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Cover Story

Dance to the Underground

by Craig Reynolds

Tonight is the night—the night before Thanksgiving, widely considered the Buffalo bar scene’s busiest. Tonight, old friends and acquaintances will descend on the city’s watering holes in an orgy of nostalgia.

Week in Review

Six Days: The Straight Dope From the (Abbreviated) Week That Was

Scorecard: The Week's Winners & Losers

News Analysis

Dimwitted Disunity

by Bruce Fisher

Before Hong Kong became a part of China again, it was a city-state that enjoyed fabulous prosperity, creativity, and freedom. In the good old days, many a resident of New York City fantasized about how sweet the liberation would be if only Gotham could shed the dead weight of its Upstate country cousins.

Getting a Grip

Court Rules Feds at Fault for Katrina Flooding

by Michael I. Niman

A federal district court in Eastern Louisiana just confirmed what we reported in this column 10 days after New Orleans was laid to waste by floodwaters in 2005—that the flooding of much of New Orleans was a human-made disaster.

Puck Stop

Farewell Reunion Arena

by Andrew Kulyk & Peter Farrell

Our Ultimate Sports Road Trip tour through Texas had us sailing by the site of the old Reunion Arena in Dallas. Last week demolition crews pulled down the hulking roof of the arena in dramatic fashion, and over the next few months the rest of the rubble will be cleared from the site and the land will be turned into greenspace.

5 Questions With...

Amy Kedron: Local Business Booster

Amy Kedron is executive director of Buffalo First, a young organization dedicated to preaching the gospel of supporting local, independently owned businesses.


Christmas Fare at The Theater

by Anthony Chase

Tuna, Texas, Booze, Dope and Don Quixote

by Anthony Chase

Film Reviews

Ninja Assassin

by M. Faust

Fantastic Mr. Fox

by M. Faust


On The Boards Theater Listings

Movie Times (Thu. November 26 through Thu. December 3)

Film Now Playing


See You There!

Artvoice's weekly round-up of events to watch out for the week, including our editor's pick: the Artvoice B.O.O.M. Bash, happening at Nietzsche's this Friday the 27th.

Literary Buffalo

Flash Fiction

Lit City: Literary Events

Offbeat News

News of the Weird

by Chuck Shepherd

The first line of “defense” at the 400 Iraqi police checkpoints in Baghdad are small wands with antennas that supposedly detect explosives, but which U.S. officials say are about as useful as Ouija boards.

Letters to Artvoice

Extreme Demolition: Peace Bridge Edition

I was privileged to be one of the thousands of volunteers working with “Extreme Demolition: Peace Bridge Edition” to transform a community into a massive trucking zone. It was an absolutely amazing experience working side by side with people from all over Western New York pitching in to help demolish blocks of historic homes and displace hundreds of our fellow citizens.


Listings & Resources

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

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): The surest way to beat the system, my dear, is to elude it and erect your own system. The strategy most likely to leave your competitors babbling in the mirror, sweetheart, is to go completely over their heads.


Ask Anyone

My wife and my mother are both excellent cooks, and they both take pride in it. In fact, though neither will admit it, they’re a little competitive about it. That’s why Thanksgiving dinner at my parent’s house is a living hell, year after year.