Dec. 5, 2014

Volume 34, Number 14

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news

Chronicle Endorsements

Here Come the Run-Offs!

What you need to know before heading to the ballot

BY THE NEWS STAFF

Point Austin: Nuts to You!

Campaign season has entered crazy-time

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: A Numbers Game

Low turnout means the results of the run-offs can be hard to predict

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Shooter Had "Hate in His Heart"

Chief Acevedo calls shooter McQuilliams a "homegrown American extremist"

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER AND MICHAEL KING

10-1 Ticker... Run-off Election Updates!

Never a dull moment

BY THE NEWS STAFF

Politics Gift Guide

Part 2

Who's Afraid of Accountability?

Gables Residential not ready to "Build It Better" just yet

BY AMY KAMP

Iraqis Come Home to Austin

Refugees, fleeing violence in Iraq, struggle to get used to life in Texas

BY DINA SAMIR SHEHATA

Public Intoxication?

What proof does APD need to make a PI arrest? Not much.

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

The Hightower Report

Trying to teach ethics to congress critters

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Season's Eatings

Our guide to finally shutting up your in-laws

Five Questions With Dan Barber

Award-winning chef reimagines local

BY BRANDON WATSON

Bless Their Heart

Olamaie's Southern is everything but down-home

BY MELANIE HAUPT

Food-o-File

Even Threadgill's gets the blues

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Events

music

Excitable Boy

New Okie standard John Fullbright

BY WILLIAM HARRIES GRAHAM

Playback

Ian McLagan died Wednesday

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ AND KEVIN CURTIN

Music Gift Guide: Books

Holiday stocking stuffers you won't have to restring
screens

Science-Fiction Cinema

Other Worlds Austin film festival debuts; interviews with the directors of Apt 3D and The Well featured

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Bedtime Stories That Bite Back

Jennifer Kent discusses horror debut The Babadook

BY MARC SAVLOV

Where Fences Don't Make Good Neighbors

AFS Doc Nights: Purgatorio

BY ANNE S. LEWIS

Film Reviews

The Babadook

Tyro helmer Jennifer Kent conjures a disturbing spook story about a mother, a son, and an unnerving presence in their house

Listen Up Philip

The director of The Color Wheel is back with this film about a narcissistic and abrasive young novelist.

The One I Wrote for You

This filmed-in-San Antonio indie tells a familiar tale about the soul-sucking music industry, but does so with an engaging cast and contemporary spin.

Pelican Dreams

The director of The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill is back with a personal doc about these "flying dinosaurs," which have always fascinated her.

Uzumasa Limelight

The hero of this beguiling Japanese film is a kirare-yaku or “sliced actor” – a certain kind of Japanese actor/stuntman who always dies by sword in the shadows.
arts & culture

Telling Stories

Bill Wittliff seeks the "yes" in his debut novel, The Devil's Backbone

BY JOE O'CONNELL

Season's Repeatings

Austin Chamber Music Center's lessons on developing a holiday tradition with A Charlie Brown Christmas

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily

Austin Playhouse's Sherlockian pastry may be light, but Jason Newman's Great Detective is seriously good

"Unseen Hendrix"

Robert Hewgley's dramatic images of Jimi Hendrix at a 1969 concert capture a musician in the throes of creation

"Julie Moon and Rick Mansfield: Green Zone"

Julie Moon and Rick Mansfield are both sculptors, but their work here comes from opposite ends of the sculpting spectrum
columns

Oops!

Gay Place: FA-LA-LA-LA-LA-LA-LA-LA-LA

Your gay apparel isn't gay enough. Time to go shopping.

BY KATE X MESSER

The Good Eye: Happy Thankswishing! Here's Your Jardigan.

You can't fit these wishes in a jar

BY AMY GENTRY

Day Trips: Hill Country Pottery

Pottery inspired by the landscape

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Common Law

Holiday shopping: challenging incorrect credit card charges

BY LUKE ELLIS

The Luv Doc: Strong Emotions

There is often a very thin line between intense love and intense hate

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Hornography

BY ERIC SOLLENBERGER

Soccer Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

Maakies

BY TONY MILLIONAIRE

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

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