The List: The top 10 Lists of 2018
At least we got one more year of strong RotR traffic before organizers killed off the fest, replacing it with Sonic Temple, an arts and music fest with a headlining lineup that would have felt right at home at … Rock on the Range. (Take a bow, Foo Fighters, System of a Down and Disturbed.)
The gamer community is not to be trifled with, judging by the response to this List, with many commenters up in arms about Monopoly claiming the top slot, among other perceived injustices. This nearly turned into our own local gamer-gate.
To mark the release of “Avengers: Infinity War,” film critic Brad Keefe ranked the 18 Marvel films from bad (“Iron Man 2”) to best (“Iron Man”). (We promise the other 16 films ranked are not all “Iron Man.”)
We got a first look inside the city's pitch to woo HQ2 (spoiler alert: we didn't get it). To be honest, we weren't far off from reality.
Brad Keefe might have had an easier time ranking beloved family members than in ranking the films from A24 studios, which has become a perennial favorite, regularly landing multiple features among his top 10 films of the year.
Fun fact: This List wasn't far-removed from what fans experienced in Cincinnati the night after the Columbus stop. (Not that we're still bitter about missing out on a performance of “Talk Show Host.”)
7. The List: Other things in Columbus that need saved (other than Crew SC)
Sorry to inform you, Columbus, but you couldn't save my car. RIP, 2009 Nissan Versa.
One small revision: With the Cleveland Browns looking respectable this season (I … I think we actually have a QB to build around) we can officially drop Browns Stadium from this List.
This entire spectacle is still so goddamned infuriating.
Again, biggest apologies for the misprint of Trefoils at number two on this List. (Wait, Joel Oliphint meant to put that there? Hm. I see.)Joel's note: I stand by this more than anything I wrote in 2018.