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Cover Story

Silver Balls

by Buck Quigley

Stepping into Nick Lane’s Buffalo home is like passing through a magical portal that transports you back in time a few decades—to a place where the garish flashing lights, ringing bells, and mysterious clicks and thunks of eight pinball machines fills the air.

News Analysis

Grant and Kennedy Face Off

by George Sax

A spirited, at times tense, debate between the two primary candidates for the New York Senate seat in the Sixty-third district provided a contrast in platforms and public personas Tuesday evening at the Burchfield Penney Art Center.

Guest Essay

We Need Term Limits in Erie County

by Paul Wolf, Esq.

In ancient Greece, beginning in the 6th century B.C. many officials were elected by random lottery and permitted to serve only a year. Some of their Roman counterparts were also limited to serving just a single term.

Arts Feature

The Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts Celebrates 15 Years

by Jon Wheelock

This year marks the fifteenth anniversary of The Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts, and promises once again to deliver an energetic weekend of art and music in the heart of the Elmwood Village.

Art Scene

Rich Tomasello's Rhino Toys at Glow Gallery

by Gerald Mead

Charles Burchfield Exhibit Highlights Flowers

by Jack Foran

Gene Witkowski Photography at Burchfield Penney Contemporary Art Center and Starlight Studio and Art Gallery

by Patricia Pendleton

Film Reviews


by M. Faust

The Hourglass Sanatorium

by M. Faust


On The Boards Theater Listings

Movie Listings (Friday, August 22 - Thursday, August 28)

Film Now Playing

Featured Events

See You There!

Artvoice's weekly round-up of featured events, including our editor's pick for the week: the Night Shift presented by Artvoice, this Friday the 22nd at Allen St. Hardware Café.

Play Ball!

Down the Stretch They Come!

by Andrew Kulyk & Peter Farrell

It’s been a while since the Buffalo Bisons were enmeshed in a true pennant chase.

Letters to Artvoice

The Gentry Are Coming! The Gentry Are Coming!

by Julie Carter

After Monday night’s meeting about the development of 905 Elmwood Avenue I am left with one question: What is the future vision for the Elmwood Village and does include gentrification?

Offbeat News

News of the Weird

by Chuck Shepherd

The May 28 US Airways flight from Los Angeles to Philadelphia had to be diverted to Kansas City after a passenger’s service dog did what dogs do, in the aisle, twice (an hour apart). One passenger used the terms “lingering smell,” “dry heaving” and “throwing up” in describing the situation.


Free Will Astrology

by Rob Brezsny

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): I’ve got three new vocabulary words for you. I need them to provide you with the proper oracle.

The Back Page

Photos: United Way Day of Caring

by Paul Vitrano

Moments from the largest community service event in WNY. Photos by Paul Vitrano.