by Max Brantley
Noticed this Twitter today on NWAONLINE, the feed for the Northwest version of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette controlled regional newspaper combine.
Crystal Bridges is the No. 4 NWA Times story of the year. Keep in mind that they're in Fayetteville. http://ow.ly/8d3Dt
The Northwest Arkansas Times is the remnant Stephens Media wraparound to the regional D-G edition (based in Lowell). Since there's a pay wall, I'll pass along to you the entries so far in the NWA Times countdown of the top 10 news events of the year:
10-Smoking in Bars; 9-County Animal Shelter; 8-Downtown Parking Deck; 7-County Settles Harassment Lawsuit; 6-Man Acquitted In Thornsberry Murder; 5-Library Director Resigns With Big Payoff; 4-Crystal Bridges opens.
What do you think was bigger news in 2011 than Crystal Bridges in the Fayetteville-centric corner of the world? OK, besides the Razorbacks going to the Cotton Bowl.