Oct. 25, 2013

Volume 33, Number 9

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news

The More (Maps) the Merrier!

A brief introduction to the ICRC's proposed City Council district map – and a few alternatives

BY ELIZABETH PAGANO

'Chronicle' Endorsements

Point Austin: The Fun Begins

The city redistricting simmer reaches the boiling point

BY MICHAEL KING

Then There's This: 'A Decent Wage'

Pay Requirement may be inked into city incentive deals

Headlines

Civics 101

Quote of the Week

Prop. 6: Strange Bedfellows on Both Sides

Boondoggle or necessary step? Odd alliances form on both sides of state water proposal.

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

City Council: Bad Apples

Council wades through the Red River Cultural District

BY MICHAEL KING

Urban Farm Skirmish Moves to Mediation

Council postpones vote on urban farm ordinance

BY ANNA TOON

The Secret's Out

City bans Eastside tubes & swimmers

BY ELIZABETH PAGANO

Huffington's Solution: More Meditation and Wonder

HuffPo head wants us all to have a better attitude

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Lehmberg Suit Punted to Judge

DWI case takes another turn

BY MICHAEL KING

Tears for Texas Women

13 clinics to close if law not blocked

BY JORDAN SMITH

Pitonyak Seeks New Trial in Jennifer Cave Murder Case

Defense says new evidence proves Hall murdered Cave

BY JORDAN SMITH

The Hightower Report: Corporate greed is making us sick

Corporate greed is making us sick
food

The Art of Death

Kate Heyhoe weaves Dreams of the Dead via sugar skulls

BY CLAUDIA ALARCÓN

Local Candy Roundup

'Tis the season of your mom's nightmares and your dentist's sweet dreams

BY JESSI CAPE

Food-o-File

Schmidt Family Barbecue opens next week, while Shake Shack promises to shake up the burger scene

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Events

Oct. 25-30

Michi Ramen Inflames the Ramen Wars

Food truck turned brick-and-mortar is a serious contender

BY RACHEL FEIT

music

Playback: Austin Scared Stupid

Once again, everything hits at once

BY KEVIN CURTIN

HOUSECORE HORROR FILM & HEAVY METAL FESTIVAL

Last Housecore on the Left

Horror film fest's extreme metal soundtrack

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ

Record Reviews

Sheet Music

screens

Festival Face-Off

Our heads are spinning with all the options

BY MONICA RIESE

Austin Film Festival

Housecore Horror Film Festival

Get in the Game

Most games do their best to keep players from asking the very questions Davey Wreden puts front and center

BY JAMES RENOVITCH

Film Reviews

Bhai

Telegu romantic comedy.

Carrie

Sin never dies.

The Counselor

Cormac McCarthy pens his first screenplay, and Ridley Scott directs the tasty cast.

Escape Plan

Stallone and Schwarzenegger team up for double the fun.

The Fifth Estate

It's the story of Julian Assange and WikiLeaks before they became household names.

I Am Divine

Harris Glenn Milstead, the actor better known as the 300-pound sex symbol named Divine who appeared in those early John Waters' movies, is remembered in this doc.

I'm in Love With a Church Girl

The title says it all.

Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa

Johnny Knoxville unleashes jackassery on unsuspecting bystanders while dressed as 86-year-old Irving Zisman and accompanied by his equally brazen 8-year-old grandson.

Mickey Virus

Comic Bollywood thriller.

Shepard & Dark

The turbulent but creative connection between theatre legend Sam Shepard and writer and collector Johnny Dark is explored in this documentary. The film also features the work of a couple of Austin film mavericks: editor Sandra Adair and musician Graham Reynolds.

The Snitch Cartel

This Colombian film is based on the true story of Andrés López, a drug trafficker who later worked with the DEA.
arts & culture

John Oliver

'The Daily Show' correspondent on his summer job, failure, 'Breaking Bad' and Texas politics

BY RUSS ESPINOZA

Studio Visits: Lauren Klotzman

A voracious consumer of Net culture considers her studio an office

BY ANDY CAMPBELL

Arts Reviews

Our Country's Good

As staged by UT, this drama of convicts making theatre in colonial Australia is fascinating to watch

Macbeth

Strong performances and a light directorial touch make this Shakespearean tragedy worth a trip
columns

Oops!

Gay Place

Welcome to Hell ... Halloween, Austin queer-style

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips

Time is on your side at the Southwest Museum of Clocks & Watches

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Luv Doc: Not Very Good

Is this an advice column?

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Hornography

BY RUSS ESPINOZA

Soccer Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Maakies

BY TONY MILLIONAIRE

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

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