Nov. 11, 2011

Volume 31, Number 11

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features

Turning the Cover Up to 11

Issue No. 11 happens to fall on 11/11/11
news

A Mission To Communicate

Austin ISD's new multicultural, multitasking outreach director has a big job ahead: telling the district's story and getting the district to listen to the response

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Point Austin: One, Two, Many Occupations

A movement being born is many things

BY MICHAEL KING

Beside the Point: Planning What's Affordable

The Downtown Austin Plan comes lumbering toward its official adoption

BY MICHAEL KING

Headlines

Civics 101

Calendar of civic events, Nov. 10-17

Quote of the Week

Not Everyone Keen on Charter IDEA

AISD considers partnership with charter school program

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Dead End for Wilson Street

Redevelopment brings the axe to Wilson Street bungalows

BY AMY SMITH

Texas Ordered To Redraw Maps

D.C. Courts: Don't gerrymander Texas

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Bradford-Nohra No More

103-year-old home bites the dust

BY AMY SMITH

What's Up With Hancock Golf Course? Good Question.

Parks and Rec considers turning golf course into parkland

BY NICK BARBARO

Election Results: Travis Props Win Handily

Local voters respond more favorably to roads than open space

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Will the Well Run Dry for Las Lomitas?

Neighborhood faced with loss of water source

BY MIKE KANIN

New Policy Weighed for Police Lineups

A model for seeing past faulty eyewitness IDs

BY JORDAN SMITH

Hot Competition in Police Union Election

APA’s Wayne Vincent faces challenge

BY JORDAN SMITH

Travis Report: Autopsy Facts and Figures

2010 Medical Examiner’s report released

BY JORDAN SMITH

Panel Reviews Fatal Police Shooting

Officers should be fired, NAACP leader says

BY JORDAN SMITH

Court Seeks More Info in Choking Case

Attorneys asking court to throw out Jimenez conviction

BY JORDAN SMITH

RICK PERRY DEATH WATCH

Another Blow for Death Row Inmate

U.S. Supreme Court declines to hear Duane Buck case

BY JORDAN SMITH

A Stay for Skinner

Hank Skinner was scheduled to die this week

BY JORDAN SMITH

The Hightower Report

The U.S. ranks low in measures of equality and social justice

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Wine of the Week

A Sancerre-ly impressive Texas wine

BY WES MARSHALL

Food-o-File

Chow down to benefit veterans? Consider it done.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

11 Meal Times

Turn the tasty up to 11

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Reviews

34th Street Cafe

34th Street Cafe adds new Tallent

Good 2 Go – Clemons Delivers Another Winner

Highbrow takeout? Take that, Domino's!

Sweets and Meals for the Holidays

Stuff your piehole … with pie, obviously

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

music

Off the Record

OTR attends Fun Fun Fun Fest, packs things, and moves to the Cloud

BY AUSTIN POWELL

screens

Beautiful Bitter

The heartachey animation of Don Hertzfeldt

BY MARC SAVLOV

Of Stars and Scars

AFS Doc Nights: Nostalgia for the Light

BY ANNE S. LEWIS

Working the Kink Out

Smut City wants to cinematically sex up your November

BY MARC SAVLOV

Screens Reviews

Despair

A Fassbinder masterpiece of resignation and moral detachment

Film Reviews

J. Edgar

The man who played Dirty Harry directs Leonardo DiCaprio as America's top cop, J. Edgar Hoover.

Like Crazy

This is a love story love story about people of a certain age – which is not to be confused with a love story for the ages.

The Skin I Live In

Pedro Almodóvar, Spain's maestro of madness and desire, reunites with Antonio Banderas for this dark and frazzled tale of l'amour fou.

A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas

Light ’em up for everyone's favorite movie stoners.
arts & culture

EAST AUSTIN STUDIO TOUR PREVIEW

A Neighborhood's Story

John Langmore turns his lens on East Austin and discovers a rich history and community

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Hummel Gone Wild

Debra Broz's porcelain hybrid beasts would make Dr. Moreau proud

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Shear Faith

Haircuts by Children asks you to trust your coif to kids with scissors

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

11/11 EAST Stops

The Chronicle Arts editor's recommendations for the 2011 tour

BY ROBERT FAIRES

11/11 EAST Stops

The Chronicle Arts listings editor's recommendations for the 2011 tour

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Arthouse/Austin Museum of Art

The boards of the two museums have voted to merge, but what does that mean?

BY ROBERT FAIRES

All Over Creation: Who's on First?

Are we looking at the wrong statistics for measuring a win in the arts?

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

The Magic Flute

ALO opens its 25th season with a magical revival of Mozart's opera

Guest by Courtesy

Etiquette takes a pratfall in this comic battle for control between cousins
columns

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

The McRib, the Hokey Pokey, and more facts from Mr. Pants

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Page Two: Class Action

Republican policies deepen economic divisions, to the peril of all of us

BY LOUIS BLACK

Gay Place

Get crafty with Dandy

BY KATE X MESSER

After a Fashion

The good (Gail), the bad (the big snip), and the fugly (Kim Kardashian) as deigned by Your Style Avatar

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Day Trips

Mary's Cafe makes chicken-fried steak so thin and tender it can be cut with a fork

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Texas Stars Host Military Appreciation Weekend

So many reasons to see the Texas Stars this weekend

BY MARK FAGAN

Soccer Watch

Both of Austin's NCAA women's teams selected for their national tourneys

BY NICK BARBARO

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