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Top 10 Rick Perry Campaign Misfires
... Oops
News Story  January 6, 2012, by Richard Whittaker
"...2) Double Dippin' Just as he was launching a slash-and-burn budget that laid off thousands of state employees, Perry claimed his state pension while still pulling in his salary as governor and living in a $10,000-a-month rented mansion...."

Glitoris' Top 10 Songs for the Week of October 11
Gorillaz and N.E.R.D. populate this week's Glit List
DAILY Qmmunity  October 12, 2010, by The Glitoris
"...N.E.R.D.'s fourth studio album, entitled, Nothing, has a November 2 release date. Both acts play the Frank Erwin Center, October 22, 2010...."

City Hall Hustle: Top 10 City Council Stories
News Column  January 2, 2009, by Wells Dunbar
"...10) In the Dumper Refuse generated festering council heat, as Solid Waste Services kept putting its worst foot forward. The expandable BFI landfill, the uncertain switch to single-stream recycling, the proposal (and abandonment) of new residential rate tiers during the budget, and city abandonment of plans to build its own recycling center – after sinking more than a million dollars into the project..."

Top 10 State Stories
News Story  January 2, 2009, by Lee Nichols and Richard Whittaker
"...3) Your Other Gerrymander Is Just Fine "The monster that was created to produce the result that has occurred tonight has in fact produced the result that occurred tonight," said Democrat Larry Joe Doherty, after pouring $1.2 million – including $100,000 of his own – into the Tom DeLay-gerrymandered CD 10 and still losing to incumbent Michael McCaul. The Texas GOP actually regained a delegate and nearly took out Waco's Chet Edwards...."

Top 10 Movies of 2016
The Chronicle film staff's overall winners of the year
Screens Story  December 29, 2016, by Josh Kupecki
"...It might have not been a great year for other things, but it was a stellar year for movies. We've made these lists, and now we move on, inexorably but optimistically, to the future. The Austin Chronicle's Top 10 Films of 2016..."

Top 10 Creative Things I Lucked Into in 2014
In 2014, reality and fantasy battled it out in theatre and art that was equally exquisite and unnerving
Arts Story  December 31, 2014, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...Top 10 creative things I lucked into in 2014..."

Top 10 Theatre Duos & Trios of 2014
Remembering a year in theatre in which performers distinguished themselves in twos and threes
Arts Story  December 31, 2014, by Adam Roberts
"...Top 10 Theatre Duos and Trios of 2014..."

Top 10 Kicky Linkups in 2014
This year, dance was all about the partnering – some of it unusual, all of it captivating
Arts Story  December 31, 2014, by Jonelle Seitz
"...Top 10 Kicky Linkups in 2014..."

Top 10 Things to Happen to Classical Music in 2014
The year saw Austin go big in classical with big-name artists and competitions coming to town, and big crowds, too
Arts Story  December 31, 2014, by Natalie Zeldin
"...Top 10 Things to Happen to Classical Music in 2014..."

Top 10 Games of 2013
From beautiful narratives to simple joy, these games have much to offer
Screens Story  January 3, 2014, by James Renovitch
"...6) Candy Box (aniwey) This year's Frog Fractions (see last year's gaming Top 10) looks like a free game that's a commentary on the banality of free games, but in reality it was the gift that kept on giving ... candies...."

Top 10 Criminal Justice Stories
Death and drugs dominated the year for Austin police
News Story  January 4, 2013, by Jordan Smith
"...10) Yogurt Shop Case Still Needs Review The city's Public Safety Com­mis­sion in June passed a resolution recommending that Council fund the independent review of selected cold cases, beginning with the 1991 yogurt shop murders. The resolution was prompted by PSC member Kim Rossmo's concern that tunnel vision has infected the APD's investigation – a concern brought into stark relief when retired APD investigator Paul Johnson took the mic at the PSC's May meeting to excoriate Rossmo for suggesting the APD's investigation might have been flawed...."

Top 10 From Visual Art in 2012
In an exceptional year for seeing art, deconstructed graphics, technosculpture, and detailed drawings stood out
Arts Story  January 4, 2013, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...As a regular arts reviewer for the Chronicle, I saw a lot of exhibitions, peered into quite a few studios, and ranged across the city to do this. We could just reprint all the reviews I wrote, but that would be even farther from the "Top 10" format than this is – and even that wouldn't hide how I've yet to visit the much-buzzed-about Wardenclyffe Gallery and haven't been back to Co-Lab's powerhouse of art since Jamie Panzer's sizzling Bullshit Detector in February..."

Top 10 Theatrical Wonders of 2011
Remembering a theatrical year with superheroes, The Tempest, and a mash-up of the two
Arts Story  January 6, 2012, by Robert Faires
"...3) CONFIDENCE MEN: IMPROVISED DAVID MAMET 
(Out of Bounds Comedy Festival) Holy Bard of fuckin' Avon, Batman! The C Men's testosterone-fueled spin on Super Friends had more laughs, surprises, and dramatic cohesion than many scripted plays, proving these all-stars possess powers and abilities far beyond those of mortal improvisers...."

A Steady Rise to the Top 10
UT men's basketball reach No. 7
DAILY Sports  January 28, 2011, by Russ Espinoza
"...Twelve weeks – and rankings of No. 20, 19, 25, 22, 18, 13, 12, and 10 – later, Texas (17-3, 5-0 Big 12) lays in wait behind only Ohio State, Pittsburgh, Duke, San Diego State, UConn, and a shell-shocked Kansas Jayhawk team that UT manhandled in the second half of Saturday’s watershed 74-63 triumph at Allen Fieldhouse – where they had never won before...."

Top 10 Favorite Arts-Related, Ah, Things From the Past 12 Months
A surfeit of visual-arts splendors and transcendent theatre elevate 2010
Arts Story  January 7, 2011, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...10) ????? And then there was ... ah, shit ....."

Top 10 Election Stories
Republicans hit the lottery
News Story  January 7, 2011, by Michael King, Lee Nichols and Richard Whittaker
"...They spent the rest of the decade clawing back, finally getting within two seats of the majority in 2008. The 2010 Obama backlash dropped the donkeys to a mind-numbing 49 and gave rise to a slogan: Sisyphus for state rep!..."

Top 10 Joints
The year in drugs
News Story  January 7, 2011, by Jordan Smith
"...1) DON'T BOGART THAT JOINT The National Institute on Drug Abuse announced in December that teen use of marijuana increased in 2010. Federal drug warriors blame it on the spread of medical marijuana and campaigns to legalize and tax pot; the natural ebb and flow of drug popularity seems far more likely...."

Top 10 Dance and Classical Music Wonders of 2007
Chronicle Arts Editor Robert Faires recaps 2007 in dance and classical music
Arts Story  January 4, 2008, by Robert Faires
"...10) Flash Dance (Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance Company)/Dolly Would (Getalong Gang Performance Group)/Night of Spank Dance Company (Hot September Flurries) In an exceptionally fine year for Austin's independent choreographers and smaller dance companies, these three shows – a program of 30 dances in 60 minutes, a giddy tribute to the music and philosophy (!) of Dolly Parton, and a sly look at group dynamics among a few identically dressed women – proved especially well how inventive and playful local dance makers are and how exhilarating they make it to watch...."

Gay Place's Top 10 Queer Doin's 2007
All the doors that opened from the closet to the men's room
Features Story  January 4, 2008, by Kate Getty and Kate X Messer
"...6) Not all closets explode as loud and proud as Ellen's on-air declaration (10 years ago, can you believe it?!), but this year, some pleasant fuses were lit, as well as some no-duhs. Jodie Foster, thank you..."

Top 10 U.S. Cities for Bicycle Theft
News Story  November 26, 1999
"...Top 10 U.S. Cities for Bicycle Theft Lock manufacturer Kryptonite bases its Top 10 report on police reports and claims from customers wanting to cash in on lock guarantees..."

Austin Top 10
One hundred individual LP choices
Music Story  January 3, 2014
"...10) The Carrots, New Romance (Elefant) Jim Caligiuri..."

Top 10 Festival Films You Haven't Seen Yet
From charming zombies to pompous actors, 10 films to seek in 2019
DAILY Screens  January 11, 2019, by Richard Whittaker
"...Odds you'll get to see it: Still in the middle of its festival run, this delightful stage romp is still looking for a kind studio to give it a home. 10) Also Starring Austin..."

Top 10 City Council Stories
News Story  December 31, 2015, by Michael King
"...The new 10-1 City Council got a year of governance under its belt – with a slow start but more effectiveness over time – and began to reflect a greater range of public priorities. 2) Selling Short..."

Top 10 City Council Stories
Bill Spelman's cancer scare, Austin Pets Alive!'s takeover at Town Lake, and more
News Story  January 4, 2013, by Michael King
"...1) Districts! After seven tries over many years – and a bitter campaign between competing versions – Austin voters finally decided it's time to end the at-large Council system and elect 10 members from actual districts. Now the real fun begins – drawing-and-quartering followed by a whole new wave of 2014 campaigns...."

Top 10 Quotes of the Week
Notable quotables of 2012
News Story  January 4, 2013
"...5) "This is not the military. This is
public education."..."

Top 10 Environmental Stories
Drought, wildfires, and more WTP4
News Story  January 6, 2012, by Amy Smith
"...2) Rolling on Coal Enviros and 
public health advocates celebrated 
the Environmental Protection Agency's new safeguards to limit mercury pollution from coal-fired power plants. Gov..."

Top 10 Gifts From 2010 (In Random Order)
Savoring 2010's immaculate acting, arresting beauty, and over-the-top comedy
Arts Story  January 7, 2011, by Avimaan Syam
"...9) JOEY HOOD AS 'THE ATHEIST' 
(HYDE PARK THEATRE) A great actor 
crafting an engrossing story – can't ask for more than that...."

Top 10 Disturbing Luv Doc Online Illustrations for 2018
Columns  December 27, 2018, by The Luv Doc
"...It's been a big year for Luv Doc art. Below are my choices for the Top 10 most disturbing Luv Doc illustrations of 2018 ranked from least disturbing (10) to most disturbing (1)..."

Top 10 Constant Cravings: Bites
These dreamy dishes are in constant rotation
Food Story  December 27, 2018, by Jessi Cape
"...5) EASY TIGER This Top 10 feature is quickly becoming the Easy Tiger show, but honestly, it's important that everyone knows that there's really no other bread you should be making a grilled cheese sandwich with than their sourdough...."

Top 10 Festival Films of 2017 You Haven't Seen Yet
From zombie musicals to political scandals, a bumper year
DAILY Screens  January 1, 2018, by Richard Whittaker
"...10) Curvature..."

Top 10 Environmental Stories
We've only got one planet
News Story  December 29, 2016, by Michael King
"...8) Long-Distance Code The seemingly endless task of revising and simplifying Aus­tin's land-use ordinances – aka "CodeNEXT" – continues to simmer, with a draft promised for January but at least another year of inch-by-inch public debate. Anticipate a 2017 Top 10...."

Top 10 (+1) Major Shifts in Austin Visual Arts in 2014
In the visual arts, 2014 was marked by transition: for galleries, curators, and critics
Arts Story  December 31, 2014, by Seth Orion Schwaiger
"...Top 10 (+ 1) major shifts in Austin visual arts in 2014..."

Top 10 Queer Grrrls of 2013
Here's Sarah Marloff's list of top queer ladies making history in 2013
DAILY Qmmunity  January 7, 2014, by Sarah Marloff
"...TOP 10 QUEER GRRRLS OF 2013..."

Top 10 (Almost) Local Beers
Food Story  January 3, 2014, by Anna Toon
"...It isn't easy to choose just 10 local beers. From old-timer Live Oak to newbies such as Hops & Grain, Austin churns out an exemplary selection of craft brews..."

Top 10 Environmental Stories
The state dealt with a drought as the city took on some prickly issues
News Story  January 3, 2014, by Amy Smith
"...10) Solution Springs Forth Years of debate over city improvement plans for the no-frills south side of Barton Springs Pool finally ended in a compromise agreement between warring factions of regular, longtime Springs swimmers...."

Top 10 Criminal Justice Stories
Freedom for the Kellers and Rosemary Lehmberg's wild ride
News Story  January 3, 2014, by Jordan Smith
"...3) Anderson Pleads Guilty More than a quarter century after he helped send Michael Morton to prison for the murder of his wife Christine – a murder Morton did not commit – former WilCo prosecutor-turned-district-judge Ken Anderson pleaded guilty to withholding evidence from Morton's defense, was sentenced to 10 days in jail, and was stripped of his law license...."

Top 10 Blogs of the Year
Ricky Williams, CenTex barbecue, ACL vs. FFF, and more
DAILY News  January 9, 2013, by Mark Fagan
"...Here are 10 blogs that resonated with our readers in 2012. We hope you enjoy the look back and please add us to your daily online routine..."

Top 10 Environmental Stories
Save Our Springs' anniversary, Al Armendariz's move, and the bag ban
News Story  January 4, 2013, by Amy Smith
"...6) Bag the Bags Council passed a ban on single-use plastic and paper bags, with the new ordinance set to take effect in March. Recycled paper bags can be used, as well as other bags durable enough for 100 uses...."

Top 10 Quotes of the Week
There were many memorable quotes, but we whittled the list down to 10
News Story  January 6, 2012
"...1) "Texas is going to shrink government until it fits into a woman's uterus." – Sen. Leticia Van de Putte, D-San Antonio, commenting on the sonogram bill
 by parodying Grover Norquist's promise to shrink government down to a size he can drown in a bathtub (Feb..."

Top 10 Criminal Justice Stories
The unsteady hand of Texas justice
News Story  January 6, 2012, by Jordan Smith
"...6) He Had a Point After decades of replacing punctured tires, Hyde Park residents saw the arrest and prosecution of longtime neighborhood tire-slasher Tommy Kelley. The 56-year-old homeless man represented himself at trial and was sentenced to 10 years in prison, with more cases to come...."

Top 10 Joints
Put that in your pipe and smoke it
News Story  January 6, 2012, by Jordan Smith
"...1) Unhappy Birthday 2011 marked the big 4-0 for the drug war, officially begun under President Richard Nixon on 
June 17, 1971. How big it's grown! Unfortunately, like too many 40-year-olds, time has not granted this overgrown baby much wisdom...."

Top 10 Instances in 2010 in Which I Hit My Word Count
Toasting 2010's most memorable performances, set designs, and directors
Arts Story  January 7, 2011, by Elizabeth Cobbe
"...3) KIM ADAMS AS JAINA IN 'THE VIRGIN W/ 10,000 ARROWS' (DEBUTANTES & VAGABONDS)..."

Top 10 'It's Alive!' Moments in Dance, of Those Events I Happened To See in 2010
Recalling the times in 2010 when contemporary dance and ballet showed a pulse
Arts Story  January 7, 2011, by Jonelle Seitz
"...In 2010, both ballet and contemporary dance were proclaimed flatliners by prominent dance critics. Those critics make solid points, but I did witness several dance moments and events indicating a pulse...."

Glitoris' Top 10 Songs for the Week of Oct. 18
Kanye and Rihanna, Ladytron and Mason, La Glit tops 'em off
DAILY Qmmunity  October 19, 2010, by The Glitoris
"...Top 10 Songs for the Week of Tuezgay October 19, 2010...."

Top 10 Films of 1999
Screens Story  January 7, 2000
"...Top 10 Films of 1999..."

Top 10 Pickathon Highlights
Celebrating 15 years of Portland, Oregon’s woodland festival
DAILY Music  August 7, 2013, by Austin Powell
"...Of course, it’s the music above all else that makes Pickathon a worthy annual retreat. Here are my Top 10 highlights from the weekend...."

Top 10 State Stories
Rick Perry's embarrassments, education's funding battles, and more
News Story  January 4, 2013, by the News Staff
"...10) Hotter and Drier The continuing drought and soaring temperatures leave Texas in a record drought. Daily water inflow into the Highland Lakes may be up from 2012, but are still a fraction of annual averages, and the Lower Colorado River Authority is already fighting with Valley rice farmers over water rights for next year...."

Top 10 City Council Stories
Dais and months
News Story  January 6, 2012, by Wells Dunbar
"...10) Best-Laid Plans The Downtown Austin Plan was adopted at long last, amid simmering questions over density in the urban core, redevelopment in the Warehouse District, and the future of the Red River music scene. The Imagine Austin Comprehensive Plan keeps working – along with a last-minute scrub dumped upon the beleaguered Planning Commission...."

Top 10 Education Stories
Edukayshun 'r' us
News Story  January 6, 2012, by Richard Whittaker
"...10) Valero Devalued As school districts bled, petrochemical giant Valero tried to add insult to injury by asking the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to reinterpret its rules and create a massive tax break pillaged straight from school coffers. Even the TCEQ could not swallow that bitter a pill and ultimately rejected Valero's request...."

TOP 10 Theatrical Wonders of 2010
A theatre year with a tipsy crew, a zoo, a shrew, and lots of cross-dressing
Arts Story  January 7, 2011, by Robert Faires
"...10) 'BIOGRAPHY OF PHYSICAL SENSATION' (RUBBER REPERTORY) A theatrical experiment that reduced one woman's life to components of sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch, and in transferring them to an audience, expanded it into a something surprisingly communal, rich in connections and shared humanity. Honorable Mentions..."

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