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Week in Review

Tabled -- Forever

by Geoff Kelly

Stay on Peace Bridge Demolitions Continues

by Jack Foran

Unlocking Obamacare

by George Sax

Scorecard: The Week's Winners & Losers

Getting a Grip

The Republican Depression

by Michael I. Niman

Look around, look in the mirror, talk to your friends, your enemies, whomever—we’re suffering a societal depression. I’m not talking about an economic depression. This is more pervasive. It involves a loss of hope, a fear of the future, a general sense of despair.

News Analysis

Abundant Oil Again?

by Bruce Fisher

Anti-frackers have reason to despair. The New York Times recently editorialized that hydraulic fracturing of deep strata to release their hydrocarbons is “safe.” President Barack Obama looks upon the massive exploitation of shale-trapped fossil fuels as a major national opportunity.

Art Scene

echo: Art Fair at Larkin Center of Commerce this weekend

by Jill Greenberg

Jane Sangerman's works on paper at the UB Anderson Gallery

by Jack Foran

Classical Music Notes

BPO Summer Nights

by Jan Jezioro

For quite a few years now, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra has traditionally presented a summer series of free, outdoor concerts at various parks and other locations around Western New York, and also a series of multiple ticketed events at Artpark in Lewiston.

Play Ball!

Minor League's Biggest Stars Come to Buffalo

by Andrew Kulyk & Peter Farrell

It is appropriate that Buffalo will host AAA baseball’s 25th All Star Game and festivities next week. For it was right here in Buffalo that the first ever such event took place. In 1988, in what was then known as Pilot Field, a packed of house of 19,500 and a national television audience watching on ESPN saw the National League All Stars beat the American League All Stars 2-1.

Film Reviews

The Amazing Spider-Man

by M. Faust


by George Sax

To Rome With Love

by M. Faust


On The Boards Theater Listings

Movie Times (Friday, June 6 - Thursday, July 12)

Film Now Playing

Featured Events

See You There!

Artvoice's weekly round-up of featured events, including our editor's picks for the week: Youth Lagoon, who performs at the Town Ballroom this Tuesday, July 10.

Letters to Artvoice

A Simple Plan

by Kevin Yost

I agree that the old bicycles of the former Burgwardt Bicycle Museum should be brought downtown and to the waterfront. Why not have them in the Pierce-Arrow/ Buffalo Museum of Transportation? (Failing that, the Maritime Museum on the lakefront.)

Offbeat News

News of the Weird

by Chuck Shepherd

Slaved Over a Hot Stove: Delivering gourmet meals to customers’ doors is a fast-growing business model, with chefs in nearly every large modern city trying to cash in. So far, perhaps only London’s brand-new Housebites goes the extra step.


Free Will Astrology

by Rob Brezsny

CANCER (June 21-July 22): The epic breadth of your imagination is legendary. Is there anyone else who can wander around the world without ever once leaving your home?


Ask Anyone

I think my husband loves his boat more than he loves me. When he first got it a few years ago he was thrilled. He spent the whole first summer out on the water. I don’t really like it, I get queasy on the water—but I thought it was an infatuation for him that would wear off. No. He’s spending even more time with it.