December 21-27, 2011
YEAR IN FILM: You've finally made a Muppet out of me
From luxe cocktails with a view to garlic noodles on the cheap -- restaurants that keep doors open for wandering pilgrims and Scrooge alike
Forum raises the question of what's next for Occupy and the audience offers myriad answers
You don't have to slide down that chimney empty handed!
Tis the season for a super-queeny, super-juicy nightlife gossip column. Plus: DJ Ken Vulsion, I Love Cochina Tonga's!, more
Away from his Australia-based band Electric Jellyfish, Michael Beach finds solace in solitude.
San Francisco's ambitious clean-power program moves toward approval
Michael Hennessy has battled through controversies and cop culture to create the most progressive Sheriff's Department in the nation
YEAR IN DANCE 2011: Dancers excelled with exciting new work (and vintage classics), and redefined the concept of "performance space"
Affordable champagnes, ciders, and wines for the season that will help you raise your glass -- without lowering your standards
From soccer feijoada to Bernal's Avedano's
Obnoxious I Melt With You is not destined for any top 10 lists
YEAR IN VISUAL ART: Can the various democratizations of 2011 art trickle up?
YEAR IN THEATER 2011: Memorable food fights, biggest dicks, inscrutable triumvirates, George Clooney jumps ... It's the return of the Upstage/Downstage Awards
YEAR IN GAMER 2011: It's only when you approach the bottom half of a video game critic's top 10 that the real debate begins
YEAR IN GAMER 2011: Red Dead Redemption dominated, but Elder Scrolls vs. Skyrim dazzled and Mineshaft's open world was wondrous
HERBWISE: Fairfax's only dispensary is on its way out. A small town politician reacts to the news
Presenting the community benefits agreement
The city's clean power plan is going to save you money
Havel, Kim Jong-Il, and Hitchens all passed last week, but it was Warren Hellman's death that affected us the most