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Week in Review

Peace Bridge Neighbors Air Complaints to Common Council

by Jack Foran

Independence, Amodeo, and the Power of Money

by Geoff Kelly

T.R. Reid: Elsewhere, Heathcare for Everyone is a Moral Issue

by George Sax

Getting a Grip

What the Debates Say About Us

by Michael I. Niman

It’s got to have been a tough week, post-presidential debate, to be teaching public speaking or civics classes. I mean, how do you explain why the wedge-headed freak who went unhinged 12 minutes into his debate, started bopping around the stage, bullying the aged moderator, detaching his rhetoric from reality and lying faster and more furious than a busload of Pinocchios on crack, supposedly won the debate?

News Analysis

Old Guard vs. The New Elite

by Bruce Fisher

He is a conservative from an old and prosperous and distinguished Buffalo family, an intellectual with impeccable Ivy credentials who is as proud of the uncle who wrote movie scripts for the Marx brothers as he is of the granddad who built the Allendale theatre where those movies were shown.

Art Scene

Works by Bradley McCallum and Jacqueline Tarry at the Burchfield Penney Art Center

by Jack Foran

25th annual Allegany Artisans Studio Tour this weekend

by Frances Boots



by Javier

The fabulous Felicity Huffman has gone back to her David Mamet roots and is currently starring in the playwright’s November at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. The play was on Broadway in 2008. Huffman, widely known for her role in TV’s Desperate Housewives, made her Broadway debut in 1988 in Mamet’s Speed the Plow, taking over the part originated by Madonna.

Music Feature

Origins of a Species

by Cory Perla

The concept of multiple discovery is the idea that many inventions or discoveries are made almost simultaneously by several different minds working individually. For instance, the idea of natural selection was advanced not only by Charles Darwin but also by another British scientist named Alfred Russel Wallace, separately, at around the same time. Or like, how Armageddon and Deep Impact came out in the same year.

Classical Music Notes

The Old and the Very New

by Jan Jezioro

Buffalo classical music lovers will experience the all too rare opportunity to enjoy a performance of early music this Sunday afternoon at 3:30pm at the Unity Church (1243 Delaware Avenue), when an internationally based viola da gamba group, the York Consort, makes its debut in the Friends of Vienna concert series.

Film Feature

Buffalo Screams

by M. Faust

It had to happen sooner or later: Hollywood’s increasing fixation on making movies for children has finally hit the horror genre. What are they offering audiences his Halloween? Aside from a few more in the already-beaten-to-death “found footage” genre, it’s all for the kids: Hotel Transylvania, Frankenweenie, ParaNorman. Fun for all ages? Sure. Scary? Not even if you’re six years old.

Film Reviews

Searching For Sugar Man

by George Sax

Here Comes The Boom

by M. Faust


by M. Faust


by George Sax


On The Boards Theater Listings

Movie Times (Friday, October 12 - Thursday, October 18)

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Featured Events

See You There!

Artvoice's weekly round-up of featured events, including our editor's pick for the week: Dr. Pain's Rock-N-Roots Revival & Traveling Medicine Show, this Friday the 12th at Nietzsche's.

Puck Stop

On the Ice and at the Table: Silence

by Andrew Kulyk & Peter Farrell

This Saturday, the Sabres were to have opened the new season of NHL hockey at First Niagara Center, as the Pittsburgh Penguins were set to come to town. New players, a sense of anticipation in the air, throngs of fans hoofing it to the front door of the arena, walking amidst cranes and construction equipment and fencing as our Inner Harbor finally takes shape.

Letters to Artvoice

Independent Audits Are Not Occurring in Buffalo City Hall as Required by the City Charter

by Paul Wolf

Train Yourself to Evaluate Political Rhetoric

by Allan Freedman

Offbeat News

News of the Weird

by Chuck Shepherd

China, Japan and Taiwan each claim ownership of the uninhabited South China Sea islands of Senkaku or Diaoyu, and the controversy heightened in September when Japan announced that it had formally “purchased” the islands from a private company that reputedly owned them.


Free Will Astrology

by Rob Brezsny

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): “Hello Dear Sir: I would like to place a large order for yellow chicken curry, cherry cream cheese cupcakes, and sour, malty Belgian golden ale. It’s for my birthday party this Saturday, and will need to serve exactly 152 people. My agent will pick it up at 11 a.m. Please have it ready on time.