Nov. 18, 2011

Jana Birchum

Volume 31, Number 12

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news

Designed To Fail

As Pearce may face another repurposing, AISD gets excited about single-sex schools

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Point Austin: Suburban Nightmare

PromiseLand West amphitheatre plans drown out neighborhood opposition

BY AMY SMITH

Beside the Point: We Love Us!

Just ask anybody – Austinites approve of Austin

BY MICHAEL KING

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Civic events calendar, Nov. 17-22

Headlines

Morton Prosecutor Wrote the Book on Crime

Judge Ken Anderson as a prosecutor leapt to judgment on Morton

BY JORDAN SMITH

Formula One on the Brink?

Work stopped while F1 factions feud

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Rick Perry Death Watch

Another Execution for Texas

BY JORDAN SMITH

Hancock Not Up to PAR(D)

The Community Engagement Process has begun

BY NICK BARBARO

Tire Slasher Convicts Himself

Determined to defend himself, the Hyde Park tire slasher gets 10 years

BY JOSH ROSENBLATT

Perry's Poll Dance

Our governor's free fall is almost too painful to watch

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Victory for Vincent in APA Election

Vincent wins in 554-345 vote

BY JORDAN SMITH

The Hightower Report

The hype about border violence is a big political lie

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Sipping From the Spigot, Vol. 2

The second Great Boxed-Wine Challenge, plus a very important lesson

BY WES MARSHALL

Beer Flights

Local brews make good

BY LEE NICHOLS

Food-o-File

A German street-food fave makes its way to Austin

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Events

Feed yourself and your community with these foodie events

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Reviews

Lavaca Teppan

This new Lavaca Street restaurant specializes in fresh, uncomplicated food

2011 Thanksgiving Feasts Around Town

music

Like a Hurricane

Harnessing Lauren Larson's live hurricane on Ume's new Phantoms

BY DOUG FREEMAN

One, Two, Tres, Cuatro: Lives Well Spent

Life cycles of those who sold their souls for music

BY MARGARET MOSER

Texas Platters

Charanga Cakewalk

El Brown Recluse

Flesh Lights

Muscle Pop

Muchos Backflips!

Curtains I Tell You

The Pheromoans

Bar-Rock

Palit

Popt

Rick Broussard's Two Hoots & a Holler

Come and Take It

Graham Weber

Women

Will Sexton

Move the Balance
screens

Game Changer

How Austin's indie gaming scene got cooking as Juegos Rancheros

BY JAMES RENOVITCH

Making Love and War

Love is a battlefield in the comedies of remarriage

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

To Preserve and Project

Moving image archivists in action

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Film Reviews

Happy Feet Two

Some penguins march; these animated penguins dance – and sing – just like they did the last time around, only with a little less novelty.

Immortals

There's lots of numbingly choreographed chaos and lascivious bloodletting in this megabudget picture about the Greek gods by the visual stylist Tarsem Singh.

Into the Abyss

In his latest documentary, Werner Herzog tackles the subject of the death penalty in Texas.

Jack and Jill

Two Adam Sandlers for the price of one? And Al Pacino?! It's still not worth it.

Melancholia

Danish filmmaker Lars von Trier brings his vision of human annihilation to the screen in this visually stunning and thematically rich film.

Rockstar

A young man in Delhi dreams of becoming a rock idol but meets only ridicule in this Bollywood film and seeks to correct the problem.
arts & culture

EAST AUSTIN STUDIO TOUR PREVIEW

All Over Creation: For Those Who Took Us In

Raising a glass to the generation that gave us a place in this community

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Austin Creative Alliance

Marcy Hoen's work for the ACA has won her the executive director gig permanently

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Austin Playhouse

The theatre company makes a temporary home for itself in an industrial tent

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

360 (round dance)

Steven Dietz's new adaptation of Schnitzler's Reigen is solid and intriguing

'West of East'

This group show boasts striking art worth leaving the Eastside for Hyde Park

A Lie of the Mind

While maybe not Sam Shepard's best, the play has worthwhile material to chew on
columns

Page Two: Fatty and Mabel

On writing and muses in the bright, fresh morning

BY LOUIS BLACK

Letters at 3am: Flash Mob Dance Revolution: Part 2

You cannot arrest a population

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

After a Fashion

The monster is not a monstrosity. In fact, Your Style Avatar is putting it on his wall.

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Gay Place

Nuts: not just for trucks

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips

The Franklin County Museum holds a treasure trove of artifacts and stories

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Dr Pepper was caffeine-free until 1917, and more tasty facts

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Luv Doc Recommends: East Austin Studio Tour

East Austin, Saturday, November 19, 2011

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

UT Women's Basketball

Ashley Gayle should become school’s all-time block leader this Sunday

BY MARK FAGAN

Soccer Watch

Aztex introduce Paul Dalglish as head coach, and more

BY NICK BARBARO

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