Oct. 26, 2012

Guy Juke

Volume 32, Number 9

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news

Open and Shut

Council members hope they've closed the door on their Open Meetings legal troubles. Trouble is, that won't be the end.

BY MIKE KANIN

Nov. 6 Elections: The 'Chronicle' Endorsements

Point Austin: The Law Is a Ass

The Great Open Meetings Scandal comes to its legalized conclusion

BY MICHAEL KING

Then There's This: Highway to Heaven or Hell?

Precinct 3 voters have two distinct choices for the future

BY AMY SMITH

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Headlines

A World Without Planned Parenthood?

Women's health gets hit by a 1-2 punch

BY JORDAN SMITH

Mask Instructions: Be Prince for a Night

Step One: Get Your Binders Out

BY MICHAEL KING AND MONICA RIESE

AISD: Carstarphen Gets an Extension

With election looming, board votes an extension for superintendent

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Montopolis Battle Lines

Neighborhood dispute lingers after council approves housing project

BY ELIZABETH PAGANO

Ecopocalypse Is Here

Are you scared of this postapocalyptic Austin?

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Next Execution: Halloween

BY JORDAN SMITH

The Hightower Report: At Last, the GOP Finds an Actual Case of Voter Fraud!

True the Vote had a case in its own backyard

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Culinary Dream Team

Texas authors headline the book fest Cooking Tent

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Halloween Cocktails

Cocktail recipes for Halloween 2012

BY KATE THORNBERRY

Home's a Brewin'

An embarrassment of hoppy riches await

BY IVY LE

Food Events

October's a great month for Gettin' Sauced

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food-O-File

Paul Qui returns to Austin, and other top chef updates

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Reviews

Manuel's

Old favorites and new surprises delight at this Austin mainstay
music

Raising Arizona

Arizona Dranes, the gospel beat, and the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired

BY MICHAEL CORCORAN

Playback: Halloween

No one plays dress-up like Austin musicians

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Texas Book Festival

Phases & Stages

Grizzly Bear

Shields

The XX

Coexist

Lord Huron

Lonesome Dreams
screens

Leaping Wizards

'Star Trek: The Next Generation' reunited cast, CM Punk, and 'Walking Dead' fresh kills gather at Wizard World Austin Comic Con

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

SXSW Interactive Launches New Las Vegas Event

V2V to focus on start-ups

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

2012 Austin Film Festival Film Competition Jury Prizes

'Sparrows Dance,' 'Informant' awarded Writer / director and UT alum Todd Berger attends with costars America Ferrera and Julia Stiles

Film Reviews

Cameraman Gangatho Rambabu

A hot-blooded journalist who is investigating student gangs and the caste system gets into a fight with a politician in this Telugu film.

Chakravyuh

The lives of six characters intertwine in this Bollywood drama about a rebellion amongst India's youth.

Chasing Mavericks

Starring Gerard Butler, this inspirational surfing drama somehow fails to inspire.

Cloud Atlas

This spellbinding adaptation of a supposedly “unfilmable” novel achieves near-perfection on virtually all levels.

Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel

In this documentary, the filmmakers have done a fine job corralling many fantastic tales from this style maven's life.

Fun Size

Broad-stroked but often funny, this is a teen tale of a Halloween night that doesn't go according to plan.

The House I Live In

Eugene Jarecki examines America's war on drugs and the collateral and self-inflicted damage it has caused within one African-American family.

Middle of Nowhere

In this Sundance-honored film, a woman has to figure out what to do after her husband is sentenced to eight years in prison.

The Paperboy

This lurid Southern tale by the director of Precious shows that he still knows how to push people's buttons – and gather an all-star cast to sell the goods.

Paranormal Activity 4

Five years after the end of PA3, things are still going bump in the night.

The Revisionaries

When it comes to choosing public-school textbooks, what happens in Texas is of national concern – and this documentary captures these culture wars in full bloom.
arts & culture

'Design Waller Creek: A Competition'

Winning design for Waller Creek Conservancy's contest creates civic spaces amid greenery

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby holds this 'Chronicle' writer to a no-smoking policy

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ

Arts Reviews

The Cataract

A befuddling, humorous, and serene journey into the unexpected with two very different couples

Dream Cabinet

A haunted house that deals in the ghosts of regret, lost love, and dream

'Ann Wood: Violent Delights'

A perfectly titled show that provides a vivid journey into the wood within the world
columns

After a Fashion

Will the hell and high water of cancer keep Stephen from his own show?

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Gay Place: BOO! To You Too

You think October 31 is scary? Just wait til November 6.

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips

The Berclair Mansion offers haunted tours

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Luv Doc: A Decline in Desirability

Maybe you should stop buying your trail mix at Whole Foods

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Hornucopia

UT avoids what would have been devastating home loss to Baylor

BY MICHAEL CORCORAN

Soccer Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

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