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Cover Story

Our Downtown Stadium

by Andrew Kulyk

Few topics around here evoke more discussion, debate, ideas, consternation and opinions than whether our beloved Buffalo Bills NFL franchise will stay in Buffalo and what it will take to keep them here. The obvious questions are who will be the new owner of the Bills and should we build a new stadium?

News Feature

Crushing News

by Dan Tevlock,

The decade-long conflict between Peabody Street residents and an adjacent construction and demolition recycling facility continues despite recent enforcement actions by state environmental regulators.

Art Scene

A Variety of Media Artists on Display at Hi-Temp Building

by Jack Foran

40 Annual Members Exhibition at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center

by Patricia Pendleton

Music Feature

Just Do it Yourself

by Sara Ali

There is a popular idea that Buffalo has a thriving DIY community; one that has been digging up from the underground and making more of an appearance in the established art scene. Proof of this idea comes as these underground artists and musicians participate in the second Buffalo DIY Fest, which will take place Saturday at 4pm at the Buffalo River Fest Park.

Music Feature

Clubbing in the Woods

by Alicia Greco

As downtown Buffalo bustles in its usual fashion, a stacked lineup of music will be reverberating through The Woods at Bear Creek in Franklinville, just an hour outside of the Queen City. For the fourth time, production company Discover New Beats presents Bass Mountain Music Festival, which will run from Thursday, August 7 through Sunday, August 10.

Music Interview

Kinky Victorious

by Buck Quigley

Earlier this year, former Texas gubernatorial candidate Kinky Friedman forced a runoff election for the office of Texas state agriculture commissioner on the Democratic Party line, ultimately losing by eight percentage points. On the eve of embarking on a two-week solo jaunt from Texas to Toronto dubbed the “Kinky Friedman Victory Tour,” the storied songwriter explained his most recent political run to Artvoice.

Film Interview

Patricia Arquette on "Boyhood"

by M. Faust

Richard Linklater’s Boyhood is a great American movie, an intimate epic on universal themes that isn’t quite like anything else you’ve ever seen. You don’t have to take my word for it: at, the site that compiles reviews from the nation’s top publications and derives an aggregate score, it rates an unprecedented 100%.

Film Reviews

Into the Storm

by George Sax

The Hundred-Foot Journey

by George Sax


On The Boards Theater Listings

Movie Listings (Friday, August 8 - Thursday, August 14)

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Featured Events

See You There!

Artvoice's weekly round-up of featured events, including our editor's pick for the week: Edgefest 2014 featuring Weezer & Brand New this Sunday, August 10th at the Outer Harbor Concert Site.

Offbeat News

News of the Weird

by Chuck Shepherd

Facial recognition software, increasingly important to global anti-terrorism operations, is being brought to… cats. Taiwanese developer Mu-Chi Sung announced in July plans for marketing the software as part of a cat health device so that owners, especially those with multiple cats, can better monitor their cats’ eating habits.


Free Will Astrology

by Rob Brezsny

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Every 12 years, the planet Jupiter spends about a year cruising through the sign of Leo. It’s there with you now, and will be with you through early August, 2015. What can you expect?