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The Prosecution of George W. Bush For Murder

by Cy Alessi & Dr. Susan Feneck

There are plenty of folks who are looking forward to the beginning of George W. Bush’s career as an ex-president. Vincent Bugliosi is among those eager to see an end to the Bush administration, but for reasons more sanguine than most: He hopes an indictment for murder awaits Bush as soon as he leaves the protection of his office.


It's Our Money

by Bruce Fisher

Imiss Daniel Patrick Moynihan, our late senator. For 23 years, he put forth the annual publication that always came to the same disturbing conclusion: that New York State taxpayers paid many billions of dollars more into the federal treasury than we ever got back.

Getting a Grip

Union Dues

by Michael I. Niman

First off, let me begin this column by reminding folks that that I have no love for the Big Three Automakers. These are the people who purposefully bought and killed mass transit systems in the 1940s, engineered planned obsolescence in the 1950s and 1960s, and knowingly sold deadly cars in the 1970s when their number-crunchers figured it was cheaper to pay a few wrongful death settlements then to issue a safety recall.

Season Ticket

What's That Noise?

by Dave Staba

As I drove down Transit Road shortly before 4pm Sunday, the screeching began. Chosen to sing her country’s national anthem before the first National Football League game ever contested on Canadian soil, Kreesha Turner fumbled.

Music Feature

Tony Bennett: The Good Life Goes On

by Donny Kutzbach

Eighty-two years, 50 million albums sold worldwide, 15 Grammies along with the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, the accomplished painter born Anthony Dominick Benedetto in Queens back in 1927 shows no signs of slowing.

Classical Music

A BPO Christmas & A Polyphonic Debut

by Jan Jezioro

The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra starts begins its holiday concert season this Friday, December 12 at 10:30am, and Saturday, December 13 at 8pm, when music director JoAnn Falletta conducts a M&T Bank Classic Series concert called A Classical Christmas.

Left of the Dial

Razorlight - Slipway Fires

by Donny Kutzbach

Q-Tip - The Renaissance

by Joe Sweeny


On to the first Quarterfinals, December 26th

CONGRATULATIONS Peanut Brittle Satellite! You collected the most votes this past week, so you proceed to our live quarterfinal at Nietzsche’s on December 26.


The Man Who Came To Dinner, Awake and Sing, Drop Hammer

by Anthony Chase

An uncommonly strong theater season continues with the current range of plays. Interestingly, three of these diverse productions bear echoes of Buffalo’s history as a city divided between management and labor.



by Javier

Stage and TV star John Mahoney has returned to his theatrical roots in Chicago, where he is currently starring in the Steppenwolf Theatre production of The Seafarer. Widely known for his role in the long-running TV show Frasier, Mahoney was asked to join the prestigious Chicago company by John Malkovich back in 1977.

Film Reviews


by George Sax

The Day The Earth Stood Still

by M. Faust


On The Boards Theater Listings

Movie Times (Friday, Dec. 12 - Thursday, Dec 11)

Film Now Playing


See You There!

Artvoice's weekly round-up of events to watch out for the week, including our Editor's pick: The Strip Teasers who will be performing their new show "Dreaming Out of Digital" on Friday, Saturday and Sunday this weekend.

Offbeat News

News of the Weird

by Chuck Shepherd

The Christmas Nativity scenes in northeast Spain’s Catalonia region have, for three centuries, featured not only Mary and the Three Wise Men but the ubiquitous “caganer” icon, always portrayed with pants down answering a call of nature (and often so obscured in the scene as to popularize Where’s-Waldo-type guessing by children).

You Auto Know

Be The First On Your Block. . .

by Jim Corbran

As someone who’s out there driving for a living, I often find myself straining to stay entertained. One of the games I play I call “Who’s Driving What?” This is where I pull into one of my regular stops and try to figure out which person inside belongs to which vehicle in the parking lot.


Free Will Astrology

by Rob Brezsny

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Happy Holy Daze, Taurus! If I were gong to give you a holiday gift, it might be a ticket to go visit your imaginary friend—you know, the invisible ally you’ve been neglecting . . .


Ask Anyone!

A friend dropped by our house for a holiday party and, like many of the other guests, brought a bottle of wine as gift, which I deposited with the others at the bar. The friend stayed for a drink or two and then left. Eventually his wine was opened. One of the guests, well versed in wine, saw the bottle and nearly fainted. That, he told us, is a remarkable and coveted bottle, worth about $300. He took pictures of the wine with his cell phone to send to fellow geeks.