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News Feature

Investigative Post: Clearing the Air

by Dan Telvock,

State environmental officials have been mum for two months about their plans for a second round of air monitoring at the Peace Bridge after they misrepresented the flawed first round of testing.

News Analysis

The Change Agenda

by Bruce Fisher

Jordan Levy is not the richest guy in Buffalo, but now that New York’s governor has chosen him to run the Buffalo Billion program’s $5 million business plan contest, Levy has arguably become the single most important person for Western New York’s future—because Levy is now, potentially, the agent who can change the business culture of a region that can’t hope to survive without a new one.

Art Scene

Works by Dylan England at 464 Gallery

by Gerald Mead

Timothy Noble's Drawing Machine at the Burchfield Penney

by Jack Foran

Theater Week

Women Of No Importance

by Anthony Chase

Mae West once observed that “It takes two to get one in trouble,” succinctly outlining the essence of a double standard. Men are allowed far more latitude in the world than women.

Theater News


by Javier

The charming Jonathan Groff (pictured above), whose voice is featured in the current Disney animated film Frozen (Kristoff), also stars in the new HBO series Looking, which premieres on January 19.

Classical Music Notes

The Art of the Arranger

by Jan Jezioro

The next Friends of Vienna concert on Sunday, January 19 at 3:30pm in the Unity Church (1243 Delaware Avenue) will feature BPO principal clarinetist John Fullam along with his BPO colleague cellist Robert Hausmann and UB pianist Nancy Townsend in an afternoon of rarely programmed works

Film Reviews

Lone Survivor

by George Sax

Kill Your Darlings

by M. Faust


On The Boards Theater Listings

Movie Times (Friday, January 17 - Thursday, January 23)

Film Now Playing

Featured Events

See You There!

Artvoice's weekly round-up of featured events, including our editor's picks for the week: Artvoice B.O.O.M! Round 1 Live Show, this Friday the 17th at Nietzsche's.

Beer Feature

The Rebirth of Beer

by Willard Brooks

There is something bewildering about the modern world of impersonal digital connections wherein whole industries are vaporized overnight and digitally pumped back the next day across oceans as impersonal digital services.

Puck Stop

"Two More Stanley Cups"

by Andrew Kulyk & Peter Farrell

When it comes to press conferences, leave it to the Buffalo Sabres to have a flair for the dramatic.

Offbeat News

News of the Weird

by Chuck Shepherd

At least two US medical schools so far are early adopters of Dr. Benjamin Lok’s and Dr. Carla Pugh’s “Robot Butt” for teaching doctors-in-training to properly (and compassionately) administer prostate exams. The robot, bent over a desk to simulate the patient profile, has sensors to alert the students if they dig too deeply or quickly for comfort.


Free Will Astrology

by Rob Brezsny

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Metaphorically speaking, you have recently come into possession of some new seeds. They are robust. They are hardy. They have the potential to grow into big, strong blooms. So when should you plant them, metaphorically speaking?