In this week’s issue of the Reader, we take a look back at 2011, including sections devoted to film, music, theater, and food. If you haven’t been following along on the Bleader, take a look at Peter Margasak’s complete albums list and multiple lists from music critic Miles Raymer and film critic Ben Sachs.

Mick Dumke and Ben Joravsky hand out year-end awards for city politics, including such creative titles as the “Kryptonite Award,” the “Little Dutch Boy Award,” and the “‘I Didn’t Inhale’ Award.”