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The Wizard of Gore

by M. Faust

I thought they’d discovered a new planet or something,” was Herschell Gordon Lewis’s initial reaction to people asking him if he’d seen Juno. To the contrary, he soon started getting a lot more comments from people who saw the popular Oscar-nominated film with its scenes in which Juno and the guy looking to adopt her baby bond over Lewis’s 1970 film The Wizard of Gore.

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Tom Christy Talks About Being Ousted at LCTV

by Geoff Kelly

Last week Lockport's public access cable TV channel, LCTV, bowed to political pressure and canceled Legislative Journal, the public affairs talk show hosted for the last 10 years by Tom Christy. Legislative Journal was the only television talk show in the region that focused on local politics and governance.


The Muddled Candidates

by Bruce Fisher

Welcome to the bravery season.

Getting a Grip

The Harder They Come, The Harder They Fall

by Michael I. Niman

To put the Spitzer prostitution scandal into perspective, let me go back two decades to when I first started teaching college—back when Eliot Spitzer was a young upstart district attorney. I was teaching an alternative media course to, I always suspected, a class that included a number of potheads.

The News, Briefly

Prelude to a Kiss-Off

by Geoff Kelly

Schools for Scandal

by Buck Quigley

Common Council Report

by Geoff Kelly

We've Got a Ticket to Ride

by Peter Koch

Never Say Die

by Peter Koch


News of the Weird

by Chuck Shepherd

Dakota Abbott, 16, edged Samantha Phillips, 17, to become Miss Outdoors 2008 in February in Maryland’s Eastern Shore region’s annual beauty-contest-and-muskrat-skinning festival.

Puck Stop

Please Don't Quit On Us!

by Andrew Kulyk & Peter Farrell

Most desperate teams will win playoff prize: Will it be the Buffalo Sabres? Is this team for real or are they just a tease?

Film Reviews

Taxi To The Dark Side

by George Sax

Two letters appeared in the Buffalo News the week I saw Taxi to the Dark Side. Both correspondents charged those who complain about the American government’s alleged authorization of torture in the interrogations of terror suspects and prisoners of war with naiveté and lack of patriotic feeling.


SXSW 2008: Day One

by Donny Kutzbach

People always ask what the experience is like, to which I respond, “Imagine what might be about lifetime of concerts and live gigs crammed into a week.”


Lent is Over, Feed Me Now

by Patricia Watson

A Guide to Eating Well on Dyngus Day


On The Boards

Film Now Playing

Movie Times (Fri, Mar 21 - Thurs, Mar 27)

Calendar Spotlight

The Electric City Spectacular


Aids Wolf

Miracle Fortress

Langhorne Slim

See You There

AV Pick: Dyngus Daze Are Here Again

by Eddy Dobosiewicz

Queen City Gallery 1st Anniversary Party

by Lucy Yau

"Five Years Too Many" March

by Geoff Kelly

Enter The Haggis

by Lara Reden

Lit Feature

Introducing Flarf

by Kaplan P. Harris

The Flarf poets are coming to town. They are reading together on Good Friday.

In The Margins

The Buffalo Small Press Book Fair Returns


Book Review: My First Year in Purgatory

Lit City


Cause and Effect

by Albert Chao

The Art of The Novel

Free Will Astrology

by Rob Brezsny

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): On the morning of May 4, 2004, film producer Rielle Hunter woke up to find herself, by her own admission, fully enlightened. Soon she had become “addicted to higher consciousness,” and was unable to get involved with anything unless it expanded her awareness. If such a sequence of events were ever going to occur for you, Sagittarius, it would start soon.

Ask Anyone

I have a friend who works on a security detail at a casino. My friend has problems with both drugs and gambling. I feel like someone needs to know about this, because it seems likely he’s going to get himself and his employer in big trouble. What do I do?