Nov. 16, 2012

Volume 32, Number 12

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features

FORMULA ONE

A Beginner's Guide to Formula One

Debunking myths in a crash course to race weekend

BY JORDAN SMITH

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

If only you could take a magic carpet ride

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

F1 Events

Plenty of fun in store for the Formula One crowd

Welcome to Austin

A visitors guide to the live music capitol of the world
news

The Birth of Formula One – Austin

Some welcome the new offspring, and some don't, but the high-speed newcomer is at the starting gate

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Point Austin: Mapping Difference

Voting picture suggests the next Austin politics

BY MICHAEL KING

Then There's This: Housing Chill

Defeat of Proposition 15 poses new challenges for city's affordability goals

BY AMY SMITH

Headlines

Civics 101

Quote of the Week

New Direction for New AISD Board?

New members are sworn in Nov. 19

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Council: As the Copter Spins

All about the temporary helipads for Formula One weekend

BY MICHAEL KING

Cap Metro Crisis

The local transit union has authorized a strike

BY MICHAEL KING

'Landmark' Lawsuit Rises Again: 'Broken Promise'

The city changed its rules after the last suit, but the plaintiffs argue nothing changed

BY ELIZABETH PAGANO

'An Agency Run Amok': State Keeps Planned Parenthood in Limbo

Judge issues temporary injunction; attorney general immediately issued notice of appeal

BY JORDAN SMITH

State on Track To Execute Its 15th in 2012

Preston Hughes' appeals have repeatedly been denied

BY JORDAN SMITH

The Hightower Report

If you weren't in labor or dying, Jim Hightower doesn't want to hear it.

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Undiscovered Jewels

Formula One visitors get a taste of Austin's best hotel dining

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD, GRACIE SALEM AND WES MARSHALL

The Great Texas Holiday Pie Migration

Bud Royer's plan to deliver pies from the heart of Texas to people displaced by Superstorm Sandy

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Home's A Brewin': Do You Hear the People Drink?

Local breweries unite in effort to reform restrictive brewpub legislation

BY IVY LE

Food-O-File

Thoughts on the fall of John Mueller

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Events

Nov. 15-20

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

music

Walk Softly on This Heart of Mine

Rockabilly fillies Rosie Flores and Janis Martin together through life and death

BY MARGARET MOSER

Playback: Best. DJ Gig. Ever.

Presidential crate-digger DJ Mel checks in post-election

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Texas Platters

Gary Clark Jr.

Blak and Blu

the Sword, Eagle Claw

Apocryphon, Timing of the Void

Christy Hays

Drought

James Hand

Mighty Lonesome Man
screens

Tracking Shots

New Formula One documentary '1' world premieres at the Paramount

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

F1 on Film

As Ron Howard readies 'Rush,' we look back at the best racing movies

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Treat Your Car Like a Couch at Two Drive-in Venues

What could be more natural than watching movies about cars in your car?

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Viewed From the Future

Photographer Sandy Carson's found film

BY MATTHEW IRWIN

Getting the Shot

Cinema Club and Louis Black celebrate Samuel Fuller's centenary with 'Forty Guns'

BY MARJORIE BAUMGARTEN

Film Reviews

Jab Tak Hai Jaan

Bollywood romance.

A Late Quartet

A string quartet – whose members are played by the likes of Christopher Walken, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Catherine Keener – gets stuck in its own resins.

Lincoln

Despite a monumental performance by Daniel Day-Lewis, Spielberg's film has a fussed-over theatricality that's hard to escape.

Silver Linings Playbook

David O. Russell finds finds another family in distress; Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence kept it consistently fun.

Son of Sardaar

Bollywood comedy.

This Must Be the Place

In this odd but intriguing concoction, Sean Penn disappears into the strange body of a retired goth rock god who leaves his Dublin castle and goes on a road trip across America to hunt a Nazi prison guard.
arts & culture

EAST AUSTIN STUDIO TOUR

Dawn in the EAST

Big Medium's Shea Little recalls the East Austin Studio Tour's beginning

BY CAITLIN GREENWOOD

EAST-tastic

Six stops to make the 2012 East Austin Studio Tour extra special

BY ROBERT FAIRES

An 'In' at EAST

Finding artists who found their place in East Austin

Dances Made To Order

Anthropomorphism, upheaval, and memory in dance for the small screen

BY JONELLE SEITZ

'Sordid Lives'

Wimberley Players audience rejects accusation of play's obscenity

BY MATTHEW IRWIN

Arts Reviews

The Pain and the Itch

Capital T's trip to this dysfunctional family home for Thanksgiving is well worth taking

Toil and Trouble: A Troubling Turn on Shakespeare's Macbeth

Trouble Puppet makes the magic real in its magical retelling of Shakespeare's Macbeth

Antigone

Though Oh Dragon's debut is uneven, its take on the Greek tragedy shows fiery promise
columns

Letters at 3AM: Reveries

Beauty is something you don't have to deserve

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

After a Fashion: Heavenly Creatures

Your Style Avatar rocked the house with his new collection at the Driskill, and a lot of folks can take a bow.

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Gay Place: Thanks, Part 1

AGLCC elections, Queer Life drawing, Party Shame fill your LGBTQ bill

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips

Remembering the oil boom in East Texas

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Luv Doc: Lutropublicaphobia

Ever enter a public restroom stall that looks like Leatherface just went berserk with a chainsaw on a pile of bloody meat, semen, snot, and excrement?

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Hornucopia

UT honors Darrell Royal with big win over the Cyclones

BY MICHAEL CORCORAN

Soccer Watch

The season ends for the St. Ed's team, and more

BY NICK BARBARO

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