Nov. 4, 2011

John Anderson

Volume 31, Number 10

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news

'Chronicle' Endorsements and Election Info

Our recommendations for the Nov. 8 election

Walking the No-Kill Tightrope

As Austin's animal welfare center moves to a new building, will the delicate balance of 'no-kill' and resources be maintained?

BY JOSH ROSENBLATT

Point Austin: Buckle Up

The 20-year argument over SH 45 resumes apace

BY AMY SMITH

City Hall Hustle: Downtown CUREs

Epic Downtown plan continues, and the devil's always in the zoning details

BY WELLS DUNBAR

Civics 101

Calendar of civic events, Nov. 3-8

Headlines

News from Austin, Texas, and beyond

Quote of the Week

Halloween Crackdown on Occupy Austin

Total of 45 people arrested over weekend

BY MICHAEL KING

City Council: Butler Honors and Charter Foresight

Council on the trail to honor the Butlers and revise the charter

BY WELLS DUNBAR

Where Do I Vote on Election Day?

Voters have their choice of polling sites this year

BY AMY SMITH

School Lawsuits Multiply

Three groups of Texas school districts are suing the state over the public school finance system

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Bradley Draws Challenge

Dem candidate throws hat in D.A.'s race

BY JORDAN SMITH

City Chews on Food Scraps

Garbage disposals vs. composting

BY MIKE KANIN

PEST Treatment for Pedestrians

APD ticketing jaywalkers

BY NICK BARBARO

Last-Minute Appeals on Skinner Execution

Skinner denied access to DNA testing

BY JORDAN SMITH

Perry's Picks for Forensic Panel

New faces will serve on Forensic Science Commission

BY JORDAN SMITH

The Hightower Report

Contributing to Rick Perry's campaigns can produce a great return on investment

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

By Land and by Sea

Two new experiences for drinkers on the go

BY LEE NICHOLS

Texas Daily Harvest

Get your daily dairy

BY KATE THORNBERRY

Food-o-File

Austinites prepare to cheer on Qui and Curren

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Events

An abundance of benefits and other foodie events

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Reviews

El Alma Cafe y Cantina

El Chile collaborates with a well-seasoned chef

Dolce Vita

It's the sweet life at Dolce Vita
music

FUN FUN FUN FEST 2011

Fun Fun Fun Lists

Friday Interviews

Saturday Interviews

Sunday Interviews

Fun Fun Fun Platters

Boris

Heavy Rocks, Attention Please, New Album

Tyler, the Creator, MellowHype, Spank Rock, Neon Indian, Del the Funky Homosapien

Goblin, BlackenedWhite, Everything Is Boring & Everyone Is a Fucking Liar, Era Extraña, Golden Era

Hull

Beyond the Lightless Sky

Black Lips

Arabia Mountain

Girls

Father, Son, Holy Ghost

Mates of State

Mountaintops

Lykke Li

Wounded Rhymes

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

Hysterical

M83

Hurry Up, We're Dreaming

Joe Lally

Why Should I Get Used to It

Russian Circles

Empros

Tinariwen

Tassili

Cold Cave

Cherish the Light Years

Jim Ward

Quiet in the Valley, On the Shores the End Begins

Off the Record

All the fun fun fun that fits

BY AUSTIN POWELL

screens

From Łódź With Love

Previewing the Austin Polish Film Festival

BY ANNE S. LEWIS

The Shell They Sell (He's Swell)

Viral cuddlebomb Marcel the Shell makes the move to book and TV

BY AUDRA SCHROEDER

Dead Man Smiling

Mondo stages a zombie apocalypse at Highland Mall

Screens Reviews

Great Directors

Ten international filmmakers reflect on their careers and concerns for the medium

Film Reviews

Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life

The notorious life of Serge Gainsbourg is whimsically re-created onscreen.

In Time

Andrew Niccol writes and directs this science fiction thriller that stars Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried.

Le Havre

Aki Kaurismäki's distinctive blend of deadpan humor and quotidian melodrama comes through in this new film.

Martha Marcy May Marlene

A psychological thriller that's stripped of the usual Hollywood trappings, this film maintains a sense of oppressive threat throughout.

My Afternoons With Margueritte

Gérard Depardieu plays an oafish man who bonds with a cultured older woman, who teaches him to read and alters his life.

Ra.One

In this Bollywood film, a video-game character comes to life and causes lots of destruction.

Tower Heist

Sensitive to the zeitgeist of the moment, this Brett Ratner film with the A-list cast is a real people-pleaser.
arts & culture

The Uses of Joy

When Conspire Theatre helps incarcerated women, it's all in the game

BY KATHERINE CATMULL

All Over Creation: Award Fever

Whenever you feel like throwing a pillow over the Payne Awards, consider this

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Gibney Dance Community Action Residency

Training dancers to help victims of abuse

BY JONELLE SEITZ

Arts Reviews

The B. Beaver Animation

The Rude Mechs' re-creation of the Mabou Mines work is necessary but strange

'Artemio Rodriguez: Printing Matters'

These macabre and darkling woodcuts are powerful enough to fell a tree

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

The novella's nightmare world is so engrossing, you can't tear your eyes away
columns

Page Two: In Memoriam

Biff Parker (Steven Stelmach), 1962-2011

BY LOUIS BLACK

Letters at 3AM: Flash Mob Dance Revolution: Part 1

It is only a matter of time before an interconnected world work force begins to ask, 'Who are we really working for?'

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

Oops!

The Common Law

Small Disputes – Should I Hire a Lawyer?

BY LUKE ELLIS

After a Fashion

Undead or nonliving, Your Style Avatar dutifully shuffles along the coil of costume contests

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Gay Place

Zombies 'R' Us … eventually

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips

Brilliant Texas bluesman Mance Lipscomb gets due respect in Navasota

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

'The roller coaster capital of the world,' no bears in Africa, etc.

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Luv Doc Recommends: Austin Tequila Fest

Casa Chapala, Friday, November 4, 2011

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

Catch Rise & Shine: The Jay Demerit Story in its limited Austin engagement, and more

BY NICK BARBARO

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