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year in review

Features that took us to Central America, gluttonous explorations of the Triangle’s culinary scene, probable wrongful convictions, provocative cultural criticism, and so much more. Read more

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From overstated sculpture to understated water art, these five exhibits stood out as particularly challenging, dazzling, or both. Read more

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We salute some of dearly departed institutions, most—but not all—of which we wish had landed in Narrowest Escapes. Read more

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From SPARKcon to the Chelsea Theater, a number of crucial Triangle institutions barely escaped oblivion this year. Read more

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Plus, four food buzzwords we're putting on notice in 2019. Read more

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There are always things we like better than others, but these are a few that made us say "hard pass." Read more

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Our speculative-fiction expert runs down the best sci-fi, fantasy, and other genre books the Triangle produced this year. Read more

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The best worst festival, the worst best festival, and other split hairs about our music-fest landscape. Read more

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In a year bursting with good local music, these are the albums we couldn't live without. Read more

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From Alamo Drafthouse to reams of new restaurants, there was plenty of new to fill the gaps in the old this year. Read more

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Even fresh off our Indies Arts Awards, we can't find enough space to sing the praises off all the people who made power moves in the Triangle this year. Read more

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It's a sign of the changing times that one of our favorite films of the year barely made it to the big screen at all. Read more

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These shows spoke to the temper of our times and the vibrancy of our local performing-arts community. Read more

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Our superlatives and our favorite local cultural products mark 2018 as a year of extremes. Read more

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