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News Feature

How Wall Street is Literally Killing Us

by Ted P. Schmidt

The wizards of Wall Street have figured out that it’s a lot easier to make a buck off of basic needs—commodities—than corporate paper, and they are fueling another commodities bubble that is pushing millions of people around the globe into poverty and despair. Not content with destroying America’s housing market, they are now forcing us to pay higher prices for gas and groceries.

News Analysis

Home Economics

by Bruce Fisher

There’s a new study just out about a transformative public works project for Greater Buffalo that could put hundreds of people to work at every skill level for the next several years.

Give For Greatness

Give It Up, Buffalo

It’s been two months since we started the Give for Greatness, a campaign to raise money for Buffalo’s arts institutions left out of Erie County’s budget. The campaign kicked off on Mardi Gras, when we paraded down the streets of Buffalo and partied in our favorite bars. Now we’re down to our last week and our last five events.

Puck Stop

Thank You Sabres

by Andrew Kulyk & Peter Farrell

Apart from adding a series-clinching win for the Buffalo Sabres, could anyone have written a better script to this first-round series?

Who's Touching Your Food

Room For Dessert

by Jennifer Mogensen

Debbie Clark, owner of Delish (802 Elmwood Avenue), didn’t plan on cooking or baking. She didn’t plan on owning a wildly successful pastry shop. But sometimes the best-laid plans go awry. In Clark’s case, the path she was about to follow was quite sweet indeed.

Art Scene

Meet Chuck Tingley, Whose Latest Exhibition Opened at 464 Gallery Last Weekend

by Elle Goode

Nestor Zarragoitia's Sculptures at El Museo

by Jack Foran

Theater Week

Five Great Plays

by Anthony Chase

This is an extraordinary week for theater in Buffalo. Last week’s opening of Stephen Adly Guirgis’ The Last Days of Judas Iscariot at Road Less Traveled Theater is being joined by the openings of similarly thrilling scripts at four other theaters. The range of plays speaks to the diversity of the theater scene here and to the robust health of the producing theaters.

Theater News


by Javier

Most famous for his year-round tan, TV and movie star George Hamilton (pictured) will play Georges in the national tour of La Cage Aux Folles, which kicks off in the fall. The show’s second revival on Broadway will close on Sunday. Hamilton made his Broadway debut a few years ago in the revival of Chicago.

Classical Music Notes

Lost Symphony Rediscovered

by Jan Jezioro

On Saturday, April 30 at 8pm, and on Sunday, May 1, at 2:30pm, Falletta will lead the orchestra in the US premiere of Marcel Tyberg’s Symphony No. 2 in F minor.

Film Reviews

Henry's Crime

by M. Faust

Fast Five

by M. Faust

I Am

by M. Faust

You Auto Know

A Real Swedie Pie: The 2012 Volvo S60

by Jim Corbran

Well, this certainly isn’t your old psychology professor’s Volvo. You remember him: pipe, corduroy jacket, and his car—a very square-shaped forest green Volvo 244 with seats the color of a basketball.


On The Boards Theater Listings

Movie Times (Friday, April 29 - Thursday, May 5)

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Featured Events

See You There!

Artvoice's weekly round-up of featured events, including our editor's picks for the week: Twin Shadow, who performs at Mohawk Place on Sunday, May 1.

5 Questions With...

Mark Supples: Restaurateur / Opinionator

Mark Supples, the proprietor of Mothers Restaurant on Virginia Place in Allentown, is more than a successful businessman. He’s also one of the more opinionated observers of local issues, and a fun guy to have a beer with. We caught up with him recently to hear his take on waterfront development and the Peace Bridge expansion project.

Letters to Artvoice

An Open Letter to Our Government

by Lucy Kogler

Once again it is April, the month to nationally celebratepoetry, to internationally commemorate the six recognized genocides, and to accept the work of preventing others.

Offbeat News

News of the Weird

by Chuck Shepherd

The longstanding springtime culinary tradition of urine-soaked eggs endures, in Dongyang, China, according to a March CNN dispatch. Prepubescent boys contribute their urine (apparently without inhibition) by filling containers at schools, and the eggs are boiled according to recipe and sold for the equivalent of about 23 cents each.


Free Will Astrology

by Rob Brezsny

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Many artists want “to aim for the biggest, most obvious target, and hit it smack in the bull’s eye,” says Brian Eno, a Taurus genius renowned for his innovative music. He prefers a different approach.


Ask Anyone

I’m not very good at remembering names (or faces, for that matter). Sometimes I have known people for two years or more without ever being able to remember their names. What, exactly, are the rules about asking for someone’s name?