A look back at arts & entertainment in 2002
Our critics present their top 10 lists on the year:

Television: Cable steals the networks' show
No doubt about it, 2002 will be remembered as the year cable dished it to the broadcast networks.
Film: A sequel and a superhero fly high
As usual, they saved the best for last.
Theater: A tough, eventful act to follow on stages
As the 2002 theater calendar began, The Vagina Monologues virtually sold out the Aronoff Center's Jarson-Kaplan Theater. It wasn't a harbinger of things to come.
Popular Music: Rock rules, teen pop cools, King Records reigns
Rock came back hard, teen pop died, American Idol reigned, King Records ruled.
Classical Music: Great performances thrill crowds
It was a momentous year of great classical music performances, of risk-taking programs, of breaking ground, of saying goodbye - and of deciding to stay.
Visual Art: Creative works, well-curated
2002 was good year for the visual arts.

Where to celebrate New Year's
Commemorate the start of 2003 (or, depending on how bad a year you had, the end of 2002) with a distinctly "Cincinnati" celebration.
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Wish List donations help Tristate families
A grateful Greta Brandon looks forward to using the washer and dryer she received through the Enquirer's Wish List.

Get to It
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Arts resolutions must be followed with hard work
Cultural folks share their arts dreams and wishes that could make a positive impact on Cincinnati in 2003.

Three win arts slogan contest
There was strong support for "Art Class." Reader Kathy Hanas wrote: "I can visualize a very scholarly looking flying pig leading the class!"

People pick their own film favorites
No matter what industry pundits predict, or how harshly critics may judge, audiences have ways of picking their own hits.

'Everyman' actor tries on 3 new roles
Moviegoers may not know this "everyman" character actor by name, but John C. Reilly's hangdog expression will be hard to avoid with three major films opening within weeks of each other.

Sundance calls Ohio filmmakers
When the call came from the Sundance Film Festival telling Steven Bognar that his short film Gravel had been selected for the January 2003 event, the Dayton-based filmmaker and his partner Julia Reichert realized they had a mixed blessing on their hands.

Agency helps folks get off welfare, and stay off
Who you gonna call, President Bush, when you need an example of someone using her smarts to help people get off welfare? Why, Carol Gibbs, of course.
Young candy man won't dispense with his PEZ containers
Devon Miuccio, 5, of West Chester Township, has been collecting PEZ dispensers since he was 3 years old.
KENDRICK: Be nice to others; it's to your benefit
During my last visit with my Uncle Bob, who was in the later stages of Alzheimer's, he didn't know me. But the impression burned in my brain is of his sweetness, the gentle disposition of a man whose memories were no longer his own.

MARTIN: Best ingredients are good people
Most people think I have a great job because I get to eat the best food. No, it's really wonderful because I get to meet the best people. Here are some of my favorite food people of 2002:

Holidays harken high season for punch
Nothing says, "I don't want to drink alone" like a punch bowl. Put one out, and thirsty people are bound to congregate.
Serve It This Week: Grapefruit
Grapefruit may be the only citrus fruit to originate in the New World.

Time to cast your Cammys vote
It's time for the "best of 2002": your list of Tristate musicians who made the best sounds.

Early look at Tall Stacks 2003
Two newcomers will join the world's largest gathering of historic riverboats, when Cincinnati's Tall Stacks Music, Arts & Heritage Festival recreates the steamboat era next October.

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