Nov. 17, 2006

Volume 26, Number 11

ON THE COVER:
news

When the Bough Breaks

In 1993, the Hyde Park Baptist Child Development Center hired a teacher who proved to be a little 'rough' with the children. Now the church is being sued for ignoring alleged child abuse.

BY EMILY PYLE

Election 2006: All Their Base Are Belong to Us

Crunching the numbers on the November 2006 election

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Church Plan Unneighborly?

Redeemer Presbyterian Church's impending move from Concordia University's campus to East Austin has mix of homeowners and urban planners in Rosewood and Upper Boggy Creek area upset

BY KIMBERLY REEVES

Oaxaca Unrest Continues

More of the dirty same in the southern Mexican state, where striking teachers, indigenous groups, students, and leftists have been trying to oust Gov. Ulises Ruiz from power for about the past six months

BY CHERYL SMITH

WilCo 'Snit' Writ Large

Fight over whether county commissioners violated the law when they slashed Precinct 1 Constable Gary Griffin's budget moves to 3rd Court of Appeals

BY PATRICIA J. RULAND

Naked City

Point Austin: Counting the Dead

Whatever their number, the Iraqi casualties lie at our feet

BY MICHAEL KING

Beside The Point

A light council agenda for this week, focusing on Downtown and salamanders

BY WELLS DUNBAR

Reefer Madness

The election roundup

BY JORDAN SMITH

The Hightower Report

The War Tally; and State Secrets

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

SPATCHCOCKING

Spatchcocking!

I will be your guide and translator as we cover what is sure to be a revolution in turkey preparation

BY MICK VANN

So, You're Done Spatchcocking ...

Now, what about your Thanksgiving sides? The Food writers share their recipes.

New & Noteworthy

Jake's Natural Fine Foods

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Wine of the Week

Thanksgiving edition

BY WES MARSHALL

Food-o-File

Around town, with an appetite

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Event Menu

Get thee to a winery!

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

music

Life Is a Rhythm

Ground zero for Austin hip-hop: University Hills' 2-3

BY ROBERT GABRIEL

TCB

Sittin' sideways at the Recording Academy Honors, pondering the state of the music business with Chronicle photographer Andrew Shapter, mourning a death on the Eastside, and applying America's newfound Democratic spirit to our Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ballot

BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY

THE OCTOPUS PROJECT

Texas Platters

... And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead

So Divided

Mark Rubin & His Ridgetop Syncopators, Adam Ahrens, Ed Miller, Band of Heathens, Will T. Massey

Dance, Adam Ahrens, Never Frae My Mind, Band of Heathens, Letters in the Wind

Lemurs

Voxtrot

Your Biggest Fan

Octopus Project / Black Moth Super Rainbow

The House of Apples and Eyeballs

Giant Squid

Metridium Fields

Joe Doucet, Texas Southside Kings

Houston's Third Ward Blues, Texas Southside Kings

Django's Moustache, David Hamburger

South Austin Gypsy Jazz, Blues, Ballads & a Pop Song
screens

Think Outside the Book

Eric Schlosser on Richard Linklater's adaptation of his Fast Food Nation

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Jim Jones Jr.

on 'The Life and Death of Peoples Temple'

BY MARC SAVLOV

'SXSW Presents'

Light From the East

Film News

I've got some good news and some bad news. Which do you want first?

BY JOE O'CONNELL

TV Eye

Couch Potato Pie

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

The Fallen Idol

The first of three collaborations between Carol Reed and Graham Greene

Film Reviews

American Hardcore

Crammed with grainy, shot-on-the-fly mid-Eighties video footage, recent interviews, and a genuine love for its subject, American Hardcore encapsulates a largely forgotten moment in maximum rock & roll history.

Casino Royale

This is the James Bond origin story wherein we get to discover, along with incoming blond Bond Daniel Craig, where 007 got his suave daredeviltry and love of fast cars, vodka martinis, and highest-stakes cardsharpery.

Facing the Giants

A born-again high school football coach draws on a higher power to inspire his team to victory.

Fast Food Nation

Richard Linklater and Eric Schlosser's noble and worthy film about meat processing and consumption smacks of good-guy agitprop and fails as a character-driven narrative.

Happy Feet

Raise your flippers in praise of these animated yet flightless fowl, who sing and dance and fight the eco-wars.

Harsh Times

A gritty drama about a disappointed military vet and his best pal, who are headed in a downward spiral in South Central Los Angeles.

The Return

Sarah Michelle Gellar plays a woman who keeps seeing a dead murder victim in her dreams, so of course she must get to the bottom of this mystery.

Shut Up and Sing

The Dixie Chicks' struggle with the conflicting demands of art and commerce as portrayed in this documentary shows that they're still not ready to make nice.
arts & culture

EAST, at Ease

The 2006 East Austin Studio Tour reveals 86 studios and one stacked pod art city with a shared alphabet

BY RACHEL KOPER

Jimmie Roulette: Hitting the jackpot, playing the Palace

Austin comic Jimmie Roulette will hit Vegas this week as part of an exclusive stand-up showcase in HBO's the Comedy Festival

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Demetri Martin: Under mild surveillance

Demetri Martin, of the "Trendspotting" segment on The Daily Show, explains his quick rise in comedy, how it feels to be semifamous, and why he chose Austin for filming his next Comedy Central special

BY DANIEL OPPENHEIMER

Culture Flash!

A big gift for Austin Lyric Opera, national honors for two of Austin's young classical musicians, and TexARTS sails up a Big River in January

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Kneeling Down at Noon

The Mary Moody Northen Theatre's Kneeling Down at Noon is a thoughtful and deeply humane drama that considers the way Islam informs the lives and actions of various characters

Double Exposure

In Double Exposure, writer/performers Wayne Alan Brenner and David Jewell offer old and new material they've created, and their knack for capturing nuance in the mundane entertains

'Buster Graybill: The Oklahoma Snorkel'

Artist Buster Graybill presents the finer points of a good day out at the lake in his solo exhibition "The Oklahoma Snorkel" at the Donkey Show
columns

After a Fashion

"Christian" Stephen gets thrown into the Austin Music "den" of Stitch(ing) "lions" and emerges beatified

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Day Trips

The real Flags of Our Fathers rests in Harlingen

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

To Your Health

Resveratrol, found in red wine, has many beneficial effects on a person's health

BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

The Common Law

Selling My Home - Disclose Death by Natural Causes?

BY LUKE ELLIS

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Idi Amin's musical aspirations and the death of cursive

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Luv Doc Recommends: The Art of Andy Warhol

Ao5 Gallery, Saturday, November 18, 2006

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

A huge week for Texas soccer!

BY NICK BARBARO

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