Oct. 7, 2011

John Anderson

Volume 31, Number 6

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news

Reefer Madness: The Thin Green Line

Author Jonah Raskin explores the contradictions of life in Marijuanaland

BY JORDAN SMITH

Point Austin: Imagine Affordability

Imagine an Austin in which everyone can afford to live

BY AMY SMITH

City Hall Hustle: Agreeing To Disagree

Outside City Hall, crowds gather; inside City Hall, clouds form

BY WELLS DUNBAR

Quote of the Week

Michael Morton released from prison via new evidence revealed by the Innocence Project

Civics 101

Calendar of civic events, Oct. 6-13

Headlines

The Hightower Report

GOP leaders denounce 'class war' on rich – while they wage war on the rest of us

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

The Calendar's on Fire!

Council takes up the contentious subject of the election date

BY WELLS DUNBAR

APD Retreats on 'Operation Wardrive'

Police nix effort to find cyber piggybackers

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

SXSW Eco: Can We All Just Get Along?

Former Gov. Bill Ritter considers the possibility of cooperation

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Austin Occupied!

National movement makes its local debut at City Hall

BY KATIE TOMASINO

Was Cop's Fatal Shooting Justified?

Police continue investigating officer-involved shooting

BY JORDAN SMITH

Michael Arena: Previous Coverage

State Supremes To Hear Arena Case

Oral arguments set for early 2012

BY JORDAN SMITH

DNA Evidence Clears Morton of Murder Conviction

Georgetown man was wrongfully convicted for wife's murder

BY JORDAN SMITH

Ultrasound Injunction Stays Put

U.S. denies state's plea to overturn temporary injunction

BY JORDAN SMITH

Reality Pipes: Keystone Project Kicks Up Sand

Will Obama give oil pipeline the green light?

BY LAUREL CHESKY

Get Out Your Colored Pencils

The San Antonio court says it will draw its own maps, and sparks begin to fly

BY MICHAEL KING

food

Texas Sake?

Sake to me, Texas Sake Company

BY WES MARSHALL

Food Events

Take your palate around the world this week with a Mediterranean festival, Oktoberfest, and the AMOA

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food-o-File

Capitol-area standbys shuttered, Mirabelle sold, and artisanal ice cream

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Reviews

Indian Spicy Kitchen

This worthy new joint will get your goat

The Kitchen Window

Chef-driven, high-quality eats from a new food trailer court
music

Family Affair

Austin's archeological imprint Heavy Light Records uncovers Texas history one record at a time

BY THOMAS FAWCETT

Off the Record

Ian McLagan snubs the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame while Suzanna Choffel uproots to New York

BY AUSTIN POWELL

Texas Platters

Balmorhea

Live at Sint-Elisabethkerk

Kashmere Reunion Stage Band

Live Shot

Quiet Company

We Are All Where We Belong

Leslie Sisson

Harmony

Melissa Bryan

Return of the Woman

Sarah Pierce

Bring It On
screens

War Stories

From Austin to the Upper Peninsula to Afghanistan and back: Heather Courtney's long journey to arrive at Where Soldiers Come From

BY CINDY WIDNER

Amazing Journey

Six from Britain's bad-boy directors

BY MARC SAVLOV

Moving Violation

Classic sexploitation films shake things up at the Alamo

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Film Reviews

The Dead

The sun-drenched locales of Ghana and Burkina Faso provide the backdrops for this original zombie apocalypse.

Dream House

Despite an impressive cast and director, Dream House is a confounding mess.

The Hedgehog

Eleven-year-old Paloma moves from girlish self-destruction to engagement with the world without ever leaving the confines of her French apartment building.

The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence)

This follow-up movie sucks ass … literally.

The Ides of March

George Clooney's modern morality tale about the ongoing battle between idealism and corruption in the political realm is perfectly cast.

Machine Gun Preacher

Gerard Butler and Michael Shannon star in this drama about a reformed bruiser and drug addict who now rescues children from the conflict in Sudan.

Margaret

A tangled post-production history kept this Kenneth Lonergan film from completion for six years, and its story about teenage trauma suffers as a result. But, oh, what a cast.

Oosaravelli

New Telugu action film.

Real Steel

Mix Rocky with The Transformers and you'll wind up with something like Real Steel.

Restless

Gus Van Sant hits a rare discordant note with this story about two death-obsessed teens that is twee and precious instead of genuine and candid.

Shut Up Little Man! An Audio Misadventure

The cult following that surrounds the audio tapes of a couple of slurry drunks that were surreptitiously recorded in the late Eighties is given the documentary treatment.
arts & culture

Rebuild the Guild

Michael Yates and his fellow artisans bring new life to Austin's cadre of craft

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

'Surprise Annie'

Who the hell is Annie La Ganga?

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

All Over Creation: So Little, So Much

When it comes to the theatrical, the smart choice is to go bare

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

The Further Adventures of Hedda Gabler

Changing her story isn't easy for Ibsen's heroine, but it is funny

Aphrodite Dances: Chocolate

Warm, liquid sweetness flowed through a program of intriguing dance

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

With a simple, smart approach, Soubrette's debut show takes home the prize
columns

Page Two: From Gutenburg to the Kindle

The 'Chronicle' adapts to new media realities

BY LOUIS BLACK

Oops!

Letters at 3AM: A Sicilian on the Mob

We have not seen real Sicilian mobsters onscreen

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

The Common Law

Should I Sue in Small-Claims Court?

BY LUKE ELLIS

After a Fashion

A turn for the worse? Or a turn for the better? Resolve makes all the difference.

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Gay Place

Social action on fire!

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips

Chicago-style, deep-dish pizza was actually invented by a Texan

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Luv Doc Recommends: Central Texas Paranormal Conference

Norris Conference Centers, Saturday, October 8, 2011

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

CLAWstin

Lady arm wrestling, all for a good cause

BY MARK FAGAN

Soccer Watch

UT vs. OU weekend, St. Ed's square off against Heartland rivals, and more

BY NICK BARBARO

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