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Halloween '12 Party Guide

The season has been changing rapidly as the sun sets sooner, the leaves change from summer green to harvest yellow and orange, pumpkins appear on porches, and there is an ominous chill in the air. Now is as good a time as any to get those sinister sensations, creepy curiosities, and dark desires out of your system. Luckily there is a full spread of Halloween events to choose from this week.


The Poor Dead

by Buck Quigley

As we wind through the peaceful lanes of Buffalo’s Forest Lawn Cemetery, we can look at the many beautiful monuments, mausoleums, and sculptures placed there as memorials to the rich, powerful, and famous among the city’s past inhabitants.


I (Think) I Saw a UFO

by Cory Perla

This happened at approximately one o’clock in the morning on October 17. Naturally, the first thing I did was tweet what I had experienced. At 1:05am I tweeted, “I swear I just saw a green orb fall from the sky in Buffalo.”

Week in Review

Give 'Em Something to Talk About: Outer Harbor Stadium

by Geoff Kelly

Meantime, Along the Strait of Niagara... Air Quality Concerns

by Geoff Kelly

Grisanti: I Will Debate No More Forever

by Geoff Kelly

News Analysis

The True Price of Mittenomics

by Bruce Fisher

Consuming more and more, incrementally upgrading our cars, furniture, clothing, electronics, and of course our food, is, yea verily, the way of our people, and very possibly the way of all people, except those who currently look to the Taliban for fashion advice.

Special Report

Welcome to the New Guy

by Jim Heaney,

These are about to be interesting times at the Buffalo News. I say this because for the first time in decades—maybe forever—the paper has gone outside to hire an editor.

Art Scene

Interactive exhibits at the Buffalo Museum of Science

by Jack Foran

Paula Sciuk, Fotini Galenes, Richard Christian II, and William C. Maggio at Buffalo Big Print Gallery

by J. Tim Raymond

Theater Week

A Couple of Blaguards

by Anthony Chase

33 Variations

by Anthony Chase

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

by Anthony Chase

Jekyll & Hyde

by Anthony Chase

Theater News


by Javier

The fabulous Kathy Najimy (pictured) recently starred off-Broadway in the world premiere of A. R. Gurney’s Heresy, one of the playwright’s one-act political plays.

Classical Music Notes

Both Modern and Rare

by Jan Jezioro

Now in his third academic year as the UB Symphony Orchestra’s music director, Daniel Bassin enjoys his hectic schedule of music making. In addition to his duties as the UBSO music director, Bassin has also been conducting some very challenging works on this season’s Slee Sinfonietta series, yet he also somehow manages to find the time to perform often as a trumpeter with jazz ensembles in venues throughout the city.

Film Reviews

Cloud Atlas

by M. Faust

Safety Not Guaranteed

by M. Faust


On The Boards Theater Listings

Movie Times (Friday, October 26 - Thursday, November 1)

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 Witches Ball & Masquerade at the Hotel at the Lafayette on Wednesday, the 21st.

Puck Stop

Brennan Powers Amerks as Hockey Returns

by Andrew Kulyk & Peter Farrell

One hundred thirty-five NHL games have now been cancelled. The NHL and its players would have to have an agreement this week in order to salvage a season comprising of a full 82 games. The NHL Winter Classic, a mammoth annual event which had been scheduled to be played this season in Ann Arbor, Michigan before 110,000 fans, is on the verge of cancellation.

Offbeat News

News of the Weird

by Chuck Shepherd

Horse show jumping is a longtime Olympics sport, but for the last 10 years, equestrians have been performing in “horseless” show jumping, in which horse courses are run by “riders” on foot (who, by the way, do not straddle broomsticks).


Free Will Astrology

by Rob Brezsny

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): “It’s so fine and yet so terrible to stand in front of a blank canvas,” said French painter Paul Cezanne. Many writers make similar comments about the excruciating joy they feel when first sitting down in front of an empty page.