Best of 2014

What was the absolute best of 2014? Here are our picks for the best books, albums and movies of the year

Time Out Chicago's editors spent the year taking in all the city has to offer, from the best dance clubs to the top Chicago restaurants, and from the year's biggest summer music festivals to the unmissable theater shows. Which places and events reigned supreme as the best of 2014? Check out our lists below, and use them to plan things to do in 2015.

Best of 2014

Theater

The best Chicago theater of 2014

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Things to Do

Best Word on the Street of 2014

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Blog

10 best hip hop albums of the year

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Blog

The best and worst ideas in Chicago of 2014

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Music

The 20 best songs of 2014

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Things to Do

The 12 best weird news stories of 2014

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Music

The 20 best albums of 2014

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Things to Do

The 10 best books of 2014

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Film

The 20 best movies of 2014

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Film

The 5 worst movies of 2014

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Best of 2013

Our favorite TOC photos of the year

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Film

Best films of 2013

From established Hollywood auteurs to the foreign and indie fringes, cinema brought its A-game.

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Restaurants

10 best restaurant and bar openings

From a teeny tiny barbecue shack to a new fine dining spot.

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Things to Do

The craziest Chicago news stories of 2013

The weirdest, wildest and wackiest Chicago headlines of the past year.

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Music

The most underrated and overrated albums

Kanye West, Haim and Savages got way too much love this year.

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The best albums of 2013, label by label

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Music

10 best Chicago music festivals

Lollapalooza was the biggest, but was it the best of 2013?

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Best of 2013: The top concert photos and crowd shots of the year

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Music

The top 10 classical and new-music albums of the year

Everything from Bach and bells to computer manipulated piano.

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The most overused words and phrases of 2013

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Things to Do

Best TV episodes, moments and performances

Breaking Bad, Masters of Sex and more of the best TV this year.

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Theater

The best plays in Chicago theater

This year was a strong year for Chicago theater.

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Theater

10 outstanding ensembles in Chicago theater

Chicago theater reveres a team effort.

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Film

Most memorable movie moments in Chicago

The Chicago cinema scene in 2013 saw some impactful events.

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Top Chicago arts and culture stories

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Restaurants

The 100 best things we ate and drank this year

From breakfast to booze.

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