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Local Chefs Offer Interesting Twists on a College Staple

by Judy Sperry, photos by Sarah Barry

College diets may not be rich in nutrients and vitamins but they’re certainly rich in ramen. Next to pizza, these wheat noodles are probably the most famous food on campus and will most likely make a cameo in almost every dorm room, student apartment, fraternity, and sorority house this year.

Back to School Feature

A Beginner's Guide to College

by Sara Ali

Being a college student is a full time job. An unpaid and demanding job that you can either walk away from with pride and success, or feel like you have utterly wasted your time—both results which solely depend on the decisions you make throughout your college career.

Back to School Feature

In Your Cups

by Cory Perla

Whether it’s black, tan, mostly sugar, or just a shot of espresso, coffee is the friend of anyone trying to get stuff done. Luckily, Buffalo has its fair share of unique coffee shops. For students returning to Buffalo for school or coming to Buffalo for the first time, here are five coffee shops that provide unique atmospheres and enough caffeine to get you through any research paper or study session.

Art Scene

Galleries Old & New

by J. Tim Raymond

Exhibits Big & Small

by Jack Foran

Theater Week

The Sea at the Shaw

by Anthony Chase

Like Anton Chekhov, Edward Bond insists that he writes comedies, but he speaks with a voice imbued with all the seriousness of grand tragedy. He emerged as a major English playwright during the 1970s, with a series of powerful and thought provoking plays staged at London’s Royal Court—a theater famous for challenging contemporary social norms.

Classical Music Notes

Amici Del Canto

by Jan Jezioro

It is official: the late summer Buffalo classical music doldrums will be over on Sunday, September 7 at 3:30pm when the Friends of Vienna open their 39th season with a special recital in the Unity Church, 1243 Delaware Avenue.

Film Feature

Tour Du Monde

by M. Faust

Will this be the last year for the Montreal World Film Festival? God forbid. There are those in Quebec who have been announcing its demise for awhile, but the hue and cry was especially loud this year.


On The Boards Theater Listings

Movie Listings (Friday, August 29 - Thursday, September 4)

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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: the araabMUZIK performing at The Waiting Room on Friday, August 29th.

You Auto Know

I Could Live With This

by Jim Corbran

Let me get this out of the way right up front: there have been only two Corvettes I’ve lusted for over the years—the 1964-67 coupe (sorry, fans of the ’63 split window), and the 1968-72 convertible. Stylewise, the rest of the lot never did much for me. Until now.

Letters to Artvoice

Here's What You Do

by Kevin Yost

The new plans for the Rainbow Centre and state lands in Niagara Falls, NY are excellent.

Offbeat News

News of the Weird

by Chuck Shepherd

Up-and-coming Sicilian mobster Domenico Palazzotto, 28, was outed in August by Italy’s L’Espresso magazine as the owner of an ineffectively pseudonymous Facebook page showing off his muscled, bare-chested body and perhaps recruiting members. One fan asked, “Do I need to send a (resume)?” “Yes, brother,” came the reply.


Free Will Astrology

by Rob Brezsny

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): As you know, real confidence has no bluster or bombast. It’s not rooted in a desire to seem better than everyone else and it’s not driven by a fear of appearing weak. Real confidence settles in when you have a clear vision of exactly what you need to do.

The Back Page

Visual Arts: Julia Wald

From Lines We Draw a series of ink and watercolor illustrations at Gallery 234 in Upton Hall at Buffalo State College.