Dec. 30, 2011

Volume 31, Number 18

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news

Occupy Austin, 2011

A movement in evolution

BY MICHAEL KING AND JOHN ANDERSON

Point Austin: Activate This!

One insider's fight to make 'good old liberal Austin the city it thinks it is'

BY AMY SMITH

Quote of the Week

City Hall Hustle: The Hustle Bids Farewell ...

A bittersweet goodbye to the city politics beat

BY WELLS DUNBAR

Civics 101

Fill your new year with meetings and recycling

Headlines

Did City Stifle Free Speech?

Judge to rule soon on city's trespass citations during Occupy protest

BY JORDAN SMITH

Free To Be Beer!

Hear, hear! Judge rules for breweries.

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

The Resurrection of Mark Weaver

Pastor Mark Weaver spent Thanksgiving at Shoal Creek Hospital

BY MICHAEL KING

Live Music Lands on Police Radar

Live music capital of the world, my ass

BY MIKE KANIN

The Hightower Report

The U.S. ranks low in standards of social justice

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Austin Cider Houses Rule

Is hard cider ready to make a historic comeback?

BY WES MARSHALL

Cajun Heat

Thanksgiving fire takes out Sambets

BY KATE X MESSER

Food-o-File

Texas is still big on the small screen, plus a bounty of barbecue and burger joints and a Hill Country building boom

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Reviews

Jalapeno Joes Tex-Mex Bar & Grill

When fate closes a Streat, it opens a Jalapeno
music

A Boy Named Emo

What was your favorite show on Red River at Emo's?

One, Two, Tres, Cuatro

The other music Halls of Fame have had their say – time to focus locally on the Austin Texas Music Hall of Fame

BY MARGARET MOSER

Phases & Stages

Tom Waits

Bad As Me

Feist

Metals

The Black Keys

El Camino
screens

Reading Between the 'I's

The Secret Life of Pronouns author James Pennebaker on what your tweets reveal about your state of mind

BY JOSH ROSENBLATT

Austin Film Critics Association Announces Awards

Hugo wins Best Picture

Two for One Times Three

AFS Essential Cinema tracks a few masters' journeys from Old World to New

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Film Reviews

The Darkest Hour

Five young people lead the advance against an alien attack in Moscow.

Don 2

In this Bollywood film, an underworld boss, having conquered the Asian crime syndicate, now sets his sights on world domination.

Rajanna

this Telegu film set in the 1950s recounts the story of freedom-fighter Rajanna and the parallel story of his daughter's struggle for personal freedom.
arts & culture

Oh, the Places You'll Go!

How Parallelogramophonograph survived Scotland and became a better improv troupe

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Lisa D'Amour

Where in the world is Detroit?

BY ROBERT FAIRES

All Over Creation: Home-Cooked Art

You can't beat the taste of a concert or play reading made in your own home

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

God of Carnage

This show offers a gleeful thrill like that long, first drop on a roller coaster

'DeCola & Eusebi Studio'

Something in the season just makes leaded panes of glass apropos
columns

Letters at 3AM: What's Your Sign?

Michael Ventura observes the Occupy signs of our times

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

After a Fashion

Traipse the holiday social trail and just try to keep up with Your Style Avatar

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Gayplace

Happy New Year's Gay!

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips

Old Rip of Eastland lived a long and eventful life by the standard of most horned lizards

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

'The Custodians,' 'use-by' dates, cheeseburgers, and more fun facts

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Toros Hold Early NBA D-League Lead

Austin hosts the Springfield Armor

BY MARK FAGAN

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