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Oct. 15, 2010

Volume 30, Number 7

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news

Scaling the Pyramid

City moves to reprioritize social service programs in the new year

BY WELLS DUNBAR

'Chronicle' Endorsements

Nov. 2 general election

Nov. 2 Joint General and Special Elections

Early voting continues through Friday, Oct. 29

ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL

SBOE Candidates Get 'A' for Attendance

SBOE debate clarifies candidates' differences in one race, similarities in another

BY LEE NICHOLS

Election Headlines

Headlines from the campaign trail

Travis County Commissioner Precinct 2: Toll Roads, Taxes, TYC

With minor opposition, Eckhardt is setting priorities for next term

BY AMY SMITH

Point Austin: The Legacy of Solidarity

Film of the 'Austin Chicano Huelga' recounts a city's transformation

BY MICHAEL KING

City Hall Hustle: Across The Universe

Housing advocate Troxell provides chapter and verse on living wage

BY WELLS DUNBAR

Res Publica

Citizens' calendar, Oct. 14-21

Naked City

News briefs from Austin, the region, and beyond

Headlines

Baird To Rule on Recusal From Willingham Hearing

Willingham family seeks posthumous declaration of innocence

BY JORDAN SMITH

Keller Can Consider Herself Unwarned

Curtain finally closes on Keller case

BY JORDAN SMITH

Are Unions Educational Kryptonite?

New doc pins school failures on unions

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Eco-Currents: Talking Trash and Raising the Roof

Anti-litter campaign aims to clean up Austin creeks

BY NORA ANKRUM AND RICHARD WHITTAKER

Running the Numbers

The Oct. 14 agenda, from briefings to land swaps

BY WELLS DUNBAR

The Hightower Report

Lobbyists' BFF; and California's Budding Union Movement

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Culinary/Literary

There's a lot to chew on at this year's Texas Book Festival

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Book Fest Fare 2010

Find fine fair fare fast

BY KATE THORNBERRY

Event Menu

Any excuse for a party

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food-o-File

New products, new smokers, new catering operations, and a new cake studio? Is it our birthday again already?

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

music

See Reverse Side for Title: Part I

If English first-wavers had trouble getting ahold of American roots music, Americans themselves weren't much better off, piecemealing together the foundations of today's national scene

BY LOUIS BLACK

Off the Record

Austin City Limits Music Festival 2010: No rain, no dust, no problem

BY AUSTIN POWELL

ACL Live Shots

screens

Gossip Girl

Anne Helen Petersen takes her readers beyond the blind item

BY MELANIE HAUPT

When It Felt True

The Austin Chronicle's Raoul Hernandez curates an AFS Essential Cinema series on the 'enigma' of William Wyler

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ

TV Eye: From Career Criminal to Copper

BBC America debuts a sexy, scintillating new detective show

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Film Reviews

Aakrosh

When three students go missing in a small Indian village, the investigation into their disappearance causes mayhem. In Hindi.

I Want Your Money

This documentary elucidates the scourge of big government.

My Soul To Take

Wes Craven wrote and directed this serial-killer movie – but you'd never know it to look at it.

Nowhere Boy

This movie about John Lennon's young-adult years showcases the importance of the importance of both his mother and aunt in his life.

Red

Over-the-hill crime-fighters band together to save their own in this smirky, goofy mashup of a rom-com and action picture.

Waiting for 'Superman'

More provocative than genuinely informative, this documentary, nevertheless, has kicked off a national discussion about remedying our failing educational system.

You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger

Woody Allen sets his latest farce into action with a cast of one-dimensional, annoying characters played by a group of terrific actors.
arts & culture

Try To Remember

How two kids from UT changed the course of the American musical

BY ROBERT FAIRES

'Biography of Physical Sensation'

Which chair will be just right for you in Rubber Repertory's new show?

BY KATHERINE CATMULL

'New Art in Austin' 2011

AMOA has announced the 15 artists chosen for its triennial show of local art

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Culture Flash

A new opera for the Butlers and a big art prize for Beili Liu

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Cowboy Noises

Jaston Williams' tales from his life are heartwarming and surprisingly poetic

'Monolith Pass: An Installation of Drawings by Anthony W. Garza'

Garza's hyperrealistic, high-contrast drawings are monochrome magnificence
columns

Page Two: We Are the Eggmen

In the abstract, people are usually good about defending free speech. They fall apart in the specifics.

BY LOUIS BLACK

After a Fashion

Your Style Avatar remembers the day the little bundles of doody brightened his life

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Gay Place

You gotta make a stand to keep from falling

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips

The Railroad & Heritage Museum in Temple exhibits items from the golden era of railroading

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Texas Stars Home Openers

The Stars look to retain momentum from last season's playoff run

BY MARK FAGAN

Soccer Watch

Aztex bow out of playoffs, and more

BY NICK BARBARO

Football Watch

Big test for the Horns, and more

BY MARK FAGAN

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