Jan. 1, 2016

Volume 35, Number 18

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2015 NEWS TOP 10S

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Civics 101

Uber, Lyft Form PAC, Push Petition

Newly formed Ridesharing Works for Austin PAC wants to make Council regs permanent

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Ambiguous Oracle

Company's new Austin Campus displaces longtime residents

BY MICHAEL KING

A Recommendation for Public Safety

BY NICK BARBARO

The Hightower Report: Daddy's Philosophy

Hightower remembers his dad’s thoughts on charity

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

2015 FOOD TOP 10S

The Year in Food

Austin food kept growing in 2015

BY BRANDON WATSON

Food Events

music

2015 MUSIC TOP 10S

Goodnight Irene

Timeless music time-travels – backward, forward

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ

screens

2015 SCREENS TOP 10S

Chron to the Max

2015 serves up a tasty film crop

BY MARJORIE BAUMGARTEN

Top 10 Video Games

Whether you wanted intimate tales or cars being blown back from explosions, 2015 had you covered

BY JAMES RENOVITCH

Austin Film Critics Association Goes Mad

George Miller scores, along with David Zellner and Don Hertzfeldt

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Film Reviews

Point Break

Remake of 1991's action bromance
arts & culture

2015 ARTS & CULTURE TOP 10S

Top 10 (+1) Theatre Riches of 2015

Wild theatrical energy and masterful performances were the hallmarks of outstanding theatre in 2015

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Top 10 Dance/Classical Music Treasures of 2015

Leaving deep impressions from 2015's dance and classical music works were the unexpected elements, like screen doors, trees, and car horns

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Top 10 Arts-Related Program Activities of 2015

The most memorable art of 2015 carved strange and brilliant new spaces out of familiar ones

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Top Nine Big-Bang Dance Concerts of 2015

Each of the top dance performances of 2015 created a universe of its own

BY JONELLE SEITZ

Top 10 Theatre Performances of 2015

The Austin stage actors who gave the most impressive performances in 2015 just made it look so damned easy

BY SHANON WEAVER

Top 10 Contemporary Galleries in Austin in 2015

For newcomers to Austin's visual arts scene, here are 10 galleries that upped their game in 2015

BY SETH ORION SCHWAIGER

One for the Books

Our favorite reads of 2015

Arts Reviews

"Shakespeare in Print and Performance" at the Ransom Center

This exhibition celebrates the Bard with rare artifacts from the Ransom Center's holdings

"Robert Jackson Harrington and Hector Hernandez: Impossible to Tell" at grayDUCK Gallery

Plastic hues and triumphant assemblages convey the belligerent optimism of American-style consumerism
columns

Page Three: Open Season

There's no way to process 2015 without worrying how much worse it's going to get once Texas' open carry law goes into effect

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Gay Place Top 10s: IIIII-dentity!

Ring it in gaily!

BY KATE X MESSER AND ANDY CAMPBELL

Day Trips: Top 10s

Top travel-related events of 2015

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Luv Doc: Secret Santa

Maybe your Secret Santa owns a thrift-store Timex and a whiskey-dented 2001 Ford Escort

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch: Top 10s

BY NICK BARBARO

Hornography: Top 10s

Top 10 moments in UT sports

BY KAHRON SPEARMAN

comics

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Why So Much?

BY LANCE MYERS

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

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