Oct. 30, 2009

Jason Stout

Volume 29, Number 9

ON THE COVER:
news

'The Austin Chronicle' Endorsements

BY THE CHRONICLE EDITORIAL BOARD

Take Three

Texas film incentives don't always carry sufficient funding

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

City Hall Hustle: The Smartest Guy in the Room

Professor Spelman breaks down the cost of WTP4

BY WELLS DUNBAR

City Counseling: CU L8R, Texters!

Technology takes a backseat to safety

BY WELLS DUNBAR

Headlines

Naked City

Res Publica

Citizens' calendar, Oct. 29-Nov. 5

Media Watch: 'A Sense of Purpose'

Texas Tribune makes its debut in realm of nonprofit journalism

BY KEVIN BRASS

All Aboard: Shake-Up on the Cap Metro Board

Changes required by the Lege will put more than just new faces on the board

BY LEE NICHOLS

Halloween Mask Instructions

A-choo! Some guy just sneezed into his hand instead of the crook of his arm. Better get your mask on ...

BY WELLS DUNBAR

Critics of ARA Deal Still Wary

When is a dead deal really dead?

BY LEE NICHOLS

Reefer Madness: Medi-Pot States Free to Inhale

It's official: The feds are backing off

BY JORDAN SMITH

Getting to Bottom of Perry-Patterson Pickle

Questions go unanswered in district court appointment process

BY JORDAN SMITH

Promising Start for Dem Senate Candidates

Campaign finance reports show Houston Mayor Bill White out front

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

The Hightower Report

Corporate Monsters; and Change at the Chamber

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

TEXAS BOOK FESTIVAL

Reading Menu

Sampling food writing trends at the Texas Book Festival

Book Festival Recommended Daytime Eats

A guide to keeping the appetite sated while engaging the intellect

BY KATE THORNBERRY

Event Menu

Your local foodie events for Oct. 29-Nov. 5

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food-o-File

Clarifications, openings, closings, and a holiday baking contest!

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

music

High Texas Rider

Before the Sir Douglas Quintet and Texas Tornados, the Lone Star State's voice of the Vox organ, Augie Meyers, was San Antonio's Lord August & the Visions of Lite

BY MARGARET MOSER

Off the Record

Inquiring into the city's new music program manager position, trick-or-treating with the Butthole Surfers, and introducing Thenewno2

BY AUSTIN POWELL

Texas Platters

Tia Carrera

The Quintessential

Molina & Johnson

Molina & Johnson

Matt the Electrician

Animal Boy

Radney Foster

Revival

the Octopus Project, Pataphysics, the Black & White Years, Krum Bums

Golden Beds, Pam, Nursery Myths, Same Old Story

Mammoth Grinder, Mammoth Grinder / Legion, Ignitor, Mala Suerte, the Flood

Extinction of Humanity, Anxiety Quest b / w Unnatural Death, The Spider Queen, The Shadow Tradition, Back to Sleep
screens

Wrap Sheet

Scenes from the 2009 Austin Film Festival

BY THE SCREENS STAFF

Castlemania

One boy's induction into horror

BY MARC SAVLOV

(Video) Game Night

Multiplayer video games that bridge the gap between the hardcore and the noobs

BY JAMES RENOVITCH

TV Eye

'V' is for 'vroom!'; plus Nancy Schiesari's stunning documentary about inked soldiers, Tattooed Under Fire

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Film Reviews

Amelia

Hilary Swank stars as Amelia Earhart in Mira Nair's big-budget biopic.

Earth Days

Directed with a flawless eye and judicious craft, this documentary is an informative and nonpolemic look at the birth of the modern environmental movement.

The House of the Devil

This retro horror film is the freakiest and most unnerving shocker in theatres this season.

London Dreams

This new Bollywood musical centers on two childhood friends who follow separate paths to careers in music.

Michael Jackson's This Is It

Michael Jackson moonwalks among us for a final hurrah.

No Impact Man

Colin Beavan, aka No Impact Man, and his cooperative family are the subjects of this documentary about their yearlong project in environmental sustainability.

Saw VI

Jigsaw's grand scheme is finally understood. Promises, promises.
arts & culture

Zach Theatre

The curtain is raised on the design for the new 420-seat Topfer Theatre

BY ROBERT FAIRES

'The Small Corners of Existence'

Robert Shults' photographs reveal familiar buildings as secret shelters

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Culture Flash!

A museum show for three shutterbugs, a prize for a canny sculptor, and calling all Young Masters

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Murder Ballad Murder Mystery

You'll be hard-pressed to find a riskier production in Austin this year than this strange string of ballads and mysteries

Nosferatu

When this play looks in the mirror, the dramaturg is invisible

'Flutter: New Works by Connie Arismendi'

There's no wink-nudge irony to these works of deep sincerity
columns

Page Two: Slave to the 'Rhythms'

Art is afoot, and words only slow it down

BY LOUIS BLACK

Oops!

After a Fashion

Birthday boy Stephen totters with a new carved cane from the Ukraine and then some

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Gay Place

Gay Place loves you; keep those cards and letters comin'

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips

The Aquarium at Rockport Harbor offers a glimpse into the underwater world along the Texas Gulf Coast

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Supernanny, Ben Franklin on daylight saving time, and more

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Common Law

Eminent Domain –The Government Made a Low Offer – What Next?

BY CHRIS JOHNS AND LUKE ELLIS

Luv Doc Recommends: Zombie Ball

Sustainable Waves, Friday, October 30, 2009

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

Aztex return from England a few players lighter

BY NICK BARBARO

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