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More to Say About Fracking

by Jay Burney, Greenwatch

New York State is currently evaluating whether or not to allow a controversial natural gas drilling process called hydraulic fracturing to take place across the state. This process allows extracting of natural gas from certain shale formations that lie underneath New York, including the Marcellus and Utica Shales, both which are found below parts of Western New York.

Week in Review

Subsidizing a New Museum at Canalside

by Bruce Fisher

It's Not Fracking Over Yet

by Geoff Kelly

Odds and Ends

by Geoff Kelly

Scorecard: The Week's Winners and Losers

by Zachary Burns

News Analysis

What Pittsburgh Can Teach Us

by Bruce Fisher

Governor Andrew Cuomo has invited a raft of advisors to help him decide where the next billion-dollar package of subsidies, incentives, and investments should get sent in order to change the trajectory of Buffalo.

Visual Arts

Three Iconoclasts

by Jack Foran

European artists Joán Miró and Jean (or Hans) Arp and American Alexander Calder were friends and artistic associates in Paris in the 1930s and beyond. They were all revolutionaries in their way. In the case of the Europeans, revolutionaries of a particularly polemical sort.

Film Reviews

The Iron Lady

by George Sax

The Artist

by M. Faust


by M. Faust


On The Boards Theater Listings

Movie Times (Friday, January 13 - Thursday, January 19)

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Featured Events

See You There!

Artvoice's weekly round-up of featured events, including our editor's picks for the week: The Artvoice Battle of Original Music Second Round Quarterfinal show, this Saturday the 14th.

Offbeat News

News of the Weird

Don Aslett, 76, recently opened the Museum of Clean in Pocatello, Idaho, as the culmination of a lifelong devotion to tidying up. Highlights are several hundred pre-electric vacuum cleaners plus interactive exhibits to encourage kids to clean their rooms. Aslett told London’s Daily Mail in December that people who don’t understand his dedication must never have experienced the satisfaction of making a toilet bowl sparkle.


Free Will Astrology

by Rob Brezsny

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Happiness isn’t a state you acquire by luck. It takes hard work and relentless concentration. You have to rise up and rebel against the nonstop flood of trivial chaos and meaningless events you’re invited to wallow in.


Ask Anyone

I’ve got a lot of clothes I’d like to weed out of my closet. Some of them are stained, have holes, etc. Can those go to Goodwill or St. Vincent DePaul? I feel like they make fine work clothes, I just have all the work clothes I need. But my friend says it’d be wrong to donate damaged stuff—that it’s degrading to the people who shop in those places.