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Preserving the Future

by Buck Quigley

Bruno Freschi, former Dean of UB’s School of Architecture, is perhaps best known as the chief architect for Expo 86 in Vancouver, British Columbia—an overall design that changed the face of that city. He was in town last week to visit with some old friends. His trip coincided with the announcement of a $3 million grant from New York State for continued work on the rehabilitation of the Darwin D. Martin House, the local gem designed by architectural titan Frank Lloyd Wright.

News Feature

Slicing the Pie

by Bruce Fisher

A while back, a talented civil servant who had done great public service found himself with a new boss. As so often happens in politics, merit was not relevant: the worker lost his job, but then it got worse, much worse.

The News, Briefly

Delays, Delays

Councilmembers finally got the chance to publicly weigh in on the controversy surrounding a July 6 Buffalo News article revealing that Commissioner of Community Services Tanya Perrin-Johnson sent out several emails to City Hall staff, expecting them to volunteer for Mayor Byron Brown’s reelection campaign.


Three Philosophers

by J. Tim Raymond

The recent opening at CEPA Gallery of three new exhibitions offers much to mull over concerning the present state of the human condition. These works will be on view to August 22nd.

Small Bites

Meet the Rodriguezes

When it is too hot to cook, and you want some reasonably priced flavorful food fast, why not head to Carmen’s? This spotlessly clean, tiny kitchen has been open for about a month, and as it has only one table, curbside, so why not get takeout and enjoy your meal by the water?

Bar Review

Three Guys Walk Into a Bar: Gray's Place

by Donny Kutzbach

In so many cases in life, what you are looking for is right there. It’s so unassuming and unlikely that you’d never expect it.


Julius Caesar in the Park

by Anthony Chase

Shakespeare in Delaware Park will open its production of Julius Caesar this weekend – weather permitting. And certainly the chance to see a Shakespearean tragedy in the open air on a fine summer night is one of the great things about Buffalo.

Left of the Dial

Cheap Trick - The Latest

by Donny Kutzbach

Doves - Kingdom of Rust

by Geoffrey Anstey

Play Ball!

Meet the Mets? More like "Meet the Mess"

by Andrew Kulyk & Peter Farrell

At Turner Field in Atlanta, the Atlanta Braves celebrated the retiring of Greg Maddux’ number, and then their team threw a two hitter, rubbing salt in the wounds of the reeling Mets, who are quickly falling out of contention in the National League East Division.

Film Reviews

The Ugly Truth

by George Sax

I gave up counting the crotch jokes in The Ugly Truth at about the thirty-minute mark. By then, they totaled about eight.


On The Boards Theater Listings

Movie Times (Fri. July 24 - Thurs. July 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: American Music Club's frontman, Mark Eitzel, performing on Friday the 24th.

Events Feature

Buffalo Infringement Festival '09

Another Buffalo Infringement Festival is upon us! Over 550 performances and over 240 arts projects will be on display over an 11 day span, starting Thursday July 23rd. Download your full guide here.

Offbeat News

News of the Weird

by Chuck Shepherd

Scientology trains its leaders a good deal more aggressively than other religions do, judging by the revelations by four former church officials to the St. Petersburg Times in June.


Listings & Events

New Senior Director at Pride Center

by Danny Winter


Free Will Astrology

by Rob Brezsny

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Did life feel meaningless last week? Was your destiny a random sequence of events shepherding you to a series of different nowheres?


Ask Anyone

What is it with bartenders today? The local pub I’ve frequented for years is suddenly not the sanctuary it once was. More and more I’ve noticed that among the other regulars, the bartenders are becoming less and less impartial.