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Special Report

Paladino: Do as I Say, Not As I Do

by Jim Heaney,

RINO is a four-letter word to Carl Paladino. It’s short for “Republican In Name Only.” Paladino dismisses many mainstream Republicans as RINOs for failing to subscribe to his Tea Party flavored politics or committing the sin of compromising with Democrats or contributing to their campaigns.

Getting a Grip

The Snow Conspiracy

by Michael I. Niman

Back when TV dominated media, I argued that it could only be a democratic medium if everyone had their own channel. Not just one corporate voice, but many diverse voices, could speak.

News Analysis

Teaching, Not Tests

by Bruce Fisher

Unless one has a massive trust fund for each child in the house, so massive that your child’s report cards don’t matter, every parent with both a brain and a heart pays attention to the news about schools.

Art Scene

Amanda Besl, Millie Chin, Dennis Maher, and Julian Montague at BT&C Gallery

by J. Tim Raymond

Slipping and sliding over to the West Side, I reached an unassuming corner building with an equally unassuming stencil of black paint on clapboard siding naming the gallery.

Music Feature

Moving in Place

by Cory Perla

If you ask guitarist Brian Oblivion, half of New York City indie-pop duo Cults, about the near vertical trajectory of his band, he’ll tell you that from the driver’s seat the slope isn’t as steep as it seems.

Artvoice B.O.O.M!

Round 2, Week 4: Irregardless vs. Intrepid Travelers

Last week, Pine Fever collected the most online votes and thus proceeds to our next live show on February 28. They join Ronaldraygun and Wolf on that bill. This week we offer Intrepid Travelers vs. Irregardless as they vie for the final spot in that battle.

Theater Week


by Anthony Chase

Dai (Enough)

by Anthony Chase

The Mountaintop

by Anthony Chase

Nancy Drew & The Mystery at Lilac Inn

by Anthony Chase

Theater News


by Javier

The fabulous Megan Hilty (pictured above) will be part of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra 2014-15 Pops Series. The star of TV’s Smash and the now canceled Sean Saves the World will appear in concert with the BPO on March 14, 2015.

Classical Music Notes

Beethoven Weekend

by Jan Jezioro

Patronage can be a really good thing. This very positive statement about the potential benefits of patronage does not, of course, refer in any way whatsoever to the corrosive effect of the ever more pervasive blight of political patronage, whether it occurs on the local, state, or national level. But in the realm of the arts, patronage can indeed make good things happen; witness two remarkable classical music events, just this past weekend.

Film Reviews

A Field in England

by M. Faust

Winter's Tale

by George Sax


by M. Faust


On The Boards Theater Listings

Movie Times (Friday, February 14 - Thursday, February 20)

Film Now Playing

Featured Events

See You There!

Artvoice's weekly round-up of featured events, including our editor's picks for the week: Dada Life with Alvin Risk, this Friday the 14th at the Town Ballroom.

You Auto Know

Sizing Up (Down?) The New Benz

by Jim Corbran

I know what you’re thinking: This new, small Mercedes-Benz isn’t even the smallest car they offer, so what’s the big deal? Well, the big deal is that it is the smallest sedan offered in the US by the German luxury brand manufacturer. And it’s the first one with front-wheel-drive.

Offbeat News

News of the Weird

by Chuck Shepherd

The convenience beverage market got jumbled recently when, first, Oregon-based Union Wine Co. announced in November that it would soon sell its Underwood pinot gris and pinot noir in 12-ounce cans and, second, the London department store Selfridges unveiled a champagne vending machine for New Year’s celebrations.


Free Will Astrology

by Rob Brezsny

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Do you feel oppressed by Valentine’s Day? Maybe you’re single and reject the cultural bias that says being in an intimate relationship is the healthy norm. Or maybe you’re part of a couple but are allergic to the cartoonish caricatures of romance that bombard you during the Valentine marketing assault.