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Cover Story

Buffalo Infringement Festival 2011

Infringement Festival 2011 is upon us, which means that marginalized artists of every shape, size and genre will come out of the woodwork to showcase the off-beat, unexpected, unheard-of art that has made this festival a focal point of the summer since 2005.

Week in Review

Fracking Up Our Roadways

by Geoff Kelly

Langworthy Paid Twice?

by Geoff Kelly

Meanwhile, at Democratic HQ

by Geoff Kelly

Meet the New Bosses

by Geoff Kelly

Scorecard: The Week's Winners and Losers

by Zachary Burns

Getting a Grip

Taxes and Summer in Buffalo

by Michael I. Niman

I’ve been seeing a bumper crop of smiles around town this summer as Buffalonians venture out to explore their new parks and trails. Foremost is the plethora of new digs at both the Inner and Outer Harbors.

News Analysis

"Flesh, Not Concrete"

by Bruce Fisher

Four years after he caused a stir by saying that politicians had squandered billions in an effort to bribe the citizens of Buffalo to stay here, the world’s most celebrated urban economist still thinks it’s a stupid idea to subsidize construction projects in Buffalo.

Art Scene

In Country: Soldier's Stories From Iraq and Afghanistan

by J. Tim Raymond

Steina's Installations at the Burchfield Penney

by Jack Foran

Designs for Sustainable Living

by J. Tim Raymond

Work by Keir Neuringer and Justin Chouinard at Squeaky Wheel

by Jack Foran


As You Like It

by Anthony Chase

You know summer is racing past us when the second Shakespeare in Delaware Park show opens. As You Like It is now in its second week!

Film Reviews

Cowboys and Aliens

by George Sax

Crazy, Stupid, Love.

by M. Faust

God's Land

by M. Faust

The Names of Love

by George Sax


On The Boards Theater Listings

Movie Times (Friday, Julg 29 - Thursday, August 4)

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 Glitch Mob, who performs with Phantogram and Com Truise at the Town Ballroom on Friday, July 29th.

5 Questions With...

Phil Arno: Owner, WBBZ-TV

On Monday, August 1, Springville, NY-based TV station WNGS will be changing its call letters to WBBZ. North Buffalonian Phil Arno, the station owner, sees a future in creating a locally-owned channel that will increasingly produce homegrown shows that cater to Western New York viewers.

Letters to Artvoice

Rats, Chris Colins!

by Robert Farmer

It Was You, Buffalo News

by Alfred T. Coppola

Cuomo's Regional Economic Development Councils Sound Good, But Will it Work?

by David Huang

Offbeat News

News of the Weird

by Chuck Shepherd

In January, a baby was born to Canadians Kathy Witterick and David Stocker, but seven months later, they still have not revealed to family or friends whether little “Storm” is a boy or a girl.


Free Will Astrology

by Rob Brezsny

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): During my years as a singer in rock bands, I’ve had a theatrical approach to performing. On some occasions, I arrive on stage from the back of the club.


Ask Anyone

I don’t like kissing. I think it’s kind of disgusting. I have a perfectly healthy sexual appetite, and I like sex, but I find it hard to get anywhere because kissing is kind of a gateway to everything else. What should I do?