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Cover Story

The Missing Link

by Ian Carlino

A high-speed rail plan for Western New York may flop unless Buffalo manages to do something about its lack of a decent train station downtown.

Week in Review

Adamczyk Attacks

by Geoff Kelly


by Geoff Kelly

Poloncarz Vindicated

by Geoff Kelly

Scorecard: The Week's Winners and Losers

by Zachary Burns

Getting a Grip

London's Burning

by Michael I. Niman

London’s been burning for two weeks, with the flames of chaos spreading across the United Kingdom. The spark was the police killing of a black man in the working class Tottenham neighborhood, hence early media reports glossed the affair as a “race riot.” But it’s not.

News Analysis

Green by the Numbers

by Bruce Fisher

This past week, the violent rainstorms that shut down New York City’s airports and caused flash-flooding all over Upstate New York once again overloaded our storm-sewer systems, even as Governor Andrew Cuomo’s new regional economic development councils began convening.

Art Scene

Living on Video

by Jack Foran

Videosphere: A New Generation, the exhibit of 26 videos at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, all from the gallery collection, including 18 new acquisitions never before shown at the Albright-Knox, is superb. The works range from spectacular visually and conceptually to merely interesting.


Love's a Game

by Anthony Chase

If the Chautauqua Theater Company pitched a curveball to its audience with its energetic avant-garde production of Chekhov’s Three Sisters earlier this season, their current production of Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost is a gentle softball, indeed.

Off The Menu

Au Revoir, Elmwood

by Jennifer Mogensen

On Saturday, August 27, an Elmwood staple will serve its last foie gras before packing up the moving van and heading for the suburbs.

Play Ball!

Bisons Wind Down Gloomy Season

by Andrew Kulyk & Peter Farrell

If you are one of those fans who enjoys fireworks, mascot races, and munching cotton candy with the kids, then all is well. If, however, you wrap yourself around the concept of winning baseball, of competitive baseball, then 2011 will be marked as a year of despair and gloominess for Buffalo baseball fans.

Film Reviews

Another Earth

by M. Faust

One Day

by M. Faust

Sarah's Key

by M. Faust


On The Boards Theater Listings

Movie Times (Friday, August 19 - Thursday, August 25)

Film Now Playing

Featured Events

See You There!

Artvoice's weekly round-up of featured events, including our editor's picks for the week: King Sunshine, who performs at Nietzsches on Sunday, August 21st.

5 Questions With...

Mohamed Mohamed: Former Prime Minister of Somalia

When Mohamed took over as Prime Minister of Somalia, the state Department of Transportation worker faced a greater challenge than probably any other world leader. Plagued by drought, a 20-year civil war, piracy and terrorism many people in the international community referrred to Somalia as “ungovernable”.

Letters to Artvoice

Byron Brown: Black Mayor or Black Widow?

by Karla Thomas

The Real Seven Deadly Sins

by John Marvin

Offbeat News

News of the Weird

by Chuck Shepherd

Berjuan Toys is already selling its Breast Milk Baby online ($70) and expects to have it in stores later this year. The doll works by the child-”mother” donning a halter top with flowers positioned as nipples, and when the baby comes into contact with the a flower, sensors mimic sucking sounds.


Free Will Astrology

by Rob Brezsny

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Science writer K.C. Cole asks this question: “How would you hold 100 tons of water in thin air with no visible means of support?” Here’s her answer: “Build a cloud.”


Ask Anyone

After volunteering in a local political campaign a few years ago, I became acquainted with the candidate who was subsequently elected to office. Just before he was sworn in, he telephoned me—having gotten my number from the volunteer list. Long story short, we began an affair. And yes, he is married.