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Artvoice Weekly Edition » Issue v11n1 (01/04/2012) » Section: Letters to Artvoice

Come On, Buffalo: Parking Tickets on Federal Holidays?

Happy New Year from the City of Buffalo. This morning, on a federal holiday, the City of Buffalo Parking Violation Bureau ticketed over 100 cars in my neighborhood in the Elmwood Village. Is the city being a little overzealous?

Open Letter to Congressman Eric Cantor

Here are some words I’d use to describe you: back-stabber, opportunist, ambitious, self-serving, uncaring, obstructionist, manipulator, and Jew. The last word pains me, because, as a fellow Jew, I was raised to believe that our religion—most religions—teach kindness and consideration for others. The above characterizations hardly adhere to those teachings.

Once Again, The Case Against Eating Meat

2011 has not been a good year for the meat industry.

A Pat on the Back

Teachers need investigative journalism the way plants need water; without it we die in the classroom, as our lessons have no real life in them. Where else but Artvoice and it’s just the “Poloncarz Wins” issue I’m citing, but it could be any—would we find an article that takes Ronald Reagan’s conservatism that has ruined the nation, reveals it for the corporate state domination that it is, and unmasks our own love of political football idols, all in one paragraph, as Bruce Fisher does in “Messages from Home” (Artvoice v10n45)?

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