Oct. 24, 2014

Volume 34, Number 8

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Austin's Sustainable Secret

Student-founded Green Is the New Black makes renewable energy at Huston-Tillotson

BY NORA ANKRUM

Point Austin: Premature Deaths

It's not Ebola that's killing Texans – it's ruthless politics

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: Endorsements (Ouch)

How could we be so stupid?

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

HB 2: A SCOTUS Pause Before the Next Storm

Patients, clinics struggle with the impact of legal rulings

BY MARY TUMA

Council: The Next Code is CodeNEXT

A relatively sedate agenda

BY MICHAEL KING

Trans Mother Honored

Local LGBT advocate sets an example

BY AMY KAMP

10-1 Ticker... Election Updates!

What's Laura Pressley taking credit for now?

BY THE NEWS STAFF

Buy Yourselves a Ride – Legally!

Council approves TNC ordinance

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

"EcoNetwork" Launches Online Enviro Voters' Guide

Environmentalists can see where candidates stand

BY GREG HARMAN

WilCo Pot Baker Takes a Plea

Lavoro might avoid jail time

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Death Watch: San Antonio Gun Brother

Appeals denied for Paredes and two others

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Shine a Little Light

Remembering Chronicle contributor and HIV / AIDS activist Sandy Bartlett

BY SARAH MARLOFF

The Hightower Report

Big Beer deceivers and bullies

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

A New Comfort Zone

Kristine Kittrell's culinary juggling act

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Ready to Roll

Garbo's brings the yeehaw to New England

BY BRANDON WATSON

How Sweet It Is

Sugar Mama's Bakeshop East moves beyond the cupcake

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food-o-File

New life at the old Tamale House

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Events

music

HOUSECORE HORROR 2014

Playback: Phil Anselmo's Housecore Horror

Phil Anselmo returns with Housecore Horror, Marc and Elijah Ford jam family style, and Keith Ferguson gets his inked in new book

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Houses of the Unholy

Housecore Horror by the blurb

Voivod

Fri., 10:50pm, Emo's

BY ADAM GANDERSON

Randy Blythe

As the Palaces Burn screening: Fri., 11pm, Emo's Grindhouse Tent Interview: Sun., 5:30pm, Emo's

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Eyehategod

Sun., 9:15pm, Emo's

BY MICHAEL TOLAND

Aussie Pie

A trio of Australian detonations

BY ADAM GANDERSON

Decapitated

Blood Mantra (Deluxe)

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ

Rigor Mortis

Slaves to the Grave

BY MICHAEL TOLAND

Origin

Omnipresent

BY MICHAEL TOLAND

Ringworm

Hammer of the Witch

BY MICHAEL TOLAND

TEXAS BOOK FESTIVAL 2014

The Flatlanders: Now It's Now Again

West Texas Beatles finally have their tale told

BY JIM CALIGIURI

2am at the Cat's Pajamas

Jazz in the life and night of a 9-year-old

BY NEPH BASEDOW

I Love You Too

Reggae scion’s call and response

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ

screens

2014 AUSTIN FILM FESTIVAL

For Your Consideration

What to see at the 21st annual Austin Film Festival

BY MARJORIE BAUMGARTEN

School for Scandal

In Scandals of Classic Hollywood, UT grad Anne Helen Petersen analyzes the machinery of celebrity gossip

BY MELANIE HAUPT

Game On Austin

The Austin Chronicle and SXSW Gaming show off Austin's gaming bounty

BY JAMES RENOVITCH

Film Reviews

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

A Hollywood star falls to earth with mad, exhilarating results.

The Blue Room

Mathieu Amalric directs and stars in this Hitchcockian story of l'amour four.

Dear White People

This idea-packed comedy pokes holes in the notion of a post-racial America.

Exists

This found-footage horror film shot in Austin finds a Bigfoot chased from its home by the Bastrop fires.

The Green Prince

The son of a Hamas leader becomes an Israeli spy and searches for a moral center.

Happy New Year

Bollywood action comedy about a jewel heist.

Harmontown

Mad genius TV writer Dan Harmon (Community) embarks on a 20-city tour taping his popular podcast in front of live audiences.

John Wick

Keanu Reeves and the filmmakers deliver the goods in this well-constructed revenge picture.

Karthikeya

Telugu thriller.

Kaththi

Tamil action thriller.

Oka Laila Kosam

Telugu romance.

23 Blast

Actor Dylan Baker debuts as a director with this inspirational film about a blind, young football player.
arts & culture

All Over Creation: Identity Crisis

Two concurrent stage productions show what happens when we define ourselves too narrowly

BY ROBERT FAIRES

TEXAS BOOK FESTIVAL 2014

By The Book

In the midst of autumn festivals aimed at lovers of music and film, here's one for the readers

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Exceeding Themselves

Lawrence Wright's Thirteen Days in September tells how Carter, Sadat, and Begin made an impossible peace

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Self Service

Merritt Tierce drew on her own time waiting tables for the provocative restaurant world in her novel Love Me Back

BY AMY GENTRY

Perfidia

The first book in this new L.A. Quartet shows new depth, scope, and craftsmanship in James Ellroy's canon

BY TIM STEGALL

The Zone of Interest

Martin Amis revisits the Holocaust in this new novel, which is eloquent and yet lacks depth

BY AMY KAMP

Love Me Back

Merritt's Tierce's novel isn't for the faint of heart, but it tells of a young woman's survival with boldness and power

BY JESSI CAPE

Arts Reviews

Cock

This Theatre en Bloc show depicts love as a fight and is as exhilarating and aggressive as a contact sport

The Tempest

Faraway-feeling Rain Lily Farm proves a perfect setting for the enchanted isle in Shakespeare's late romance

From Hell to High Estate

This new chamber group's look at the dark side of Romantic music offered some fresh takes on iconic works
columns

The Good Eye: A Woman Possessed

Was she wrong to go all Isabelle Adjani on New Yorker book critic James Wood?

BY AMY GENTRY

Gay Place: FEARBOMB!

Don't fear the creepers: That's just the Weird City Sisters

Day Trips: Goldthwaite's Texas Botanical Garden

Re-creating a slice of the Texas Hill Country

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Oops!

The Luv Doc: Something Vaguely Comprehensible

Sometimes what you believe to be your strength is actually a weakness

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

Hornography

BY ERIC SOLLENBERGER

comics

Maakies

BY TONY MILLIONAIRE

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

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