Oct. 12, 2012

Todd V. Wolfson

Volume 32, Number 7

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news

Your Word Is Your Bond

Travis County moves toward broader pretrial release of the accused, but commercial bondsmen say it will never work

BY JORDAN SMITH

Point Austin: What's Not on the Ballot

The ballot has some choices, but not all choices

BY MICHAEL KING

Then There's This: MACC Attack Averted?

Council to settle whether to sell or keep Rainey Street tract

BY AMY SMITH

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Headlines

Houston Has Problem With APD Occupy Case

Parties return to court Oct. 31

BY JORDAN SMITH

Latest Homeless Initiative: Bust 'Em?

Austin Police Department launches 'public order initiative' Downtown

BY JOSH ROSENBLATT

Environmentalism: Uncomfortable and Scratchy?

Thinking outside the (burlap) box at SXSW Eco

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Med School Campaign Goes High-Speed

The campaign for a UT-Austin medical school accelerates

BY MIKE KANIN

Council: Of Public Power and Inside Chess

Council takes up the MACC, TXI, etc.

BY MICHAEL KING

Can Dems Flip the Suburbs?

Democratic challengers target two vulnerable Central Texas House districts

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Rick Perry Death Watch

State appealing court's decision

BY JORDAN SMITH

The Hightower Report

Did you know Kellogg owns Kashi?

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

New on the Menu

Tasty new eats in the central city for hungry ACL fans

Wine of the Week

Vintner Randall Grahm turns his eye to Texas grapes

BY WES MARSHALL

Home's a Brewin'

Our new beer writer takes the plunge

BY IVY LE

Food-O-File

The Culinary Institute of America brings Latin flavors to American kitchens

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Events

Where will you dine this ACL weekend?

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

music

Playback: ACL Doubles Down

ACL's dual weekend model next year will feature the same line-ups. Plus, ACL weekend tidbits.

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Ain't Messin 'Round

Gary Clark Jr. kisses the sky

BY MICHAEL CORCORAN

Texas Platters

Crooked Bangs

Crooked Bangs

Zlam Dunk

Balcones

the Blues Broads, Blue J, Tonya Tyner, Jackie Myers Band

The Blues Broads, Blue J, Beautiful Light, Ten Foot Twins

ACL MUSIC FEST

ACL Music Fest Friday Interviews

ACL Music Fest Friday Reviews

ACL Music Fest Friday Listings

ACL Music Fest Saturday Interviews

ACL Music Fest Saturday Reviews

ACL Music Fest Saturday Listings

Clash of the Titans

Neil Young & Crazy Horse (Saturday, 8pm, Bud Light stage) vs. Jack White (Saturday, 8pm, AMD stage)

BY JIM CALIGIURI AND AUSTIN POWELL

ACL Music Fest Sunday Reviews

ACL Music Fest Sunday Listings

ACL Interview: Iggy & the Stooges

Sunday, 6:15pm, Bud Light stage

BY KEVIN CURTIN

ACL Aftershows

Gospel Tent

BY THOMAS FAWCETT

Blitzkid Bop: Austin Kiddie Limits

BY ADAM SCHRAGIN

screens

A Good Sense of HUMORdy

The filmmaking collective spreads the word of Austin comedy to the world wide web

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

In Play: 'Dishonored' & 'God of Blades'

Two new games from local developers

BY JAMES RENOVITCH AND JAMES RENOVITCH

American Independents

Shirley Clarke and Ornette Coleman's common ground

BY MARJORIE BAUMGARTEN

Film Reviews

Argo

Ben Affleck directs this entertaining thriller about an unbelievable-but-true mission to extricate American hostages from Iran in 1980.

English Vinglish

This Bollywood picture was mostly filmed in Manhattan and tells the story of a wife and mother who discovers her self-confidence.

Seven Psychopaths

A knockout cast of oddball actors seize the reins in Martin McDonagh's smart comedy about dumb people doing really awful things.

Sinister

Mix a doomed house with found footage and supernatural explanations and you have a horror movie that borrows smartly and has a strong lead in Ethan Hawke as a conflicted true-crime writer.

Wake in Fright

Originally released in 1971, this Australian oddity has been recently restored to its waking-nightmare intensity.
arts & culture

Jeff Garlin

The comedian enthuses about easing the pain, Larry David, and ex-roomie Conan O'Brien

BY STEVE BIRMINGHAM

Learning Desire

MindPop thinks about arts education in whole new ways, and what a difference it makes

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Studio Visit: Ben Ruggiero

Asking questions about photography in the commercial studio

BY ANDY CAMPBELL

Arts Reviews

The Man Who Planted Trees

A brief but poignant experience that touches the soul – and plants seeds for action

The Taming of the Shrew

A real wedded couple illuminated the roles of Kate and Petruchio in Stephen Mills' well-loved ballet

44 Plays for 44 Presidents

An earnest and timely, if uneven, effort to bring Americans up to speed on presidential history
columns

After a Fashion: The Dish

Your Style Avatar gets all guidance counselory and might have gotten snubbed...

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Gay Place: Two Words

Come out! Come out, you adorable queer!

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips

Gourmet pizza on the High Plains

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Luv Doc: Being Snotty

Unfortunately, allergies aren't something you can just wish away.

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Hornucopia

UT plays the role of Ned Beatty. Where's our Burt Reynolds?

BY MICHAEL CORCORAN

Soccer Watch

U.S. men feeling some unexpected pressure in WC Qualifying, and more

BY NICK BARBARO

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