Oct. 24, 2008

Stephen Romano

Volume 28, Number 8

ON THE COVER:
news

'Chronicle' Endorsements

Nov. 4 General Election

The Making of an Endorsement

Chronicle staff's internal email exchanges show how sausage gets made.

Roger Duncan's Night Visions

Austin Energy's GM invites us to wrestle with the conundrum of clean energy

BY KATHERINE GREGOR

Plugging In to Austin's Future

The cars of the future are here

BY DANIEL MOTTOLA

City Adds Costs and CO2 to Recycling Program

Our milk jugs, newspapers, and cereal boxes are shipped to Dallas for sorting and selling

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Headlines

Naked City

News briefs from Austin, the region, and elsewhere

Res Publica

Good events for good citizens, Oct. 23-30

ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL

Developing Stories: Controlling Developers

The hidden costs of Proposition 2

BY KATHERINE GREGOR

Precinct 3: Ye Olde Transportation Debate Takes Spotlight

Two candidates diverge on roads and growth in Western Travis County

BY LEE NICHOLS

Politics Perks Up in Hays County

Two Hays incumbents try to keep their Commissioners Court seats

BY JACOB COTTINGHAM

Don't Count Your Chickens, Dems

Keep voting all the way down the ballot, folks

BY LEE NICHOLS

Too Late for Noriega?

Noriega gaining traction in last leg of race

BY LEE NICHOLS

Dowd, on This Historic Moment

Former Bush campaign strategist Matthew Dowd shares his thoughts on the post-Bush, post-Clinton era

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Access Denied: Cap Metro Blocks Blind Contender

Transit agency's Access Committee cries foul over board decision

BY JUSTIN WARD

No Child Left Behind

Schools do improve – just not all of them at the same time

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Point Austin: A Family Matter

Cap Metro employees face another stark decision on their livelihoods

BY MICHAEL KING

City Hall Hustle: The End Is Near ... Not

The Hustle turns his gimlet eye on Prop. 2

BY WELLS DUNBAR

The Hightower Report

Smaller Newspapers, Bigger Conglomerates; and Barons of the Mass Media Ignore the Masses

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

What's Cooking at the Triangle

Italian, Mexican, Asian, seafood, sandwiches, and coffee

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Cook Globally, Grow Locally

Green Corn Project's 10th annual fall festival returns

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food-o-File

Call Whisk, visit Kenobi, vote for Quack's, and welcome back Paggi House

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Event Menu

Dogs, sausages, beer, and spirits on a lovely October weekend

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Liquid Assets

Fabulous Texas rum on the cheap

BY WES MARSHALL

music

Smells Like Teen Spirit

Austin's bands of tomorrow are already here, they're just U18

BY MARGARET MOSER

Off the Record

The Last Waltz: Looking back on the legacy of the Backyard and a tribute to Danny Roy Young

BY AUSTIN POWELL

Phases & Stages

Lucinda Williams

Little Honey

Raphael Saadiq

The Way I See It

the Streets

Everything Is Borrowed

Ben Folds

Way to Normal

Calexico

Carried to Dust

Joan Osborne

Little Wild One

Kings of Leon

Only by the Night

Cannonball Adderley, Bill Evans, Lionel Hampton, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Oscar Peterson, Sonny Rollins, Nina Simone

Live in '63, Live '64-'75, Live in '58, Live in '63 & '67, Live in '63, '64 & '65, Live in '65 & '68, Live in '65 & '68
screens

Shock and Awesomeness

Stephen Romano puts the movies in his mind down on paper in his fake-history coffeetable book, Shock Festival

BY MARC SAVLOV

AFF 2008 Reviews

Reviewing the Austin Film Festival

Austin Film Festival 2008 Jury award Winners

Wrap Sheet: Scenes from AFF '08

It's All Nice on Ice

Sno Cone Inc. traces one man's exit from the rat race

BY JOE O'CONNELL

Film News

Wrapping up the Austin Film Festival

BY JOE O'CONNELL

TV Eye

A Strange Brew of Old and New Media

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Film Reviews

Heroes

In this new Bollywood film, two young men embark on a journey during which they learn many things, among them the meaning of patriotism.

I.O.U.S.A.

This documentary manages to do something damn near impossible: make the subject of the U.S. national debt understandable and, moreover, render it interesting and urgent.

Max Payne

Film version of the popular video game stars Mark Wahlberg … unfortunately.

The Order of Myths

This smart and subtle documentary looks at the ingrained traditions of racial segregation that still remain in the dual Mardi Gras celebrations in Mobile, Ala.

Pride and Glory

Edward Norton and Colin Farrell top this predictable police procedural about clean and dirty cops who are also brothers in a family of Irish cops.

Roadside Romeo

This animated Bollywood film about a pampered dog who is abandoned in Mumbai was partially financed by Walt Disney Pictures.
arts & culture

Balanchine, by the Muse

Working with the Suzanne Farrell Ballet, Ballet Austin gets in step with history

BY JONELLE SEITZ

'Night of the Living Dead'

Weird City Theatre brings George Romero's classic zombies to the stage

BY HANNAH KENAH

B. Iden Payne Awards

Memo to all drama queens: ACoT's annual theatrical honors are this Sunday

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Get Your Art On

A new 18-day campaign tries to build awareness of the city's rich cultural scene

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Long Center

While an ailing Cliff Redd rests, the Long Center board chair steps in as director

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

The Casket of Passing Fancy

One man’s experience is only a hint of what Rubber Rep’s offering newest entails

Glengarry Glen Ross

Watching Mamet's salesmen self-destruct may help you understand what happened to your IRA

Welcome Home

This group show leaves one feeling that hokey notions of home still haunt us
columns

Page Two: Proposal Postcards

Proposition 2 and other economic quandaries

BY LOUIS BLACK

Letters at 3AM

The economic future of the United States is no longer in our hands

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

After a Fashion

Your Style Avatar: He's hot. He's sexy. And he's not dead.

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Day Trips

For the best ribs in the world, try North Main BBQ in Euless

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Gay Place

Gay Place has no boundaries

BY KATE GETTY AND KATE X MESSER

Playing Through

The No. 1 Longhorns are too good to ignore

BY THOMAS HACKETT

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Powered by kites, ovulation during full moon, and more

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Common Law

Don't Forget About the Supreme Court

BY LUKE ELLIS

Luv Doc Recommends: Scare for a Cure's World of Horrorcraft

Elks Lodge, Friday, October 24, 2008

BY THE LUV DOC

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