Democracy is a beautiful thing. It gives us presidents, laws, and American Idol winners. And now we can add yet another thing to Democracy's shining list of accomplishments: our Best Of Readers' Poll nominees.
That's right, people. You voted, and we listened.
Let me say that one more time: You voted.
Yes, you. So if you don't like the nominees, walk outside and start yelling at people, because this was a purely democratic process.
Each category has been narrowed down to five finalists. And we're sorry to inform you but "my mom" -- as so many of you seem to have nominated -- was not eligible as a nominee. She is neither a yoga studio nor a thrift store, however cheap and flexible she may be.
Start voting for the winners at our Readers' Choice page. You have until June 4, so get clicking.
The winners will be announced when our Best Of issue hits newsstands on June 19.