Nov. 25, 2011

John Anderson

Volume 31, Number 13

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news

One Day at a Time

The lines start early on distribution day at the St. John Community Food Center

BY MICHAEL KING

Point Austin: Holiday Hunger

While helping our neighbors, consider the structures of poverty

BY MICHAEL KING

City Hall Hustle: A Movable Feast

City data, apps, and more turkey talk

BY WELLS DUNBAR

Headlines

Civics 101

Want to make a difference? Here's a good place to start.

Quote of the Week

Fork in the Road on Sixth Street

Business owners clash over direction of entertainment district

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

LCRA Close To Capping Utility Sales

River Authority moves to begin unloading water/wastewater utilities

BY MIKE KANIN

Discipline of APD Officer Still Uncertain

Chief asks for more time to consider possible discipline in fatal police shooting

BY JORDAN SMITH

AISD Parents, Teachers a Tough Sell

AISD board slated to vote on charter school plan Dec. 12

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

New Map Tweaks Local House Seats

Travis Senate map untouched, but House map altered slightly

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Driver Closes Door on Violation

Lawmaker pleads guilty on misuse of funds

BY JORDAN SMITH

Not Strictly Abstinence Anymore

'Ignorance won't protect our kids'

BY JORDAN SMITH

Sticking to His Guns on the Wrong Guy

Former sheriff's sergeant doesn't help WilCo's case of justice gone awry

BY JORDAN SMITH

The Hightower Report

A grassroots movement is changing the U.S. food culture

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Cottage Industries

Eating locally never tasted so sweet

BY MELANIE HAUPT

Dad's Premium Granola

Get your own!

BY KATE THORNBERRY

Food Events

Anniversary celebrations, whiskey, wine, and more this week

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food-o-File

An attitude of gratitude

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Reviews

La Chaparrita

Worthy ceviche from a mall food court? Trust us.

Sauced

Finally we can condone getting Sauced at the mall
music

Uwaga!

Polish metal got me to Poland

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ

One, Two, Tres, Cuatro: The Sum Is Greater Than the Whole of Its Parts

Thirty-five years later, only who's doing the clutching has changed

BY MARGARET MOSER

Texas Platters

KGSR Broadcasts Vol. 19

KGSR Broadcasts Vol. 19

The Carper Family

Back When

Nathan Hamilton

Beauty Wit and Speed

Amanda Shires

Carrying Lightning

Reed Turner

Side One: See How Far I Get

Graham Wilkinson

The Spiritual Accessories E.P.

SubKulture Patriots

Vol. 1 Issue 1

P-Tek

Oh! What a Miracle!

Sons of Fathers

Sons of Fathers

Tyrone Vaughan

Downtime
screens

The Art and the Arduousness

Daniel Kliewer's hypnotic moving paintings

BY MARC SAVLOV

What Are You Looking At?

Thanksgiving viewing guide

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Going Back for 'Seconds'

Cinema Club and Wiley Wiggins revive a Sixties thriller

BY MARC SAVLOV

Film Reviews

Arthur Christmas

The folks at Aardman Animation, who gave us Wallace & Gromit, seve up an instant – and funny – holiday classic.

The Descendants

George Clooney teams up with Sideways filmmaker Alexander Payne for this funny but tender story that's a little too smug for its own good.

Hugo

Martin Scorsese steps outside his comfort zone to create an effects-heavy children’s film set in France – and winds up creating one of his most splendid and personal films.

The Muppets

This Muppet reboot is an absolute delight and puts an end to the great Muppet diaspora.

My Week With Marilyn

Based on the memories of Colin Clark, this movie recounts his time getting to know Marilyn Monroe while she was in England shooting The Prince and the Showgirl with Laurence Olivier.

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1

With this new entry, the series officially marks a transition from relatively harmless Victorian-minded trash to something flatly pernicious.
arts & culture

Where Comedy Lives

Austin stand-ups have a complex – and it's called the Sandstone Apartments

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

All Over Creation: Under the Influence

So what does being named one of the nation's most influential critics really mean?

BY ROBERT FAIRES

AMOA-Arthouse

Feral hogs invade Laguna Gloria (sorta)

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Big Love

An ensemble of lovely, lovely actors makes this updated Greek drama great fun

Well

Despite the author's absence, Different Stages delivers a fine production

'Marc Burckhardt + Gustavo Torres'

Don't think for an instant that the work in this show is anything but art
columns

Page Two: The Metaphoric and the Mimetic

A journey

BY LOUIS BLACK

Oops!

After a Fashion

Your Style Avatar is 100% and amping up for the rush of impending holiday 'ho'-downs

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Gay Place

Happy Thanksgiving, gaybirds!

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips

The Central Texas Coast around Port Aransas attracts a wide variety of feathered residents

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Wisconsin's cranberries, Ronald Reagan's fondness of Bart Simpson, etc.

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Luv Doc Recommends: A 'Hole' Bunch of Thanks With Chris Brecht & Dead Flowers

Hole in the Wall, Thursday, November 24, 2011

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

UT Men's Basketball

J'Covan Brown leads the Horns against North Texas and Sam Houston State

BY MARK FAGAN

Soccer Watch

LA Galaxy win MLS Cup, and more

BY NICK BARBARO

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