Oct. 31, 2014

Volume 34, Number 9

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news

Chronicle Endorsements

For the November 4 General Election -

Money for Nothing

The Texas record on "enterprise funds" is even worse than meets the eye

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Point Austin: Just How Super Is Your PAC?

"Outside money" hits Austin, and the reverberations begin

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: Maybe It's Time for Formula Two

Might Bobby Epstein and COTA be starting an F1 reform movement?

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Duty now for the future

The Money Race

Who raised the most money?

How Much for a Trustee Seat?

Local and outside money moving into AISD races

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

10-1 Ticker... election updates!

D4 race heats up, gives D3 competition for "most contentious"

BY THE NEWS STAFF

Dukes vs. Ludlow ... vs. Ethics

Dukes files CFR late, again; Ludlow seeks to make it a campaign issue

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Smart Meters, Fluoride, and Guns

Things Laura Pressley doesn't want to talk about

BY JO CLIFTON

Buehler Acquitted

"Peaceful Streets" founder wins another legal battle

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Council: No Place Like Home

Council returns to City Hall in the wake of 10-1 election

BY MICHAEL KING

How to Assemble Your Dan Patrick Mask

Be very afraid

Party Party Party on Election Night

Who's Backing Whom

The Hightower Report

Frackers face a comeuppance on unexpected battlefield

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

There's Brisket in That Cider

How Austin Eastciders put a Texas twist on apple hooch

BY DAN GENTILE

One for the Books

The Hit the Spot cafe does just that

BY MICK VANN

Straight Outta Austin

SLAB's new take on old-school barbecue

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food-o-File

More stops on Austin's culinary map

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Events

music

Heaven Tonight

Toss punk. Flesh Lights coin fast-rock.

BY TIM STEGALL

Playback: Fan Fest Upgrades

Fan Fest finally books locally; Housecore Horror co-founder Corey Mitchell dies

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Texas Platters

Whiskey Shivers

Whiskey Shivers

Kat Edmonson

The Big Picture

Churchwood

3: Trickgnosis

Blxpltn

Black Cop Down

the Well

Samsara

Eric Johnson, Eric Johnson & Mike Stern

Europe Live, Eclectic

Marcia Ball

The Tattooed Lady and the Alligator Man

Temple Underground

New Dawn

Soul Track Mind

Unbreakable

Sunny Sweeney

Provoked

Phoebe Hunt

Walk With Me

Ben Ballinger

The State I'm In

Delta Spirit

Into the Wide
screens

Mess With the Genres, You'll Get the Horns

Alexandre Aja discusses his film adaptation of Joe Hill's novel

BY MARC SAVLOV

They Went to the Woods

Hide and Seek: The utopian rebellion will be improvised

BY MARC SAVLOV

Help Desk

A teacher wonders if her sexy Groot Halloween costume will get her into trouble online

BY MICHAEL AGRESTA

Film Reviews

ABCs of Death 2

Let us count the ways this compilation of 26 short films gets its spook on.

Horns

Daniel Radcliffe sprouts horns in this spiky fable about the devil in all of us.

Nightcrawler

Jake Gyllenhaal gives a terrifically fierce performance as a tenacious and delusional self-actualizer.

Ouija

Hasbro's soothsaying board is the MacGuffin in this teen horror film.

The Tale of Princess Kaguya

Stunningly beautiful, Studio Ghibli's latest animated film is a real work of art.

Whiplash

A student's desire to become a better drummer comes at the cost of becoming a supplicant to a monstrous teacher.
arts & culture

Fresh Blood

The musical version of Carrie, no longer a legendary flop, makes a timely debut in Austin

BY RUSSELL M. DEMBIN

Hyde & Shriek

When Trouble Puppet Theatre tackles Dr. Jekyll's dark tale, the villain may not be who you think

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Roll Over, Beerthoven

Saengerrunde Hall's new series turns classical music's "Three Bs" into brezels, bier, and bowling

BY NATALIE ZELDIN

Arts Reviews

Heirloom

Mythologies and fables cover the walls of grayDUCK Gallery in this show by Megan Kimber and Adrian Landon Brooks

"Matthew Genitempo and Schutmaat: Motor Chronicles"

These photographs frame the isolation and beauty of the American West but keep it at a distance

Peer Gynt

Last Act Theatre Company provides a captivating introduction to Ibsen's epic
columns

Letters at 3am: The World That Calls Itself "the World"

We're capable of so much – and look what we've settled for

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

The Good Eye: Killer Outfits – Jennifer Connelly in Phenomena

This week's horror couture reveals how phenomenal Jennifer Connelly looks in Armani

BY AMY GENTRY

Gay Place: Pure, Unadulterated Hell

Christeene goes to hell and back for you

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips: Buggy Barn Museum

A rest home for some Hollywood character actors

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Luv Doc: Prissy Asses

The Luv Doc tries to empathize

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

Hornography

BY ERIC SOLLENBERGER

Formula One

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

comics

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

Maakies

BY TONY MILLIONAIRE

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

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