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The News, Briefly

Waiting for GSA....

by Geoff Kelly

Full House: 60th District Senate Race Attracts Many Candidates

by Geoff Kelly

Even Fuller Houses: Board of Ed and the Supremes

by Geoff Kelly

News Analysis

An Inconvenient Choice

by Bruce Fisher

Up in the drought-stricken and economically marginalized northern part of North Dakota, there’s an oil boom underway. The US Geological Service estimates that the Bakken Formation holds over 3.65 billion barrels of recoverable oil.

Drinking Feature: Spirits

That Hometown Spirit

by Buck Quigley

From 1883 to 1918, the Buffalo Distilling Company produced various hard liquors under brand names like “Old Colonial Rye Malt” and “Golden Grain Whiskey” from its facility at Pratt and William streets in Buffalo.

Drinking Feature: Beer

Buffalo Beer Culture: Attainable Felicity

by Willard Brooks

The old adage that beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy seems borne out in the pure exuberance presently surrounding craft beer in Buffalo. Several new breweries have opened; several more are in planning and set to open this year.

Comedy Feature

Stand Up, Michael Ian Black!

by Jonny Moran

Michael Ian Black has expanded his brand of comedy to almost every venue imaginable since his start on MTV’s The State in the 1990s.

Art Scene

Local Color

by Patricia Pendleton

Remember free air? A stark image of an auto shop features red signage over an air pump stationed at a blue and yellow wall. The crisp image tells one small story. Before coin-operated air pumps, garages would happily announce “free air” as a generous bonus given to their customers.

Theater Week

Seeing Red

by Anthony Chase

A Hatful of Rain

by Anthony Chase

Theater News


by Javier

Stage and screen star Bryan Cranston (pictured above) is making his Broadway debut this season portraying Lyndon Baines Johnson in the docudrama All the Way, which opened last week.

Artvoice B.O.O.M!

Round 3, Week 2: Jump the Blinds vs. Tired Iron

Last week’s winner was Orius. This week we offer Tired Iron vs. Jump the Blinds.

Classical Music Notes

The Art of Song

by Jan Jezioro

Tenor David MacAdam returns to the Friends of Vienna in Die schöne Müllerin.

Film Reviews

Better Living Through Chemistry

by M. Faust

Tim's Vermeer

by M. Faust


On The Boards Theater Listings

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

Film Now Playing

Featured Events

See You There!

Artvoice's weekly round-up of featured events, including our editor's picks for the week, a spotlight on St. Patrick's Day Celebrations this weekend.

You Auto Know

Three's the Charm

by Jim Corbran

It was 10 years ago that the Mazda3 made its debut, and now the third generation of the sporty compact car from the Hiroshima-based manufacturer is available in North America. The first 2014 models were imported from Japan, but since last January are being produced in Mazda’s newly opened assembly plant in Salamanca, Mexico.

Letters to Artvoice

Bernie Tolbert: Why I'm Running for School Board

by Bernard Tolbert

Let's Go Europe

by Mark Abell

Offbeat News

News of the Weird

by Chuck Shepherd

Congressional wisdom has prevented the federal government’s Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) from using competitive bids to decide how much to pay for medical devices—and among the most steeply overpriced products are “vacuum erection systems” (“penis pumps”) that invigorate seniors’ lives.


Free Will Astrology

by Rob Brezsny

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Do you remember being in your mother’s womb? Probably not. But here’s what I know about that time: In the first few weeks after you were conceived, your body grew at a very rapid rate.