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Cover Story

The Neighborhood Strikes Back

by Buck Quigley

Complaints about off-campus rowdiness near Buffalo State College draws federal attention.

News Analysis

Hope and History

by Bruce Fisher

As the new year dawned, Andrew Cuomo took the oath of office as governor of a state with a $10 billion budget gap, a divided state legislature, dysfunctional economic development agencies and authorities that never coordinate their actions, and now, it seems, he must also deal with New York State’s own Erin Brockovich problem.

The Week in Review

Seven Days: The More Calories, Less Filling News of the Week

by Geoff Kelly

Scorecard: The Week's Winners and Losers

by Zachary Burns

Art Scene

The Trial of Red Jacket

by Jack Foran

Around the year 1800, the great orator and Seneca Chief Red Jacket was supposedly tried by his fellow Iroquois on a charge of witchcraft. A splendid huge painting of the supposed event is the centerpiece of a recently installed exhibit at the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society.

Theater Week

An Uncommon Woman

by Anthony Chase

It was just four years ago on New Year’s Eve that the lights of Broadway were dimmed in memory of Wendy Wasserstein, who had succumbed to complications from lymphoma the day before. She left a legacy of plays that had helped transform the American theater.

Theater News


by Javier

Happy New Year dahhrling! The fabulous Joanna Lumley (pictured) of Absolutely Fabulous fame made her Broadway debut this season in David Hirson’s verse comedy La Bete.


Round 2 Quarterfinals Set!

Congratulations to the four bands that have won a slot in our live Battle of Original Music: Suffolk & Rain, Canoe, Coterie of Stern, and the Funky Beets.

Classical Music Notes

Put Away the Christmas Carols

by Jan Jezioro

After a solid, month-long diet of Christmas music concerts, it seems fairly safe to assume that the audience for live classical music is ready for a change of pace. Luckily, there are two concerts this weekend that will help break the holiday music spell.

Film Reviews

I Love You, Phillip Morris

by M. Faust

Honest Man: The Life of R. Budd Dwyer

by M. Faust


On The Boards Theater Listings

Movie Times (Friday, January 7 - Thursday, January 13)

Film Now Playing

Featured Events

See You There!

Artvoice's weekly round-up of featured events, including our editor's pick for the week: Antics, Dali's Ghost, The Tins and Brad Gower playing at Nietzsche's on Saturday, January 8th.

Five Questions With...

Aaron Doolittle: Screenwriter, Actor

A couple years ago, Buffalo native Aaron Doolittle moved back to the area from Los Angeles to shoot a feature-length film called Bonfire, Falls, with a crew of friends that include filmmaker Chris Santucci and actress Marlee Francis—pictured above with Doolittle in their latest effort, Say Goodnight Gracie.

Letters to Artvoice

Missed Opportunities at World Juniors Tournament

by Mychael O'Bohen

More Reasons Not To Eat Meat

by Blaine Hamilton

Offbeat News

News of the Weird

by Chuck Shepherd

Swinging bachelors often try to impress potential mates with their fancy cars, houses and jewelry, and it appears that male bowerbirds of Papua New Guinea employ a similar mating strategy by building elaborate tree homes.


Free Will Astrology

by Rob Brezsny

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): “We have to stumble though so much dirt and humbug before we reach home,” wrote novelist Herman Hesse. “And we have no one to guide us. Our only guide is homesickness.”


Ask Anyone

I’m not a dumb man just a little slow and was hoping you could help me out. About a month ago I meet this girl at a Sabres' game, after she asks me to go bar hoping, We part ways and I forget to get her number, a few days later she texts me thanking me for a great time and I suggest we get together again.