Oct. 5, 2012

Volume 32, Number 6

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news

High School Stakes

Austin ISD election could shape a new direction for the district

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Headlines

Point Austin: A Few Thoughts About Taxes

You don't get what you won't pay for

BY MICHAEL KING

Then There's This: Sunset Landfill Rises Again?

City seeks to annex property after waste company buys it

BY AMY SMITH

Civics 101

Quote of the Week

SH 45: The Road to Commissioners Court?

Karen Huber and Gerald Daugherty face off over a highway in southwestern Travis County

BY MIKE KANIN

IDEA's Records Show Kids From Across District

Charter school says its fulfilling mission to serve the underserved

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Council: What's Your Incentive?

HID Global is getting some economic incentives, but expect the policy on that to change soon

BY MICHAEL KING

Under the Hood Celebrates Hoodstock at JAX

On the 11th anniversary of war in Afghanistan, help a military resource center stay afloat

BY LIZ WILLIAMS

Judge to D.A.: Woman Likely Not Guilty in Toddler Death

Judge Jon Wisser wrote a letter to the district attorney expressing concern over the case he originally presided over

BY JORDAN SMITH

The View From Death Row

Next week's scheduled execution, plus the latest on the Rodney Reed case

BY JORDAN SMITH

The Hightower Report: The GOP's 'Ballot Integrity' Ruse

How Republican politicos are discouraging voting by minorities

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

ACL MUSIC FEST

Now Serving ...

New faces and tastes at ACL's Austin Eats

BY CLAUDIA ALARCÓN

Foraging Near Zilker

Stuffed Cajun Meat Market and Specialty Foods

Stuffed Meat Market serves up traditional Acadian dishes that don't skimp on flavor (or size)

BY RACHEL FEIT

Swede Farm Dairy

Swede Farm Dairy focuses on fresh and flavorful goat milk products

BY KATE THORNBERRY

Food-o-File

Starting this Friday, Tolly Moseley is 'Hungry In..." Austin

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Events

October 4-11

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Reviews

Spin Modern Thai Cuisine

Thai fusion restaurant puts a new spin on strip-mall dining
music

Diamond in the Rough

Shawn Colvin's memoir in song

BY ABBY JOHNSTON

Playback

Crooked Bangs sings en français, Western Medical pulls plug on the big machine, and UtopiaFest finds a soul-stirring hero ankle-deep in the mud.

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Phases & Stages

David Byrne & St. Vincent

Love This Giant

Smashing Pumpkins

The Smashing Pumpkins

Bob Dylan

Tempest

Kinks

At the BBC

How Music Works

David Byrne
screens

So Much Specialness

David Byrne's cult classic 'True Stories' captured a lost Texas and a prescient picture of today

BY LEAH CHURNER

Lubitsch's Last Hurrah

New AFS Essential Cinema series covers the 'Touch' from pre-war to 'Cluny Brown'

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ

Film Reviews

Beauty Is Embarrassing

You may not know his name, but you know Wayne White's artwork from Pee-wee's Playhouse or his MTV award-winning design work.

Butter

Jennifer Garner stars in this satire about a woman who'll stop at nothing to win the Iowa state butter-carving competition.

Frankenweenie

Tim Burton’s animated, black-and-white movie about a boy and his dog is sweetly filtered through the lens of Frankenstein and other famous monsters.

The Oranges

The great ensemble cast is the highlight of this movie about a 50-year-old man who falls in love with his best friend's daughter, who is half his age.

Taken 2

The action in this Liam Neeson thriller is frenetic and frequent, and keeps him in constant MacGyver mode.

10 Years

This ensemble comedy follows a group of friends on the evening of their 10th high school reunion.
arts & culture

Wheels of a Dream

With the long-awaited Topfer Theatre, Zach races full-throttle into the future

BY ROBERT FAIRES

'Creativity in the Face of Death: The Contemporary Resonance of Terezín'

UT symposium honors and ponders art created in the Nazi concentration camp

BY ROBERT FAIRES

'The Best Man'/'44 Plays for 44 Presidents'

Just in time for the election, presidents take the stage

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Agnes and Alfred

A beautiful play that lightly traces the journey of two well-meaning, imperfect people

Under Construction

A lively collage of all-American memories at once thoughtful, funny, and poignant

The Geometry of Proximity

This dance exploring reinvention and rejuvenation was hobbled by choreography that didn't feel new
columns

Letters at 3AM: Too Much of Nothing

The United States pacifies Afghanistan just enough so that China can profit

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

Polari Place

Come out! Come out! For Polari!

BY KATE X MESSER

After a Fashion

Your Style Avatar contemplates ending it all … no not like that! With Coco Coquette!

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Day Trips

Humor abounds in this Parisian town

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Luv Doc: Plumber's Butt

Maybe you should try something really dirty

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Hornucopia

David Ash could be Bell County’s greatest gift to the ATX since Spoon

BY MICHAEL CORCORAN

Soccer Watch

Horns face big test with Oklahoma State, and more

BY NICK BARBARO

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