Aug. 24, 2012

Volume 31, Number 52

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features

BACK TO SCHOOL 2012

Au Revoir, Les Enterns

Go back to school with the 'Chronicle' interns

BY KATE X MESSER

Out of the Comfort Zone

For international students and Texans traveling abroad, life is the lesson

BY LIZ WILLIAMS

Transportation Station

Getting around is part of Austin campus life

BY LIZ WILLIAMS

The 41: Don't Judge

Austin's historically affordable student mecca is getting a fresh coat and some new kicks

BY JORDAN GASS-POORÉ

For Those About to Rock: Um, Can I See Your ID?

Celebrating all-ages music venues

BY ANNE HARRIS

Eastern Rock

Beauty Ballroom and Emo's East are changing the game down by Riverside

BY ABBY JOHNSTON

Bad Haircuts and Baby Faces

The 'Chronicle' staff shows off its old student IDs
news

APD's Sleep Disorder

The APD praised a longtime officer – until she claimed a disability

BY JORDAN SMITH

Point Austin: Big Numbers

A thumbnail look at the proposed 2012-13 city budget

BY MICHAEL KING

Then There's This: Ousting the Auditor

Susan Spataro's abrupt dismissal draws scorn and stirs speculation

BY AMY SMITH

Quote of the Week

Headlines

Civics 101

Sorry, Charlie: New Noise Curfew

Ongoing disagreements with nearby residents yield stricter curfews

BY TYLER PRATT

Council: Of Money and Weirdness

City Council hits its late-summer budgetary stride

BY MICHAEL KING

With Water Plan Approved, Council Turns to Wells

Council may require city registration of wells

BY AMY SMITH

Each One, Teach One: AFT's Online Mentoring

The AFT joins the wave of online teaching communities

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

AISD Board Candidates Clustering

Four board races headed for November ballot

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

TP&W's Smith: No Racism Here

TP&W Executive Director to bring up recent article in town hall meeting

BY MICHAEL KING

Reed and Swearingen Evidence in Question

Two more death penalty cases under appeal scrutiny

BY JORDAN SMITH

The Hightower Report

The minimum wage is overdue for a raise

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

2012 Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival

BACK TO SCHOOL 2012

Good Eats (and Drinks) Every New Student Should Know

The Food staff weighs in on student dining

BY THE FOOD STAFF

Food Reviews

'Texas Fruit and Vegetable Gardening'

The next best thing to living next door to a master gardner

'Hot Sauce! Techniques for Making Signature Hot Sauces With 32 Recipes To Get You Started'

A heat-seekers' delight still provides the perfect handbook for milder adventurers

Food Events

It's North by Northwest's lucky 13th, J Black's 5th, and back to school benefit time

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food-o-File

Wet your whistle at the corner of Chicon & MLK

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

music

BACK TO SCHOOL 2012

A Thing Called Divine Fits

Spoon man Britt Daniel develops Divine Fits

BY AUSTIN POWELL

Playback: The Legendary White Swan

The Legendary White Swan doesn't bite

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Texas Platters

Dicks

Kill From the Heart, These People

the Trishas

High, Wide & Handsome

Joe King Carrasco y Los Crowns Originales!

Que Wow

Amy Cook

Summer Skin

Hacienda

Shakedown
screens

BACK TO SCHOOL 2012

A Career Hooligan Looks Back, But Mostly Forward

Robert Rodriguez on a lifetime of innovation and the movie, 'El Mariachi,' that started it all

BY MARC SAVLOV

What Not To Wear on Your Walls

Dress your dorm room right with Austin purveyors of poster art

BY MARC SAVLOV

Screens Reviews

FilmCraft: Directing

Mike Goodridge

Film Reviews

Celeste & Jesse Forever

This romantic comedy starring Rashida Jones and Andy Samberg is far funnier than you’d expect a film about a tortuous split to be – and more deft.

Cosmopolis

Even though it stars Robert Pattinson, we doubt his Twilight fans will fully appreciate this sleek, dystopian story that David Cronenberg adapted from Don DeLillo's 2003 novel.

The Expendables 2

This who's who of action stars even features Schwarzenegger in his movie comeback.

Hit & Run

Dax Shepard's sophomore directorial feature is a mixture of earnest and romantic road movie, high-octane chase picture, and slapstick comedy.

The Invisible War

The shockingly rampant problem of rape in all branches of the U.S. military is the subject of this Kirby Dick documentary.

Premium Rush

Joseph Gordon-Levitt rides like the wind, and Michael Shannon plays his usual nut job, but Bullitt on a bike this film is not.

The Revenant

This horror comedy follows the the walking-dead path of an undeceased Iraq War vet and his stoner best friend.

Sadigadu

Telugu superhero movie; no subtitles.

Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi

This unusual Bollywood romance puts the focus on a couple of fortysomethings.

Sparkle

This story about a Motown girl group's rise and struggle also features Whitney Houston in her final screen role.
arts & culture

Take Me to the Palette

Bernie Taupin is as lyrical with a brush as with a pen

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Hot Nights: 'The Bear' and Whiskey Shivers

Barkeep, gimme a whiskey with a Chekhov chaser

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Studio Visit: Gery Henderson

Raku artist Gery Henderson crafts the singlular in the collective

BY ANDY CAMPBELL

Arts Reviews

'Seven Wonders of the World (Plus One)'

A surreal musical recording of the 1940s yields a charming stage spectacle today

'The Twelfth Labor'

This family drama could be truly powerful, but it's too long and weighed down by too many ideas

Viva l'Opera!

A rollicking tone made this choral salute to opera's greatest hits an entertaining evening
columns

Page Two: Sloganeering Not Necessary

The Hot Sauce Festival returns in a new venue for its 22nd year

BY LOUIS BLACK

After a Fashion: The Wrap

Some of the best-dressed at Austin Fashion Week were in clear plastic bags

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Gay Place

The summer is wrapping up: Can you smell the Ho-Rizon?

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips

Happy birthday National Park Service!

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Mick Jagger used to sell ice cream

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Luv Doc: Learning To Dance

If Westerns have taught us anything, it's that dancing isn't fun - especially when someone is shooting at your feet.

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

TXRD Playoffs

Will the Holy Rollers or Hellcats move on to the Calvello Cup championship?

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

BACK TO SCHOOL 2012

Soccer Watch

Kristin Cummins led the way in the Horns season-opening win, and more

BY NICK BARBARO

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