Oct. 29, 2010

Volume 30, Number 9

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ELECTION PREVIEW

Get in the Ring

Perry's refusal to meet challengers – and editorial boards – is all swagger, no sweat

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Attorney General: Abbott Amps Up Conservative Credentials

Radnofsky points to attorney general's flip-flop on immigration

BY JORDAN SMITH

Reading the Redistricting Tea Leaves

What havoc will redistricting wreak this time?

BY LEE NICHOLS

All Workman and No Play

House District 47's Republican candidate fights battles on three fronts

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

EMS Group Rescinds Eckhardt Endorsement

Eckhardt loses backers over support of response-time study

BY AMY SMITH

Tea Party Group To Release Financial Records

Texas Dems wrangle with Houston's King Street Patriots

BY LEE NICHOLS

Election Headlines

Dollars to Donors in Bond Election

Who's giving what to which group?

BY WELLS DUNBAR

'Chronicle' Endorsements

Nov. 2 general election

Nov. 2 Joint General and Special Elections

Early voting continues through Friday, Oct. 29

Headlines

Point Austin: Why Vote?

The real choices at the top and bottom of the ballot

BY MICHAEL KING

City Hall Hustle: Trying to Share the Work

Council tweaks MBE/WBE rules to broaden contract participation

BY WELLS DUNBAR

Naked City

News briefs from Austin, the region, and beyond

Res Publica

Citizens' calendar, Oct. 28-Nov. 4

Quintana Reinstated ... and Reterminated

Arbitrator rules in favor of fired Officer Leonardo Quintana ... then Quintana gets fired again

BY JORDAN SMITH

The Case That Never Closes

SCJC seeks reconsideration of Keller ruling

BY JORDAN SMITH

Halloween Mask Instructions

Choose your weapon

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Raising the (Green) Roof

Austin's Green Roof Advisory Group to deliver its report to council

BY NORA ANKRUM

Teachers Want Books Checked at Pension Fund

TRS internal investigation isn't credible, union president says

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

The Real Cost of a Lap Dance?

Lawsuit cites violation of wage laws at strip clubs

BY DIANA WELCH

Running the Numbers

Previewing this week's agenda

BY WELLS DUNBAR

The Hightower Report

Free (Corporate) Speech; and Corporations Take the Money and Run

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS

An Altar-nate View

Liven up the boo-ring Halloween season with Día de los Muertos celebrations

BY CLAUDIA ALARCÓN

Inside Kate Heyhoe's Skull

BY CLAUDIA ALARCÓN

Book Reviews

Time To Talk Turkey

Local farms prepare pastured turkeys for holiday tables

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Round Rock Honey Celebrates a Million Bottles

The bee man with the honey plan makes a million

BY MM PACK

Event Menu

Spooky foodie events

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food-o-File

Green Corn, Bola Pizza, holiday baking contests, and more

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

music

All Down the Line

Forget the Exile on Main St. reissue. Here's the 1972 Stones in all their cinematic glory, plus a 1981 bonus to make it a double feature.

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ

Phases & Stages

Neil Young

Le Noise

Gorillaz

Frank Erwin Center, Oct. 22

Superchunk

Majesty Shredding
screens

Space Invaders on a Shoestring Budget

Monsters is the best monster movie of the millennium (so far)

BY MARC SAVLOV

Hellraisers

How classic horror movies made misfits out of these rockers

BY MARC SAVLOV

Austin Film Festival Announces Juried Competition Awards

UT alums came up big at Saturday's awards ceremony

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

TV Eye: Gleering

Parents Television Council chides Glee, misses the point

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Film Reviews

Conviction

Hilary Swank and Sam Rockwell star in this real-life legal drama in which a woman goes to law school in an attempt to exonerate her brother.

Last Train Home

This small masterpiece of documentary filmmaking offers an intimate look at the impact of China’s industrial growth.

Like Dandelion Dust

This adoption drama tells a story about the biological parents of a 10-year-old boy who want to reclaim their child from his adoptive parents.

Monsters

In this startlingly original indie film, a road trip combines with an alien invasion to remind us of our ageless fear of otherness.

Paranormal Activity 2

Although this follow-up is considerably spookier than the original, there are only so many gotcha moments that can transpire without feeling wholly contrived.
arts & culture

Dark Insinuations

Ray Donley steps from the shadows to talk about his art

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Austin Lyric Opera's Stampede

The opera launches a festival to celebrate Austin's musical diversity

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Tapestry Dance Company

Poet Zell Miller III joins the dancers of Tapestry to make music together

BY ROBERT FAIRES

New Works Theater Community

Austin theatre groups band together and land $90,000 to support making new work

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

The Other Side of Sleep

Owen Egerton brings several of his characters from page to stage in hilarious style

Always ... Patsy Cline

TexARTS' revival boasts a lovely Patsy, superb music, and a killer green dress
columns

After a Fashion

A child is born ... in a manger ... in New Orleans

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Gay Place

Democracy is ugly

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips

Mustang Island State Park consistently rates among the busiest parks in the state system

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Jimmy Carter, loam, Lassie, figs, and expenses

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

Austin Aztex skip town, and more

BY NICK BARBARO

Eastside Lacrosse Tourney

Introducing lacrosse to the Eastside

BY MARK FAGAN

Football Watch

Brokenhearted, broken, and torn – the story of football in Texas

BY MARK FAGAN

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