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Cover Story

Wiped Away

by Geoff Kelly

Let’s assume for a moment that two years from now, the Trico building will be gone. Maybe just part of it will be demolished, with some remaining structure left standing or a design echo paying homage to what was once there. Maybe all of it will come down—a blank slate.

Week in Review

Mickey Wins

by Geoff Kelly

Scorecard: The Week's Winners and Losers

by Zachary Burns

Special Report

Same as the Old Boss

by by Jim Heaney,

A cursory reading of the headlines might lead one to believe that governance in New York is starting to move in the right direction since Andrew Cuomo took up residence in the governor’s mansion.

News Analysis

Rewards for the One Percent Wannabes

by Bruce Fisher

The latest Buffalo pro football sensation is the player with the $50 million contract in a town that’s been told to plug another $100 million into Ralph Wilson Stadium. The $50 million for the player will come out of the regional economy and get shipped off to wherever the player is domiciled, less some New York State income taxes and some local charity.

Getting a Grip

Legalizing Sexual Harassment and Legislating Rape

by Michael I. Niman

One easily predictable but generally unexpected result of the 2010 Republican sweep of statehouses around the country has been a plethora of angry man-boy legislators transforming their contempt for women into legislation.

Art Scene

Struck by Light

by Jack Foran

Photo artist Ellen Carey’s new works on display at the Nina Freudenheim gallery consist of exotically colorful photograms—works made directly on photographic paper, without the customary use of a camera—and wildly abstract and equally colorful Polaroid direct photos, using a huge special-edition Polaroid camera, but without the customary focus on any visible object.

Theater Week

Dickens on a Sunday Afternoon

by Anthony Chase

Ann Colley was already planning a public reading from the work of Charles Dickens when she realized that 2012 marks the bicentennial of his birth.

Theater Week

Time Stands Still

by Anthony Chase

In Time Stands Still, the play by Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies running at the Kavinoky Theatre through this weekend, we meet Sarah, a world-renowned photojournalist, just home from Iraq. She’s recovering from being injured by a roadside bomb. Her boyfriend, James, who is nursing her, is guilt-ridden. He left Iraq, having had a kind of breakdown.

Classical Music Notes

Joshua Bell Plays Beethoven

by Jan Jezioro

This Saturday evening, March 24 at 8pm, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra plays host to a very special event in its home in Kleinhans Music Hall, when its popular former music director Maximiano Valdés returns to the podium to lead the orchestra in a program featuring superstar American violinist Joshua Bell.

Artvoice B.O.O.M!

Round 4, Week 4: Canary Girls vs. Black Belt Jones Trio

Congratulations to the Sleepy Sparrows for winning this week’s online vote. With that win, they secure a spot in the next BOOM Live Showdown, coming up on April 7 at Nietzsche’s.

Film Reviews

Granito: How to Nail a Dictator

by Lizzie Finnegan

We Need to Talk About Kevin

by M. Faust

In Darkness

by M. Faust


On The Boards Theater Listings

Movie Times (Friday, March 23 - Thursday, March 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 6th Annual Buffalo Small Press Book Fair, this Saturday the 24th at the Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum at Porter Hall.

You Auto Know

How to Impreza the Neighbors

by Jim Corbran

We’re just kidding ourselves unless we admit that when we buy a brand new car we want people to notice it. After all, a car is, for most of us, the second biggest purchase we ever make. (For some, the second biggest over and over and…)

Offbeat News

News of the Weird

by Chuck Shepherd

The multicultural Macquarie University, in suburban Sydney, Australia, said its restroom posters, installed last year, have been successful in instilling toilet etiquette. The lined-through figure of a user squatting on top of a toilet seat was especially helpful, apparently.


Free Will Astrology

by Rob Brezsny

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Not bad for a few weeks’ work, or play, or whatever it is you want to call this tormented, inspired outburst. Would it be too forward of me to suggest that you’ve gone a long way toward outgrowing the dark fairy tale that had been haunting your dreams for so long?


Ask Anyone

Our young teenage daughter is driving us crazy. We don’t think we ask her to do too much, but lately she’s just been blowing off some simple household chores we’ve asked her to perform. Straighten up her room. Hang her clothes up. Put her bike away.