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Wednesday, December 20, 2000

The Year in News

In Top Ten

All the News Not Fit to Print

Top Ten: The Year in Non-News [12/20/2000]

The Year in Film

Top Ten: Science-fiction author Theodore Sturgeon once fashioned a maxim about the genre that came to be... [12/20/2000] by Ian Grey

10 Best Films: Ian Grey

Top Ten: 1Requiem for a Dream (Darren Aronofsky, United States) Four very different souls go to Consumer... [12/20/2000] by Ian Grey

10 Best Films: Heather Joslyn

Top Ten: 1Chicken Run (Peter Lord and Nick Park, United Kingdom/United States)* A thrilling, inspirational... [12/20/2000] by Heather Joslyn

10 Best Films: Luisa F. Ribiero

Top Ten: 1Urbania (Jon Shear, United States) This kinetic, provocative tale of a catastrophic day in the... [12/20/2000] by Luisa F. Ribeiro

The 10 Most Annoying Things About Music in 2000 . . .

Top Ten: 1Lists As a dyed-in-the-wool, former-record-store-clerk music geek, I love a good list as much as... [12/20/2000] by Lee Gardner

. . . and the 10 Best

Top Ten: 1D'Angelo, Voodoo (Virgin) Sure, better songs would have been nice. [12/20/2000] by Lee Gardner

10 Best Albums: Rjyan Kidwell

Top Ten: 1Outkast, Stankonia (Arista/LaFace) Outkast knows precisely when to throw you a curve ball and when... [12/20/2000] by Rjyan Kidwell

10 Best Albums: Daniel Piotrowski

Top Ten: 1Modest Mouse, The Moon and Antarctica (Epic) Although it is by no means a departure for the... [12/20/2000] by Daniel Piotrowski

10 Best Albums: Vincent Williams

Top Ten: 1Jill Scott, Who Is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol. [12/20/2000] by Vincent Williams

10 Best Albums: John Lewis

Top Ten: 1Otha Turner and the Afrossippi Allstars, From Senegal To Senatobia (Birdman) A trio of African... [12/20/2000] by John Lewis

The Year in Television


The Year in Books

Top Ten: Like many wannabe serious writers, I've long felt the need to visit Paris. [12/20/2000] by Eileen Murphy

10 Best Books: Michael Anft

Top Ten: Plowing the Dark, by Richard Powers (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) Split between the heady digital… [12/20/2000] by Michael Anft

10 Best Books: Mahinder Kingra

Top Ten: 1Tulipomania, by Mike Dash (Crown) An elegant and entertaining work of popular history that... [12/20/2000] by Mahinder Kingra

10 Best Books: Eileen Murphy

Top Ten: 1The Blind Assassin, by Margaret Atwood (Nan A. Talese/Doubleday) Atwood hasn't abandoned her... [12/20/2000] by Eileen Murphy

The Year in Theater

Top Ten: FIVE SCRIBES, 10 SHOWS-- CITY PAPER THEATER CRITICS MICHAEL ANFT, ANNA DITKOFF, MIKE GIULIANO,... [12/20/2000] by Michael Anft, Anna Ditkoff, Mike Giuliano, Brennen Jensen and Jack Purdy

The Year in Art

Top Ten: 1Noble Dreams, Wicked Pleasures: Orientalism in America, 1870-1930, Walters Art Museum There were... [12/20/2000] by Mike Giuliano

10 Best Albums: John Lewis

Feature: 1Otha Turner and the Afrossippi Allstars, From Senegal To Senatobia (Birdman) A trio of African drummers, a kora player, and a North Mississippi blues legend (playing the funkiest fife you'll ever hea [12/20/2000] by John Lewis

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