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Summer Guide

Cooking So Easy, a Caveman Could Do It

by Joe George

Summer's "Must See" at the Drive-In Picks

by Donny Kutzbach

Exploring North Tonawanda's Markets and Shops

by Patricia Watson

Reunion Acts and Arena Dinosaurs - Mostly Free, Mostly Awesome

by M. Faust

The News, Briefly

The Tax Dodge

by George Sax

The Primary Challenege

by Geoff Anstey

The Art of Green Design

by Lucy Yau


Patterson, Silver say "Us Too" on Cuomo's Consolidation Bill

by Bruce Fisher

Attorney General Andrew Cuomo’s consolidation bill could be transformative. Cuomo spent most of this past year working it up—consulting with elected officials, making his pitch at law schools, carefully vetting his work so that he had buy-in from think tanks, old hands, and current practitioners.


19th Annual Artie Awards

by Anthony Chase

It was another fabulous night at the Arties with 400 people in attendance and a record-breaking total of over $12,000 going to Benedict House. With Studio Arena out of the game, Buffalo’s smaller theaters sold red ribbons with reenergized commitment.

Literary Feature

Everybody Walks a High Wire

by Mark Shechner

On August 7, 1974, aerialist Philippe Petit stretched a cable between the twin towers of New York’s World Trade Center and with complete sangfroid walked the cable from one end to the other. He was without a net or a parachute, armed only with his balancing pole, his steel nerves, and his Charlie Chaplin walk.


The Color Purple

by Anthony Chase

The Color Purple has successfully taken the thrilling vocals and tear-jerking melodrama of the Broadway original and taken it on the road. You can see the production in its full-throttle glory at Shea’s, through this weekend.

Left of the Dial

Pajo - Screem With Me

by Donny Kutzbach

Art Brut - Art Brut vs. Satan

by Geoff Anstey

Film Reviews

The Hangover

by M. Faust

The Brothers Bloom

by M. Faust


On The Boards Theater Listings

Movie Times (Fri. June 5 - Thurs. June 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: Pride Weekend, with various events taking place this Saturday and Sunday.

You Auto Know

Catchin' Some ZZZs: The 2009 Nissan 370Z

by Jim Corbran

Some years ago—decades actually, now that I think about it—a guy I worked with bought a new 1972 Datsun 240Z.

Offbeat News

News of the Weird

by Chuck Shepherd

In a nondescript building next to a mosque in downtown Karachi, Pakistan, the Qadeer brothers discreetly make and market a million dollars’ worth of fetish and bondage products a year for Americans and Europeans (through sales to stores and on eBay).

Literary Buffalo


Lit City: Literary Events


Free Will Astrology

by Rob Brezsny

CANCER (June 21-July 22): “You may want to smash a painful emotion to bits, but you can’t blow it up with a nuclear bomb,” wrote Tsoknyi Rinpoche in his book Fearless Simplicity.


Ask Anyone

I’m really bummed out about this summer, and it hasn’t even arrived yet. Why? Because I’m gonna be broke! I just learned I’m being laid off from a job I’ve held for over 10 years, and I won’t be able to take my small family camping for a week...which is the only vacation we plan all year long.