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Cover Story

Just Looking For a Home

by Buck Quigley

Get Lorraine Chambley and Rodena Perry together, and you’re bound to hear the relaxed sort of conversation that’s typical between old friends. “The way we are now, we’re a family,” Chambley explains. “I live a door and a space from her.”

News Analysis

Taxes, Rants, & Tea

by Bruce Fisher

Poor Chris Collins. The current Erie County Executive is about to become Joel Giambra, the previous County Executive, and Ned Regan, the one who proposed raising county property taxes over 70%.

Week in Review

Seven Days: The Straight Dope From the Week That Was

Scorecard: The Week's Winners & Losers

Puck Stop

Adam Mair - "It's a numbers thing"

by Andrew Kulyk & Peter Farrell

So much for maintaining grit and toughness on the team. In a surprise move, on Monday the Buffalo Sabres placed forward Adam Mair on waivers.

Food & Drink

The Best Reality Show In The World

by Jennifer Mogensen

Take 10 bars, 14 years in the business, and 317 mojitos. Shake them up. Any good mixologist will tell you that those ingredients add up to an adventure.

5 Questions With...

Isaac Menge and Eric Bifaro: Print Shop Operators

Pedal Printing is a one-and-a-half year old custom screen printing shop and design studio in Riverside co-owned and operated by Isaac Menge, left, and Eric Bifaro. The two friends got sucked in the design biz thanks to their connections in the indie music community.


Round 2 Week 4: The Tins vs. Speak Easy Three

CONGRATULATIONS to The Frontline for collecting the most online votes this past week. Just like that, they’ve secured a spot on the bill for our next live battle of the bands at Nietzsche’s on Friday, November 27. This week, we’re featuring The Tins and Speak Easy Three in our online battle of the bands.

Classical Music

Vienna, City of My Dreams

by Jan Jezioro

BPO music director Joann Falletta will be on the podium for a pair of concerts, Friday, November 13, at 10:30 AM, and Saturday, November 14 at 8PM, the inaugural event in a mini-festival spread over nine days celebrating the music of Viennese masters.


The 39 Steps

Left Holding The Mop

Man of La Mancha

Film Feature

Window on the World

by M. Faust

World travel is all well and good, if you have the time and the money. For the rest of us, movies can be a substitute exposure to distant parts of the world. So it’s only natural that they should have become an integral part of the University at Buffalo’s annual celebration of International Education Week (IEW).

Film Review

Armchair Armageddon: 2012

by M. Faust

If Big Jim McBob and Billy Sol Hurok were still reviewing films, I’m sure they would love 2012.


On The Boards Theater Listings

Movie Times (Fri. November 13 - Thu. November 19)

Film Now Playing


See You There!

Artvoice's weekly round-up of events to watch out for the week, including our editor's pick: Ron Hawkins Art+Music, presenting an art show on Friday and a performance on Saturday.

You Auto Know

Somebody's Been Paying Attention

by Jim Corbran

Regular readers of this space know by now how I despise almost all car introductions where the new improved model is bigger in every dimension—even though that trend does seem to mirror the way the typical American physique seems to be going, or should I say, growing.

Offbeat News

News of the Weird

by Chuck Shepherd

Procter & Gamble announced in October that it will once again create and host a public restroom for the holiday season in New York City’s Times Square as a promotion for Charmin tissue.

Literary Buffalo

Ancient Mysteries of Labyrinths: Lecture by Sig Lonegren & Ghost Walk of Allentown

Lit City: Literary Events

Letters to Artvoice

Letters to Artvoice

Bruce Fisher was right when he said, in “The Corrosive Consequences of Casual Hate Speech” (Artvoice v8n44), “Worse behavior will come if there are no consequences now.”



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


Ask Anyone

I have a delicate issue with some in-laws. My husband’s cousin has, on several occasions, brought her 3 children to family functions when they are clearly sick. This has happened on Christmas, Thanksgiving, and most recently on my mother-in-law’s birthday.


Free Will Astrology

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Your circumstances aren’t as dire as you feared, Scorpio. The freaky monster in the closet is bored with spooking you and will soon be departing the premises.