Jan. 6, 2012

Volume 31, Number 19

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features

2011 ONLINE TOP 10S

Top 10 Most-Viewed Stories on AustinChronicle.com

Notes on our virtual relationships

BY CINDY WIDNER

Top 10 Commented-On Stories on AustinChronicle.com

What made you sound off, noiselessly

Top 10 Social Media Links

What made you look

Top 10 Most-Viewed Stories on AustinChronicle.com by Section

Drill down, baby
news

2011 NEWS TOP 10S

Top 10 State Stories

Budget cuts and wildfires left us a bit parched

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER AND JORDAN SMITH

Top 10 City Council Stories

Dais and months

BY WELLS DUNBAR

Top 10 Local Stories

Don't feel listless! Check out this local list of lists.

BY THE NEWS STAFF

Top 10 Criminal Justice Stories

The unsteady hand of Texas justice

BY JORDAN SMITH

Top 10 Education Stories

Edukayshun 'r' us

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Top 10 Rick Perry Campaign Misfires

... Oops

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Top 10 Environmental Stories

Drought, wildfires, and more WTP4

BY AMY SMITH

Top 10 Joints

Put that in your pipe and smoke it

BY JORDAN SMITH

Top 10 Media Stories

Alive and wired

BY MICHAEL KING

Top 10 Quotes of the Week

There were many memorable quotes, but we whittled the list down to 10

Headlines

Barrera Death a Great Loss

A New Year's Eve murder stuns friends of Esme Barrera

BY JORDAN SMITH

Bicycle Thief Deceased

Man who stole from local cyclists dies in Phoenix

BY MICHAEL KING

Weather-Beaten but Still Ticking

City lands $900,000 for weatherization but Rábago no longer heads program

BY AMY SMITH

Civics 101

Ashes to ashes, Christmas trees to Dillo Dirt: Help your year start fresh with compost classes

The Hightower Report

Put Some 'Move' in That Movement for 2012

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

2011 FOOD TOP 10S

VBW's Top 10 Savory Bites of 2011

These savory bites made a lasting impression on our Food editor

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

VBW's Top 10 Sweet Bites of 2011

These were just too sweet to pass up

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Kate Thornberry's Top 10 Success Stories of the 2011 Austin Food Scene

National media attention and local heroes

BY KATE THORNBERRY

Mick Vann's Top 10 Everyman's Budget Bites From 2011 reviews

These are easy on the wallet

BY MICK VANN

Rachel Feit's Top 10 Austin-tatious Snacks and Sips

Just eatin' and drinkin'

BY RACHEL FEIT

Claudia Alarcón's Top 10 Food and Drinks Keeping Austin (Real) Mexican

The best places to get a taste of Mexico deep in the heart of Central Texas

BY CLAUDIA ALARCÓN

Lee Nichols' Top 10 Austin/Texas Craft Beer Happenings

2011 through the eyes of a beer-loving Austinite

BY LEE NICHOLS

Wes Marshall's 10 Best Tequilas of the Year

Try these silvers on for size

BY WES MARSHALL

Second Helpings: Top 10 New Kids on the Street

music

2011 MUSIC TOP 10S

Lifestyles of the Rich and Infamous

Twenty years after Nevermind, only Austin albums feel relevant

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ

Austin Top 10

Making local lists and checking 'em twice

Critics Poll

Top 10 National

Despite Austin's musical omnipresence, some national albums merited rating
screens

2011 SCREENS TOP 10S

Kind of Blue

The year in film

BY MARJORIE BAUMGARTEN

Of Scrolls, Swords, and Ponycorn Adventures

The year in gaming

BY JAMES RENOVITCH

Film Reviews

Beneath the Darkness

This thriller starring Dennis Quaid was filmed in Smithville and Bastrop.

Players

This Bollywood heist film is based on the 2003 Hollywood blockbuster The Italian Job.
arts & culture

2011 ARTS TOP 10S

Shaken, Not Deterred

Despite the many upheavals in 2011, Austin's arts scene perseveres

BY ROBERT FAIRES

columns

Gay Place

The gayest Top 10s of the year

BY KATE X MESSER

After a Fashion: Top 10s 2011

You know that Your Style Avatar's tops are always bottoms, yes?

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Day Trips

The good and the bad for day trippers in 2011

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

The oldest cement, the coldest McDonald's, and more exciting facts of life

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Common Law

New Year and Better Finances – How Do I Get My Credit Score?

BY LUKE ELLIS

The Luv Doc: Carpool Etiquette

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

The Top 10 soccer stories of 2011

BY NICK BARBARO

Sports Top 10

The year in sports veered from the horrifying to the sublime

BY MARK FAGAN

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