2010


V.19 No.52 | 12/30/2010

Reel World

By Devin D. O’Leary

Worst Films of 2010

The Bounty HunterGerard Butler and Jennifer Aniston in a wacky, gender-switched re-creation of Midnight Run? No thank you. Oh, and Gerard? Stop making romantic comedies!

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A trapeze artist hangs around at The Kosmos during the CocoRosie after-party.
Champagne Constance Fienstien

Year in Review: Music

Musical Memories

Community members share their best music moments of 2010

By Summer Olsson

When I asked a cross section of music-minded locals for their thoughts on the best moments of 2010, I expected more comments like “The new Arcade Fire album.” Silly me. What I got was a nice reminder that our city is host and home to a lot of amazing music and that experiencing it live is both powerfully communal and profoundly personal. These are some choice examples.

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Year in Review: Music

Nick Brown’s Year-End Glork

The Alibi’s resident cryptid enthusiast shares his favorite songs of 2010

By Nick Brown

1) "Constellations" • Darwin Deez • “Constellations EP”

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Year in Review: Music

Jeff Drew’s Found Objects

Alibi graphic artist lists his top tracks of the year

By Jeff Drew

1) “Salt in the Wound” • Delta Spirit • History From Below

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The Filth Mongers rocked the loading dock at the Factory on 5  h   back in June.
Captain America

Year in Review: Music

Five at Five

Captain America’s top five shows of 2010 at five different venues

By Captain America

Mecca Records & Books, Jan. 16This last-minute set was Rachel Lujan’s second-to-last Pan!c gig before moving to Denver. Because of the impromptu excitement, it wasn’t all triste like her final appearance two weeks later but pure PBR-fueled fun.

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The Social Network

Year in Review: Film

Toy Stories and True Grit

Top 10 films of 2010

By Devin D. O’Leary

According to Peter Hyams’ not particularly well-regarded sequel to Stanley Kubrick’s sci-fi landmark 2001: A Space Odyssey, 2010 was supposed to be The Year We Make Contact. No such luck. Aside from sending a bouquet of party balloons floating across New York City in October, space aliens kept their usual distance. Which just goes to show you: You can’t always believe what moviesor their trailers (or, for that matter, their critics)are telling you. With that in mind, here are my picks for the best of the best of 2010.

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The sleeper story of the year: Corn pesticide kills bees.

Year in Review: Food

The Year in Food

Farm laws and spilled secrets

By Ari LeVaux

Some will argue that 2010 was the year homemade sausage finally came of age, or the year the school garden movement exploded. Others will remember 2010 as the year KFC's Double Down sandwich made its glorious debut. With so many food preferences and priorities, you can hardly make an end-of-year food list to please everyone, so let’s start with what the people think. Some of them, anyway.

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