Nov. 1, 2013

Guy Juke

Volume 33, Number 10

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Ted Cruz Is the Stuff Nightmares Are Made of

Meet 'Ted-dy Cruz-er,' our Halloween cover boy

BY BRANDON WATSON

'Chronicle' Endorsements

Science Goes to Court

Death row case sets new state law against prosecutorial resistance

BY JORDAN SMITH

Point Austin: A Sense of History

By the way, there's an election, and it's your choice

BY MICHAEL KING

Then There's This: Homeward Bound

After last year's loss, housing bond proponents ready for a win

BY AMY SMITH

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Yeakel: HB 2 Unconstitutional – In Part

Judge strikes down portion of abortion law

BY JORDAN SMITH

How Do You Get From Here ... to Here?

The Austin transit system plan has vision but little consensus

BY NICK BARBARO

Redistricting: Everybody's Gotta Map!

More groups crowd the redistricting playing field

BY ELIZABETH PAGANO

HD 50: Circular Dem Firing Squad

Rifts deepen among candidates

BY CHRISTOPHER HOOKS

Council: Imagine Comprehensively

Zoning and proclaimations crowd next week's agenda

BY MICHAEL KING

It's Lonely at the Polls

Early voting kicks off with a whimper

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

The Hightower Report: Monsanto's World Food Farce

Montsanto's world food farce

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Celis Brewery, Back Home Where It Belongs

Christine Celis reclaims the family business

BY ANNA TOON

The Way We Ate

'Historic Austin Restaurants': an excerpt

Farmers' Market Report

BY KATE THORNBERRY

Food-O-File

National media outlets love them some Austin

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Events

Oct. 31-Nov. 7

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Reviews

Boss Bangladeshi Fish at Voss

Under-the-radar Bangla joint surprises with fantastic fish dishes
music

Bittersweet Life

Folksinging, an education

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Playback: Priced Out?

Soon, Austin’s golden geese – musicians – will be priced out of the live music capital

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Texas Platters

League of Extraordinary Gz

#LeagueShit

Willie Nelson

To All the Girls

Brennen Leigh & Noel McKay

Before the World Was Made

Tish Hinojosa

After the Fair

Leavers

Once Upon a Time

Loves It

All We Are

Joanna Barbera

Forget

Ali Holder

In Preparation for Saturn's Return
screens

Growing Pains

Emily Hagins became a household Austin name for her work as a teen director, but what happens when that novelty wears off?

BY DAN SOLOMON

1 Fest, 2 Founders, 3 Days: 4ever

Forever Fest finds the total outer limits of all things squee

BY AMY GENTRY

Direct From Gdynia to Austin

Poland's full-court commitment to film shines at the eighth annual Austin Polish Film Festival

BY ANNE S. LEWIS

Film Reviews

About Time

Love Actually maestro wants to make you cry with this romantic dramedy.

Angels Sing

This sugarcoated Christmas tale is an Austin-born and -bred affair.

Arrambam

Blue Is the Warmest Color

This three-hour-long French film has been much hyped for its graphic sexual content, but it's the less explicit stuff that makes it worth a watch.

Ender's Game

Orson Scott Card's supposedly unfilmable militaristic sci-fi novel makes the leap to screen.

Free Birds

Animated film about the Turkey Liberation Front and the first Thanksgiving is ideologically cute, but unremarkable.

Krrish 3

Last Vegas

Did the Social Security set finally get their The Hangover?

Man of Tai Chi

Keanu Reeves’ directorial debut sizzles with mandible-cracking action, political intrigue, and electrifying martial physicality.

12 Years a Slave

Brutal yet elegant, Steve McQueen's latest is a beautifully rendered punch to the gut about the most shameful chapter in American history.
arts & culture

He Happy Is

For Mark Pickell, Capital T Theatre is a source of joy

BY ROBERT FAIRES

'XXV – Anticipation of Next'

A decade after joining Tapestry, Matthew Shields choreographs the kickoff to its 25th season

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Austin Symphony Orchestra

ASO performs Verdi's 'Requiem' to honor JFK in the hall he never reached on Nov. 22

BY NATALIE ZELDIN

Arts Reviews

Pinkolandia

This drama of Chilean exiles in Wisconsin is a play of rare beauty that speaks to loss, hope, and regret in ways we seldom see

The Spanish Tragedie

The Baron's Men make this revenge drama by one of Shakespeare's contemporaries an absolute joy to behold

A Woman in Morocco

Butler Opera Center makes the most of Daron Hagen's new opera, which stuffs a lot of high drama into one story
columns

Letters at 3AM: In Greta Garbo's Bungalow

As beautiful as Greta Garbo was, she was something more

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Gay Place

Halloqueers and Dia de las Lezbos, just another wild weekend in the gAyTX

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips

Museum keeps the American West alive

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Young Twerks

It's not the costume, it's what you do in it

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Hornography

BY RUSS ESPINOZA

Soccer Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

Maakies

BY TONY MILLIONAIRE

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

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