Nov. 26, 2010

Volume 30, Number 13

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features

Those Lazy, Crazy Days of Winter

Holiday rituals are nice, but sanity is nicer

BY MARION WINIK

news

Not So Hot TODs

Sputtering rail, sputtering economy – the uncertain fate of Red Line development

BY LEE NICHOLS

Point Austin: A Thanksgiving Miscellany

Picking the bones of Thanksgiving blessings

BY MICHAEL KING

City Hall Hustle: In the Historical Zone

If only the Pequot had filed for landmark status ... before the massacre

BY WELLS DUNBAR

Headlines

Naked City

News briefs from Austin, the region, and beyond

Res Publica

Citizens' calendar, Nov. 25-Dec. 2

AISD: Balancing Teachers and Tech

AISD must ensure that new technology helps more than it hurts

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

All Rolled Up in Formula One

F1 backers receive a key vote from City Council

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Tightening the Noose on Defendants

Court rulings whittle away Sixth Amendment

BY JORDAN SMITH

DeLay Trial: Jury Hanging Fire

No verdict, but 'making progress'

BY MICHAEL KING

Politics Gift Guide

Curios for current-events connoisseurs

WTP4: Council Takes a Swig

No more piecemeal votes on funding for Water Treatment Plant No. 4

BY WELLS DUNBAR

The Hightower Report

Hard Times, Soft Heads; and Wall Street's Resilient Greed

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Food-o-File

News for foodies to chew on

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Event Menu

Run, walk, eat, or drink away the week of Nov. 25-30

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Books for Cooks 2010

Need help making that Black Friday shopping list? Here's a selection of great cookbook ideas with something to delight any foodie you know.

Wine of the Week

Holiday wines for everyone from carnivores to vegans

BY WES MARSHALL

music

Swampadelic

Grateful Dead + Papa Mali = 7 Walkers

BY AUSTIN POWELL

Off the Record

A Thanksgiving feast with Speak, A Welch Family Affair, and Ornette Coleman

BY AUSTIN POWELL

Texas Platters

Broadcasts Vol. 18

Broadcasts Vol. 18

Darden Smith

Marathon

Jimmy LaFave

Favorites 1992–2001

Adam Ahrens

Prize Fight

King Fisher EP

For the Sake of the Song

The Boxing Lesson, Digital Antique, Ustad Ghulam Farid Nizami

Fur State, Digital Antique, Flowers of the Heart

Elizabeth McQueen

The Laziest Girl in Town

Dax Riggs

Say Goodnight to the World

Frank Smith

Nineteen

Ghostbeard

Stochasticity

Brennen Leigh

The Box

White Denim

Last Days of Summer

Eagle Claw

Poacher

Dikes of Holland, The Young

Dikes of Holland, Voyagers of Legend

The Ugly Beats

Motor!
screens

Target Markets

The season's DVD box sets hit the spot

TV Eye: The Fix Is In

Making the world a better place with David Brancaccio

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Film Reviews

Break Ke Baad

In this Hindi rom-com, two lovers undergo a separation in order to discover each other once again.

Faster

Dwayne Johnson is an ex-con out to avenge his brother's death and Billy Bob Thornton is the junkie cop on his tail.

The Next Three Days

Russell Crowe plays a man who improbably springs his wife from prison where she's been incarcerated for life.

Tangled

Disney does Rapunzel.
arts & culture

Weaves of Glass

The art of Markow & Norris

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

ARTroduction to Austin

Glass artist Morgan Graff wins Hanger's $10,000 art competition

BY ROBERT FAIRES

'Charlie Ferguson: Wasted Expressions'

Austin photographer finds painterly strokes in trash bins' rust and scratches

BY ROBERT FAIRES

'Crumble (Lay Me Down, Justin Timberlake)'

Ghostly celebs and a killer apartment make a holiday show for the rest of us

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Baal

Assessing Paper Chairs' excavation of young Brecht is, put simply, difficult

Austin Symphony Orchestra: Mexico's 200/100

The program of music from Mexico was unfortunately uneven in quality

'Telos'

The look and sense of the raw materials creates compelling harmony here
columns

Page Two: Budgetary Fantasies

Those who think budget-cutting is easy will soon learn otherwise

BY LOUIS BLACK

After A Fashion

Stephen on the It Gets Better Project and recapturing the passion in life as a result of reconnecting with an old schoolmate

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Gay Place

Dinner and yard sale-ing with the fam. How ho(mo)liday-rific!

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips

14 Pews in Houston's the Heights is a beautiful community center that screens indie films, books live music, and hosts community events

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Black panthers, Sherwood Forest, Texas mortgages, not Snoop Dizzle, and potato-time

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Austin Toros Home Openers

Toros call the Cedar Park Center home

BY MARK FAGAN

Soccer Watch

St. Edward's women end NCAA run, and more

BY NICK BARBARO

Football Watch

Young out, McCoy banged up, Texans collapse, and more

BY MARK FAGAN

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