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Week in Review

You Leave Town For One Crummy Week...

by Geoff Kelly

The Food You Eat

by Rachelle Toarmino

Scorecard: The Week's Winners and Losers

by Zachary Burns

News Analysis

Energy, Water, and Weather

by Bruce Fisher

On a recent trip from Orchard Park to East Amherst to meet with some polite, highly intelligent, deeply anti-government American citizens, our group couldn’t help notice that there was not a single passenger-carrying vehicle on the 14-mile trip that wasn’t private.

Summer Food

What The Summer Brings You

by Jennifer Mogensen

In July and August, backyard gardens and farm fields begin to yield summer’s rich bounty. We asked eight celebrated local chefs to choose a favorite local, seasonal ingredient and tell us a little about where they purchase it and how they like to cook it.

Summer Food

Sweet Summer Drinks and Desserts

by Jill Greenberg & Rachel Good

Buffalonians know that it’s important to enjoy the summer weather as much as possible while we can. There is no better way to do it than to enjoy a drink on an outdoor patio.

Food For Thought

Ode to the Tomato

by Joe George

Recently I found myself in a quandary at a grocery store. It’s not that I couldn’t decide what to buy; I knew what I wanted. I just didn’t know if I should purchase it. And it’s not that it was too expensive or poor quality; it was beautiful and well within my means.

Art Scene

Claudia Nagy and Craig Ziper at Rust Belt Books

by Kevin Kegler

Amy Greenan and Elizabeth Leader at WNY Book Arts Center

by J. Tim Raymond

Music Feature

Acts of Joy

by Cory Perla

As a guitarist, poet, former psychiatric nurse, and now author, the Mountain Goats’ John Darnielle could draw enough inspiration from his experiences to write impacting music for a lifetime.

Theater Week

Carmen Ruby Floyd's World Goes 'Round and 'Round

by Anthony Chase

The World Goes ’Round is a happy and sassy revue of torch songs and comic tunes from the Kander and Ebb songbook. You know, the guys who wrote music for Cabaret, and Chicago, and New York New York, and The Rink, and The Kiss of the Spider Woman, and even Liza with a Z. When it opened off-Broadway in 1991, the feisty little show (then called And the World Goes ’Round) was an immediate hit and spawned productions across the country.

Film Reviews

The Trip

by M. Faust

Friends With Benefits

by George Sax


On The Boards Theater Listings

Movie Times (Friday, July 22 - Thursday, July 28)

Film Now Playing

Featured Events

See You There!

Artvoice's weekly round-up of featured events, including our editor's picks for the week: Canadian pop-rock quintent, Mother Mother, who performs at Mohawk Place on Tuesday, July 26.

Play Ball!

The Swagger Close to Buffalo

by Andrew Kulyk & Peter Farrell

There is newfound energy and excitement in two of baseball’s unlikeliest cities, and come early October, baseball fans here in Buffalo could find it an easy trek to take in Major League playoff baseball, which could find its way to either or both the cities of Cleveland and Pittsburgh.

You Auto Know

No Gas Money? Charge It!

by Jim Corbran

Now please, don’t anyone out there tell me you’ve never heard of the Chevy Volt. Since it debuted at the 2007 Detroit Auto Show, I don’t believe a day has gone by, or a car magazine been published, that hasn’t had at least a mention of General Motors’ electric car. Kudos to the PR team.

Five Questions With...

Marcus Wise: Artist / Gallery Owner

You’d be hard-pressed to find a more dedicated or enthusiastic supporter of the arts in Buffalo than Marcus Wise. A fine arts photographer by trade (, Wise also runs the 464 Gallery (Artvoice’s 2011 Best of Buffalo winner for Best Up-and-Coming Art Space) in Black Rock and somehow finds the time to preside over the Buffalo chapter of Emerging Leaders in the Arts, a collaboration of local artists that provides support and critique for each other through events, workshops, and community art projects.

Letters to Artvoice

So What's "Fracking"?

by Sara Schultz

There has been a lot of heated talk recently about “fracking” or “horizontal hydrofracking” or “hydraulic fracturing”—all words new to most of us. The gas and oil companies are promising clean energy and jobs to keep the state going and the opposition argues that this activity will ruin New York.

Offbeat News

News of the Weird

by Chuck Shepherd

The New York Yankees’ Derek Jeter achieved his milestone 3,000th major league hit in July, and Steiner Sports Marketing of New Rochelle, N.Y., was ready (in partnership with the Yankees and Major League Baseball). Dozens of items from the game were offered to collectors, including the bases ($7,500 each), 30 balls used during the game ($2,000 each, unsigned), and even Jeter’s sweaty socks ($1,000).


Free Will Astrology

by Rob Brezsny

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): As I ponder your immediate future, I’m reminded of a scene from the animated TV show The Simpsons. Here’s the situation: While visiting the home of a colleague, the superintendent of schools is surprised to witness an anomalous outbreak of spectacular light. “Aurora Borealis?” he exclaims. “At this time of year? At this time of day? In this part of the country? Localized entirely within your kitchen?”

Ask Anyone

Ask Anyone

A few weeks ago, I was planning my graduation party and inviting a bunch of people, from my close friends to people I vaguely know. Well, two of my guests had a bit of a history I was unaware of, but not wanting to un-invite either guest, mainly because the one guest with the complaint, I’ll call her Jan, is my best friend’s girlfriend.