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Cover Story

He Gets The Point

by Cory Perla

I had no idea what to expect when I walked into Queen City Acupuncture on Delaware Avenue for my first ever acupuncture experience. I couldn’t help but picture Pinhead from Hellraiser with dozens of nails protruding from his skull, smiling sinisterly as he tortured his victims. Needless to say, it wasn’t a comforting thought, but at the same time I was ready to try something new.

Week in Review

This Just In: District Attorney Sedita will appeal acquittal of peace protester Nate Buckley

by Geoff Kelly

Campaign Finance Curiosities

by Geoff Kelly

Let the Fracking Begin

by Geoff Kelly

Small Talk

Getting a Grip

Crazy for Guns

by Michael I. Niman

2012 made the record books for mass shootings in the United States, with seven incidents involving lone gunmen each murdering at least five people per spree.

Guest Essay

What Justice for Palestinian Arabs?

by Anthony Cardinale

The recent decision by the General Assembly of the United Nations to recognize a Palestinian state as a non-member observer was a tremendous public relations victory for the Palestinian Authority. But it improves nothing on the ground for the Palestinians.

Health & Fitness Feature

"When I Feel Healthy I AM..."

by Jennifer Russo, MA, RYT

“When we asked students to finish this phrase, students said: I am happy, I am focused, I am connected. That is exactly the kind of health we want to promote on campus,” says Sherry Darrow, PhD, director of Wellness Education Services at the University at Buffalo.

Art Scene

Native Roots Artists Guild show at the C. G. Jung Center

by J. Tim Raymond

Unpacking the warehouses for the Buffalo History Museum's 150th birthday

by Jack Foran

Music Feature

Peter Asher's Multimedia Extravaganza

by Buck Quigley

In 1964, a the heighth of Beatlemania, an English folk duo enjoyed a million-selling smash hit that soared to number one on both sides of the pond. Written by Paul McCartney, “A World Without Love” featured the tight harmonies of Peter Asher and Gordon Waller—known as Peter and Gordon—and the earnest, sentimental lyrics proved irresistible to American pop music fans that were giddily surrendering to the British Invasion.

Artvoice B.O.O.M!

Round 1 Quarterfinals Set!

Congratulations to the four bands that have won a slot in our live Battle of Original Music: Randle and the Late Night Scandals, Super Killer Robots, Blue Ribbon Bastards, and last week's winners, Cosmic Shakedown!

Classical Music Notes

Farwell to Salzburg

by Jan Jezioro

The highly regarded Polish conductor Pawel Przytocki, artistic director of the Krakow Philharmonic, will make his Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra debut in a pair of concerts at Kleinhans Music Hall this weekend on Saturday, January 19 at 8pm and on Sunday, January 20 at 2:30pm, in an all-Mozart program celebrating the composer’s birthday: January 27, 1756.

Theater Week

Angels in America, Part Two: Perestroika

by Anthony Chase

Jesus Hates Me

by Anthony Chase


by Anthony Chase

The Wonderful World of Peter Williams

by Anthony Chase

Words of Choice

by Anthony Chase

Film Reviews

Rust and Bone

by M. Faust

Adda: Calcutta, Kolkata

by George Sax

Hendrix 70: Live at Woodstock

by Buck Quigley


On The Boards Theater Listings

Movie Times (Friday, January 18 - Thursday, January 24)

Flim Now Playing

Featured Events

See You There!

Artvoice's weekly round-up of featured events, including our editor's pick for the week: Boyd Lee Dunlop, performing a CD release concert at Asbury Hall on Sunday, January 20th.

Puck Stop

Schedule Kerfuffle

by Andrew Kulyk & Peter Farrell

There is most likely an unintended consequence to last week’s delay in the release of the 2013 NHL schedule.

Dispatches: War of 1812

Go Tell The Spartans

by Mason Winfield

Every time you take the Scajaquada Expressway you cut through Flint Hill. Envision it as it was 200 years ago today, a windswept, wintry realm of pastures, groves, rail fences, and a couple one-story wooden buildings. Imagine a few miserable soldiers patrolling the outskirts, looking like ghosts themselves among the swirls of snow. Every now and then, hear the sound of a musket-shot, and a rumble of cannon fire from the west.

Offbeat News

News of the Weird

by Chuck Shepherd

“Fulton Jail Will Get Working Cell Locks,” read the Dec. 19 Atlanta Journal-Constitution headline. The county commission serving Atlanta had finally voted to break a longstanding 3-3 tie that prevented buying new jailhouse locks—even while knowing that inmates could jimmy the old ones at will and roam the facilities, threatening and assaulting suspects and guards.


Free Will Astrology

by Rob Brezsny

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): A San Francisco writer named Maneesh Sethi decided he was wasting too much time on the Internet. His productivity was suffering. So he hired a woman to sit next to him as he worked and yell at him or slap his face every time his attention wandered off in the direction of Facebook or a funny video. It worked.


Ask Anyone

I live on one of those narrow one-way West Side streets where you have to move your car from one side to another on (now, as of last year) Mondays and Thursdays at 6pm. In fact, because parking enforcement hangs 15 minutes early, waiting to write tickets, folks tend to start moving their cars around 5:30. This can create an obstacle course at transition time, with cars parked on both sides, sometimes making the street impassable.

The Back Page

Fading Polonia: Chopin Singing Society

On the blog Broadway Fillmore Alive (, East Side community activist Chris Byrd posted these and many more sad photos of the crumbling building on Kosciuszko Street that used to be home to the Chopin Singing Society. It’s the building where Buffalo’s Dyngus Day celebration got its start.