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Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Patrick Brander

The Year in News

In Top Ten

The Year in Movies

Top Ten: No, you're not hallucinating. Revanche, an Austrian crime flick that starts off in somewhat grim quarters and only ventures further into the dark from there, claims the year-end top spot in a poll of [12/9/2009]

The Year in Television

Top Ten: Raise your hand if you still have cable. As in, that overpriced digital teat that pipes into your home all that crap surrounding the handful of channels you actually pay attention to with any regular [12/9/2009]

The Year in Music

Top Ten: We do this because, between the 15 or so of us, we listen to a lot of music, we think a lot about music--like, all of the goddamn time--and like to imagine we know not what makes something trend-sett [12/9/2009]

The Year in Local Music

Top Ten: The thing that unites Baltimore music is Baltimore the city, a geographic place with a good number of rough street corners, cheap rent, unhealthy food, a toxic harbor, and bad public transportation t [12/9/2009]

The Year in Books

Top Ten: No idea why there's such a strong turnout of speculative/sci-fi-ish titles in this year's Top 10. Perhaps the reading voters this year--City Paper contributors Raymond Cummings, Joab Jackson, Adrienn [12/9/2009]

The Year on Stage

Top Ten: Local stage talent might be the last untapped well of local greatness. Local music is already an annual international contender, visual artists are finally starting to get some attention outside of l [12/9/2009]

The Year in Visual Art

Top Ten: The past 12 months really delivered a blow to the arts--you know, the stuff and ideas that comes from that creative part of the mammalian brain that, in part, is what makes us human--hitting them squ [12/9/2009]

The Year in DVDs

Top Ten: 1) Deadly Sweet (Cult Epics) Italian writer/director Tinto Brass' loose 1967 adaptation of a Sergio Donati novel almost plays out as an irreverent send-up of Michaelangelo Antonioni's late 60s out [12/9/2009] by Lee Gardner and Bret McCabe

The Year In Tracks

Music: . . . just in the case the album really is dead. [12/15/2009] by Michael Byrne and Lee Gardner

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