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Getting a Grip

Texas Bans Thinking - Again

by Michael I. Niman

Though they’re thousands of miles away, it’s getting embarrassing sharing a country with these folks. Last week, the Texas Board of Education announced it is moving to ban a nationally recognized advance placement (AP) college history course from being taught in the Lone Star State.

Fall Harvest

Meet Robbie Giannada of Flat #12 Mushrooms

by Ethan Powers

Robbie Giannada has a fungus problem in his basement. It’s not that he can’t stop it from growing. It’s that he simply cannot grow enough of it.

Fall Harvest

Canning is the Way to Make Summer Stay

by Sarah Barry

Canning is a great option to finish food left over from your summer CSA or make use of that box of tomatoes your neighbor keeps leaving on your porch.

Fall Harvest

Hydroponics Offers Growers Fresh Produce Year-Round

by Andrew T. Webster

Hydroponics are often looked at as complicated, expensive, and time consuming—but they really don’t have to be.

Fall Harvest


Local restaurants share fall recipes that will make you the MVP of any football party

Fall Harvest

One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Meal

by Cory Perla, photos by Sarah Barry

Nothing goes better with a straight glass of American whiskey than...chicken and waffles? For Louis Garvey, resident whiskey expert at East Aurora’s newest restaurant, 189 Public House, this is a perfect match. It is also one of several whiskey and food pairing specials that 189 Public House will be rolling out each week this fall, starting Oct 1.

Fall Harvest

Move Over Wine

by Joy Resor

In addition to local produce, local brews are now gaining steam. Buffalo has seen a craft beer renaissance in the last few years.

Beer Feature

Here's to Beer

by Brian Campbell

Buffalo Beer Week will once again dominate the local craft beer scene as thee 10-day celebration returns for its fifth year.

Art Scene

Want Everything: Recent Work by Felice Koenig and Kevin Kegler at Indigo Art

by Patricia Pendleton

Hi-Temp Fabrication showcases a wide inventory of works

by Jack Foran

Classical Music Notes

Beethoven and Bartok

by Jan Jezioro

OK, sure, Beethoven is not Clark Gable, and Buffalo is certainly not Greer Garson, but a play on the teaser tagline for the first post-World War II movie featuring these two movie star greats is not at all beyond the point.

Theater News


by Javier

Screen and stage star Scott Bakula (pictured above) is back on TV starring as special agent Dwayne “King” Pride in NCIS: New Orleans. Previous TV credits include Quantum Leap (four Emmy Award nominations) and Star Trek: Enterprise.

Film Feature

Pet Project

by Buck Quigley

In 1976, at the National Conference on Dog and Cat Control, Dr. John B. DeHoff, Health Commissioner of Baltimore, Maryland, summed up the thinking of the time in two short sentences: “Ownerless animals must be destroyed. It is as simple as that.”

Film Reviews

Love is Strange

by M. Faust

The Skeleton Twins

by M. Faust

The Equalizer

by M. Faust


On The Boards Theater Listings

Movie Listings (Friday, September 26 - Thursday, October 2)

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 Ab-Soul, performing at The Waiting Room on Thursday, October 2.

Lit City

A Pair of Readings

by Kathryn McSpedon

This week Talking Leaves Books teams up with the Exhibit X Reading Series from the University at Buffalo’s English Department to bring us two book signing events.

You Auto Know

Foor Doors and a Trunk to Boot

by Jim Corbran

Sometimes it’s for purely personal reasons that I select a certain car for a test drive. Like this week’s 2014 Ford Fiesta Titanium sedan, which Sales Rep Doug Carter at Howell Motors in Lockport took time to show me one day last week.

Letters to Artvoice

Dear Carl, About Your Stadium Plan...

by Aaron Walker

Naked Lunch

by Blaine Hamilton

Offbeat News

News of the Weird

by Chuck Shepherd

Jonathan Thomas, 50, was charged with DUI and disorderly conduct in Washington Township, Indiana, in August after driving through two backyards one Friday evening and getting his vehicle stuck in the second. Police reported that Thomas “show(ed) his teeth to officers” and later “growled” at hospital security staff.


Free Will Astrology

by Rob Breszny

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): “I am a seed about to break,” wrote Sylvia Plath in her poem “Three Women.” That’s how I see you right now, Libra. You are teeming with the buoyant energy that throbs when a seed is ready to sprout.