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AV Interview

Mickey Drops His Gloves

by Geoff Kelly & Matthew Quinn

It took a flurry of scandals to get mayoral candidate Mickey Kearns in the news. Now he’s trying to make the most of the moment.

The News, Briefly

The Bombs Keep Dropping

by Geoff Kelly & Louis Ricciuti

What's That Smell?

by Ellen Przepasniak

Crib Notes

Bar Review

Three Guys Walk Into a Bar: The Golden Key Tavern

by Donny Kutzbach

The esteemed Mark Norris twisted the old theme song from Cheers, that cherished sitcom about pathetic alcoholics, when he reminded me, “Well, sometimes you wanna go where nobody knows your name…”

Play Ball!

Bernazard Firing Offers a Peek to Bisons' Woes

by Andrew Kulyk & Peter Farrell

Until last week, he was the New York Mets’ director of Minor League Player Development, and general manager Omar Minaya’s right-hand man in the organization.

Left of the Dial

Deerhunter - Rainwater Casette Exchange

by Geoffrey Anstey

The Jayhawks - Music from the North Country: The Jayhawks Anthology

by Donny Kutzbach

Film Reviews

Julie & Julia

by George Sax

The Stoning of Soraya M.

by M. Faust


On The Boards

Movie Times (Fri. August 7 - Thu. August 13)

Film Now Playing


See You There!

Artvoice's weekly round-up of events to watch out for the week, including our editor's pick: Ibiza Nights at Pure Nightclub on Friday the 7th, featuring Eddie Halliwell.

Literary Buffalo

Review: Letterhead Vol. 2

by Joey Madia

Flash Fiction

by Peter Zinn

Lit City: Literary Events

Offbeat News

News of the Weird

by Chuck Shepherd

Apparently believing that religious competition in the Middle East is not exciting enough already, the television station Kanal T in Istanbul, Turkey, is preparing a reality game show for September release in which 10 certified atheists try to resist conversion by a priest, a rabbi, a Muslim imam and a Buddhist monk.

Letters to Artvoice

Fixing Cash for Clunkers

by Carl Mrozek

RX For City Housing

by Amanda D. Mulrain


Life Changes

by Danny Winter

Gaywatch Listings


Free Will Astrology

by Rob Brezsny

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): If you really knew how much you were loved, you would never cry again. A sublime relaxation would flood your nervous system, freeing you to see the beautiful secrets that your chronic fear has hidden from you.


Ask Anyone

Here’s the thing. I need to know my friend’s birthday BUT I forgot it. I know that he’s a Leo so it’s coming up soon, but I don’t know the exact date. What can I do without looking like the thoughtless jerk that I am?