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Crimea River, Kiev

by Michael Caputo

My Ukrainian friend Oleg Sheremet predicted Russia would retake Crimea by 2012. He was only off by about a year, but he will never know. It’s for the best: Watching Russia’s recent invasion might have stopped his heart.

Guest Essay

Good Night, Ralph...

by David Staba

Since I started writing about the Buffalo Bills almost a quarter-century ago, a single question has lingered above and behind all other discussions about the National Football League franchise: What happens when Ralph dies?

Art Scene

Installations by Chantal Rousseau and Kyle Butler at Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center

by Patricia Pendleton & J. Tim Raymond

Photographs by John Pfahl at Nina Freudenheim Gallery

by Jack Foran

Theater Week

"Robin Hood" at Theatre of Youth

by Anthony Chase

Torn Space Theater's "Mud"

by Anthony Chase

"Aladdin" on Broadway

by Anthony Chase

"Rocky" on Broadway

by Anthony Chase

Theater News


by Javier

After nine seasons, the TV hit show How I Met Your Mother will air its final episode on March 31. Josh Radnor (pictured above), who played Ted all these years, said he’s known part of the finale from the very beginning.

Artvoice B.O.O.M!

Round 3, Week 4: Poindexter vs. The Naturalists

Last week’s winner was Child of Folly. They will join Orius and Tired Iron in our next live showdown. This week we offer The Naturalists vs. Poindexter.

Classical Music Notes

A Sequenza Session

by Jan Jezioro

Now in its second season, the Music in Buffalo’s Historic Places series has earned a reputation for programming innovative concerts in unique venues, as at last December’s recital in the Greatbatch Pavilion, where the audience was able to view the freshly snow-draped Darwin Martin House through the ceiling-to-floor windows that framed pianist Christopher Guzman during an almost cinematically perfect light snowfall.

Film Reviews


by M. Faust

Bad Words

by M. Faust


On The Boards Theater Listings

Movie Times (Friday, March 28 - Thursday, April 3)

Film Now Playing

Featured Events

See You There!

Artvoice's weekly round-up of featured events, including our editor's pick for the week, Authority Zero, at the The Waiting Room on Wednesday, April 2nd.

You Auto Know

Notes on the Note

by Jim Corbran

After writing this column for the past 13 years, and talking to umpteen people about cars in all of that time (and before), I’ve come to the conclusion that that are two kinds of car people out there: those who buy a car because they want to, and those who buy a car because they have to.

Offbeat News

News of the Weird

by Chuck Shepherd

The ecology-conscious city (having recently encouraged routine composting of dinner leftovers) is now considering environment-friendly public urinals such as the PPlanter created by engineer Brent Bucknum. Users urinate into a ceramic basin and flush the waste with run-off hand-washing water into a bed of bamboo plants.


Free Will Astrology

by Rob Brezsny

ARIES (March 21-April 19): I have coined a new word just for your horoscope this week. It’s “zex,” short for “zen sex.” Zex is a kind of sex in which your mind is at rest, empty of all thoughts.