Artvoice: Buffalo's #1 Newsweekly
Home Blogs Web Features Calendar Listings Artvoice TV Real Estate Classifieds Contact

Cover Story

Trans-Evolution: Examining Bio Art at CEPA Gallery

by Lucy Yau

Bio art is the fusing of contemporary biochemical and medical research with visual art. Though it may seem like a new conceptual fad, bio art has a long tradition. Over the centuries the division between the arts and sciences has grown wider, where once they were tied closely together, as in the artwork and scientific discoveries of Renaissance luminary Leonardo da Vinci.

AV News

The Past Present

by Justin Sondel

Cars whiz by on Michigan Street as Bishop William Henderson explains the importance of the steps that originally led into Buffalo’s historic Michigan Street Baptist Church. Apart from the vehicular transients, not a soul can be seen in the immediate area.

The News, Briefly

Diane LaVallee and Dennis Delano talk about changing the system

by Geoff Kelly

Councilmembers get into the weeds with Al Coppola

by George Sax

Verbatim: Overheard at the Old Pink

by J. Tim Raymond

AV News

The Next President and You

by Bruce Fisher

Here on America’s North Coast, we are so very, very far from Washington that electing a president may seem to be an abstract exercise, a chance to express ourselves emotionally, rather than a practical choice with practical consequences.

Season Ticket

Bye-Bye Birdies

by Dave Staba

Was Sunday’s debacle a harbinger? Will the Council of Trent disband? Will Bills fans listen to the rest of the season on the radio? Stay tuned, dear listener, the bye week is upon us . . .

Puck Stop

Sizing Up The Northeast Division

by Andrew Kulyk & Peter Farrell

March 30, to be exact, was the last time the Buffalo Sabres played meaningful hockey here at home. Since that time, there has been nothing but positive news coming out of HSBC Arena. All the Sabres’ prized assets, including stars Ryan Miller and Jason Pominville, were signed to long-term contracts.


Artists Surviving Traumatic Brain Injury at Chateau Buffalo

by J. Tim Raymond

A prepossessing art show at the Chateau Buffalo, a wine shop on Hertel Avenue displayed works by Elizabeth Kumrow-Capuano and Paul Alico, two artists who have sustained traumatic brain injury—the former due to cumulative damage caused by domestic violence, by, in her case, a person fully intending to marry her; the latter a fireman who had a wall fall on him while fighting a house fire.


The Vorticist & Chancellor

by Dean Brownrout

Wyndham Lewis (1882-1957) was an important and controversial English modernist painter and writer. He founded the short-lived Vorticist movement, an artistic style which grew out of Cubism and Futurism. Vorticism is considered to be one of the most noteworthy contributions by Britain to art of the early 20th century.

Music Feature

Beyond the LIterate Rock Laureate Shell of Okkervil River

by Donny Kutzbach

Review: Okkervil River - The Stand Ins

by Joseph Carver

Film Reviews

I Served The King of England

Body of Lies

The Duchess


Movie Times (October 10 - October 16)

On The Boards Theater Listings

Film Now Playing


See You There!

Artvoice's weekly round-up of events to watch out for the week, including this week's Editors Pick: C.O. Jones at Mowhawk Place on Friday, October 10.

Offbeat News

News of the Weird

by Chuck Shepherd

The world’s most extensive array of animal “rights” took effect in Switzerland in September. Dog owners must take, at their own expense, classes in pet care (and anglers must take a class in humane treatment of fish).

You Auto Know

Future? Tense.

by Jim Corbran

I hate to sound whiney (okay, maybe I don’t really hate it that much) but I’m disappointed in the latest crop of concept vehicles making the auto show circuit. C’mon, where’s the excitement? The glamour?

Letters to Artvoice

About That Bailout . . .

by various authors

News 4 & Time Warner, Roasting on an Open Fire

by Jay Joseph

In The Margins

Vonetta Rhodes, Marquis B. Burton, One World Tribe

Literary Buffalo Events


Pride University: Fostering Tomorrow's Leaders

by Bryan Whitley-Grassi

Gaywatch Events


Free Will Astrology

by Rob Brezsny

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): In her poem “Pure,” Kate Knapp Johnson speaks of “those who made me real to myself.” I invite you, Pisces, to take an inventory of the people in your life who’ve made you real to yourself. That would be excellent homework for you to do during the phase of intensified intimacy you’re now in—a time when your allies are making you even more real to yourself than you’ve ever been, as well as a time when you will be returning the favor to them.