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Cover Story


by Charlotte Hsu

Bleeding from the chest and stomach, where the knife had ripped her open, 15-year-old Zayra Pagan called the police.

9-1-1, she dialed. A recording told her to stay on hold. The line was busy.

Week in Review

60th Minutes

by Geoff Kelly

Scorecard: The Week's Winners & Losers

by Zachary Burns

Special Report

The High Cost of City Hall Politics

by Jim Heaney,

I couldn’t help but be reminded of Joel Giambra’s relationship with Jim Spano when I got through reading the profile of Adam Perry and his law firm’s dealings with Byron Brown’s administration in Sunday’s Buffalo News.

Guest Essay

Language Counts

by Jay Burney, Greenwatch

Last week, BP went on trial for the damages caused by the Macondo/Deepwater Horizon well explosion in the Gulf of Mexico that caused 11 direct human deaths and untold damages to the ecology and economic future of the Gulf Coast.

Theater Week

The Useful and Beautiful Life of Danny Winter

by Anthony Chase

When Danny Winter, widely known by his drag persona, Vicky Vogue, died on February 18 at the age of 77, Buffalo lost a marvelous entertainer, a dedicated gay rights activist, and a powerful link to its gay history.



by Javier

The last and only time that William Inge’s Come Back Little Sheba was revived on Broadway, S. Epatha Merkerson of TV’s Law & Order fame (pictured) played the suffering wife Lola, a role created by Shirley Booth when the play first opened back in 1950. Merkerson was nominated for a 2008 Tony Award. Booth won the 1950 Tony and an Oscar for reprising her role in the 1952 movie version.

Music Interview


by Cory Perla

Sometimes it feels like the electronic dance music scene has lost some substance, but then an artist like Zach Saginaw, a.k.a. Shigeto, comes along and puts out a piece of music so personal and genuine that it revitalizes a genre. That record is Lineage, his latest “mini LP” released last month on Ghostly International.

Artvoice B.O.O.M!

Round 4, Week 1: Sleepless City vs. Ten Cent Howl

Congratulations to The ‘92 Bills for winning last week’s live showdown at Nietzsche’s. With that win, they secure a spot in the BOOM Grand Finale, coming up on April 20 at the Tralf.

Classical Music Notes

Musica Orientale

by Jan Jezioro

The Camerata di Sant’Antonio chamber ensemble season’s continues this Sunday, March 4, at 7pm, at its home in St. Anthony of Padua R. C. Church, behind Buffalo City Hall, and you have to hand it to Christopher Weber, the group’s founder and music director: He somehow always manages to design adventurous programs for his consistently excellent chamber ensemble, often featuring totally unknown works by sometimes obscure composers, but which are yet both immediately accessible and totally enjoyable.

Film Reviews

A Separation

by M. Faust

Project X

by George Sax

Treeless Mountain

by M. Faust


On The Boards

Movie Times (Friday, March 2 - Thursday, March 8)

Film Now Playing

Featured Events

See You There!

Artvoice's weekly round-up of featured events, including our editor's picks for the week: Ron Hawkins and the Do Good Assassins, playing at Mohawk Place on Saturday, March 3rd.

Sizing Up Trade Day

As the three o’clock hour and the NHL trading deadline drew nigh this past Monday, observers watching for news of any moves from the Buffalo Sabres began to go into panic mode. Would this team let the moment come and go and do nothing? For two months now, the mantra “Do something, Darcy” has been drilled across Sabres Nation as the team’s fortunes have floundered, to the point where they even fell to dead last in the Eastern Conference standings, albeit for just one day.

Offbeat News

News of the Weird

by Chuck Shepherd

Newspapers in Sweden reported in January that two of the country’s most heinous murderers apparently fell in love with each other behind the locked doors of their psychiatric institution and, following a 26-day Internet-chat “courtship,” have decided to marry.


Free Will Astrology

by Rob Brezsny

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You should be like a rooster, Pisces: dispensing wake-up calls on a regular basis. You should be nudging people to shed their torpor and shake themselves out of their stupor. What’s your personal version of “Cockadoodle-doo!”?


Ask Anyone

I’ve had a cold for a week. I know a lot of people who’ve been sick, right? Big deal. Well, I have this friend who’s always recommending or giving me all kinds of homeopathic remedies to try. Doesn’t matter what’s wrong. Sprained ankle? Try this. Headache? Try that. Achy joints? This balm will fix you up.