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Arts Feature

Rocket Belts & Geodesic Domes, Jetsons & Bubble Chairs

by Geoff Kelly

Long a fixture on Hertel Avenue, the retro furniture and design shop CooCooU has gradually been preparing to open a new show room and store at 27 Chandler Street in Black Rock.

Week in Review

Maid of the Mist, SEQRA, and the Schoellkopf Power Station

by Geoff Kelly

Small Talk

by Geoff Kelly

News Analysis

Bad Examples

by Bruce Fisher

The politically motivated poisonings, the suicides by the wrongly accused, the tortures to extract confessions, plus stirring stories of heroism in battle, are all vividly told by the first-century historian Tacitus in his Annals of the Roman Empire. If only today’s political drama in the Empire State were so colorful, and so fraught with the enduring moral and political lessons that made Tacitus required reading for 20 or so centuries.

Guest Essay

The Hydrogen Solution

by Peter Hoffmann

Around the world, governments and businesses are constantly being called upon to make big investments in solar, wind, and geothermal energy, as well as biofuels. But, in the United States, unlike in Europe and Asia, discussion of hydrogen energy and fuel cells as systemic, game-changing technologies is largely absent.

Art Scene

Byron Rich's Installation at Big Orbit Gallery

by Jack Foran

Expressions of the Holocaust

by J. Tim Raymond

Designing to Live Sustainably

by J. Tim Raymond


by Geoff Kelly

Theater Week

Fred Keller Memorial

by Anthony Chase

O'Connel & Company Moves to Park School

by Anthony Chase

Almost, Maine

by Anthony Chase

Rock of Ages

by Anthony Chase

Geppetto Festival: A Day of Puppetry

by Anthony Chase

Music Feature

Second Acts

by Kip Doyle

Not many bands can fuel a career with the latent energy of what could have or should have been. Diamond Head is one of those rare bands. They never achieved the superstardom that appeared to be theirs for the taking, instead achieving cult status among America’s biggest heavy metal acts.

Artvoice B.O.O.M!

The Round 3 Quarterfinals Are Set!

Congratulations to the four bands that have won a slot in our live Battle of Original Music: This is Fiction, Well Worn Boot, The Revenge Therapists and So Far So Good!

Film Reviews


by George Sax


by George Sax

The Sapphires

by M. Faust


by M. Faust

The Place Beyond the Pines

by M. Faust


On The Boards Theater Listings

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

FIlm Now Playing

Featured Events

See You There!

Artvoice's weekly round-up of featured events, including our editor's pick for the week: Andrew W.K., who plays Monday the 15th at The Waiting Room.

Lit City

Book Review: City of Rivers by Zubair Ahmed

by Woody Brown

A Comprehensive Poetry Anthology Remembers a Vibrant Era in Buffalo

by Jan Jezioro

Puck Stop

Multiple Winter Classics

by Andrew Kulyk & Peter Farrell

For anyone who pays close attention, this past week was a watershed for the National Hockey League’s ongoing campaign to place the sport on the national and world stage.

Letters to Artvoice

Remembering Roger Ebert

by Kenneth Moore

Paladino: The Politics of Agitation

by Mike Madigan

AV Influence Survey: Bill Nowak on the Grassroots

by Bill Nowak

Offbeat News

News of the Weird

by Chuck Shepherd

Some Third-Worlders eat dirt because they are mentally ill or have no meaningful food. However, diners at Tokyo’s upscale Ne Quittez Pas eat it because it is a trendy dish prepared by prominent chef Toshio Tanabe. Among his courses are soil soup served with a flake of dirty truffle, soil sorbet and the “soil surprise” (a dirt-covered potato ball). (Spoiler alert: It has a truffle center.) Tanabe lightly precooks his dirt and runs it through a sieve to eliminate the crunchiness.


Free Will Astrology

by Rob Brezsny

ARIES (March 21-April 19): German theologian Martin Luther (1483-1546) was a central figure in the rebellion against the Catholic Church that led to the Protestant Reformation. You’ll never guess where he was when he was struck by the epiphany that became the core axiom of his new religion.