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Art Feature

Bid High, Bid Often

by Geoff Kelly

The last time Hallwalls held an art auction, in 1992, executive director Ed Cardoni wrote this in his introduction to the catalogue: “This auction of art works by artists associated with Hallwalls from its founding in 1974 to the present once again demonstrates that in lean, hard times like these, it is the artists themselves—and those who care about art—on whom the existence of organizations like Hallwalls must ultimately depend.”

News Analysis

Prevailing Over Rage

by Bruce Fisher

Recently, Democrats in the Erie County Legislature bravely asserted themselves in favor of unions and against the county executive’s proposed privatization of public subsidies for real-estate deals. The dispute was, as ever, about the prevailing wage.

The News, Briefly

Feds to investigate BERC

by Geoff Kelly

Mickey Kearns, lion of the Common Council, on the campaign trail

by Geoff Kelly

Allegany State Park: Drill, Maybe, Drill!

by Buck Quigley

Getting a Grip

Cash for Clunkers

by Michael I. Niman

Let’s be honest and get one simple fact straight. The Obama administration’s “Cash for Clunkers” program is a $1 billion subsidy to the auto industry.

Film Reviews

(500) Days of Summer

by George Sax

Funny People

by M. Faust

Lemon Tree

by M. Faust

The Hurt Locker

by M. Faust


On The Boards Theater Listings

Movie Times (Fri. July 30 - Thurs. August 6)

Film Now Playing


See You There!

Artvoice's weekly round-up of events to watch out for the week, including our editor's pick: Cursive, who plays the Tralf Music Hall on Friday the 31st.

You Auto Know

The New Chrysler Group

by Jim Corbran

Last time out we took a quick look at the “new” General Motors,” so it only seems fitting that we now give Chrysler a look. At this time it doesn’t appear that, since being bought by the Fiat group, the company will change its name.

Offbeat News

News of the Weird

by Chuck Shepherd

British construction worker Martin Jones, 42, who lost one eye and was blinded in the other in a 1997 explosion, regained his sight this year as a result of surgery in which part of his tooth was implanted in the eye.

Literary Buffalo

Primolevi's Universe

by Geoff Kelly


by Jacinta A. Meyers & Carly Christiansen

Lit City Events


Listings & Events

Buffalo has a large and diverse gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community. For further information about its numerous organizations and activities, visit Gaywatch at, call the Western New York Pride Center (852-7743), or email


Free Will Astrology

by Rob Brezsny

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Would you like to spend the next 30 years working your assets off to make your bosses rich? If not, I suggest you start formulating Plan B immediately.


Ask Anyone

My husband recently passed away after suffering a lengthy illness that had necessitated his moving to a nursing home some months ago. He and I had been quite close with our neighbors in the sub-complex where we lived (I still reside there). They are a couple with whom we have frequently socialized over the years, who know our extended family and friends very well, and who regularly visited my husband in the home after he moved there.