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Cover Story

The Real Score

by Geoff Kelly

In his advertisements and rare public appearances during this campaign season (two debates, zero community meet-the-candidates events), Chris Collins has expressed great pride in his performance as Erie County executive: Promises made, he says, and promises kept. Indeed, Collins has accomplished many things that he set out to do since he took office in January 2008.

Week in Review

Tuesday's Election Day

by Geoff Kelly

Bruce Jackson Honored by UB Humanities Institute

by Geoff Kelly

Public Art on Perry Street

by Jack Foran

Bank Transfer Day

by Geoff Kelly

Scorecard: The Week's Winners and Losers

by Zachary Burns

News Analysis

The Dust Bowl and the Rust Belt

by Bruce Fisher

Remember back to 2008? That was the momentous year in which the financial crisis happened simultaneously with a speculator-driven spike in oil prices and the triumph of banker-backed Barack Obama over banker-backed John McCain.

Art Scene

Drawn From Life

by J. Tim Raymond

It's Crafty!

by Jack Foran

Theater Week

Arlene Clement: The Exit of a Great Lady

by Anthony Chase

The Buffalo theater community was saddened and frankly a bit stunned by the death of actress Arlene Clement on October 15. Word went out a few weeks ago that she was failing, but news of her death from cancer still came as a shock and a blow.


Round 1, Week 3: Patrons of Sweet vs. Avaeya

Congratulations to week one winner, Jae-Skeese in our Battle of Original Music, or BOOM! With that win, he progresses to the live showdown on Friday, November 26 at Nietzsche’s.

Left of the Dial

Tom Waits - Bad as Me

by Donny Kutzbach

M83 - Hurry Up We're Dreaming

by Cory Perla

Classical Music Notes

A Music Director With a Mission

by Jan Jezioro

The Music Department at the University at Buffalo has developed a tradition of engaging innovative conductors to serve as music directors of the UB Symphony Orchestra.

Film Feature

Kino Polski

by M. Faust & George Sax

A selection of the best of recent Polish cinema will be presented next weekend at the annual Polish Film Showcase, sponsored by the permanent chair of Polish culture at Canisius College.

Film Reviews


by M. Faust

Take Shelter

by George Sax

Tower Heist

by M. Faust


On The Boards Theater Listings

Movie Times (Friday, November 4 - Thursday, November 10)

Film Now Playing

Featured Events

See You There

Artvoice's weekly round-up of featured events, including our editor's picks for the week: Araabmuzik, who performs at Soundlab on Friday, November 4.

You Auto Know

Bigger and Better

by Jim Corbran

Regular readers of this space know I’m not especially fond of model updates which proclaim “Longer! Lower! Wider!” But today I’m making an exception. There will be no rants about the size of VW’s new Passat.

5 Questions With...

Karyn Reece: Psychic

“I see dead people” is not just a famous movie line for psychic and medium Karyn Reece; it is her everyday experience. As a psychic, Reece has appeared on the Discovery Channel, TLC, and Lifetime to talk about her unique abilites, in addition to working with law enforcement and running her own psychic studio called the Mystic Shop, located at 4446 Main Street in Snyder.

Letters to Artvoice

Letter From an Occupier

by Chris Phillips

My name is Chris Phillips. I have been occupying Buffalo’s Niagara Square in front of City Hall since October 8 of this year. I am writing for a number of reasons.

Offbeat News

News of the Weird

by Chuck Shepherd

Mohamed Bishr, an Egyptian man bearing a remarkable resemblance to the late Iraqi dictator, claimed in October that he had been briefly kidnapped after spurning an offer to portray Saddam in a porn video.


Free Will Astrology

by Rob Brezsny

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): “Try to be surprised by something every day,” advises Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi in his book Creativity: Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention. That’s an inspirational idea for everyone all the time, but especially for you Scorpios right now.


Ask Anyone

About two years ago my husband and I became empty-nesters. We brought up our kids in a suburb, because we thought it was safer and the schools were better. They’ve all turned out great, so I don’t regret the decision.