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Best of 2009
Click here for your 2009 Readers' Choice winners!
Who picked these winners? You did, silly. And if you didnít, itís your own fault. The paper ballot ran for four weeks straight in the paper, and was available online, too. Keep an eye out for next yearís readersí poll. Itíll open in late February, close in late March, and include several new categories. The capsules and short stories honoring your selections were written mostly by staff, with the assistance of dedicated freelancers Leigh Baldwin and Ron Bechtol.
Speaking of which, how do I nominate a category? Email your suggestions for new Best of SA categories to Jeremy Martin, firstname.lastname@example.org. If youíre the first reader to suggest a category that we use for next year, youíll receive an invitation to our Best of SA party.
Why donít all categories list second- and third-place winners? In most cases, it means that more than two winners tied for the second- and/or third-place slots. In many of those instances, there were four or more winners for a slot, which makes it impractical to list all of them, and dilutes the purpose of a readersí poll.
What happened in the YouTube and Social Media Phenom categories? While there were many votes in those categories, in the first instance they failed to produce a clear winner, and in the second, it seems we werenít specific enough about our intentions. The results, in order, were: Facebook, Twitter, MySpace. We were looking for a local online networker. Our bad; weíll be clearer next year.
Why Lowriders? Arenít you the global-warming watchdogs?Lowriders are all about form over function. Theyíre beautiful, impractical art that is the antithesis of mainstream American car culture, with its emphasis on speed and commuting. They are what we hope all cars will one day become: lavish hobbies to polish on the weekend and celebrate with friends, rather than crutches we use to hobble hurriedly from one obligation to the next. Meet the craftsmen (and woman) behind our models, online at sacurrent.com.
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