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Fall Food Cover Story

Places to Go, Things to Eat

It’s harvest time here in Western New York, and the pace of life is accelerating: Tomatoes are ripening too quickly, or not quickly enough. Schools are back in session. The theaters and galleries have commenced their new seasons. The air is brisk. There is business to be done.

Week in Review

Big Man

by Geoff Kelly

Driving BMW Out of the Party

by Geoff Kelly

Campaigning Where the Sidewalk Ends

by Aaron Lowinger

SUNY Foundations Get Ethics Guidelines

by Buck Quigley

Odds & Ends

by Geoff Kelly

Scorecard: The Week's Winners and Losers

by Zachary Burns

News Analysis

New Jobs? What New Jobs?

by Bruce Fisher

There are almost 25,000 fewer people employed in the Buffalo-Niagara Falls area than there were three years ago. There are more than 19,000 fewer people employed in Erie County than there were in 2008.

Order Up!

Cupcake Guru

by Jennifer Mogensen

Off the Menu

by Jennifer Mogensen

Food For Thought

How to Stew Stuff

by Joe George

Often when I discuss cooking, I try to emphasize how simple it is, and that it may sometimes seem overly complicated when in fact it is not. Of course there are certain culinary techniques to follow—rules, if you like—but for the most part good, wholesome cooking is pretty easy.

Fall Food

What Ails You

by Jill Greenberg

Tom Szulist is contributing to making the world a better place in both large and small ways. From Singer Farm Natural’s solar panels to their garlic talks, Szulist and Singer Farm are practicing sustainable agriculture and educating others how to plant for themselves.

Art Scene

Brendan Bannon's photographs at Allen Street Hardware

by Jack Foran

Western New York Artists Group exhibit at Art Dialogue

by Jack Foran

Theater Week

Marat/Sade at Subversive Theatre

by Anthony Chase

Floyd Collins

by Anthony Chase

Barefoot in the Park at Kaleidoscope

by Anthony Chase

Cool Blues at Paul Robeson Theatre

by Anthony Chase

Classical Music Notes

A Triumphant Return

by Jan Jezioro

If you were lucky enough to be in the audience at Kleinhans Music Hall on a cold, Saturday night last January, and heard the dazzling young pianist, Joyce Yang, deliver an electrifying performance of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Music Director JoAnn Falletta, you will want to be in the audience at the Flickinger Auditorium, on the Nichols School Campus, this Friday

Left of the Dial

Pearl Jam - Twenty

by Donny Kutzbach

The Field - Looping State of Mind

by Cory Perla

Film Feature

The Stars Are Not Wanted Now

by M. Faust

I made no attempt to see the new Pedro Almodóvar at the Toronto International Film Festival. Nor either of the George Clooney films, the one he directed or the one he merely stars in. I didn’t stand in line for David Cronenberg’s movie about Jung and Freud, much as I would like to see it. I never even considered seeing Moneyball, Drive, Killer Elite, Machine Gun Preacher, or 50/50, and I don’t understand why anyone else did.

Film Reviews


by George Sax

Brighton Rock

by George Sax

The Whistleblower


On The Boards Theater Listings

Movie Times (Friday, September 23 - Thursday, September 29)

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 9th Annual Buffalo Oktoberfest on Saturday, September 24.

You Auto Know

Nice Versa

by Jim Corbran

It’s nice to see auto makers treating small-car buyers like something more than second-class citizens. Used to be, when you went into a dealership to buy the cheapest car they had, what you got what a cheap car. Now you’re more likely to end up with maybe the least-expensive car they have, but it’s by no means the El-Cheapo throw-away tin can we used to see.

Five Questions With...

Ethan Cox: Nanobrewer

Ethan Cox is a founder and president of Community Beer Works. He grew up in Buffalo, leaving to attend high school in New England, and ultimately earning a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology. Cox moved back to Buffalo in 2006 to raise a family and currently resides with his wife and two sons in the house he grew up in. He hopes CBW will help revive Buffalo’s historic beer culture and restore Buffalo to its rightful place on America’s craft beer map.

Letters to Artvoice

Go Away, Rick Jeanneret

by Patrick Broadwater

In the first season after the NHL lockout, I lived in a small town in Western Pennsylvania, and Rick Jeanneret was my lifeline to Buffalo and the Sabres. I never crouched on a hilltop with a transistor radio like Terry Pegula supposedly did, but I did have DSL service for the first time, enabling me to stream GR55 on game nights without interruption.

Offbeat News

News of the Weird

by Chuck Shepherd

The medical establishment generally regards placentas (afterbirth) as biohazardous waste, but to New York City placenta chef Jennifer Mayer, they are a nutrient-laden meat that can alleviate postpartum depression and aid in breast milk production (among other so-far-unverified benefits).


Free Will Astrology

by Rob Brezsny

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): “Our job is to become more and more of what we are,” says poet Marvin Bell. “The growth of a poet seems to be related to his or her becoming less and less embarrassed about more and more.”


Ask Anyone

I’m a hardcore Bills fan. For my birthday this year, three of my buddies bought me a season ticket. They’ve had season tickets for years, and they presented the gift with a lot of teasing in front of my wife. They said things like, “Now you’ve got no excuse to stay home. You’re coming to the games with us!”