The Top 10 Stories of 2012

The news you read the most on wweek.com.


News Stories
Face facts, readers: You wanted to read about lurid four-star hotel sex and awkward death, Bart Simpson and Doctor Who—not to mention a winningly surly football coach and an election-year smear    More
 
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 WW Staff

More Top Movies of 2012: Three WW Writers Weigh In

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Movies & Television
The three movie editors of 2012 already weighed in with their top three films of their respective tenures. But because we can't resist closing out the year with another trio of lists, here are the top 10 films of 2012, according to three WW movie writers.AP Kryza:10. The Avengers/Skyfall (tie)9. Lawless 8. Django Unchained 7. Robot & Frank 6. Argo 5. The ...   More
 
Friday, December 28, 2012 REBECCA JACOBSON

The Best Thing I Read This Year 2012

As told by WW editors and local authors.


Books
Flight Behavior, by Barbara Kingsolver. This novel is such a good read, funny, generous, unpredictable, that it took me a while to realize how stunningly intelligent and brave it is. It talks ab   More
 
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 WW Staff

Best Portland Art of the Year 2012

Favorite shows and pieces from 2012.


Visual Arts
The Portland art scene lost some important venues in 2012. After mounting some of the strongest shows in recent memory, Victory Gallery closed its doors due to economic necessities. One of the P   More
 
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 RICHARD SPEER

The Best Things I Saw This Year 2012

Forget about a Top 10 list. Here are three Top Threes.


Movie Reviews & Stories
2012 has been a busy year on the WW film beat. In April, after five years at the helm, Aaron Mesh moved to the news desk. Matthew Singer replaced him until October, when he became music editor a   More
 
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 WW Staff

The Best Thing I Ate 2012

WW writers remember their favorite dishes from 2012.


Food Reviews & Stories
The Woodsman Tavern’s roasted trout in crazy water is crazy—like a fox. Chef Jason Barwikowski has created a trifecta of salty, savory and acidic that makes me want each bite more than the one   More
 
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 WW Culture Staff

The Best of Everything Else 2012

We didn’t just sit around listening to records all year. Some of us actually left the house.


Music Stories
Best Show Almost No One Saw: Matthew Shipp Trio It was quite a surprise to find Jimmy Mak’s not even one-third full for a rare Portland appearance by powerhouse pianist Matthew Shipp and his t   More
 
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 AP KRYZA

The Best From Everywhere Else 2012

Our music writers’ favorite albums of 2012 not made by their neighbors.


Music Stories
Aesop Rock, Skelethon  The old-school indie MC breaks a five-year silence with a characteristic torrent of impassioned poetry over rock-influenced beats. JONATHAN FROCHTZWAJG.   Ava L   More
 
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 WW MUSIC STAFF

Portland Exceptionalism

The best local albums of 2012.


Music Stories
Admit it: You love lists. C’mon, you know you’re reading every single “Best of 2012” piece, either nodding with the satisfaction of having your own opinions validated or boiling with anger   More
 
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 WW MUSIC STAFF

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