Artvoice: Buffalo's #1 Newsweekly
Home Blogs Web Features Calendar Listings Artvoice TV Real Estate Classifieds Contact

Week in Review

UB Releases Information on Shale Institute

by Buck Quigley

Pre-Post-Primary Considerations

by Geoff kelly

Rumors and Margin Notes

by Geoff Kelly

News Analysis

Unprosecuted Crimes

by Bruce Fisher

Many still hold out hope that in his second term, President Barack Obama’s administration will move against the criminals who caused the international financial crisis of 2008 and the worldwide recession that lasted until 2011.


Telling Friend From Foe

by Eaton Lattman, PhD

From time to time cancer patients undergo what their doctors call spontaneous remission. They appear to be cured by some processes within their own bodies, without the usual therapeutic interventions. Scientists at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) are working to harness this sporadic process, making it into a reliable path to defeat cancer.

Visual Arts Feature

Spain: Rock, Roll, Rumbles, Rebels, & Revolution

by Ed Cardoni

Manuel “Spain” Rodriguez (born in Buffalo, March 2, 1940) grew up on Humboldt Parkway on the city’s East Side, but found fame as an artist first in New York City, drawing for the seminal underground newspaper the East Village Other, in a scene where his peers included such legendary comic book artists as Kim Deitch, Trina Robbins, and Art Spiegelman.

Art Scene


by Jack Foran

Duets of Land and Sky

by J. Tim Raymond

Theater Week

Curtain Up! is Friday!

by Anthony Chase

Curtain Up!, when Buffalo celebrates the official opening of the live theater season, is Friday night. The weather report predicts clear skies and a warm evening. At this late hour, tickets to shows will be scarce to nonexistent, but the free after-party that begins at about 10pm on Main Street between Chippewa and Tupper can accommodate all comers!

Theater News


by Javier

Stage star Andrew Rannells has been quite busy these past few years, thanks to his 2011 Tony-nominated breakthrough performance as a Mormon missionary in Broadway’s mega-hit The Book of Mormon. He had a recurring spot on HBO’s Girls and now a starring role on NBC’s new two-gay-dads sitcom The New Normal, which premiered this week on channel 2.

Music Interview

Snapcase United!

by Jeremiah Shea

So you eat chicken wings, drink Labatt Blue, pledge your allegiance to the Bills and Sabres, but don’t know who Snapcase is? How can you call yourself a true Buffalonian without ever hearing one of the Queen City’s most original and influential bands? Their sound has left an impact on the scene that you can still hear echoing throughout today.

Classical Music Notes

Clarinet Rarities

by Jan Jezioro

The Friends of Vienna launch their 37th season of Sunday afternoon concerts this Sunday, September 16 at 3:30pm, at their home in the Unity Church (1243 Delaware Avenue in Buffalo)

FIlm Reviews


by George Sax

Sleepwalk With Me

by M. Faust


On The Boards Theater Listings

Movie Times (Friday, September 14 - Thursday, September 20)

Film Now Playing

Featured Events

See You There!

Artvoice's weekly round-up of featured events, including our editor's pick for the week: Rocket to Allentown / Beautiful Day on Allen, this Saturday the 15th at Neitzsche's.

Offbeat News

News of the Weird

by Chuck Shepherd

Scientists from the Primate Research Institute at Japan’s Kyoto University reported in an August journal article that they had given helium gas to apes (gibbons), which, predictably, made their voices goofily high-pitched. However, it was not a fraternity prank or lab assistant’s initiation, but a way for the scientists to determine whether the famously sonorous gibbons could yell just as loudly at a higher-than-natural pitch.


Free Will Astrology

by Rob Brezsny

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Arthur Turner, a Virgo reader from Austin, is upset with my recent horoscopes. In his email, he wrote the following: “You’re making me mad with your predictions of non-stop positivity, Brezsny. I need more dirt and grit and muck. I’ve got to have some misery and decay to motivate me. So just please shut up with your excess projections of good times. They’re bringing me down.”


Ask Anyone

So I have this friend who has a knack of putting his foot in his mouth. It’s uncanny, like he has some strange disorder that forces him to say exactly the wrong thing at precisely the wrong time to women. We saw a mutual friend the other day. She’s eight months pregnant. He said, “Wow! You’ve really put on a lot of weight! Are you expecting twins?”