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Cover Story

Buffalo State student filmmakers begin production on TV pilot

by Jordan Canahai

Student filmmakers enrolled in Buffalo State College’s Television and Film Arts program are taking on quite the task for their senior project this fall semester—to write, produce, shoot, edit, and release a full 22-minute TV pilot for Johannes Bockwoldt’s TFA (TV/Film arts) 450 Class. The end result will be viewed and evaluated by a producer with the Showtime network.

News Feature

Buffalo startup OnCore Golf wants to change the game

by Ethan Powers

Sitting on a large wooden desk amidst OnCore Golf’s large, spacious office in the heart of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus’ Innovation Center is a golf ball. Its exterior is not unlike the countless ones you’ve driven into the oblivion of your local course. What’s on the inside however, could be the very key to the sport’s next big revolution.


At the halfway point, a look ahead at the Bills season

by Dave Staba

Coming out of their bye week at 5-3 and off of their most impressive win of the season, the Bills could inspire the sort of local hysteria over the next two months that leads employers to re-institute “Bills Fridays” and inspires radio stations to record awkward fight songs.

Art Scene

Marion Faller's photography on display at Burchfield Penney

by Jack Foran

The Marion Faller photography exhibit at the Burchfield Penney Art Center starts out with some work in collaboration with marriage and sometimes artistic partner and arts polymath Hollis Frampton.

Theater News

Theatrically Speaking

by Anthony Chase

Roslyn Ruff is a radiant actress. She recently starred in the widely praised and highly innovative production of Ingmar Bergman’s Scenes from a Marriage, staged by Dutch director Ivo Van Hove in New York.

Theater News


by Javier

The fabulous Lucie Arnaz (pictured above) is back on Broadway (through this weekend only) starring as grandma Berthe in the revival of Pippin, which just announced its closing date, January 4th 2015.

Classical Music Notes

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center returns to Buffalo

by Jan Jezioro

On Tuesday, November 11 at 8pm, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center will perform at Kleinhans Music Hall as part of the Buffalo Chamber Music Society’s 91st season. A “Chat with the Artists” hosted by WNED-FM host Peter Hall precedes the concert at 7:15pm.

Film Feature

Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival 2014

The mission of Buffalo Dreams is to bring the finest independent films from around the world to Buffalo, and to spotlight the most talented artists from Buffalo’s burgeoning film production community.

Film Review


by Jordan Canahai

Being a white male in my mid-twenties who's spent the better part of my post-high school existence feeling aimless, uncertain, and overwhelmed by the new responsibilities of adulthood, it's fitting that Laggies, the new coming of age romantic-comedy from director Lynn Shelton—starring Keira Knightley, Chloë Grace Moretz, and Sam Rockwell—would be the first film I review for Artvoice.


On The Boards Theater Listings

Movie Listings (Friday, November 7 - Thursday, November 13)

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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: Rocket to Allentown, performing at the Nietzsche’s on Saturday, November 8.

You Auto Know

2015 Chevy Suburban LTZ

by Jim Corbran

I still remember my mother often saying “Go big or stay home.” We were usually playing cards at the time, but she probably would have said the same thing were she around to see this new Chevy Suburban.

Graphic Traffic

Batman: Court of Owls Volume 1

by Carolyn Marcille

Northlanders, Book 4: The Plague Widow

by Mike Lavin

Sailor Twain, or The Mermaid on the Hudson

by Carolyn Marcille

Letters to Artvoice

Lungs and neighborhoods are not created equal

by Arthur J. Giacalone, East Aurora

Good Issue: Artvoice v13n44

by David Gaeddert, Amherst

Offbeat News

News of the Weird

by Chuck Shepherd

When a stampede killed pigs and induced sows’ abortions on a farm near York, England, two years ago, the operator of a noisy hot-air balloon denied responsibility, referring to a court order keeping balloons 500 meters away.


Free Will Astrology

by Rob Brezsny

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Near the end of the 19th century, an American named Annie Londonderry became the first woman to ride a bicycle around the world. It was a brave and brazen act for an era when women still couldn’t vote and paved roads were rare.