New Year's Eve now upon us, it's time to recount the year's best music, movies, theater, TV and more. Last year, we gave each writer a page to discuss favorites; this year, we separated things by topic. It's easier for readers to understand, and my ego has healed nicely.
I'll have my favorite songs, albums and movies up later today -- after the paper goes to bed -- and until then, enjoy these staff lists.
LOCAL MUSIC [here]
NATIONAL MUSIC [here]