Sept. 23, 2011

Volume 31, Number 4

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news

One Cop, Two Cop ...
How Many New Cops?

Council approves 47 new APD hires – with perhaps a change in the air

BY MICHAEL KING

Point Austin: Electric Shock

Austin Energy's 'regressive' proposed rate increase brings out little guys and their advocates

BY AMY SMITH

City Hall Hustle: Mo' Money

As the budget year ends, council reshuffles the last few cards

BY WELLS DUNBAR

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Calendar of civic events, Sept. 22-29

Taxi Report Hits Rocky Terrain

With transportation, it's hard to find the middle of the road

BY MIKE KANIN

'ACCESS News' Goes Live

New show reaches Austin's deaf community

BY JORDAN SMITH

Crime Down, Except for Murder

Austin homicides up; everything else down

BY JORDAN SMITH

Realigning Police Lineups

New study shows that changing lineup procedure reduces mistaken ID'ing

BY JORDAN SMITH

Hangman Hangs Fire

Case included racially biased testimony

BY JORDAN SMITH

Christmas Comes Early for Texas State

General Land Office gives the gift that keeps on giving

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Council Opponents Concede on WTP4

The city auditor brings the latest numbers on a WTP4 shutdown

BY WELLS DUNBAR

DOJ on Redistricting: Tell It to the Judge

The DOJ refuses to preclear U.S. and Texas House redistricting

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Trading Grass for Cash

When it comes to water, Augustine is no saint

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

The Hightower Report

The new super PACs amount to a corporate takeover of national politics

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Texas Craft Brewers Festival

The festival returns after a hiatus

BY LEE NICHOLS

Food-o-File

The once and future pit master returns?

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Events

Enjoy cooking demos, feasts, and cocktails to benefit many good causes

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Reviews

Hank's Garage

Frites to meet you
music

Dog Years

Austin's version of the Band – the Gourds – steps into those brown shoes almost literally with Old Mad Joy

BY MARGARET MOSER

Off the Record

The 2011 Austin City Limits Music Festival draws to a close, as does Emo's outside on Sixth Street

BY AUSTIN POWELL

ACL Live Shots

screens

Seasoning's Greetings

A look at the savory and the tweet of Hilah Cooking

BY MONICA RIESE

FANTASTIC FEST 2011

Gods and Monsters ...

... and aliens and abductors and much, much more at Fantastic Fest 2011

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Rick Baker: Monster Maker

An American Werewolf in London

BY MARC SAVLOV

Teaching You the Fear

Extraterrestrial

BY MARC SAVLOV

This Is Your Mind on Black Rainbows

Beyond the Black Rainbow

BY MARC SAVLOV

Inventing New (Still Horrible) Ways To Die

You're Next

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Let the Games Begin

Fantastic Arcade

BY JAMES RENOVITCH

A Movie-able Feast

Exploring Toronto's cinematic menu

BY MARJORIE BAUMGARTEN

Film Reviews

Dolphin Tale

This true story of the world's first dolphin with a prosthetic tail provides solid family entertainment.

Dookudu

New Telugu action film.

Incendiary: The Willingham Case

The "junk science" used to make the case for the Texas execution of Cameron Todd Willingham for the arson murders of his children is persuasively laid out in this locally made documentary.

Life, Above All

In this South African drama, a township overcomes its fear of AIDS by the example of a courageous young girl.

Mausam

This Hindi film presents a timeless story of love in the face of political hostilities and religious conflict.

Moneyball

Brad Pitt hits a home run with this film about the inner workings of baseball. It's a film that will appeal to sports fans and nonfans alike.

Straw Dogs

Rod Lurie remakes Sam Peckinpah's 1971 bloodbath-classic about a home invasion and tapping into man's inner rage monster.
arts & culture

Damian Priour

Remembering the respected Austin sculptor

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Actors From the London Stage

Who needs more than five actors to do a Shakespeare play? Not this troupe.

BY JILLIAN OWENS

All Over Creation: Come Together

You're not alone in the theatre, and there's power in that

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

'Wild Beasts'

Five artists massage your corneas with vivid colors and Fauvist style

Marion Bridge

A rare play that manages to offer both comfort and truth

The Cherry Orchard

The crises facing Chekhov's characters feel very current in UT's staging
columns

Gay Place: Texas Is a Queer State of Mind

UT goes balls-out on Queer State(s)

BY KATE X MESSER

Letters at 3am: Zelda's Law and 9/11

9/11 conspiracy theories will outlive their perpetrators

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

After a Fashion

What a drag it is getting old ... even with surgery

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Day Trips

Stacking rocks has become a new pastime along the Galveston Seawall

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Bombat Washers Championship

Central Texas lays claim to being the Washers Pitching Capital this weekend

BY MARK FAGAN

Soccer Watch

UT women begin conference play, and more

BY NICK BARBARO

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