Dec. 28, 2018

Volume 38, Number 18

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news

2018 NEWS TOP 10S

The Top 10 Austin News Milestones of 2018

Days like these

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON, MARY TUMA, NINA HERNANDEZ, SARAH MARLOFF, AUSTIN SANDERS AND MICHAEL KING

Headlines

2018's Top 10 Quotes of the Week

Civics 101

NAKED CITY

Making Patients – and Sendero – Whole

Central Health aims for quality care and better finances for nonprofit health plan

BY MICHAEL KING

NYT: Feds Probing Southwest Key

Dept. of Justice looks at the books of embattled East Austin nonprofit

BY MARY TUMA

New Class Ready to ATXelerate

Centro-urbanist PAC set to train up more future Council candidates

BY MICHAEL KING

food

2018 FOOD TOP 10S

Top 10 Constant Cravings: Bites

These dreamy dishes are in constant rotation

BY JESSI CAPE

Top 10 Constant Cravings: Sips

Life's too short not to indulge

BY JESSI CAPE

Top 10 Grocery Store Restaurants

There's a wealth of restaurants hidden inside grocery stores waiting to help curious gourmets dip their toes into a whole new world of international cuisine

BY EMILY BEYDA

Top 10 Local Tastes of Heaven on Earth

A seemingly random assortment of flavors linked by excellence

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Top 10 Vegan Food Trucks

These are the crème de la crème (sans crème, of course) in the local meat-free food truck game

BY ALISHA MCDARRIS

Top 10 Local Seasonal Brews

Austin's best rotating beers that ditched the beer shelves and our ventilated livers far too soon

BY ERIC PUGA

Top 10 Carby Treats

The ten best ways to indulge in a carbohydrate bomb by a bevy of talented local bakers and pastry chefs

BY MELANIE HAUPT

Top 10 Book Group Meeting Spots

Near-ideal settings for a successful book group meeting, with food and drinks, decent acoustics, and seating that allows for spirited discussion without having to shout

BY MELANIE HAUPT

Food Events

music

2018 MUSIC TOP 10S

Our Music Critics Pick Their Top 10 Austin Albums of 2018

80 local picks from Molly Burch to Brownout

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

The Best Albums of 2018 by Genre

Hip-hop, metal, pop, and more picks from our critics

BY DOUG FREEMAN, CHRISTINA GARCIA, DAN GENTILE, RAOUL HERNANDEZ, ALEJANDRA RAMIREZ, KAHRON SPEARMAN, JEREMY STEINBERGER AND LIBBY WEBSTER

Best Live Music Performances of 2018

The bands and venues that kept our critics on their feet

BY GREG BEETS, THOMAS FAWCETT, DOUG FREEMAN, CHRISTINA GARCIA, DAN GENTILE, ABBY JOHNSTON, ALEJANDRA RAMIREZ, RACHEL RASCOE, KAHRON SPEARMAN, TIM STEGALL, JEREMY STEINBERGER, MICHAEL TOLAND, JAY TRACHTENBERG AND LIBBY WEBSTER

screens

2018 SCREENS TOP 10S

The Austin Chronicle Top 10 Films of 2018

Our favorite films from our least favorite year

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Top 10 Local Video Games

A horse-woman of the apocalypse and floppy fighting animals top Austin's offerings

BY JAMES RENOVITCH

Film Reviews

A Bread Factory, Part One

Part one of Patrick Wang's epic satire of small-town art life

A Bread Factory, Part Two

Part two of Patrick Wang's esoteric examination of art in Upstate New York

Holmes & Watson

The Step Brothers bros get literary
arts & culture

2018 ARTS TOP 10S

Robert Faires’ Top 10 Treasures in Theatre of 2018

It was a year in which theatre making the political personal left the deepest impressions

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Robert Faires’ Top 10 Dance and Classical Joys of 2018

In this year’s dance and classical offerings, extraordinary depictions of loss and suffering continue to haunt

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Wayne Alan Brenner’s Top 10 Arts-Related Things I Enjoyed in 2018

Representational and digital art, plus theatre rooted in history proved especially mind-blowing this year

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Melany Jean’s Top 10 Fine Art Moments of 2018

Unforgettably textured sculptures, unsettling exhibitions, and unusual spaces made for a memorable year in art

BY MELANY JEAN

Cover to Covered

Books that kept us turning pages in 2018

Photo Finish

The Austin Chronicle staff photographers choose their favorite photos of 2018

Arts Reviews

"Martin Mazorra: Language of Flowers" at O2 Gallery

Woodcut and letterpress brilliance brings a garden of visual delights

"Erin Shirreff" at Lora Reynolds Gallery

The artist blurs the line between photography and sculpture, creating a stunning result
columns

Oops!

Qmmunity

Austin's 10 queerest highlights of 2018

BY SARAH MARLOFF AND BETH SULLIVAN

Day Trips: Top 10s

The biggest Texas travel happenings of 2018

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Top 10 Disturbing Luv Doc Online Illustrations for 2018

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch: Top 10 Soccer Stories of 2018

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

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