Dec. 12, 2014

Volume 34, Number 15

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news

Chronicle Endorsements

Barbara's Fire

Attorney, teacher, and veteran fighter for freedom, Barbara Hines retires from a career mentoring students

BY TONY CANTÚ

Wish List

Give 'Til It Helps 2014, Part 1

BY KATE X MESSER

Point Austin: Farewell to the Seven

The end of an era, and the beginning of another

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: Something at Lake Long?

If not golf, what?

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

A Concrete Solution

Should developers have to recycle?

BY ROBYN ROSS

Council: Turn Out the Lights ...

It's the very last meeting of Council, and it's stuffed to the gills

BY MICHAEL KING

Zimmerman's Latest Lawsuit

Is Zimmerman trying to keep the media from looking into his personal life?

BY AMY KAMP

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

The end is near

BY THE NEWS STAFF

The Money Race

Who's cleaning up?

Decker Golf: Not Tee Time

Council agrees to wait before deciding Decker's fate

BY JO CLIFTON

Kellers Await Vindication

Judge says Kellers can't prove they're innocent of a crime few believe happened

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

AISD on Cruz Control

AISD gets closer to finding a new superintendent

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Guardians Sue DADS

Families head to court in a last-ditch attempt to keep loved ones at Austin SSLC

BY MARY TUMA

Hightower Report

GOP doubles down on fear and loathing of Latino immigrants

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

All Life's Cracked Up to Be

The last days of Tobias Pecans

BY KATE X MESSER

AC Food Fight: Poutine

Manor Road's revenge of the curds

BY BRANDON WATSON

Blue Streak

New Azul Tequila duplicates success

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food-o-File

Whiskey wars and brew news

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Events

music

Ian McLagan: All I Wanna Do

Ian McLagan's swan song

BY JIM CALIGIURI

Sunny Sweeney: Everybody Else Can Kiss My Ass

Sunny Sweeney strikes out on her own

BY JIM CALIGIURI

Box Sets

Wilco

Alpha Mike Foxtrot

Bedhead

1992-1998

Captain Beefheart

Sun Zoom Spark: 1970 to 1972

Velvet Underground

Velvet Underground: 45th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition

Smashing Pumpkins

Adore: Super Deluxe Edition

Joni Mitchell

Love Has Many Faces: A Quartet, A Ballet, Waiting to Be Danced

Blue Note

Uncompromising Expression: 75 Years of the Finest in Jazz

Stevie Ray Vaughan

The Complete Epic Recordings Collection

George Harrison

The Apple Years 1968-75

Bob Dylan & the Band

The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11
screens

Video Game Gift Guide

Gifts for every kind of gamer

BY JAMES RENOVITCH

Revealing The Great Invisible

Filmmaker Margaret Brown dives into the wreckage of the area residents' lives following the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico

BY KATE X MESSER

Help Desk

BY MICHAEL AGRESTA

Film Reviews

The Great Invisible

Doc looks at the impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on the lives of residents in the Gulf area.

Lingaa (Tamil)

Lingaa (Telugu)

Point and Shoot

This documentary follows an American man's motorcycle trip through Northern Africa and the Middle East, during which he takes up arms against Moammar Gadhafi in Libya.

The Pyramid

A team of U.S. archeologists becomes lost and hunted in the labyrinthine catacombs of a buried pyramid.

Top Five

Chris Rock is on a roll with this funny yet pointed comedy, which he wrote and directed, and also stars in.

Wild

Reese Witherspoon stars as Cheryl Strayed in this autobiographical trek of expiation.
arts & culture

Live Feed

Jason Phelps turns to his theatrical past to nourish the present with a Feast of My Heart

BY ROBERT FAIRES

New Sounds of the Season

Christmas cheer for the ear from UT Wind Ensemble, Austin Symphony Orchestra, and Conspirare

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Waiting for Lefty

Street Corner Arts reveals how Clifford Odets did immersive theatre nearly 80 years ago

Briefs: An Episodic Adventure

In seven dances, Kathy Dunn Hamrick and a strong ensemble show how the now is rooted in what came before

"Alex.Chitty / Aaron.Meyers"

New residence-based gallery Permanent.Collection debuts with a curious show
columns

Oops!

The Good Eye: Books Are a Slanket for Your Brain

Read your way through those visits with the in-laws

BY AMY GENTRY

Gay Place

Lumberjacks, queens, and Mom Jeans: Keep those receipts, kids

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips: Horn Shelter Man

Mystery still surrounds ancient remains

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Luv Doc: Advice on Advice

In general, people don’t want advice – even when they ask for it

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Hornography

BY ERIC SOLLENBERGER

Soccer Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

Maakies

BY TONY MILLIONAIRE

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

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