2012 Year in Review

That's what they said

A quoteable Chicago year in review.

100 best things we ate and drank in 2012

The finest dishes and drinks of the past 12 months, in no particular order.By Julia Kramer, Heather Shouse and David Tamarkin

2012’s best museum exhibits

Five memorable 2012 museum exhibits

The Chicago art world’s most significant changes in 2012

DCASE, Prentice and the Renaissance Society faced major upheavals.

Memorable books of 2012

These 2012 releases eschewed convention.

The year in comedy

A quintet of favorites (and our favorites’ favorites) from 2012.

Dance 2012 | Year in review

International first-timers, monster milestones and a continued appreciation for new media defined 2012.

2012: The queer year in review.

A look back at 12 months of LGBT moments.

Best movies of 2012

Ben Kenigsberg and A.A. Dowd give their picks for the year’s top ten movies.

VOD alternatives | 2012

A.A. Dowd and Ben Kenigsberg offer on-demand suggestions to complement major movies.

Music year in review | 2012

Along with the new, 2012 brought a few good-byes.

Music | Best albums of 2012

Our favorite albums of the year.

Opera & Classical year in review | 2012

Seven concerts we can’t forget.

TOC’s best and worst of Nightlife in 2012.

We rank the highs and the lows of dance music’s biggest year yet.

2012 Chicago food quiz

You think you know the scene? This quiz will be the judge of that.