Oct. 8, 2010

Volume 30, Number 6

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news

Big Dogs, Young Rebels, and Aging Giants

The Austin promoters who bring the music come in all shapes and sizes

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Point Austin: Getting Mobilized

Arguments (and opponents) against the mobility bond run a little thin

BY MICHAEL KING

City Hall Hustle: Home Away From Home

Council decamps to the Carver and considers housing the homeless

BY WELLS DUNBAR

Naked City

News briefs from Austin, the region, and beyond

Res Publica

Citizens' calendar, Oct. 7-14

ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL

The Race for the Third

Kuhn and Goodwin face off for high-profile appeals court

BY JORDAN SMITH

Low Voting Machine Turnout

Travis County to share voting machines in wake of Harris County fire

BY LEE NICHOLS

Republican SBOE Candidates Dodge Debates

Why all the debate hate?

BY LEE NICHOLS

Stuff Like This Makes Your Face Twitch

Red dreams of ousting Doggett are just dreams

BY LEE NICHOLS

Election Headlines

Headlines from the campaign trail

Media Watch: All Things to All People Meters

New radio ratings system kicks in

BY KEVIN BRASS

Headlines

The Hightower Report

Weapons in the Name of Peace?; and Conservatism or Crackpotism?

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

From the Trenches

Previewing the Austin Eats battlefield

BY KATE THORNBERRY

Restaurants Near Zilker

Beer Flights

Rock out with your bock out

BY LEE NICHOLS

Wine of the Week

Local wines are just over the next hill

BY WES MARSHALL

Food-o-File

No bull: John Bullington roasted a 550-pound steer last week for Fantastic Fest's closing night party

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Event Menu

Fall is flush with fests and food

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

music

The Sound and the Fury

Monsters of Folk drummer Will Johnson continues demonstrating monstrous musical and compositional gifts

BY AUSTIN POWELL

Off the Record

A curated survival guide to the Austin City Limits Music Festival

BY AUSTIN POWELL

Vinyl Platters

Cargo Cult, Texas Biscuit Bombs

Cargo Cult/Texas Biscuit Bombs

Soft Healer

Gentle One, Movie Light

Simple Circuit, Ichi Ni San Shi

Boarded Up Houses, Moon Druggies, Everything Leveling Side Views, Friend in Town

Flesh Lights

You're a Stealer, He Got Sent Away

A Giant Dog, Followed by Static

The Grand, Oy Jara, Smiles, Bones

ST 37, Linus Pauling Quartet

Lactating Purple, Monster

Daniel Francis Doyle

There Are Two of You, Sharing Stories

the Kindergarten Circus

Twin Evils, Juvenile Rock

One Against Many

Take My Pound of Flesh and Sleep Well

Pack of Wolves

Penance of Pestilence

ACL MUSIC FEST

ACL Music Fest Friday Listings

ACL Friday by the blurbs

ACL Music Fest Friday Interviews

ACL Music Fest Friday Reviews

ACL Music Fest Saturday Listings

ACL Saturday by the blurb

ACL Music Fest Saturday Interviews

ACL Music Fest Saturday Reviews

ACL Music Fest Sunday Listings

Sunday ACL handicapping

ACL Music Fest Sunday Interviews

ACL Music Fest Sunday Reviews

ACL Aftershows

Austin Eats Is Now Bigger and Better Than Ever!

If these choices aren't enough for you, we don't know what is

BY CLAUDIA ALARCÓN

Restaurants Near Zilker

Barton Springs Pool Info

BY JAMES RENOVITCH

screens

It's a Wrap: A Life in Front of Dad's Camera

AFS Documentary Tour: The Kids Grow Up

BY ANNE S. LEWIS

Drawing Inspiration Out of the Past

Writer Barry Gifford, still Wild at Heart

BY MARC SAVLOV

Austin Film Festival Announces Honorees, Opening Night Films

Robert Rodriguez to receive Extraordinary Contribution to Filmmaking Award

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

What Are You Looking At?

Our latest pop-culture fixations

TV Eye: The Axe Drops

Why isn't the new fall TV season working?

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Film Reviews

Buried

Buried takes place entirely inside a coffin where a man is buried alive.

Case 39

Renée Zellweger stars as a social worker who protects a child whose family has created dark forces around her.

It's Kind of a Funny Story

When a 15-year-old overachiever checks himself into a mental ward, he learns to affirm the good things in life without ever whitewashing the bad.

Khaleja

New Telegu movie is the story of a cabdriver who becomes involved in a complicated set of affairs despite his inclination to remain aloof.

Life as We Know It

It's Two Singletons and a Baby, starring Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel.

Never Let Me Go

The children in this story are born into a system that values them for their disposable body parts, not their discrete personalities.

Secretariat

Saddle up for some old-fashioned inspirational movie entertainment with Diane Lane in the lead as the owner of the famed Triple Crown winner.

Women Without Men

Although this film set in 1953 Iran is visually compelling, its story about four different women is slight and emblematic.
arts & culture

The Storyteller

Nobody spins a yarn like Jaston Williams

BY ROBERT FAIRES

First Night Austin

First Night's board cancels this year's party, but the city may host one instead

BY ROBERT FAIRES

2010 B. Iden Payne Awards

The homegrown musical of mayhem in the swamp leads the nominations with 11

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Sharon Marroquin Benefits

The dance community rallies around one of its own to help with medical expenses

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Rent

A Broadway-quality staging of the popular rock musical with energy to spare

One

Striking aerial dance at a site lacking the drama of other Blue Lapis Light shows

'Honora Jacob: New Paintings'

The shifting history of women explored in colorful, sartorially elegant images
columns

Page Two: The Ways Sisyphus Had It Easy

Consequences of perception

BY LOUIS BLACK

Letters at 3AM: Where We Actually Live

A nation that lets its infrastructure crumble will wake one fine day to find itself crippled

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

After a Fashion

Your Style Avatar rips the sheets off of the scam that is home staging

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Gay Place

The moments of silence for all of these suicides are deafening

BY KATE X MESSER

The Common Law

Will My Security Deposit Ever Be Returned?

BY LUKE ELLIS

Day Trips

Festival Hill's old-soul architecture belies the recent construction of its grottoes and ruins

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Snoop Dogg, Vikings, and more fun facts

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Aztex in the D-2 Playoffs

Austin hosts Montreal

BY NICK BARBARO

Soccer Watch

Big weekend for Longhorns, New rival for Aztex?

BY NICK BARBARO

Football Watch

UT falls to OU, Texans' Foster continues to shine, and more

BY MARK FAGAN

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