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The Year of Magical Thinking

by Bruce Fisher

Two scholars with Buffalo connections are among the observers who have compared Buffalo and other Upstate New York communities to the Third World. In separate papers delivered many years apart, David Perry (formerly of UB) and now Buffalo State’s Douglas Koritz have each taken a look at the local ownership of the big commercial and industrial institutions here and found that, mainly, there isn’t a lot of local ownership.

News Feature

V-Day Warrior

by Lindsay Berman

On October 23, 1998, Dr. Barnett Slepian was shot and killed in his Amherst home in front of his family by James Kopp for performing legal abortions. To the Buffalo community, this case demonstrated the magnitude of the ongoing abortion and women’s reproductive rights debate.

The News, Briefly

Follow The Bouncing Checks

Remember San Juan Hill!

Also on the Peace Bridge Front

The Straight Bull


Celestial Surfaces

by Gerald Mead

In Living Color

by Lindsay Berman

Music Feature

Sopranos Soar at UB

by Jan Jezioro

This weekend, lovers of the art of classical vocal music will have the opportunity to enjoy the artistry of two talented young sopranos at UB. On Friday at 8pm, soprano Amanda Majeski performs in Baird Recital Hall, while on Sunday at 3pm soprano Amanda DeBoer performs in Lippes Concert Hall in Slee Hall, both on the UB Amherst Campus.

Theater News


by Anthony Chase

Mamma Mia! is, I’m told, “Buffalo’s favorite musical,” which means it can sell out a full week at Shea’s, even after having been to town a number of times before. The current national tour is a trimmed-down version, with smaller chorus and simplified set, but the cast delivers the full wattage of the original and the opening night Buffalo audience on Tuesday did its part to get the joint rocking to a disco beat.

You Auto Know

The Obamabile

by Jim Corbran

Not everyone in this troubled economy is having a hard time putting new wheels in their driveway. If you watched any of the recent presidential inauguration, you probably saw the new 2009 Cadillac limousine make its Washington debut. The car succeeds a 2004 Cadillac DTS limousine originally commissioned for President George W. Bush.


See You There!

Artvoice's weekly round-up of events to watch out for the week, including our editor's pick: the Artvoice BOOM Bash at Nietzsche's this Friday, February 13.

Film Reviews

Friday The 13th

by M. Faust

The International

by M. Faust


On The Boards Theater Listings

Movie Times (Fri. Feb. 13 - Thurs. Feb. 19)

Film Now Playing

Offbeat News

News of the Weird

by Chuck Shepherd

The Ontario Court of Appeal overturned the conviction of Antonio Batista in November, declaring that his “death threat” against a Missassauga city council member, in the form of a sonnet on long-neglected potholes, was more likely literary expression.

Literary Buffalo

Buffalo Small Press Poetry presents: Anselm Berrigan & Dorothea Lasky

by Steven Zultanski

Poetry: The Dolls

by Jeannine M. Pitas

Lit City Events

Letters to Artvoice

Lies Our Teachers Told Us

by David Cohen

Misunderstanding Economics

by John P. Reisman


Free Will Astrology

by Rob Brezsny

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Over the course of your lifetime, if you’re average, you will spend about 336 hours kissing. But why be average?


Ask Anyone

I read your Valentine’s Day issue last week and didn’t really like any of the Valentine’s gift suggestions you guys made. Care to try again?