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Art Scene

Matt Grote's Street Art at 464 Gallery

by Jill Greenberg

Zach Boehler's Painting at Big Orbit Gallery

by Jack Foran

Week in Review

Shale Gas Dreams

by Geoff Kelly

A Separate Peace

by Geoff Kelly

Seen, Overheard, Posted, Considered

by Geoff Kelly

Scorecard: The Week's Winners and Losers

by Zachary Burns


Is Capitalism Doomed?

by Nouriel Roubini

The massive volatility and sharp equity-price correction now hitting global financial markets signal that most advanced economies are on the brink of a double-dip recession. A financial and economic crisis caused by too much private-sector debt and leverage led to a massive re-leveraging of the public sector in order to prevent Great Depression 2.0.

Comedy Interview

And Now, The Fake News

by Cory Perla

Actor, writer, and comedian Norm Macdonald, best known for his five-year stint as Weekend Update anchor on Saturday Night Live, will perform his standup routine at the Seneca Niagara Casino’s Events Center this Saturday, September 3.

Film Reviews


by George Sax

Don't Be Afraid of the Dark

by Greg Lamberson

Road to Nowhere

by M. Faust


On The Boards Theater Listings

Movie Times (Friday, August 26 - Thursday, September 1)

Film Now Playing

Featured Events

See You There!

Artvoice's weekly round-up of featured events, including our editor's picks for the week: Battle at Buffalo - Under the Lights at the New Era Flagship store on Saturday the 27th.

You Auto Know

Accent on Style

by Jim Corbran

After staring and staring at the new Hyundai Accent for, oh, I don’t know, hours, it finally hit me. I knew there was something really different about it but couldn’t put my finger on it. Okay, besides the fact that it was totally restyled; it wasn’t just that.

5 Questions With...

Gregory Horn: Green Party Candidate for the 144th Assembly District

Gregory Horn is a Buffalo entrepreneur and small business developer who founded A-Z Home Restoration in 1995. He also serves as a junior partner of an efficiency consulting business called EcoLogic Home. A member of the Green Party since 1996, Horn is running for the Assembly seat recently vacated by Sam Hoyt.

Letters to Artvoice

When Young Teachers Are Laid Off

by Anna Blatto and Phedra Benoit

Why We Will Occupy

by Cliff Cawthon

On The Margins

Local Publishing House Marks the Release of Three New Titles by Local Authors

by Frances Boots

Lit City: Literary Events


Offbeat News

News of the Weird

by Chuck Shepherd

Roy Griffith, 60, John Sanborn, 53, and Douglas Ward, 55, were arrested in Deerfield Township, Mich., in July and charged with stealing a 14-foot-long stuffed alligator from a barn, dragging it away with their truck, and using it to surf in the mud (“mudbogging”).


Free Will Astrology

by Rob Brezsny

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): In August 2009, 120 scientists and their helpers staged a BioBlitz in Yellowstone National Park. Their goal was to find as many new species as they could in one day. To their surprise and delight, they located more than 1,200, including beetles, worms, lichens, and fungi that had never before been identified.


Ask Anyone

I’m dating a guy who’s handsome and really nice. Sex is great, conversation is great. We like to do lots of the same things. I should be really happy, but obviously I’m writing to an advice column, so I’m not. Here’s the problem: he uses a handkerchief. You know, a cloth one.