From the Editors: A rebuilding year: brick by brick
Dumpster fires, retrospectives, and lists to ring in the New Year
Over the past few
And just like the past few years, we're ready to close the lid on this dumpster fire. It's a rebuilding year — just look at the LEGO work on the cover. Special thanks to Bruce Lowell (for the original dumpster design) and Bill Ward for his tongue-in-cheek adaptation of it. Brick artists know a thing or two about rebuilding. This city is learning a thing or two about it as well, for better or worse depending on who you ask. If you happen to ask Matt Swanseger, he has a thing or two to say about it too, with plenty of acerbic commentary on all the strange goings-on around our city, complete with and the good news and the bad.
So as old regrets should be forgotten and never brought to mind, so too is this a time to remember a few of our favorite things. By "our," we mean both the Reader and the Reader's readers, too. The votes have been tabulated for this year's Best of Erie Awards and we're proud to present the top three finalists for each category. This year saw the most votes cast ever. We want to extend a sincere thank you to every single person who voted, shared, and nominated anyone for this year's awards. Your voice is being heard, and we're inclined to agree.
Lists, lists, lists. That's what we're into during the final weeks of December. Our music writers, Aaron Mook
It's time to raise a glass and toast to what's ahead, and maybe next year, we won't need to be quite as cynical.