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"...10) MIRÓ QUARTET/ADAM HOLZMAN (AUSTIN CLASSICAL GUITAR SOCIETY) UT professor Holzman not only fit effortlessly into the Miró's chamber groove, but his richly expressive guitar added new colors to the sound of their strings. Honorable Mentions..."
"...10) 'MORNING'S AT SEVEN' (DIFFERENT STAGES) A quirky 1930s family comedy about inter-marital affairs, depression, and out-of-wedlock pregnancy. Directed by Karen Jambon...."
"...1 IN TRANSIT Despite an eleventh-hour oppo campaign, the city's $90 million Proposition 1 transpo bond passed handily – virtually the only good news for local progs on election night. The receding timetable for an urban rail vote – 2010, then 2011, now 2012 – and lingering questions over the city's debt capacity suggest the next campaign will be a bumpier road...."
"...10) TRANSIT-ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT DOESN'T When voters approved commuter rail in 2004, city planners had visions of dense, multiuse projects around the stations transforming Austin's development future. Unfortunately, the line launched just as the economy crashed – enter stations with rows of empty retail spots, while other stations look like native grassland restoration projects...."
"...It's been more than a year and a half since Austin Police Officer Leonardo Quintana shot and killed Nathaniel Sanders II in the parking lot of an East Austin apartment complex – but if the events of 2010 are any indication, the story is far from over...."
"...1) BP'S BLOWOUT Although the Texas coast escaped relatively unscathed, the 2010 summer was blackened by an oil spill that surged through the rest of the Gulf of Mexico. A host of potential lessons – about lax regulation, corporate irresponsibility, global warming, resource conservation, and ecological fragility – might have been learned, but even a federal moratorium on offshore drilling was met with partisan outrage..."
"...10) LOW POWER POPULISM Late in December, Congress enacted the Local Community Radio Act, mandating the Federal Communications Commission to license thousands of new low-power (100-watt, noncommercial) FM stations. Radio activists hailed the long-sought victory for "democratic media." Let's wait and see if it does more than provide new outlets for Alex Jones and his wannabes...."
"...theGlitoris' Top 10 traXXX for November 9:..."
"...10) Ashes, Ashes (UT Department of Theatre & Dance) A fable about the dangers of pollution and forgetting set in a Seussian universe, Eve Tulbert's new play was brought to life with wildly fanciful design work and inventive staging by Dustin Wills. The result: a triumph of imagination and a world like no other onstage this year...."
"...10) Brilliant Traces (The Vestige Group) Cindy Lou Johnson's strange love story, most notable for the performances by Jen Brown and, especially, Andrew Varenhorst. Directed by Susie Gidseg...."
"...10) Salvage Vanguard Theater's commitment to visual art with a gallery and soon-to-be studios..."
"...10) The Alamo reborn The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Downtown closed its location on Colorado and moved, while we all waited with Norman Batesed breath, to the old (and now fully revamped) Ritz, bringing with it not only the usual uncanny cinematic treats conjured by Tim and Karrie League and their film-obsessed friends but live performances like the Dionysium and Master Pancake Theater. If you think of it as an oasis, as a mecca, would you also consider the frat rats along Sixth Street to be insurgents? Hold your fire...."
"...on training wheels. On the eve of her successor's selection, we present our "Top 10 Toby Moments" – from the barefoot, Hippie-hallowed child of lost Austin to today's corporatist city micromanager of Manhattan on the Colorado...."
"...In a year that saw Austin legend Molly Ivins pass away (see "Top 10 State Stories"), there was little cause for celebration in media circles...."
"...Dear Editor, Are you kidding me? 3:10 to Yuma one of the Top 10 movies of the year [“There Will Be Film,” Screens, Jan. 4]? Yeah, I'm starved for a decent Western, too, but try watching that clunker with one-quarter or more of your brain turned on..."
"...10) Soggy Statesman Piddles on Puppy Patios: In February, the AA-S editorial page sputtered that council members "had better things to do, like ... demand that dogs be allowed in certain restaurants" rather than take dictation, we guess, from the city manager's office...."
"...10) Babadook: Our New Patron Saint [image-7-right]..."
"...Nationally and locally, it was a banner year for politics - and the Chronicle's video-blogs City Hall Hustle and Hail to the Hustle were there. We've compiled the Top 10 Hustle moments, so allow us to enumerate our year-end retrospective...."
"...1) 78 CANDIDATES With 10 seats up for grabs (plus mayor), and significantly smaller electorates to woo than in previous Council races, the field crowded quickly with returning contenders, formidable challengers, and, of course, more than a few cranks...."
"...For the droves of newcomers looking for entry to the best art in the city, here are 10 good places to start (in alphabetical order):..."
"...8) STILL DEADLY The Texas record as the killingest state of the union took a hit this year. There were only 10 executions, down from 16 in 2013, leaving the Lone Star State tied with Missouri..."
"...In the battle for queer rights, 2018 wasn’t our best year here in the United States, but that’s not true elsewhere. Here are 10 international victories (in no particular order) to keep the spirit of queer liberation burning bright throughout the year’s end and beyond...."
"...Campus Pride, a nonprofit organization for student leaders and campus groups that works to create a safer college environment for LGBT students, may have given Texas State University 3.5 out of five stars, but in my book, it's worthy of a 10...."
"...10. Hyde Park Bakery and Cafe..."
"...10) Rainwater: It seems so obvious, it's hard to believe no one has done it before. But fresh squeezed cloud juice from Dripping Springs is the first bottled rain water in the country, and it is scrumptious, chlorine free, locally and celestially produced..."
"...10) Good Times Crisis Band, Nine of Clubs (Australian Cattle God) Jim Caligiuri..."
"...Soccer rebuilding? The U.S. Soccer Federation elected the establishment 10;candidate as its new president in February, elevating Vice President Carlos Cordeiro to the top position over a gang of outsider candidates – including Hope Solo...."
"...It's piled generously into a soft white roll with plenty of tartar sauce, and there's nothing like it. It is perfection and, for $8, a bargain, too (1610 S..."
"...Change to an Islamic or Hijri calendar, which is currently in the year 1420; wait for 2000 to roll around again. 5. Stockpile as "collector's items." Wait for the 2100 edition of the Antiques Roadshow. 6..."
"...10) RAW FISH AT NOON Holy barbecued unagi, that lunchtime sushi special at Komé on Airport is exactly what my fresh-craving palate and malnourished wallet need in the middle – or beginning, or end – of a week...."
"...8) Escargot, Le Politique Eating snails seems so exotic for many diners, but when they're smothered with a garlic parsley butter sauce from the 10;new Downtown French brasserie, escargot becomes approachable. And maybe it's just me, but the flaky puff pastries look like tiny chef's hats atop each of the dish's wells...."
"...OK, yes, a latte isn't technically a socially acceptable form of nutritional sustenance, but we bet 10 bucks you've had one for breakfast at least once this week already, so, for the sake of argument, let's say it counts. The ones at Figure 8 come topped with elaborate little foam arabesques in the shape of swans, hearts, or a speech bubble reading LOL, bringing a little ironic distance to your self (selfie?) aware application of the Valencia filter, as you pretend that you're here to "do work," not sneakily check out the cute baristas (heart foam art means they think you're cute too, right?). 6) #Avocadotoast @Cafenoseatx..."
"...10) Why Don't You Play in Hell? Shion Sono returns with a goofy, gory love letter to Japanese genre cinema that's even wilder than Guitar Wolf...."
"...Trying the silver/blanco/plata version (i.e., clear) frees you to taste just the naked agave and the distiller's art, nothing else. These 10 tequilas all make superb margaritas, but to really get an idea of their quality, pour a shot over ice and float a mint leaf or a razor-thin slice of lemon or lime on top..."
"...10) Tortilleria Rio Grande No. 2 serves up some tasteworthy pork, potato, and nopalito gorditos, made from fresh masa that you can see forming the tortillas in front of you; best totopos in town, and excellent barbacoa, puerco guisado verde, and chicharrón...."
"...The world of Scotch has gone crazy over the last decade, with prices reaching sky-high levels. These are all under $100, but I should warn you that real Scotch fanatics don't flinch at spending much, much more..."
"...10. Dead Media..."
"...The last three discs dissemble a cornucopia of studio tracking, which peeks into perfectionist tics and struggles. Harrison's 102nd take of "Not Guilty," with its harpsichord progression bobbing along, didn't make the cut..."
"...7) Paramore, After Laughter 10;(Fueled by Ramen)..."
"...10) Coffee Sergeants, Purple Martin Sanctuary Jim Caligiuri..."
"...10) Mind Spiders, Mind Spiders (Dirtnap) Jim Caligiuri..."
"...10. The Simpsons, Go Simpsonic With the Simpsons (Fox Music/Rhino)..."
"...10) Crack Pipes, Fake Eyelashes (Super Secret) Thomas Fawcett..."
"...8) Crossroads Farm to Truck Sustainability, freshness, and locally sourced foods are essential components of all the dishes at Crossroads. In fact, they're partnered with over 15 local businesses around the Hill Country and all of their meats are 100% Texas-raised..."
"...6) UT Volleyball: This season the UT volleyball team earned their 10th Big 12 championship! The university has become so good at recruiting top talent and coaching them on to be champions that winning seems to come naturally. – R.Z...."
"...10) Attic Ted, Parade Dust Mischief (Pecan Crazy) Jim Caligiuri..."
"...10) Big Thief, Masterpiece (Saddle Creek) Jim Caligiuri (Singer-songwriter)..."
"...On this season of Jester King Theatre, expect a trickling release of their 100% spontaneously fermented beer that has been inoculated with airborne Hill Country yeast and bacteria (the good kind, of course). The massively talented experimental brewery is "using native microflora on a particular night of the year to make a beer that's inextricably linked to a particular place and time, never to be reproduced again." 2016 will be the first time that Jester King will brew, blend, and bottle this untamable beer..."
"...3) "I believe the decision is an injustice of grave proportions."– Travis County Democratic Party Chair Vincent Harding, on the federal court 10;decision to drop charges against former 10;APD Detective Charles Kleinert in the fatal shooting of Larry Jackson Jr. (Nov..."