News Top Tens
The best of 2006's news and politics
Fewer and better-educated members could improve efficiency of transportation planning group, report says
BY KIMBERLY REEVES
Craddick fighting for his political life
BY AMY SMITH
Our "Made in China" Christmas; and Left-Wing Penguins and Devilish Tofu
BY JIM HIGHTOWER
What a Year Tastes Like
The palate pundits offer up their favorites
The album, dead? Define dead.
BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ
Ringing in 2007 with a brawl, a new club, Top 10s, and the Chronicle's annual Music Poll
BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY
The year in film, 2006
BY MARJORIE BAUMGARTEN
The top five games in a Top 10 world
BY JAMES RENOVITCH AND CARSON BARKER
The top Texas stories of 2006
BY JOE O'CONNELL
BY BELINDA ACOSTA
Children of Men brims with cinematic gusto, but the plot raises more questions than it answers.
Although based on a true story, this is another movie in which the cute white lady goes into an irascible high school and makes everybody love learnin'.
A modern Emma Bovary and her should-have-been Mr. Right discover that while their suburban American lives may yet have a second act, it could well end up as a tragedy.
A small gem of a film about a small man doing small things in a very, very, very large world.
A Christian psychological horror thriller based on a novel by bestselling Christian author Ted Dekker, Thr3e nevertheless adopts the extreme-horror tactics currently in vogue in movies such as the Saw continuum.
arts & culture
In 2006, Austin turned out for the arts by the tens of thousands
BY ROBERT FAIRES
Insights on the way to a point, a peek at future topics, and an argument against reductionism
BY LOUIS BLACK
When your novel crawls along at about a paragraph per night and your apartment is tired of your company, then hooray for Hollywood and trans-fat popcorn: A summary of the movies seen by Ventura in 2006.
BY MICHAEL VENTURA
Your Style Avatar counts to 10
BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER
The year of 2006 was a dry one for day-trippers
BY GERALD E. MCLEOD
Queers look back at 'Brokeback' fever and forward to Mary Cheney's baby
BY KATE GETTY AND KATE X MESSER
Thornton's fear of furniture, and lounging "lot lizards"
BY MR. SMARTY PANTS
Checking your credit history
BY CARL BARRY AND LUKE ELLIS
Alamo Drafthouse Downtown, Monday, January 8, 2007
BY THE LUV DOC
Letters to the editor, published daily
The Head Butt tops all soccer news for the year
BY NICK BARBARO
Vince Young dominated here and everywhere
BY MARK FAGAN
Top 10 soccer stories of the year
BY NICK BARBARO