Dec. 3, 2010

Volume 30, Number 14

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features

30 Things

The highs, the lows, the lists
news

Tone Deaf

Deaf Austinites say police can't seem to listen to reason

BY JORDAN SMITH

Point Austin: The Chosen One

Jury finds DeLay guilty of money-laundering and conspiracy

BY MICHAEL KING

City Hall Hustle: Anywhere but Here

Austin altruism in danger of homelessness once again

BY WELLS DUNBAR

Headlines

News of the week, short and sweet

Naked City

News briefs from Austin, the region, and beyond

Res Publica

Citizens' calendar, Dec. 2-8

In-Comprehensible? ANC Balks at Comp Plan.

ANC fears Imagine Austin will unravel neighborhood planning efforts

BY NORA ANKRUM

Austin Reaches for the Sun

Council considers incentives for solar tech company

BY WELLS DUNBAR

Don't Touch My Junk!

A long and winding trail leads to a fork in the road

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Redistricting: GOP Has Lock – But Dems Have Key

Can Obama's DOJ thwart DeLay-style footwork?

BY LEE NICHOLS

From Low Wage to No Wage

Two class action lawsuits target wage theft

BY MICHAEL KING

GIFT GUIDE 2010

Austin in a Winter Wonderland

Three recommended books and a couple of holiday wishes

The Hightower Report

Redistribution of Wealth to the Few; and Soaking Shareholders for Perks

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Eat Local Week

It's pretty self-explanatory, no?

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food-o-File

Saying goodbye to a home-cooking hero with some sweet news about honey and cakes

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Event Menu

Fall for one of these fall festivals or feasts

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

GIFT GUIDE 2010

Culinary Checklist

Be sure to check our list for great culinary gift ideas!
music

Gotta Get Up

Harry Nilsson, the Pussy Cat who roared

BY AUDRA SCHROEDER

Off the Record

Blazing Saddles: Willie Nelson campaigns for the Teapot Party

BY AUSTIN POWELL

GIFT GUIDE 2010

DVDs

Chuck Berry, Gerry & the Pacemakers, Lesley Gore, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, Marvin Gaye, The Beach Boys, James Brown, Rolling Stones

T.A.M.I. Show: Teenage Awards Music International

Richard Hell

Blank Generation

John Cale, Roger McGuinn

Live, West Coast Legends Vol. 4

Leonard Cohen

Lonesome Heroes, Bird on a Wire

R.E.M.

Live From Austin TX

Albert King, Stevie Ray Vaughan

In Session ...

Eric Clapton

Crossroads Guitar Festival 2010

Jimi Hendrix

Live at Woodstock

Michael Jackson

Vision

Art Blakey, Coleman Hawkins, Woody Herman, Anita O'Day, Jimmy Smith, John Coltrane, Billie Holiday, Thelonious Monk, Count Basie, Charlie Parker, Andrew Hill

Live in '65, Live in '62 & '64, Live in '64, Live in '63 & '70, Live in '69, The World According to John Coltrane, Lady Day: The Many Faces of Billie Holiday, American Composer, Swingin' the Blues, Celebrating Bird: The Triumph of Charlie Parker, Solos: The Jazz Sessions

Until the Light Takes Us

Until the Light Takes Us

Immortal

Live at Wacken 2007: The Seventh Date of Blashyrkh

Heaven & Hell

Neon Nights: 30 Years of Heaven & Hell Live in Europe

UFO, MSG

Hardrock Legends Vol. 1, Hardrock Legends Vol. 2

Slayer

Live Intrusion, War at the Warfield, Still Reigning
screens

GIFT GUIDE 2010

A Game for Every Player

And a gift for every gamer

TV Eye: TV on Your Own Timetable

DVD boxed sets

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Celebrate Texas Independents

A new touring program sends small films far and wide throughout the state

BY MARC SAVLOV

In Print

Remembering Uncle Forry and his 'Legendary Ackermansion'

BY MARC SAVLOV

Violet Crown Under Construction

New Downtown arthouse theatre plans soft opening in spring

BY MARJORIE BAUMGARTEN

Film Reviews

Burlesque

Burlesque bumps and grinds. And then grinds and grinds and grinds.

A Film Unfinished

This fascinating documentary uses recently uncovered footage to piece together and decipher the ulterior meaning of a Nazi propaganda film recorded in the Warsaw Ghetto in 1943.

Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey

This Bollywood picture is based on historical events that occurred in 1930 when a group of 64 Indians in the port of Chittagong rose up against the British.

Love & Other Drugs

A pharmaceutical salesman with devastating charm and a woman who has no interest in settling down learn that love is the best drug of all.

Strange Powers: Stephin Merritt and the Magnetic Fields

The work of this elusive songwriter and curmudgeonly frontman of the Magnetic Fields is examined in this sympathetic documentary.
arts & culture

Austin Playhouse

The theatre plans to take off from Penn Field and make a new home at Mueller

BY ROBERT FAIRES

'Emergency Prom'

Playwright Steve Moulds tailors the tale to the actors, not vice versa

BY ROBERT FAIRES

'Suzan-Lori Parks: Watch Me Work'

The playwright invites the public to observe her as she pursues her craft

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Morning's at Seven

A fine cast and expert staging transport us back to a more gracious America

'New Work by David Everett, David Hefner, Caprice Pierucci'

Three artists show what small miracles of creation can be worked with wood
columns

Page Two: Reporting for Duty

Anti-government patriots poised to fix government

BY LOUIS BLACK

Letters at 3AM: Of Mayhem and Delight

The Keystone films, especially those of Charles Chaplin, reflected the present and heralded the future

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

Oops

After a Fashion

Stephen finds reality TV unrealistic

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Gay Place

Who wants a li'l bomb in their rainbow stocking?

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips

Three of Capt. Day Trips fave wildlife preserves

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

California Raisins, the 'beard movement,' 12-minute Frankenstein, nonchicken McNuggets, and gold's peak

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Common Law

Holiday Shopping and Defective Presents

BY LUKE ELLIS

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

UT Volleyball Hosts Championship Tourney

No. 9 UCLA, American, and UT-San Antonio visit

BY MARK FAGAN

Soccer Watch

New community-owned soccer team in Austin? And more news you will get a kick out of.

BY NICK BARBARO

Football Watch

Texans grab headlines, Cowboys lose a close one, and more

BY MARK FAGAN

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