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Week in Review

Occupying Time: Occupy Buffalo at One Year

by Aaron Lowinger

Won't Back Down: A Charter School Parable

by George Sax

Getting a Grip

Where's Our Outrage?

by Michael I. Niman

If we credit the Occupy movement for casting two numbers into our political lexicon, 99 percent and onee percent, we’ve also got to credit Mitt Romney and the Republican Party for adding another number: 47 percent.

Guest Essay

Open Season on Landmarks

by Dana L. Saylor-Furman

There never seems to be an end to the energy and determination of Buffalo leaders to destroy the city’s historic landmarks.

Art Scene

CEPA and Journey's End present photographs by members of the city's growing refugee population

by Leigh Giangreco

Over-the-hill artists at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center

by Jack Foran

Paintings by Michael Killelea the Buffalo Niagara Visitors Center

by J. Tim Raymond

Autism Services, Inc. holds its 10th anniversary auction at Babeville

by Gerald Mead

Spain Rodriguez's comic book art at the Burchfield Penney Art Center

by Jack Foran

Theater Week

A Streetcar Named Desire

by Anthony Chase


by Anthony Chase

Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical

by Anthony Chase

Music Feature

Rocket From the Tombs

by Bill Nehill

The world is awash with musicians who only received their due recognition posthumously. Artists as diverse as the Stooges, Big Star, Nick Drake, and the Velvet Underground all released wholly brilliant bodies of work that were mostly ignored during their existence only to have subsequently influenced generations of musicians and fans.

Wide Write

Defend Yourself Against the '90s

by Keith Buckley

I was given seven whole weeks at home. The entire month of September and half of October were mine, and with them I could do whatever I pleased. There were no long drives, no hotel rooms, no Taco Bells oand the subsequent odors I was forced to suffer in tight confines, no load-ins or soundchecks or set times. For 49 days I could, if I chose to, not sing a single note or listen to a solitary righteous guitar solo.

Classical Music Notes

Joyce Yang Plays Beethoven

by Jan Jezioro

Buffalo Philharmonic music director JoAnn Falletta will be on the podium and pianist Joyce Yang will be the soloist in Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.5, (“Emperor”), on Saturday evening at 8pm and Sunday afternoon at 2:30pm.

Film Reviews


by M. Faust

Chicken With Plums

by M. Faust


On The Boards Theater Listings

Movie Times (Friday, October 5 - Thursday, October 11)

Film Now Playing

Featured Events

See You There!

Artvoice's weekly round-up of featured events, including our editor's pick for the week: the Robert Glasper Experiment, who will play at The Tralf Music Hall on Saturday the 6th.

Book Review

How Good It Is To Be Us

by Woody Brown

Christopher Hitchens died on December 15, 2011, at the height of his renown. His book God Is Not Great, released in 2007 and nominated for the National Book Award that same year, had vaulted him to a position of leadership in the New Atheism movement, along with the other three horsemen: Sam Harris, Daniel Dennett, and Richard Dawkins. In 2010, he published his memoir, Hitch-22, which critics met with widespread acclaim.

You Auto Know

Sports Car Heir Apparent

by Jim Corbran

When I returned home from this week’s test drive, I told my wife, Tracy, that I’d just driven the newest Scion. She drives an old-style Scion xB.

Offbeat News

News of the Weird

by Chuck Shepherd

For some reason, South Korea (with about one-sixth the men that America has) is the world’s largest consumer of male cosmetics, with its leading company approaching $1 billion a year in sales. According to a September Bloomberg Business Week dispatch, South Korean males became fascinated with the country’s 2002 World Cup soccer team’s “flower men,” who had smooth, flawless skin, and the craze took off from there.


Free Will Astrology

by Rob Brezsny

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): While doing research in South America four decades ago, anthropologist Claude Lévi-Strauss found an indigenous tribe whose people claimed they could see the planet Venus in the daytime. This seemed impossible to him.