Oct. 22, 2010

Volume 30, Number 8

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news

ELECTION PREVIEW

Doggett vs. the Doctor

Will right-wingers oust the liberal congressman? Tea party on, dudes.

BY LEE NICHOLS

The 'Obamacare' Scare

GOP employs national playbook in Travis County House races

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Mission Impossible?

Hampton seeks to break GOP lock on state's highest criminal court

BY JORDAN SMITH

Punch-Bug Politics

Candidates weigh influence of partisanship

BY JORDAN SMITH

Those Other Congressional Races

Who's who in Congressional Districts 10, 21, and 31

BY LEE NICHOLS

Election Headlines

Quick hits from the campaign trail

BY LEE NICHOLS AND RICHARD WHITTAKER

Tea Partiers Party to Ethics Violations?

Texas Democract Party expands lawsuit to include King Street Patriots

BY LEE NICHOLS

The Race To Balance Out the Supremes

Dems, Libertarians vie to break GOP lock

BY JORDAN SMITH

Buttross Hit With Lawsuit

Former employees file claim against county commissioner candidate

BY AMY SMITH

'Chronicle' Endorsements

Nov. 2 general election

Nov. 2 Joint General and Special elections

(Early voting through Friday, Oct. 29)

City Hall Hustle: Bond Bout

New groups spring forth to fight transportation measure

BY WELLS DUNBAR

Headlines

Naked City

News briefs from Austin, the region, and beyond

Rubber Meets the Road

Bond election project breakdown

BY WELLS DUNBAR

Res Publica

Citizens' calendar, Oct. 21-28

Are Fire Marshals Shirking Their Duty?

Fire experts testify in Willingham wrongful conviction case

BY JORDAN SMITH

Waiting on Health Care

Health care changes kicking in ever so slowly

BY MICHAEL KING

Farm to Table to Policy

Building an appetite for local food

BY KATIE WALSH

Memorial Set for Karen Dickey

Photographer captured politicians and wildlife

BY AMY SMITH

Pediatric Experts Say Babysitter Is Innocent

New evidence says it's not murder

BY JORDAN SMITH

The Hightower Report

Pop Goes Our Anti-Poppy Policy; and Name Those Nuts!

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Food Reviews

Zandunga Mexican Bistro

Mi Madre's hermana is growing up

Takoba

Takoba looks the part, but the kitchen is still catching up

Bayseas 7

It's the ideal combo of delicious soul food and fresh, perfectly fried seafood

Wine of the Week

Check out these big-bodied reds

BY WES MARSHALL

Food-o-File

Austin food lovers rejoice!

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Event Menu

Fall hard for these food events

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

music

The Man With Two Brains

Ghostland Observatory pulls back the curtain

BY MARGARET MOSER

Off the Record

Red River anchorman Frank Hendrix stakes his claim to the Eastside and beyond

BY AUSTIN POWELL

Texas Platters

Delaney & Bonnie

Delaney & Bonnie

James Cotton

Giant

Little Joe Washington

Houston Guitar Blues

Bill Baird

Silence!

Sleep Good

Skyclimber

Bruce James Soultet

Yours, Mine, and the Truth

NickNack

Dearly Departed

Russell K. Shores

LS 5
screens

That Fighting Spirit

The Austin Film Festival comes out swinging: an introduction

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

The Outlaw

Alex Cox, still shooting film, and the finger, after all these years

BY CINDY WIDNER

Quick-Change Artist

Edward Norton does another character about-face in the gritty drama Stone

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye: Anarchy in the UK

A British import brings the horror

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Film Reviews

Hereafter

Clint Eastwood looks into the great beyond and sees dead people – lots of them, and chatty souls they are, too.

Jackass 3D

Now with even more stupefying stunts and added dimensions.

Jhootha Hi Sahi

Bollywood romantic comedy.

N-Secure

In this indie drama about affluent urban professionals in Memphis, an abusive and obsessive man makes life complicated for the women in his life.

Stone

Robert De Niro, Edward Norton, Milla Jovovich, and Frances Conroy become tangled in a narrative web of deceit, religion, carnality, and incarceration.
arts & culture

Room for Possibility

Arthouse creates a space where artists can invent, experiment, make the future

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Body Shift

Bringing differently abled and able-bodied dancers into the studio together

BY JONELLE SEITZ

'All Things Animate'

Lorn MacDougal and Alain Le Razer make films in which movement is the star

BY JONELLE SEITZ

Arts Reviews

Biography of Physical Sensation

A re-creation of a person's sensory experiences that shouldn't be missed

The Fantasticks

A sluggish pace hinders but doesn't spoil this classic Shakespeare-esque musical

'Conrad Bakker: Relax and Take Your Fucking Time'

Delightfully deceptive versions of common objects carved from wood and painted
columns

Day Trips

The Andice General Store serves a darn good hamburger

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Gay Place

The thin line between pizza and Democrats (aka 'Vote, beeeyotches!')

BY KATE X MESSER

Page Two: Scary Monsters

Election season raises the specter of undead ideologies and devilish strategies

BY LOUIS BLACK

Letters at 3AM: Where We Actually Live: Part II

The country the tea partiers want back no longer exists

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

After a Fashion

Your Style Avatar is grubbed, subbed, snubbed, and flubbed, which is a wee bit better than being grogged, sogged, snogged, and flogged

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Spanish Jews, vegetarians, oxen, Gandhi, and tater tots

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

UT Volleyball

Longhorns hope to continue winning streak

BY MARK FAGAN

Soccer Watch

Aztex’s Max Griffin named league Rookie of the Year, and more

BY NICK BARBARO

Football Watch

The Horns did it! The Cowboys didn't.

BY MARK FAGAN

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