Oct. 19, 2012

Volume 32, Number 8

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news

Breaking Down the Ballot

Federal, state, and local races in bite-size portions

BY MICHAEL KING AND THE NEWS STAFF

Nov. 6 Elections: The 'Chronicle' Endorsements

Quote of the Week

Point Austin: Missing Ann Richards

New biography recalls the highwater mark of Texas liberalism

BY MICHAEL KING

Then There's This: Giving Props to Austin

There's more to the bonds than meets the jerky knee

BY AMY SMITH

Headlines

Civics 101

We're All About the ... Kids!

Austin Kids First is a bit of a mystery, even to education watchers

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Race to the Board: Fundraising

Some 80% of Mary Ellen Pietruszynski's contributions came from three donors in the tech community

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

WTP4: Running on Overruns?

Austin Water wants more money for WTP4

BY MIKE KANIN

Take Another Little Piece of My Art

BY MONICA RIESE

Council: Time for Some Halloween Horrors

Featuring The Unholy Return of the Short-Term Rentals Ordinance

BY MICHAEL KING AND AMY SMITH

Two More in Line for Death Penalty

These two men were both 19 when they were sentenced to death

BY JORDAN SMITH

The Hightower Report: Freedom of the [Op]press[ed]

Quote approval is stripping the media of its investigative abilities

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Indian Explosion

Austin gains a bounty of healthy menu choices

BY KENNY PAILES

Indian Explosion Goes Mobile

Healthy late-night Downtown alternatives to pizza

Food Events

New Belgium's Tour de Fat is just the beginning of this week's beer celebrations

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food-O-File

What will Formula One's impact be on the local hospitality industry?

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

music

Playback: ACL Mania

The ACL zeitgeist in review

BY KEVIN CURTIN

ACL MUSIC FEST

Friday ACL Live Shots

Saturday ACL Live Shots

Sunday ACL Live Shots

screens

AUSTIN FILM FESTIVAL PREVIEW

AFF 2012: Introduction

What, where, and how long: Austin Film Festival need-to-knows

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

The Sound and the Fury

David Chase on the Sixties rock that inspired 'Not Fade Away'

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ

Seeing Is Believing

'The Rep' charts the slow death of cinema-going

BY LEAH CHURNER

'Pictures of Superheroes' Packs in the Austin Comedy Talent

Quirky comedy filled with familiar faces

BY MARC SAVLOV

Don't Everybody Freak Out

Dark Matters' horror shows

BY MARC SAVLOV

Five Docs To Watch

The Long and the Short of It

It's an uphill battle securing a future for a short film

BY DAN SOLOMON

Power Up

SXSW Gaming Expo and 'The Austin Chronicle' present Game On Austin

BY JAMES RENOVITCH

Film Reviews

Alex Cross

Stretching out of his Madea comfort zone to play James Patterson's FBI profiler is a courageous but misguided move on Tyler Perry’s part.

Atlas Shrugged: Part II

Atlas isn't the only one to shrug off this tiresome load of Ayn Rand – but with poor production values.

Here Comes the Boom

Kevin James plays a biology teacher who moonlights as a mixed martial-arts fighter; Salma Hayek is his love interest.

Least Among Saints

A combat veteran suffering from PTSD becomes the dubious mentor of a boy whose mother has just OD'd in this heartfelt drama.

Wuthering Heights

Andrea Arnold (Fish Tank) wrests Wuthering Heights from the heaving bosom of Romantics majors and gives it a good shake – even if she doesn't know when to stop.
arts & culture

From Nothing to Bounty

Playwright Lisa D'Amour muses on the distance between Austin and 'Detroit'

BY ADRIENNE MARTINI

Dances Made to Order

Get out the vote: an online dance-film festival on themes chosen by you

BY JONELLE SEITZ

'Final Farewells'

The last works from the estate of master sculptor Charles Umlauf go up for sale

BY ROBERT FAIRES

PeopleFund East Night Summit

Learning how to make Austin's creative success pay off for you

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

God and Man, Time and Space: Echoes of the Sistine Chapel

World-class ensemble destined for greatness

The Best Man

The Paradox Players provide a well-executed staging of the 1960 election drama

Moonlight and Magnolias

The play doesn't know what it wants to be, but it's still a fun night of theatre, especially for film buffs
columns

Letters at 3AM: A Big Picture and a Long Game

A U.S. military powered by biofuels could be a game-changer that ends the oil wars

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

After a Fashion: Out

Your Style Avatar has been whipping up some serious fashion – for print and for the runway

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Gay Place: Fall Y'all

The autumnal queerquinox is upon us.

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips

Beautiful hiking oasis in Bastrop

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Luv Doc: The Voice

Really, what woman wouldn’t want to be Melanie Griffith?

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Hornucopia

UT's season was over by halftime

BY MICHAEL CORCORAN

Soccer Watch

UT soccer still in the running for Big 12 title, and more

BY NICK BARBARO

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