Oct. 21, 2011

John Anderson

Volume 31, Number 8

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news

ELECTION CENTRAL

'Chronicle' Endorsements and Election Info

Our recommendations for the Nov. 8 election

Travis Bonds: Roadways & Park Ways

Road and pedestrian proposals draw no opposition so far

BY MIKE KANIN

Preparing for Takeoff

Plans under way for major redo of Airport Boulevard and Highland Mall

BY NICK BARBARO

Point Austin: The Tree in the Way

Commission decision could lead to changes in tree ordinance

BY AMY SMITH

City Hall Hustle: Got an App for That?

From the lobby to the parks, council has an item for you

BY WELLS DUNBAR

Civics 101

Calendar of civic events, Oct. 20-Oct. 27

Headlines

Breaking news from Austin, Texas, and elsewhere

Quote of the Week

Rick Perry gets down with his bad self

Occupying the Future

Participants say they're in it for the long haul

BY RAMON MARTINEZ

Carter Called Home Before Fatal Police Shooting

Lawsuit questions APD's version of shooting

BY JORDAN SMITH

State Takes Over Morton Case

A.G.'s Office investigates wrongful conviction in WilCo

BY JORDAN SMITH

Patterson Remark Draws Fire

Land commissioner opens mouth, inserts foot

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

The Hightower Report

Judge 'Occupy' by Its Enemies

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Book Festival Eats

Until the Corn Dog Man's autobiography hits the shelves, we might as well snack

BY KATE THORNBERRY

Food Events

A cupcake throwdown, gluten-free pies and muffins, Hungarian feasts and gypsies

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Wine of the Week: Coltibuono's Cetamura Chianti

Chianti that calls out for a slice of pizza

BY WES MARSHALL

Food-o-File

Food, glorious food! We're anxious to try it. Trailer food and Oktoberfests, brunches and barbecue. Our favorite diet!

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Reviews

Mai Thai

New Downtown joint could Thai a little harder
music

Off the Record

OTR goes country with Mike & the Moonpies and Fire Relief: The Concert for Central Texas

BY AUSTIN POWELL

Blood, Sweat & Murder

Redemption for Austin's definitive one-man band? Just don't ask Scott H. Biram what the 'H' stands for.

BY AUSTIN POWELL

Texas Platters

Cornell Dupree

I'm Alright

Bad Sports

Kings of the Weekend

Good Times Crisis Band

Nine of Clubs

Her Space Holiday

Her Space Holiday

The Tiny Adventurers

Wild-Eyed in the Hinterlands

The Chitlin' Circuit and the Road to Rock 'n' Roll

Preston Lauterbach
screens

Feast Your Eyes on This

What's on the menu at the Austin Film Festival

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Letting the Monster Out of the Box

Did Spalding Gray have any secrets left for his journal?

BY JOSH ROSENBLATT

Eye on the Underground

Avant-garde pioneer Jack Smith

BY MARC SAVLOV

Film Reviews

The Big Year

Jack Black, Steve Martin, and Owen Wilson co-star in this comedy about competitive birdwatchers.

The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975

The original material was shot by a Swedish TV crew but just now assembled into this documentary that has both vision and perspective.

Blackthorn

Sam Shepard stars in this film which imagines what might have happened if Butch Cassidy had survived and lived on in Bolivia.

Johnny English Reborn

Rowan Atkinson brings his particular brand of physical comedy to this James Bond spy spoof.

The Mighty Macs

This film tells the story of rookie basketball coach and future Hall of Famer Cathy Rush who led the women of Immaculata College to three consecutive national championships from 1972 to 1974.

The Names of Love

This French romantic comedy is a gratifyingly grown-up kind of love story.

Paranormal Activity 3

Turns out that the third time is the charm: This one delivers the jolts with subtlety and brio.
arts & culture

Music in Architecture – Architecture in Music

More songs about buildings and space

BY ROBERT FAIRES

All Over Creation: Let's Get Lost

Art can carry you to some wonderful places if you just don't think so much

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Spring Awakening

At Zach, foot-stomping teens score a victory for love and courage over fear

'Shawn Camp: The Sum of All Parts'

The artist's impasto paintings transport one beyond the terrestrial

Sarah Silver Hands

The magic in this new fairy-tale opera lies in its look more than its story
columns

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Halloween factoids to get you in the spirit

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Day Trips

Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway offers a bird's-eye view of Albuquerque, N.M.

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

After a Fashion

Horror in the hospital or All Hallow's hallucination?

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Letters at 3AM: The Mob, 9/11, and Your Garbage

Don't look too closely at your garbage collection

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

Gay Place

Thanks, MonkeyWrench!

BY KATE X MESSER

Luv Doc Recommends: Gypsy Picnic Trailer Food Festival

Auditorium Shores, Saturday, October 22, 2011

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

WWE Presents 'Monday Night Raw'

Changes afoot at Monday Night Raw

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Soccer Watch

UT struggles to string wins together, and more

BY NICK BARBARO

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