Oct. 17, 2014

Volume 34, Number 7

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'CHRONICLE' ENDORSEMENTS:
NOVEMBER 4, 2014 GENERAL ELECTIONS

Chronicle Endorsements

For the Nov. 4 General Election

BY THE CHRONICLE EDITORIAL BOARD

Partisan Races

Looking at the statewide, legislative, and county ballot

BY THE CHRONICLE EDITORIAL BOARD

Austin City Election

Endorsements for mayor and Council

BY THE CHRONICLE EDITORIAL BOARD

Proposition 1

Our endorsement for Local Prop. 1

BY THE CHRONICLE EDITORIAL BOARD

ACC Propositions and Board of Trustees

Austin Community College bonds, tax rate increase, and board of trustees

BY THE CHRONICLE EDITORIAL BOARD

AISD Board

Endorsements for AISD board of trustees

BY THE CHRONICLE EDITORIAL BOARD

Point Austin: Look If You Like ...

What we do when we do endorsements

BY MICHAEL KING

Then There's This: Trying to Undo a "Witch Hunt"

Council tries to untangle a controversial ethics complaint

BY AMY SMITH

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

APD: Can We Please Buy Some Top-Secret "StingRays"?

Is APD trying to track your phone?

BY JOHN ANDERSON

Council: Third Try on Rides-for-Hire

Will the third time be a charm for Riley's TNC proposal?

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Council: Ridin' the (R)App

Council continues TNC debate

BY MICHAEL KING

South Austin Vigilante Homicide

Man takes matters into his own hands, kills alleged car thief

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Who Follows Bradley?

Austin ISD District 1

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

10-1 Ticker ... Election updates!

It's campaign video season

BY THE NEWS STAFF

Who Follows Torres?

Cowan vs. Flanagan in AISD District 4

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

SCOTUS Blocks Texas Abortion Law HB 2

Texas women claim rare victory

BY MARY TUMA

Fifth Circuit Lets Voter ID Stand

Claims it's too close to election to change rules

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

The Hightower Report

Buy local beer, books ... and why not seafood?

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

In the Line of Fire

How a home remedy started a flame war

BY JESSI CAPE

A Farewell to Charms

Pleasant Storage Room only does one kind of jerk right

BY BRANDON WATSON

Film to Table

The Austin Film Festival celebrates two Austin obsessions

BY NADIA CHAUDHURY

Food-O-File

How the Southwest was won

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Events

music

Playback: Jon Pettis Rising

One man's life touches so many others

BY KEVIN CURTIN

ACL Fest Encore

Second weekend live shots
screens

On Polish Screens, the Past Stays in the Picture

Films from the past and present screen at the Austin Polish Film Festival

BY ANNE S. LEWIS

Twu Luv

Cary Elwes on the enduring appeal of The Princess Bride

BY NEPH BASEDOW

Help Desk

What to do when an online mug shot messes with your romantic prospects

BY MICHAEL AGRESTA

Film Reviews

Addicted

This erotic thriller is based on the best-selling novel by Zane.

Art and Craft

Mark Landis is an expert forger who donates his work to museums, and this doc makes no judgments about this curious man.

The Best of Me

It's getting hard to tell one Nicholas Sparks adaptation from another amid all the dross.

The Book of Life

Dia de los Muertos provides a colorful and vivid background for this animated film.

Brush With Danger

The obvious martial arts skills of the brother and sister filmmakers, Ken and Livi Zheng, don't compensate for this film's wooden drama.

Fury

Brad Pitt commands a Sherman tank in the waning days of World War II, and teaches his men the simple algorithm of war: Kill or be killed.

Housebound

This New Zealand horror/comedy nimbly jumps through the tropes, and inventively subverts them along the way.

Men, Women & Children

We might be able to connect as human beings if we could just disconnect from from our wired lives, says this movie about our modern world.

The Overnighters

The fracking boom in Williston, N.D., has created hard times in the land of plenty as shown in this devastating doc.

St. Vincent

Bill Murray plays a hard-hearted grouch who warms to his new neighbors – Melissa McCarthy and her young son.
arts & culture

Head Over Meals

Get Jim Gaffigan talking about food, and he can fill a book

BY RUSS ESPINOZA

2014 TEXAS TEEN BOOK FESTIVAL

In Real Life in Real Life

Cory Doctorow brings his newest work to the Texas Teen Book Festival

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Love Is the Drug

It's a rare YA novel that combines entertainment and social commentary this gracefully

BY AMY KAMP

The Truth About Alice

This tale of slut-shaming in a tiny Texas town is entertaining, but doesn't leave a lasting impact

BY AMY KAMP

Arts Reviews

A Bright New Boise

Hyde Park Theatre's latest takes a compelling look at religious extremism through a glass, darkly

Am I White?

One man's twisted sense of racial identity unravels in Adrienne Dawes' brisk and tense new drama

"Dave Culpepper: Wake Me When It's Quitting Time"

Even as Dave Culpepper dreams about our future in space, he humorously points out our present decline
columns

Oops!

Letters at 3am: The Future Dot-Dot-Dot

Ellipses express exactly my sense of the future

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

The Good Eye: Killer Outfits – Anna's Blue Dress

Isabelle Adjani is a devil in a you-know-what

BY AMY GENTRY

The Gay Place

It's Coming Out Month big time in Austin this week

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips: Gonzales Jail Museum

Crime and punishment in Central Texas

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Luv Doc: To Tell The Truth

If your GF actually cared what you thought, she would have asked you before she bought that dress

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

Hornography

BY ERIC SOLLENBERGER

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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