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The News, Briefly

Beer Train Draws Criticism

by Buck Quigley

Peace Bridge Access: 3 Ways of Looking at a Public Meeting

by Jacob Knott, Jack Foran, George Sax

At the Schoellkopf Power Station

by AV Staff

Common Council Report

by Meghan Sauer

War Between the Dems: Dispatch From the Cheektowaga Front

by Geoff Kelly

Buffalo CarShare Launches Expansion Effort

by Jazmine Frazier

News Analysis

The New Economic Apartheid

by Bruce Fisher

It’s Father’s Day, so let’s talk about men—specifically, about jobs for men. There’s no other word for it but crisis. Men over the age of 16 here are in trouble because work has disappeared. Yet none of our elected officials, and only a few of our appointed ones, act as if 45 percent of the black men in Buffalo being out of the workforce is an issue at all.

Comedy Interview

Breaking Bill

by Alicia Greco

Whether or not you know Bill Burr as a standup comedian, he is becoming a familiar face. Both actor and comic, he has had a part in a variety of productions ranging from dramatic television series (attention Breaking Bad addicts), comedy films, and has released multiple standup shows.

Music Interview

What's Wrong WIth Kids Today?

by Cory Perla

First there was Alice Cooper, and then there was Marilyn Manson. Seemingly incarnations of the same being for different generations, these two fathers of shock rock have finally teamed up for what some might consider a dream tour: the Masters of Madness Shock Therapy tour, which will happen live at Buffalo’s Outer Harbor concert site (325 Furhmann Boulevard) this Friday, June 14.

Art Scene

Marshall Sceuttle's Photographs at CEPA

by Jack Foran

Phil Pantano's Photographs at MAIN(ST)UDIOS

by Jim Corbran

Bob Collignon, Eric M. Jensen, and Charles Waldorf at HiTemp Fabrication

by Jack Foran

Theater Week

Swimming Upstream at the Arties!

by Jimmy Janowski, Photos by Nancy J. Parisi

With more than 60 eligible theatrical productions presented in Buffalo this season, the Artie voters must have felt a bit like those tenacious fish, struggling up river through all those performances trying to arrive at just five nominees in each category. More importantly Vogue says that salmon is the color for red carpet events!

Classical Music Notes

A Stradivarius for the People

by Jan Jezioro

The 10th anniversary concert of the Camerata di Sant’Antonio takes place tonight, Thursday June 13 at 7pm at the group’s home, St. Anthony of Padua’s R.C. Church behind Buffalo City Hall.

Film Reviews

This is the End

by M. Faust

Before Midnight

by M. Faust


On The Boards Theater Listings

Movie Times (Friday, June 14 - Thursday, June 20)

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 Artvoice Battle of Original Music Grand Finale, this Friday, June 14th at the Sportsmen's Tavern.

Book Review

Two Days I'll Never Get Back

by Woody Brown

Let me get one thing out of the way: Inferno, Dan Brown’s newest novel, is not good. By any standard, scale, or specification, this is a bad book. In fact, the only thing that Inferno is good at is being bad.

Letters to Artvoice

A Student's Perspective on Proposed Budget Cuts

by Anna Blatto

ECC Moving in the Wrong Direction With New Project

by Bernice Radle and Greg Conley

"King Andrew" Sixty Years Too Late to Control New York / Canadian Border

by Arthur J. Giacalone

An Open Letter to Sean Ryan on the Peace Bridge

by Bruce L. Beyer

Offbeat News

News of the Weird

by Chuck Shepherd

Orestes De La Paz’s exhibit at the Frost Art Museum in Miami in May recalled Chuck Palahniuk’s novel and film “Fight Club,” in which lead character Tyler Durden’s principal income source was making upscale soap using discarded liposuctioned fat fetched from the garbage of cosmetic surgeons (thus closing the loop of fat from rich ladies recycled back to rich ladies).


Free Will Astrology

by Rob Brezsny

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Long after the artist Amedeo Clemente Modigliani died, his paintings sold for millions of dollars. But while alive, he never got rich from doing what he loved to do. He expressed frustration about the gap between his ambitions and his rewards.