Nov. 12, 2010

John Anderson

Volume 30, Number 11

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features

30 Things

The highs, the lows, the lists
news

Austin Energy's Wrinkle in Time

Early GreenChoice customers' low rates will soon be gone with the wind

BY NORA ANKRUM

Point Austin: Fed Up Yet?

Republican politicians propose pulling Texas out of Medicaid

BY MICHAEL KING

City Hall Hustle: Cheap at Any Price

How to get richer while getting poorer

BY WELLS DUNBAR

Headlines

Naked City

Res Publica

ELECTION AFTERMATH

House Districts 47 and 48: Suburbs Flex Muscle

Anti-Obama sentiment motivated Republican voters

BY LEE NICHOLS AND NICK BARBARO

Prop. 1 Voters: 'What's in It for Me?'

Central city voters turned the mobility bond election

BY LEE NICHOLS

City Expands Recycling Reach

Office and multifamily complexes will have a home for paper, cans, and bottles

BY WELLS DUNBAR

Fluoridation Under the Microscope

Conflicting opinions on the safety of what's in our water

BY MICHAEL KING

Planting a Place in the Shade

Volunteers help Pease Park turn new leaf

BY MICHAEL KING

Putting the Brakes on Congress Bus Stops

Citing accident rate, Cap Metro retools Downtown stops

BY LEE NICHOLS

The Hightower Report

GOP Blocks Mine Safety Efforts; and Pulp Nonfiction

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Food Reviews

Uchiko

Chef Tyson Cole and company continue redefining 'revelatory' at Uchiko

Streat

Streat struggles to execute a broad menu but still hits some sweet spots

A Chocolate Focus at Fête Accompli

Take a trip to chocolate land

BY KATE THORNBERRY

Pies for the Holidays

Area bakeries, restaurants, and market bakers are gearing up to create delicious sweets to grace the holiday table

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Event Menu

There's something for everyone this week, even if you don't want to leave the house

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food-o-File

Austin foodies welcome a new KOOP show, a new specialty spice shop, and a new Food Code ordinance

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

music

Psychotic Reaction

Golden Boys ringleader John Wesley Coleman indulges his compulsion

BY AUDRA SCHROEDER

Off the Record

Fun Fun Fun Fest kicks up dust at Waterloo Park while Lyle Lovett closes down Studio 6A

BY AUSTIN POWELL

Fun Fun Fun Fest Live Shots

screens

A History of Violence

AFS Documentary Tour presents Boxing Gym

BY ANNE S. LEWIS

Austin Gets the Geek Stamp of Approval

Wizard World Comic Con brings Lando, Lee, and the Centipede three to town

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Massively Multiplayer Partying

SXSW ScreenBurn and the Chronicle host Game On Austin

BY JAMES RENOVITCH

TV Eye: No Matter Where You Go, There You Are

Conan returns to late-night television

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Film Reviews

Boxing Gym

Famed documentary maker Frederick Wiseman directs his camera on Richard Lord's Austin boxing gym.

Cool It

Based on the book by Danish environmentalist Bjorn Lomborg, this documentary approaches the problems caused by global warming without panic.

Dogtooth

This willfully perverse Greek drama is a far cry from the Hellenic classics.

For Colored Girls

Tyler Perry tackles Ntozake Shange's beloved play.

Howl

Howl is a must-see for Beat freaks and poetry geeks but might not be an enriching experience for newcomers to the work of Allen Ginsberg.

The Man From Nowhere

This ultraviolent South Korean film tells a story about an ex-con lured back into the drug trade.

Morning Glory

Well-acted and ingratiating, this rom-com starring Rachel McAdams, Harrison Ford, and Diane Keaton should still be tarter than it is.

Tamara Drewe

Stephen Frears directs this romantic romp that combines the bedroom farce and the pastoral and stars Gemma Arterton.

Welcome to the Rileys

Though the story is preposterous, terrific performances by James Gandolfini, Kristen Stewart, and Melissa Leo save the day.
arts & culture

Good Listening

Meryl Streep speaks on the key to acting and its importance to life

BY ROBERT FAIRES

2010 B. Iden Payne Awards

Four shows took home nearly half the honors at this year's ceremony

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Oscar Brockett

Remembering the world's foremost theatre historian

BY ROBERT FAIRES

East Austin Studio Tour

The city's autumn marathon of art covers work by some 300 artists in 175 venues

BY ROBERT FAIRES AND WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Arts Reviews

At Home at the Zoo

Palindrome makes Albee's old/new play remarkable, insightful, and unsettling

La Traviata

A tremendous, memorable production that even an opera novice will love

'Malcolm Bucknall: New Works'

The artist's fine technique and odd juxtapositions are enchanted and enchanting
columns

Page Two: Running With the Wild Gang

Self-proclaimed patriots don't seem to have much love for their country, except on their own terms

BY LOUIS BLACK

After a Fashion

Your Style Avatar runs down what's trashy in the ATX

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Gay Place

More gay in the A, that's what we say

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips

The White House Cafe and Saloon is a veritable time capsule with its pressed tin ceiling, arched windows, and wooden floor that creaks with age

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Pregnant Puritans, potatoes, and more

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Luv Doc Recommends: Game On Austin

Mohawk, Tuesday, November 16, 2010

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

University of Texas Basketball

UT men's and women's basketball teams start their seasons with predictably impressive results

BY MARK FAGAN

Soccer Watch

Horns, Hilltoppers hit playoffs; more Aztex fallout

BY NICK BARBARO

Football Watch

Phillips out; will Gilbert be next?

BY MARK FAGAN

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