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A Tales of Two Cities

by Geoff Kelly, photos by Clark Dever

In March 2006, Clark Dever, a Buffalo-based photojournalist and activist, recruited 65 of his fellow UB undergraduates to travel to New Orleans during their spring break to take part in the ongoing relief effort. He brought his camera and recorded the devastation he encountered there, nearly a year after Hurricane Katrina.

The News, Briefly

Start Counting Your Chickens

What Issa Leaves Behind

Follow That Car!

Syaed Ali Sues

The Ties That Bind


When the Empire Falls

by Bruce Fisher

As summer-loving Buffalo heads off for the cottage, the beach, the hammock, or just Freddie Olmsted’s shady glades, we will need something to read—something appropriate to our time, something light and escapist, a good old-fashioned page-turner about a time and place and dramatic occurrences safely removed from real life.


Identifying Hedges: Siebren Versteeg at Hallwalls

by J. Tim Raymond

Cultural attitudes toward photography at the end of the 19th century generally regarded that invention as a child of technology rather than the epitome of realism.

Film Reviews

Public Enemies

Food Inc.

Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs

Whatever Works


On The Boards Theater Listings

Movie Times (Fri. July 3 - Thurs. July 9)

Film Now Playing


See You There!

Artvoice's weekly round-up of events to watch out for the week, including our editor's pick: Gunther von Hagens’ Body Worlds and The Story of the Heart, on display at the Buffalo Museum of Science, beginning July 9th.

Offbeat News

News of the Weird

Peter Singer, the author of a new book on battlefield robotics, told in May he had seen soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan grow so attached to their bomb-disposal robots that, in one case, the soldier risked 160 feet of enemy machine gun fire to retrieve his little buddy, and in another, a soldier brought his robot in for repairs with tears in his eyes over the “injury” to his beloved “Scooby-Doo.”

You Auto Know

Square the Joys Are

by Jim Corbran

When I got the e-mail from Chris Kivi, internet sales manager at Mike Barney Nissan, that one of these rounded-off squares was available, I headed on over quickly, as they’re not staying long on the lot.

Letters to Artvoice

Free Vendors

by Lawrence Southwick III

The Cadillac Controversy

by Michael Casullo

Fight for Healthcare

by Cliford Cawthon

Literary Buffalo

Flash Fiction



Free Will Astrology

by Rob Brezsny

CANCER (June 21-July 22): The ancient Chinese sage Lao Tse said, “People of the highest caliber, upon hearing about Taoism, follow it and practice it immediately.


Ask Anyone

Let me get this straight. Mark Sanford, the Governor of South Carolina who went AWOL over Father’s Day weekend—abandoning his wife and four sons, lying to everyone by saying he was going hiking on the Appalachian Trail, only to instead fly to Buenos Aires, Argentina, to spend several days with his mistress—is intent on saving both his political office and his marriage?