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Art Feature

All's Fair at the Terminal on Saturday

by Jill Greenberg

In recent years, the Buffalo Central Terminal located at 495 Paderewski Drive in Buffalo’s East Side has been a bustling venue. The Terminal has hosted the Hallwalls Artists & Model’s Affair, Dyngus Day celebrations, Deco-Fest, an episode of Syfy Channel’s Ghost Hunters, a Spencer Tunick installation, and much more.

Week in Review

Savarino Promises to Sue Over School 36 - Again

by Geoff Kelly

Fracking Upstate, Clean Water for New York City

by Geoff Kelly

Also of Note...

by Geoff Kelly

Scorecard: The Week's Winners and Losers

by Zachary Burns

Special Editorial

How Capitalist is America?

by Mark Roe

If capitalism’s border is with socialism, we know why the world properly sees the United States as strongly capitalist. State ownership is low, and is viewed as aberrational when it occurs (such as the government takeovers of General Motors and Chrysler in recent years, from which officials are rushing to exit).

Art Scene

Work by Lin Price and Robert Booth at Buffalo Arts Studio

by Jack Foran

Malcolm Bonney's artwork at the Remington Rand Buidling

by J. Tim Raymond

Music Feature

Dreams of a Dance Party

by Cory Perla

For three years Buffalo hip-hop artist Chamus Hawk, better known as Chae Hawk, has been working on his masterpiece, a yet-to-be-completed, full-length rap album he calls Dance Party for the Heavy Hearted.

Theater Week

Clinton's Ditch

by Anthony Chase

This weekend, beside the canal in Buffalo’s Inner Harbor, a historical drama by Anne Porter Paris and Hugh Pratt called Clinton’s Ditch: the Story of the Building of the Erie Canal, opens. The director is Dan Shanahan, known for his site-specific productions in locations like the old Central Terminal and in Buffalo’s Ukrainian Cultural Center.

Who's Touching Your Food

Remaking Chippewa

by Jennifer Mogensen

For most urbanites and even for the suburbanites who travel in city circles, “the Strip” refers to the bustling Elmwood Village. Tree-lined streets, quaint retail shops, fabulous food, vibrant bars, and eclectic characters define what most Western New Yorker’s think of as the Strip. But, in the not-so-distant future, Elmwood could be facing some competition.

Film Reviews


by George Sax

Horrible Bosses

by M. Faust


On The Boards Theater Listings

Movie Times (Friday, July 8 - Thursday, July 14)

Film Now Playing

Featured Events

See You There!

Artvoice's weekly round-up of featured events, including our editor's picks for the week: the Yonder Mountain String Band at the Town Ballroom on Tuesday, July 12.

You Auto Know

'Station Wagon' is a Four-Letter Word

by Jim Corbran

As cars get smaller for economical reasons (gas mileage, sticker price, ecologically fueled guilty consciences), the driving public looks for ways to cram the same amount of stuff into a smaller vehicle than they’ve become accustomed to. As more car owners discover that, yes, they’d rather be a car owner than an SUV owner, they’re discovering, once again, the joy of—gasp!—station wagon ownership.

Play Ball!

From Bedlington to Buffalo: Lessons Learned

by Andrew Kulyk & Peter Farrell

If there is one thing the Buffalo Bisons have to brag about, it is their front office operation, which is among the elite in minor league baseball. From executive management to public relations, to marketing, to game day presentation, to greenskeepers, the team has received continual recognition for their accomplishments.

5 Questions With...

Bernice Radle: Young Citizens for ECC

In April, Bernice Radle took the reins of Young Citizens for ECC, a group committed to persuading Erie Community College to move its proposal for a $30 million new building from ECC’s North Campus to downtown Buffalo, where it could become a part of the city’s medical corridor.

Letters to Artvoice

Hands Off Pensions

by Hans Heckelman

Buy American

by Robert T. Farmer

Offbeat News

News of the Weird

by Chuck Shepherd

New York scent artist Christopher Brosius had made his name with fragrances recalling childhood (such as Clean Baby Butt, Green Bean and Baseball Glove), but felt it was time, according to an April report in New York magazine, to approach the next frontier—to make a perfume so exclusive that no one could smell it.


Free Will Astrology

by Rob Brezsny

CANCER (June 21-July 22): While listening to the sound collage radio program “Over the Edge” on KPFA, I learned that a new primary color has been detected. Quite different from red, yellow, or blue, it has its own distinct hue that’s impossible to describe.


Ask Anyone

So it’s summer and my boyfriend and I have all sorts of social commitments. That’s fine until we get double booked. This is happening all the time, especially on the weekends. I would really like to enjoy this summer, and I am getting really tired of all the running around, let alone multiple events on some days. Any suggestions on how to clear our calendar?