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Cover Story

Paterson's Choice

by Bruce Fisher

New York State just lost another major employer last week when another Wall Street titan was laid low. The state comptroller has a new report out that suggests that the current recession will see more than 200,000 jobs lost in New York City alone.

Cover Story

The Replacements

by Geoff Kelly

Governor David Paterson has said he won’t name Hillary Clinton’s successor in the US Senate until she’s been confirmed as secretary of state, which is sesnible. However, he has begun to gather a team of consultants to help him consider likely candidates.

Getting a Grip

No You Can't

by Michael I. Niman

In one of our nation’s longest shameful chapters, the US maintained anti-miscegenation laws on the books until 1967. Varying from state to state, these rules made it a crime for whites and various groups of non-whites, such as black folks and Native Americans, to marry.

The News, Briefly

Hate Mail

by Justin Sondel

ResulTech Resolved?

by Buck Quigley

Classical Music

The Neo Vikings & The Beethoven Cycle

by Jan Jezioro

As part of the Slee/Visiting Artist Series, the UB Music Department hosts the Swedish contemporary music ensemble Norrbotten NEO for a mini-residency that includes a concert, a composer workshop, and several instrumental master classes. The Thursday, December 4, 8pm concert in Slee Hall features contemporary works by European and American composers.


Week 4: Abominable Killer Snowmen vs. Peanut Brittle Satellite

CONGRATULATIONS, A Hotel Nourishing! You collected the most votes this past week, so you proceed to our live quarterfinal at Nietzsche’s on December 26. One of the two bands this week will become the fourth band to win a spot on that bill. Up this week, we have Abominable Killer Snowmen vs. Peanut Brittle Satellite.

Puck Stop

Sabres Thanksgiving

by Andrew Kulyk & Peter Farrell

Heading into last week’s two-game Thanksgiving homestand, the Buffalo Sabres had little to give thanks for—they were reeling from five straight losses, most of which one could categorize in the ugly part. Falling at home to the Columbus Blue Jackets 6-1? Yeah, nothing gets much lower than that.

Season Ticket

Sweet Relief

by Dave Staba

Eight men stood, pants undone, around a small cluster of trees jutting into a field separating the Erie Community College parking lot from the grounds of Ralph Wilson Stadium late Sunday morning, a sheriff’s department helicopter hanging overhead.


Jamestown Gals

by Anthony Chase

Jamestown Gals: the Music of Lucille Ball and Peggy Lee is a musical revue that grew from a positively daft idea. It seems that both women came from places called Jamestown. Ball, from Jamestown, New York; and Lee, from Jamestown, North Dakota. That’s it.

Film Reviews

Ashes of Time Redux

by M. Faust

Punisher: War Zone

by M. Faust


On The Boards Theater Listings

Movie Times (Fri Dec. 5th - Thu. Dec 11th)

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See You There!

Artvoice's weekly round-up of events to watch out for the week, including our Editor's pick: Ted Leo at Mowhawk Place on Sunday, December 7.

Offbeat News

News of the Weird

by Chuck Shepherd

Change Oregonians Believe In: The voters of Sodaville (pop. 290) elected Thomas Brady Harrington, 33, mayor in November, notwithstanding his criminal rap sheet showing robbery, eluding a police officer, felon in possession of a gun and other crimes (with his electoral success perhaps due to voters’ confusing him with his father, a respected town elder).


Free Will Astrology

by Rob Brezsny

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): What’s the healthiest, holiest rebellion you could launch, Aquarius?


Ask Anyone

Here we are in the middle of the holidays, when it seems there’s some kind of party to attend on an almost daily basis. This is a question that plagues me every year: What is the best cure for a hangover? Are some forms of alcohol less apt to produce a hangover? Please advise.