Nov. 29, 2013

Volume 33, Number 14

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news

Lost Pines Found

How a handful of neighbors helped rebuild Bastrop County – one home at a time

BY KATE X MESSER

Point Austin: Help the Hungry

Give thanks, give money, raise your voice

BY MICHAEL KING

Then There's This: The Road of Many Sagas

As SH 45 revs up (again), group sues for commissioner's emails

BY AMY SMITH

Headlines

Civics 101

Quote of the Week

OPM Report: Probable Cause for Concern

Latest report on police complaints reflects a troubling increase

BY JORDAN SMITH

Council: Eat Your Vegetables!

Both sides of urban farm debate declare victory

BY MICHAEL KING

Candidate-o-File: Local Races

Only a handful of contested seats in Travis County

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

It's Official: Van de Putte Running for Lt. Gov.

In a historic first, two women will top the Democratic ballot

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

State Health Care Numbers Plunge Again

Clients served drops 77%

BY JORDAN SMITH

Texas Preps for Last Inmate to Die in 2013

State will end the year with 16 inmates put to death

BY JORDAN SMITH

Fran Keller Released

The Hightower Report

Lawmakers who force the poor to take drug tests should be drug tested

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Rising Stars of Chocolate Bars

Meet Austin's newest chocolate artisans, Crave Artisan Chocolate and the Chocolate Makers Studio

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

East to Eden

Sonya Coté's farm-to-table Arcadia, Eden East

BY KATE THORNBERRY

The Farm Team

Edible Austin Eat Drink Local Week

BY JESSI CAPE

Food-O-File

Remembering Southern food historian John Egerton, and Austin's century-old history of Eastside farming

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Events

Nov. 29-Dec. 5

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

music

Happy Feet!

'You listening to the ooold school – KUTX, nine-eight-nine!'

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Playback: T for Texas, T for Starlings, TN

Double dulcimer reunion and other musical Thanksgiving

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Texas Platters

All ATX Vol. 1, Broadcasts Vol. 21

All ATX Vol. 1, Broadcasts Vol. 21

Berkshire Hounds

Are Not Amused

Emily Wolfe

Mechanical Hands

Jitterbug Vipers

Phoebe's Dream

StarlingsTN

All the Good Times

Ponty Bone

Dinner With Ponty

Shearwater

Fellow Travelers

Kimmie Rhodes

Covers

Charlie Robison

High Life

Ichi Ni San Shi

Slow Truth

This Will Destroy You

Live in Reykjavik, Iceland

the Wyldz

Human Rise

Gary Graves

Till the End of Time

Birdlegg

Birdlegg

Pinetop Perkins

How Long?
screens

Put the T and V in Thanksgiving

Holiday specials to ease you through the food coma and into the weekend

BY MONICA RIESE

Holiday Classics Hit the Paramount

'Love Actually,' 'White Christmas,' and more warm fuzzies for December

BY JESSI CAPE

Film Reviews

Black Nativity

Kasi Lemmons’ adaptation of this Langston Hughes work is a muddled church-time reverie.

The Book Thief

This print bestseller about a girl's coming of age amid the horrors of Nazi Germany is swaddled in maudlin melodrama in this film adaptation.

Bullett Raja

Bollywood crime thriller.

Frozen

This animated film mines Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tales for material, discards the most brutish bits, and applies a heavy Disney top gloss.

Homefront

This Jason Statham actioner is mostly predictable, but throws a few curveballs and ends up being surprisingly entertaining.

Irandam Ulagam

Romantic drama from India.

Nebraska

Woody is a man of few words who might not be all there, but Bruce Dern is all there and that's more than good enough for us.

Oldboy

Spike Lee maintains the shuddery, visceral punch of the South Korean original, but something gets lost in translation.

Philomena

Judi Dench and Steve Coogan star in this drama about the search for a woman's son who was taken from her when he was a toddler.
arts & culture

Pump It Up!

Flex Space coordinator Rebecca Marino takes over parent space Pump Project post-EAST

BY CAITLIN GREENWOOD

'How Wild the Sea'

Pulitzer Prize winner Kevin Puts brings waves into the concert hall with new symphonic work

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Alan Pogue

Exhibition tracks this photographer's 46 years of witnessing for justice and how he's still at it

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

The Belle of Amherst

Helen Merino is open and radiant as Emily Dickinson in this one-woman show about the reclusive poet

Chicago

The current touring version of this Kander & Ebb musical doesn't deliver much in the way of spectacle

Don Carlo

Verdi wrote an opera lover's dream, and Austin Lyric Opera realized it with an all-star cast
columns

Letters at 3AM: Wake of the Red Witch

Everything that begins also ends

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

Oops!

Gay Place: Thank You

Thanks, gays

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips

A winter wonderland of lights and fun

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Luv Doc: Turkey Day Decorating Tips

Get your turkey day feng shui together with this helpful list.

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

Hornography

BY RUSS ESPINOZA

comics

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

Maakies

BY TONY MILLIONAIRE

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

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