Dec. 19, 2014

Volume 34, Number 16

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news

House Arrest

APD brass decided they had a problem with Officer Jermaine Hopkins – so they assigned him to stay-at-home duty until they could figure out what to do with him. That was a really bad idea.

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Run-Off Recap

The long march to 10-1 is over

BY MICHAEL KING

Point Austin: Learning From the Election

Elections can be educational ... or not

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: From the West: the GOP

On the partisan and nonpartisan election

BY NICK BARBARO

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

The Hightower Report: Why Won't the CIA Even Say the Word "Torture"?

If the CIA can't admit that they tortured people, then there's no doubt they'll do it again

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

Urban Farmers Celebrate Renteria Win

Springdale Farm's opponents not pleased, however

BY ANNA TOON

Council: Out With the Auld Lang Syne

BY MICHAEL KING

Landlords Sue to Block Section 8 Renters

Austin Apartment Association fights Council's ban on source-of-income discrimination

BY MARY TUMA

Big Ideas Behind Tiny Town

High school students use STEM skills to create a miniature wonderland at Zilker

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Headlines

food

We Need to Talk

Food for Black Thought is changing Austin's culinary conversation

BY JESSI CAPE

Dancing Circles

Dai Due's sure footing

BY BRANDON WATSON

Crystal Creek Persuasion

Austin distiller reinvents moonshine

BY BRANDON WATSON

Food-o-File

New Year's resolutions

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Events

music

Playback: Crazed for Christmas

Grammy nominations, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductions, and eight days of Christmas

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Music DVDs

Vault clearances showing now
screens

Austin Film Critics Pick Boyhood

AFCA showers Linklater favorite with four awards

BY MARJORIE BAUMGARTEN

Better Together

Rooster Teeth pops into Toy Joy

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Film Reviews

Annie

This Annie is of our time, even if we've grown remote from spunky little girls.

Exodus: Gods and Kings

Batten down the hatches! The plagues are here!

Foxcatcher

The performances by Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, and Mark Ruffalo anchor this drama, which nearly sinks from its weightiness.

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

The concluding chapter of Peter Jackson's Tolkien tales brings us full circle.

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

This well-worn premise still has some life in it.

PK

Bollywood comedy.
arts & culture

Epic Feats

Coffeetable books that track monumental achievements on the silver screen and on the road

BY ROBERT FAIRES

All Over Creation: Solstice Savings Time

How A Christmas Carol and Interstellar instruct us in surviving the holidays

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

A Christmas Carol

Zach Theatre's musical mashup of Christmases Past and Present puts bumps in Scrooge's journey

A Miracle on 34th Street Classic Radiocast

Penfold Theatre's well-executed show is old-fashioned in both the entertainment it re-creates and its sense of community

Feast of My Heart

Jason Phelps' show of solo performances about compassion are proof that one person can make a difference
columns

Gay Place: Christmas Bacon

Christmas bacon is on the menu at the ND again

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips: St. Anthony's Cathedral, Beaumont

A beautiful basilica in Beaumont

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Good Eye: Of Russians and Ruffles

From Chekhov to Gunne Sax

BY AMY GENTRY

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Luv Doc: A Piece of Work

Sometimes when you art it stinks, but that shouldn’t keep you from arting

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

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

Maakies

BY TONY MILLIONAIRE

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