indicates that our readership is conscientious, serious, and plugged in to politics on every level (also that you like to read about drugs). You’ll find more of our cyber-Top 10s below. Feel free to Tweet about them.
News feature, June 24: Jordan Smith delves into APD's attitude arrests.
Screens feature, Feb. 11: In the only non-News story to make the list, Marc Savlov interviews filmmaker Mitch Schultz about the drug DMT, the film Schultz made about it, and the "remix." "Altered states? Ken Russell has nothing on this stuff," writes Savlov.
News column, Oct. 7: We're beginning to discern a theme here, with Jordan Smith's interview with Raskin on his book about the pot economy.
News feature, Sept. 16: It doesn't get any more controversial than death and the Texas governor. Jordan Smith tells the frightening story of how Perry's body count came to be.
News column, Aug. 26: What's almost as fascinating as death? Oh, right, sex. With rumors and full-page ads "investigating" the guv's possible peccadilloes, Michael King weighed in on actual, documented destructive behavior Perry has wrought on the state populace.
News feature, June 17: Nora Ankrum lays out the complex controversies around water conservation and Water Treatment Plant No. 4 in a clear and engaging way, providing insight into one of the many issues Austinites are passionate about.
News feature, July 8: Lee Nichols' moving and incisive story examined the ways in which Capital Metro has fallen short – way short – in providing public transportation for people with disabilities.
News feature, Oct. 14: Striking photos by John Anderson, Sandy Carson, and Jana Birchum documented Occupy Austin's liftoff, with much more to come.
News feature, April 8: What's almost as controversial as sex and death? Oh, right: urban rail. Lee Nichols finds out why.
News feature, Oct. 28: Jordan Smith rips into Perry's ridiculous abstinence stance and some of its tragic repercussions.