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Culture Poll: What was CultureMap's top story of 2012?

Culture Poll: What was CultureMap's top story of 2012?

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As 2012 comes to an end, it's time to turn our attention to the top stories of the year. We turn to you, our readers, to vote for the top story of 2012.

The most popular stories from CultureMap this year are as varied — and weird — as our city dear city, ranging from cultural breaking news to the city's best burgers and a look at hipster towns on the rise.

This year, we lost two coveted icons: music lover and mentor Esme Barrera, and famous transient Leslie Cochran. But we also found new footing on the international scene with the inaugural Formula 1 weekend of races (and parties), and by becoming a new home to H&M.

In the comedy world, Austin made national headlines with a local comedian's response to Daniel Tosh, and Dave Chappelle's last-minute (and utterly bizarre) show at the Paramount. In other news of the weird, Austinite Doug Guller bought a town outside of Fredericksburg, which he'll turn into Bikinis, Texas, "a world-class destination."

Which story resonated most with you? Was it news of an Austin icon, the response to an uproar in the comedy scene, or Austin's growing international footprint?

Vote daily in our Culture Poll through December 31 for your choice of the year's top headline; we'll announce the winner on New Year's Day.