Oct. 18, 2013

Volume 33, Number 8

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news

'Chronicle' Endorsements

The Real Housewives of Ciudad Juárez

Living double lives in the shadow of the border

BY DEBBIE NATHAN

Point Austin: What's at Stake

Health care is just the hostage to a fanatical attack on democracy

BY MICHAEL KING

Then There's This: Housing Bond Election – Second Attempt

Trying to get to yes on a $65 million question

BY AMY SMITH

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Is the Austin Aquarium Fishy?

Vince Covino defends the family business

BY JORDAN SMITH

Council Districts: Best-Laid Plan Gets Bumpy

Map-drawing plans leave many dismayed

BY ELIZABETH PAGANO

Council: Grow Your Own!

Urban farms, impact fees, special events, and more

BY MICHAEL KING

Abortion Law Heads to Court

Suit challenges constitutionality of HB 2

BY JORDAN SMITH

Cruz's Shutdown Backfires

Support plummets as shutdown continues

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Lehmberg Removal Trial Begins

DA charged with official misconduct following DUI arrest

BY JORDAN SMITH

The Hightower Report

GOP unhinged by Obamacare

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Farmer's Daughter, Global Scholar

Food historian Rachel Laudan takes the long view

BY MM PACK

Wine of the Week

Bodegas Franco-Españolas reds

BY WES MARSHALL

Food-O-File

Jodi Elliott branches out with Bribery and other chef comings and goings

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Events

Oct. 17-22

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Reviews

The Pie's the Thing

One man's dedication to dough pays off at Bufalina

Smoked Fish Delish

Celtic Seafare's lotsa lox
music

Another Round

A poetic third act for carnival riot Shoulders

BY MARGARET MOSER

Playback: ACL Fest – Can't Stop the Music

ACL Fest met both supply and demand. Mostly.

BY KEVIN CURTIN

screens

'Disenchanted' Enchants

Austin-based Ren faire sitcom is just as funny as it sounds like it should be

BY MONICA RIESE

Polari's Audience Award Becomes a Legend

aGLIFF founder Scott Dinger on 25 years of queer cinema

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Film Reviews

Boss

In this Bollywood film, the hero is a one-man army.

Doosukeltha

Telugu romantic action movie.

Muscle Shoals

The Alabama town that birthed two music studios and inspired great recordings by Aretha, the Rolling Stones, and scores more is viewed in this laid-back documentary.

Romeo & Juliet

Till death do us part …

The Summit

One of mountaineering's worst disasters remains a deadly mystery despite this documentary's attempt to learn more.

Wadjda

In this first Saudi Arabian film ever directed by a woman, much is revealed about the reality of life for women there via its story of a 10-year-old girl who wants a bicycle.
arts & culture

A Sense of Place

For two decades, Stephen L. Clark's gallery has made a home for photographers of the region

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Audra McDonald

The Tony-winning actress reveals how life has informed her singing

BY ROBERT FAIRES

'From Silence to Power'

Bonnie Cox stages dances drawn from traumas to move through them

BY JONELLE SEITZ

Arts Reviews

Les Misérables

It's the small, personal moments in Zach Theatre's staging that make this epic musical sing

Fat Pig

Neil LaBute's play about body-size and social douchebaggery gets a sharp production from Theatre en Bloc
columns

Letters at 3AM: Articles of Faith

"That all things are possible is God"

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

Gay Place

Boy, and Bern, and Cho, oh my. (Sorry, no Takai.)

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips

Make a pilgrimage to Chapel on the Dunes in Port Aransas

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Luv Doc: Sad Puppy

Getting dumped by someone you love really hurts

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Hornography

BY RUSS ESPINOZA

Soccer Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

Maakies

BY TONY MILLIONAIRE

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

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