Dec. 30, 2016

Volume 36, Number 18

news

2016 NEWS TOP 10S

Top 10 Local Political Stories

The city's biggest stories

BY MICHAEL KING

Top 10 City Council Stories

The best from this year's dais

BY MICHAEL KING

Top 10 Things We Won’t Miss About Don Zimmerman

Oh Donny Boy, the gripes, the gripes are calling

BY MARY TUMA

Top 10 Environmental Stories

We've only got one planet

BY MICHAEL KING

Top 10 Labor Stories

Treat your workers right

BY MARY TUMA

Top 10 Criminal Justice Stories

The biggest stories from local cops, courts, and criminals

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Top 10 Social Justice Stories

The year in equal rights

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Top 10 Reproductive Rights Stories

In 2016, the fight for reproductive rights went all the way to the Supreme Court

BY MARY TUMA

Top 10 Education Stories

Reading, writing, arithmetic ... well, that's three!

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Top 10 Election Stories

Vote your conscience

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Top 10 Quotes of the Week

They really said that?

Headlines

News at the end of the year

Civics 101

NAKED CITY

Pressley vs. Casar: Appeal Rejected

Court affirms decision that failed Council candidate's election challenge was without merit

BY MICHAEL KING

Yogurt Shop Suspect's Appeal Unsuccessful

Robert Springsteen's bid for full exoneration is blocked

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Mayor Muses 2017 Goals

"Downtown puzzle," music initiative among his priorities

BY MICHAEL KING

The Hightower Report: Why in the World Would Trump Tap Perry to Be Energy Secretary?

From twinkle-toed TV hoofer to in charge of our nuclear arsenal

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

2016 FOOD TOP 10S

The Year in Food

We find culinary bright spots in a year marked by loss

BY BRANDON WATSON

Food Events

music

2016 MUSIC TOP 10S

Drank the Lemonade

As album sales give way to streaming services, how much longer will we be able to purchase music?

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ

screens

2016 SCREENS TOP 10S

Top 10 Movies of 2016

The Chronicle film staff's overall winners of the year

BY JOSH KUPECKI

Austin Film Critics Association Award Winners

The AFCA laud acclaimed drama and local filmmaker Keith Maitland

BY MARJORIE BAUMGARTEN

Top 10 Local Video Games

From majestic vistas to mundane offices, it's time to play

BY JAMES RENOVITCH

Film Reviews

After We Collided

The Harry Styles stalker fan fic series terrifyingly continues

Bad Hair

Nothing natural about this Black hair riff on J-horror classic Hair Extensions

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

Sacha Baron Cohen's satirical creation remains hit-or-miss, but those hits ...

The Empty Man

Who wants to hunt down an urban legend?

Harry Chapin: When in Doubt, Do Something

The "Cat's in the Cradle" musician who was so much more

I Am Greta

New documentary on Greta Thunberg's climate activism

The State of Texas vs. Melissa

New documentary spotlight's the Lone Star State's death penalty fetish

Synchronic

Anthony Mackie takes a long, strange trip to find himself

White Riot

Britain's anti-fascist punks are still role models
arts & culture

2016 ARTS TOP 10S

Robert Faires' Top 10 (+1) Theatre Riches of 2016

Works that struck a nerve with the political state of our city and our nation stood out in this year's outstanding theatre productions

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Robert Faires' Top 10 Classical Music / Dance Treasures of 2016

The richest work in dance and classical music this year ran the gamut from a dance in a backyard pool to an opera about Cold War brainwashing

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Wayne Alan Brenner's Top 10 Arts-Related Program Activities of 2016

Uncommon combinations – dance with horses, music with robots, drama with a Tesla coil – made the year unforgettable

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Jonelle Seitz's Top 10 Brave Dance Artists of 2016

The year revealed how much courage and inspiration can be found in Austin's masters of movement

BY JONELLE SEITZ

Sam Anderson-Ramos' Top 10 Takeaways From Austin's Gallery Scene in 2016

From making work to showing it, the visual art scene displayed commitments to risk, innovation, and community

BY SAM ANDERSON-RAMOS

Top 10s of 2016: Books

Take 10 of our favorite books from 2016 and call us in the morning

Arts Reviews

Stephen Harrigan's A Friend of Mr. Lincoln

Stephen Harrigan's A Friend of Mr. Lincoln gives us an ambitious, impetuous president-to-be we grow close to

"Valerie Fowler: Nature and Other Stories" at the Butridge Gallery

The art here tells local stories but is universal in ways that are loud, strange, and reverent for uncontrolled nature
columns

Gay Place

This year's Top 10 local queer heroes & LGBTQ stories

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: 10 Adventures for 2017

Don't wander around next year wondering where to go next; take one of these day trips

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Some Secret Grotto

Men don't fear commitment

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Top 10 Local Sports Stories of 2016

BY CHRONICLE STAFF

Soccer Watch: Top 10 Soccer Stories of 2016

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

Why So Much?

BY LANCE MYERS

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

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