Dec. 29, 2017

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Volume 37, Number 18

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news

2017 NEWS TOP 10S

Interim City: The Biggest Local News Stories of 2017

Welcome to Austin, where a quarter of city management has been temporary. That's just the beginning of our issues.

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Top 10 Quotes of the Week

Who said what?

Headlines

Early Data Shows Progress at Four High-Crash Intersections

Number of accidents dramatically drops at intersections outfitted with new safety controls

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Civics 101

food

2017 FOOD TOP 10S

The Year in Food

It's all about community, and really great food

BY JESSI CAPE

Food Events

music

2017 MUSIC TOP 10S

Top 10 Austin Albums of 2017

Consensus on the best local platters

BY GREG BEETS, THOMAS FAWCETT, RAOUL HERNANDEZ, ABBY JOHNSTON, LAUREN MODERY, RACHEL RASCOE, TIM STEGALL AND MICHAEL TOLAND

Top 10 National Albums of 2017

National themed lists

BY ISABELLA CASTRO-COTA, DOUG FREEMAN, DAN GENTILE, RAOUL HERNANDEZ, ALEJANDRA RAMIREZ, KAHRON SPEARMAN, JAY TRACHTENBERG AND LIBBY WEBSTER

2017 Music Critics Poll

Best roadshow, best new local acts, R.I.P.s, etc.

BY GREG BEETS, ISABELLA CASTRO-COTA, KEVIN CURTIN, THOMAS FAWCETT, DOUG FREEMAN, DAN GENTILE, RAOUL HERNANDEZ, ALEJANDRA RAMIREZ, RACHEL RASCOE, KAHRON SPEARMAN, TIM STEGALL, MICHAEL TOLAND, JAY TRACHTENBERG AND LIBBY WEBSTER

Playback: Top 100 Austin Albums of 2017

Top 10s? Feh! Multiply that by 10 – locally.

BY KEVIN CURTIN

screens

2017 SCREENS TOP 10S

The Austin Chronicle Top 10 Films of 2017

The year in cinema, and the Chronicle’s top 10 lists

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Top 10 Local Video Games

Keep your controllers, keyboards, and VR rigs busy with these titles

BY JAMES RENOVITCH

Film Reviews

Father Figures

On a road to nowhere with Ed Helms and Owen Wilson

God's Own Country

Love and lambing on the cruel, cold hills of England
arts & culture

2017 ARTS TOP 10S

Robert Faires' Top 10 (+1) Theatre Riches of 2017

From monsters to mountains, wolves to wild horses, the year came alive with figures boldly created onstage

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Robert Faires' Top 10 Dance and Classical Treasures of 2017

Much outstanding new dance and music this year took its cue from the world around us and pressing social issues

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Wayne Alan Brenner's Top 10 Arts-Related Things I Enjoyed in 2017

Bold takes on history and art that moved around the city spoke to a growing, changing Austin this year

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Shanon Weaver's Top 10 Theatrical Performances of 2017 (the Second Half)

The year was well-served by actors who could channel spookiness, rebellion, despair, and dance fever

BY SHANON WEAVER

Jonelle Seitz's Top 10 Thrills (No Frills) in Dance of 2017

A thread of starkness and clarity ran through the year’s most memorable movement

BY JONELLE SEITZ

Melany Jean's Top 10 Fresh Takes in the Arts of 2017

Works of art and shows that were timely, intimate, funny, and awe-inspiring stood out over the year

BY MELANY JEAN

Bookmarked

The lit we took note of in 2017

Arts Reviews

"Keith Carter: Notes on the Universe" at Stephen L. Clark Gallery

This solo exhibition shows the photographer in pursuit of whatever unseen cosmic force animates us

City Theatre's Christmas Belles

At City Theatre, this comedy about the Christmas program at a small-town Texas church isn't the Southern-fried campfest it could be

"Carl Block: Odd Pottery"

Block's ceramic monster-faced jugs with crooked teeth and varminty eyes are indeed odd but also colorful and delightful
columns

Gay Place

Austin’s 10 most defining headlines of 2017: the good, the weird, and the unexpected

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: Top 10s 2017

Hurricane Harvey tops the list of events that affected day trippers in 2017

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Top 10 Needlessly Long Sentences

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

2017 SPORTS TOP 10S

Top 10 Texas Sports Happenings of 2017

BY MARK FAGAN AND REANNA ZUNIGA

Soccer Watch

Top 10 soccer stories of 2017

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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