Oct. 14, 2011

John Leach

Volume 31, Number 7

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features

'Best of Austin' 2011

It's the economy, dollface

BY KATE X MESSER

news

Point Austin: Unrepresentative Government

Council takes its stand with as few voters as possible

BY MICHAEL KING

City Hall Hustle: Low-Speed Ahead!

Council finally comes around on a pilot program for electric cabs

BY WELLS DUNBAR

Quote of the Week

Headlines

Civics 101

Calendar of civic events, Oct. 13-20

It's May in a Landslide!

Council votes 4-3 – three times – to keep spring election

BY WELLS DUNBAR

Crisis Pregnancy Centers Take City to Court

Lawsuit claims city ordinance violates free speech

BY JORDAN SMITH

Mark Your (School Planning) Calendars

Superintendent lays out new proposal

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Defining the Eco Message

Is the enviro movement due for a branding makeover?

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

November Props & Bonds

Roads and parks are on the November ballot

BY MICHAEL KING

Republicans Ready To Rumble

The race to determine who's more conservative

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

APD Shooting Leads to Lawsuit

Family claims officer used excessive force

BY JORDAN SMITH

The Occupation of Austin

The '99 percent' takes a stand against corporate greed

The Hightower Report

Occupy Wall Street shows signs of becoming an effective national movement

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Food Events

Cirkiel vs. Petersen cook-off, Champagne, and pomme preservation on the menu this week

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Screens

Film Reviews

El Bulli: Cooking in Progress

The most famous restaurant in the world is profiled in this documentary.

Fireflies in the Garden

This long-delayed drama about family dysfunction stars Ryan Reynolds, Willem Dafoe, and Julia Roberts.

Footloose

Finally, a remake that’s not a just a mindless retread.

Labios Rojos

In this Mexican comedy, a married couple resorts to desperate and ridiculous measures when the husband develops erectile dysfunction.

The Thing

Functioning as a prequel to John Carpenter's The Thing, this film answers questions even though there's little mystery.

The Way

Emilio Estevez directs this film about a spiritual pilgrimage, which stars his father Martin Sheen.

Weekend

This movie about a gay hookup that becomes something more is perceptive, emotional, comical, and much more.
arts & culture

Arts Reviews

Present Company: The Winter's Tale

With Shakespeare's 'problem play,' you get a two-for-one, comedy and drama
columns

Page Two: In the Red

Republican plans for economic recovery could make things worse

BY LOUIS BLACK

Gay Place

Austin's gay communities are the best

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips

Lake Livingston State Park showcases the beauty of East Texas

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Hong Kong's Austin Road, star softball player Marilyn Monroe, and more factoids

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Luv Doc Recommends: Second Annual Freak Show Festival

Fourth & Waller, Saturday, October 15, 2011

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Texas Stars

Cheap brews and exciting hockey at the Cedar Park Center

BY MARK FAGAN

Soccer Watch

The Hilltopppers play their final home games of the year, and more

BY NICK BARBARO

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