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Holiday Gift Guide

Holiday Gift Guide 2014: Shop Local Pledge

by Artvoice Staff

Main St. Shopping Guide

by Artvoice Staff

Elmwood Ave. Shopping Guide

by Artvoice Staff

Ten Local Gifts for Under $10

by Artvoice Staff

Give the Gift of Peace & Quiet

by Mark Abell

Gift Ideas for the Local Movie Lover

by Jordan Canahai

Top Ten Winter Music List (Part 1)

by Jeff Czum

Rules of Regifting

by Anonymous

News Feature

Meet Glenn Thomas of Adiabatic Solutions: First Place in the 43North Business Competition

by Ethan Powers

Randall Lane, a prominent business reporter, entrepreneur and editor of Forbes Magazine was one of six accomplished judges sitting in Sheas’s Performing Arts Center on October 30th.

Getting a Grip

There Aren't Any Libertarians in a Buffalo Blizzard

by Michael I. Niman

We’re all familiar with the tired old meme, “there aren’t any atheists in foxholes” or lifeboats, or fill in the blank. But at the end of the day, really, there’s seldom any empirical evidence coming out of foxholes on the god or no god argument.

Beer Feature

Resurgence Brewing Sponge Candy Stout: Brewed locally, drank locally

by Brian Campbell

As the mercury levels drop, the alcohol-by-volume of beer rises as beer drinkers turn to bigger brews such as stouts, porters and barleywines to help combat the chilly nights.


Bills shovel Jets into submission

by Dave Staba

For a few moments on the way to Monday’s 38-3 razing of the New York Jets, the Buffalo Bills looked doomed to run their streak of letting a dominant defensive performance go to waste and a winnable game slip away to three in a row.

Puck Stop

The New Hockey Night in Canada

by Andrew Kulyk and Peter Farrell

One of the coolest things about living in Buffalo in the growth of the sports television era was getting Hockey Night In Canada beamed into area television sets. In the days when Sabres hockey meant ten to fifteen televised games a season, being able to watch telecasts from Canada twice a week was a Godsend.

Art Scene

Ne Plus Ultra: Michael Beam's Retrospective at Big Orbit Gallery

by Jack Foran

The first thing that caught my eye when I entered the Michael Beam ten-year retrospective exhibit at Big Orbit Gallery was a crudely hand-painted sign, red paint on white poster cardboard, recommending “Eat at Lone Star.” Because I’d seen that sign before, or one just like it, in my neighborhood. On the street somewhere.

Theater Feature

The Nutcracker at Shea's

by Joy Resor

For the sixth year in a row, Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker will be performed at Shea’s Performing Arts Center. The Neglia Conservancy, which will be celebrating its fifteenth anniversary this year, has designed and organized their own version of this famous holiday classic.

Theatrically Speaking

Little Dancer

by Anthony Chase

Edgar Degas’ sculpture Little Dancer Aged Fourteen is possibly the most beloved work by the artist best known for his paintings. Unveiled at the 6th Impressionist Exhibition in 1881, the work made its model, Marie Geneviève van Goethem, a ballet student and dancer with the Paris Opera Ballet one of the most famous dancers in the world.

Classical Music Notes

It's Official: The Holiday Music Season Begins

by Jan Jezioro

On the classical music scene, it’s good to know that the firewall represented by Thanksgiving still is intact. The classical holiday scene does get underway, however, in high style the weekend after Thanksgiving with multiple performances of two holiday favorites.


On The Boards Theater Listings

Movie Listings (Friday, November 28 - Thursday, December 3)

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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: Lagwagon, performing at the Town Ballroom, Wednesday, November 26.

Graphic Traffic


by Carolyn Marcille

Morning Glories - Vol. 1: For a Better Future

by Diana Guild

Offbeat News

News of the Weird

by Chuck Shepherd

November is tax-publicizing season in Finland, where, starkly unlike America, the government releases all individuals’ tax records to help build public support for the country’s vast welfare state. Thus, reported Foreign Policy magazine, Finnish society gets a “yearly dose of schadenfreude” ... “opening the door for a media frenzy of gossip, boasting and fingerpointing” about “fair share” and who’s more worthy.


Free Will Astrology

by Rob Brezsny

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) was an Italian astronomer, physicist, and mathematician who is sometimes called “the father of modern science.”