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Best of Buffalo 2009

The Mysteries of Buffalo

The Way We Eat

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Our Kind of Music

These are Our People

Our Culture, Great and Small

This is Our Town


Niagara Tomorrow

by Bruce Fisher

Thursday is decision day in Upstate New York’s most populous county. After 40 years of population decline and population dispersal across an ever-broader landscape, the Erie County Legislature is scheduled to vote on whether to create a county-wide planning board.

The News, Briefly

Buffalo Public Schools keep campaign finance information close to their chests

Who's paying for the at-large incumbents' campaign for Buffalo School Board?

Ellicott District Councilmember Brian Davis finally responds to the scandals engulfing him-on Facebook

Food for Thought

Hey, Sweetie

by Joe George

The anthropological aspects of foods amaze me, and sometimes even seem incredible. Take something as commonplace as honey, for example. It’s sold in neat little containers with convenient pour spouts, but to think that it is the same stuff, virtually unchanged, that was harvested before modern civilization began seems inconceivable.

Classical Music

Babel Vocal Ensemble @ Babeville

by Jan Jezioro

The wildly successful series of readings by internationally acclaimed authors presented by Just Buffalo and Hallwalls over the last three years has proven to be so popular that it has outgrown its original home in Asbury Hall at Babeville, and finally migrated west to Kleinhans Music Hall, beginning with the appearance of Isabel Allende last Friday evening.


Round 4 Week 4: Ajent O vs. Doppelgangers

The lineup is Falling Into Place for our fourth live showdown, scheduled for May 9 at the Mohawk. That’s to say, congratulations to the band called Falling Into Place, for collecting the most votes last week.


Hell Hole Honeys


The Learned Ladies

Film Reviews

The Informers


Goodbye Solo

The Soloist

Sin Nombre

Valentino: The Last Emperor


On The Boards Theater Listings

Movie Times (Fri. April 24 - Thurs. April 30)

Film Now Playing


See You There!

Artvoice's weekly round-up of events to watch out for the week, including our editor's pick: Shemekia Copeland, who performs this Friday at the Tralf.

You Auto Know

The Mustang Turns 45

by Jim Corbran

I fondly remember April of 1964 and the introduction of Ford’s Mustang, when my godfather, John Chilcott, a wonderful man known throughout the Old First Ward as Chick, presented me with a scale model of the pony car which he had obtained from a Ford dealer after purchasing a new 1964 Falcon, which was white with a red interior.

Literary Buffalo

Best of Just Buffalo

Rothbart Running The Show

Letters to Artvoice

Lights on the Peace Bridge

Sisti and Renourd

A To-Do List

Saving the Terminal

Offbeat News

News of the Weird

by Chuck Shepherd

The U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration recently postponed its crucial program to rejuvenate quarter-century-old Trident missile warheads because no one can remember how to make a key component of the weapons (codenamed “Fogbank”), according to a March 2 report of the Government Accountability Office.


Free Will Astrology

by Rob Brezsny

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Rachael Yanetta, a young English woman, got a bellyache while working her regular job at the local pub. Despite the pain, she toughed it out until her shift was over, then went home. Her distress increased, though, and at 3 a.m. she checked into the hospital.


Ask Anyone

I just opened a widget shop up on Hertel Avenue. I can’t really afford to advertise just yet, but I’m eager to get the word out about my shop. Your Best of Buffalo issue seemed like a good bet. No one sells widgets like mine.