Oct. 28, 2011

Volume 31, Number 9

e-edition   |   pdf
news

Just Say No!

Rick Perry's approach to sex education has helped Texas boost its teen pregnancy rate

BY JORDAN SMITH

'Chronicle' Endorsements and Election Info

Our recommendations for the Nov. 8 election

Quote of the Week

Point Austin: Heat and Light

Baird vs. Lehmberg off to a blazing start

BY MICHAEL KING

City Hall Hustle: Next Act, Major Drama

Mayor anticipates a year of living dangerously for City Hall

BY WELLS DUNBAR

Civics 101

Calendar of civic events, Oct. 27-Nov. 4

Headlines

SMD: Seventh Time's the Charm?

Citizens' group collecting voter signatures for 10 City Council districts

BY WELLS DUNBAR

Hancock Golf Course on the Block?

Not enough revenue, they say

BY NICK BARBARO

AE Rate Hike Opponents Say 'Do It Over'

Opponents say Austin Energy's proposal is 'upside-down and backwards'

BY AMY SMITH

Rick Perry Death Watch

Governor's death row tally just keeps growing

BY JORDAN SMITH

Refineries Ask TCEQ for School Funding

Energy giants have their hands out

BY NICK BARBARO

Speak No Ale: Beer Men Sue for Free Speech

Texas' arcane beer laws may be busted by a First Amendment lawsuit

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Mask Instructions: The Top 1%!

Who wants to be a billionaire?

The Hightower Report

Corporate 'citizenship' triggers amendment movement

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Roots to Riches

What does your restaurant garden grow?

BY CLAUDIA ALARCÓN

Barbacoa Smackdown

Hey, sweet cheeks!

BY MICK VANN

Food-o-File

News bites that are easy to digest

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Events

Food events for the stomach, soul, and liver

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Reviews

BC Tavern

Scruggs and Paul tailor Zoot to suit a casual crowd
music

We're a Happy Family

Speak no evil

BY MARGARET MOSER

Off the Record

Johnny Depp hits the Continental Club; Eric Johnson crashes the Texas Music Hall of Fame

BY AUSTIN POWELL

Texas Platters

Strange Boys

Live Music

Girl in a Coma

Exits & All the Rest

Miles Zuniga

These Ghosts Have Bones

Golden Bear

Alive

Greyhounds

Spring Training

Jason Boland & the Stragglers

Rancho Alto

Dale Watson & the Texas Two

The Sun Sessions

Sara Hickman

The Best of Times
screens

The Post Office

Austin's indie A/V boutique Stuck On On gets movies across the finish line

BY JOSH ROSENBLATT

Magic Carpet Ride

Johnny Depp brings his passion project to the Austin Film Festival

BY MARC SAVLOV

Forever Dumb

Beavis and Butt-Head are back

BY CINDY WIDNER

James Franco on His New Sal Mineo Biopic

AFF coverage

BY MARJORIE BAUMGARTEN

Film Reviews

All's Faire in Love

Christina Ricci stars in this strained romantic comedy set in the world of renaissance festivals.

Anonymous

Normally a maker of big, explosive movies, Roland Emmerich directs this conspiracy-minded potboiler which questions the veracity of Shakespeare's authorship.

Margin Call

A high-powered cast drives this fictional depiction of what might have occurred in a top investment firm in the hours leading up to its collapse.

Puss in Boots

As infectious as the latest viral cat video, this animated film has the added slam-dunk of Antonio Banderas purring the voice of the title character.

The Rum Diary

Johnny Depp stars in this adaptation of one of Hunter S. Thompson's earliest novels, which is set in Puerto Rico in 1960 and soaked in booze

7 Aum Arivu

New Tamil film.

Take Shelter

Is Curtis LaForche slowly going mad or is something apocalyptic about to happen? Michael Shannon stars in this truly unsettling movie.

The Three Musketeers

Did we miss the memo asking for the umpteenth retelling of the Alexandre Dumas classic?

Velayudham

New Tamil film.
arts & culture

All Over Creation: Here Today ...

Site-specific art that exists so briefly says a lot about Austin

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Ghosts

All the elements fuse to create a genuinely satisfying evening of theatre

Surprise Annie

This show is two glorious, uncut hours of Annie La Ganga manifesting theatre

[title of show]

A thoroughly enjoyable take on this witty musical about making a musical

white road Dance Media: Deer, to Me

The Brooklyn troupe's dance was often visually arresting but at times bland
columns

After a Fashion

What, this? This old thing? Oh, it's nothing but an enchanting line of staples straight down my abdomen!

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Gay Place

Other anarchists want love, too; get in line, pal

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips

Bastrop State Park is planning a soft reopening on Dec. 1

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Desmond Tutu likes to watch sports, and more fun facts

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

Longhorns host A&M in their regular season finale, and more

BY NICK BARBARO

UT Women's Volleyball

Winning streak on the line Friday vs. the Cyclones

BY MARK FAGAN

NEWSLETTERS
One click gets you all the newsletters listed below

Breaking news, arts coverage, and daily events

Can't keep up with happenings around town? We can help.

Austin's queerest news and events

Updates for SXSW 2019

All questions answered (satisfaction not guaranteed)

Information is power. Support the free press, so we can support Austin.   Support the Chronicle