Jan. 7, 2011

Volume 30, Number 19

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2010 NEWS TOP 10S

Top 10 Local Stories

Terrorism strikes a little too close to home

BY MICHAEL KING, LEE NICHOLS, JORDAN SMITH AND RICHARD WHITTAKER

City Hall Hustle: Top 10 City Council Stories

From the dais to the streets

BY WELLS DUNBAR

Top 10 Transportation Stories

MetroRail finally launches but ...

BY LEE NICHOLS

Top 10 State Stories

Not even an expensive trial lawyer could save Tom DeLay

BY MICHAEL KING, LEE NICHOLS, JORDAN SMITH AND RICHARD WHITTAKER

Top 10 Stories in the Sanders Shooting Fallout

A year in the life of a police shooting case

BY JORDAN SMITH

A Retrospective Decade

Top 10 reasons to wonder why anyone votes for Rick Perry

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Top 10 Election Stories

Republicans hit the lottery

BY MICHAEL KING, LEE NICHOLS AND RICHARD WHITTAKER

Top 10 Environmental Stories

An oil spill and a water treatment plant top the list

BY NORA ANKRUM, RICHARD WHITTAKER, AMY SMITH AND MICHAEL KING

Top 10 Media Stories

KUT and the Statesman expand their portfolios

BY MICHAEL KING, LEE NICHOLS AND RICHARD WHITTAKER

Top 10 Criminal Justice Stories

Some died, some walked

BY JORDAN SMITH

Top 10 Joints

The year in drugs

BY JORDAN SMITH

Top 10 Quotes of the Week 2010

People said the darndest things

Headlines

Naked City

Macy's to close its Highland store and Holly lawsuit dismissed

Res publica

Citizens' calendar, Jan. 7-13

Don't Miss the Bus Stop

Makeover creates accessible bus stop

BY LEE NICHOLS

Paper-Towel Ruling Goes to CCA

Ruling in writ hearing could lead to a retrial

BY JORDAN SMITH

Speaker No Evil: GOP Caucuses Up

Get ready for a rumble down at the Capitol

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

The Hightower Report

Obama Feels Wall Street's Pain; and Do Apples Need a Remake?

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

2010 FOOD TOP 10S

10-der, Juicy Picks

The resident foodies count down their favorites

Restaurant Roulette

The 10 you clicked

BY ANNE HARRIS

music

2010 MUSIC TOP 10S

Typical Girls

Wonder what the Slits' Ariane Forster (aka Ari Up) thought of Lady Gaga and other musical Top 10s

BY AUDRA SCHROEDER

Critics Poll

National Top 10s

Texas Top 10s

Off the Record

Throwing the first stone for the Chronicle Music Poll

BY AUSTIN POWELL

screens

2010 SCREENS TOP 10S

Swanning Into 2011

But first, a look back at the films of 2010

BY MARJORIE BAUMGARTEN

2010 GAMING TOP 10S

In Play

The year in gaming

BY JAMES RENOVITCH

George Hickenlooper's Last Picture Show

Casino Jack opens in Austin

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

TV Eye: It Was a Very Good Year

The usual suspects and a few surprises marked a great year on TV

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Film Reviews

Casino Jack

Kevin Spacey stars in this entertaining romp about the career of disgraced Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff.

Made in Dagenham

This film dramatizes a historic labor strike for equal pay that was conducted by the women of a British auto plant in 1968.

No One Killed Jessica

After a model is murdered in this Bollywood film, her sister and a reporter try to uncover the truth of what happened.

Summer Wars

Charming anime about families, social media, and summer love
arts & culture

2010 ARTS TOP 10S

Howdy, Pardner!

In 2010, the watchword among Austin creatives was 'collaboration'

BY ROBERT FAIRES

TOP 10 Theatrical Wonders of 2010

A theatre year with a tipsy crew, a zoo, a shrew, and lots of cross-dressing

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Top 10 Dance and Classical Music Treasures of 2010

Music and movement in 2010 made the mundane sacred and the serious silly

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Top 10 Most Memorable Locally Produced Live Performance Offerings That I Chanced To See in 2010

A theatre year of staged fantasies, musical fun, and crazy families

BY BARRY PINEO

Top 10 Gifts From 2010 (In Random Order)

Savoring 2010's immaculate acting, arresting beauty, and over-the-top comedy

BY AVIMAAN SYAM

Top 10 Instances in 2010 in Which I Hit My Word Count

Toasting 2010's most memorable performances, set designs, and directors

BY ELIZABETH COBBE

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

BY JONELLE SEITZ

Top 10 Favorite Arts-Related, Ah, Things From the Past 12 Months

A surfeit of visual-arts splendors and transcendent theatre elevate 2010

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

columns

Page Two: Counting to 10

Lynd Ward, Blaze Foley, and the impossibility of a simple list

BY LOUIS BLACK

Day Trips

A day-trippers look back at 2010

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Gay Place

Top 10s from the bottom to the top

BY KATE X MESSER

Oops!

BY LOUIS BLACK AND NICK BARBARO

After a Fashion

Top 10 celeb quotes: Stephen takes the stinky feet out of celebrity mouths long enough to want to put them back in

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Fingernails, human population, Comic Sans, U-shaped pins, and Ashton Kutcher

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Common Law

Talking, Texting, and Driving – What's the Law?

BY LUKE ELLIS

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

2010 SPORTS TOP 10S

Top 10 Regional Sports Stories 2010

The ups and downs of a year in sports, regionally

BY MARK FAGAN

Soccer Watch

The year in fútbol

BY NICK BARBARO

Benefit for Ann's Wolfe Pack

Music community supports local legend

BY MARK FAGAN

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