Feb. 10, 2012

John Anderson

Volume 31, Number 24

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news

The Historical Looking-Glass

A Clarksville photo gallery

BY MONICA RIESE

Point Austin: Déjà Vu

Austin's perennial SMD hobby approaches another reprise

BY MICHAEL KING

Then There's This: Think Trees

Margret Hofmann's spirit lives within Austin's urban forest

BY AMY SMITH

Headlines

Civics 101

Precinct 3 Race Likely a Rematch

The Precinct 3 primary looks to be a preview of a fall rematch

BY MIKE KANIN

Public Hearing: Rate Your Rate Increase

AE takes another stab, with middling results

BY AMY SMITH

Convictions Stand, Despite Eviction

After a night of police drama, Occupiers regroup

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Grading the City's New Website: Incomplete

The city launches its new website, trailing bells, whistles, and bugs

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

A Plea for 'Balanced Density'

West Campus neighborhood challenges new duplex development

BY AMY SMITH

Abbott Maps Meet Minority Opposition

AG throws oppressive interim maps into the ring to meet Feb. 6 deadline

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Hightower Report

Tech jobs need to come home

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

Quote of the Week

food

Love Doesn't Have To Hurt

Valentine's alternatives for the organizationally challenged

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Gifts for Life's Every Occasion: Delysia Chocolatier

Delysia engineers specialized chocolate delights

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Wine of the Week

Wines for lovers

BY WES MARSHALL

Food-o-File

Conferences for the cuisine-minded

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Events

A loaf of bread, a bottle of wine, some foodie events, and thou

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

music

Live Forever

What some locals considered Cotton Mather's sophomore slump, 1997's Kontiki, may have been the only thing that Oasis' Gallagher brothers ever agreed on

BY GREG BEETS

1, 2, Tres, Cuatro: The Name Game

What's in a name? Plenty if you're a WIMP or WEENIE!

BY MARGARET MOSER

Reissues

Throbbing Gristle

20 Jazz Funk Greats, The Second Annual report, D.o.A., The Third & Final Report, Heathen Earth, Greatest Hits

The Smashing Pumpkins

Gish Deluxe Edition, Siamese Dream Deluxe Edition

Takeshi Terauchi

Nippon Guitars: Instrumental Surf, Eleki & Tsugaru Rock 1966-1974

MonoMono, Joni Haastrup

Give the Beggar a Chance, The Dawn of Awakening, Wake Up Mind
screens

Sleight of Hand

How filmmaker Yen Tan fell into a gig selling other people's movies

BY JOSH ROSENBLATT

Tweaking the Model, if not the Mission

Alamo Slaughter Lane set to open mid-March

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

The Many Lives of an Incorporeal Icon

A new 'Beetlejuice' sequel may be in development, but Warren Skaaren already pondered 'Beetlejuice in Love' two decades ago

BY LEAH CHURNER

Film Reviews

Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu

This Bollywood romantic comedy tells the story a pair who accidentally get married after a night of carousing.

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island

Michael Caine zips around on a giant bumblebee and Dwayne Johnson is a pectoral spectacle in this family-friendly, fantasy-island adventure tale.

Oscar-Nominated Short Films 2012: Animation

Be ready for your office Oscar pool when it rolls around later this month.

Oscar-Nominated Short Films 2012: Live Action

Good things come in small packages.

Pina

Wim Wenders celebrates the great, innovative, German dancer and choreographer Pina Bausch – in commanding 3-D, no less.

Safe House

This hectic, deftly edited, and unexpectedly bracing thriller stars Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds.

A Separation

Nominee for a Best Foreign Language Oscar, this Iranian film is a smart, unusual, and highly involving story about making moral choices in the absence of villains.

Star Wars: Episode One – The Phantom Menace

It's time to find out if a 3-D lightsaber is any more effective than 1999's 2-D model.
arts & culture

All Over Creation: Unexpected Losses

Sudden deaths make us stop, but they should also make us think

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Diana Al-Hadid

The artist's VAC installation creates an afterimage for the afterworld

BY ANDY CAMPBELL

Arts Reviews

Arcadia

A magnificent-looking and intelligent staging of Tom Stoppard's masterpiece

Antarctica

Who knew Antarctica was really made of cheese?

Moulin Rouge: The Ballet

Truth was stranger – and more interesting – than the fiction in this Canadian dance
columns

Page Two: Drifters

Insomnia, restlessness, and poetic triumphs of free association

BY LOUIS BLACK

Letters at 3AM: It Came From the White House

Obama and a majority of Democratic legislators support the NDAA, allowing the arrest of U.S. citizens without a warrant

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

After a Fashion

Your Style Avatar takes on Jean Paul Gaultier and wins

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Gay Place: Boys vs. Girls

Feeling left out? The unicorn can guide you on your LGBTQuest

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips

Doc's Hot Links in Gilmer make sausages considered an East Texas delicacy

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Looks like that John McClane is in a heap of trouble this time

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Luv Doc: Teenage Drifters and Truck Stop Prostitutes

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Championship Motor Spectacular

Monster truck show and tractor pull

BY MARK FAGAN

Soccer Watch

Kylie Doniak in medically-induced coma following hit-and-run, and more

BY NICK BARBARO

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