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Cover Story


by Jack Foran

Two art exhibits about environmental issues just opened at the UB art gallery on the North campus: one specifically local, about the waters of Ellicott Creek a five-minute hike from the gallery; the other about global economic and environmental issues, but with substantial local implications.

News Analysis

Your Budget, Your Economy

by Bruce Fisher

The lower your income in New York State, the more of it you pay in state and local income, sales, property, and excise taxes. The more you make, the less of it you pay in state and local taxes here. That’s the finding of a 2009 Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy study of the tax systems of all 50 states called “Who Pays?”

Music Feature

To Texas and Back: SXSW 2010

by Donny Kutzbach

As 19th-century, coonskin-cap-wearing statesman Davy Crockett once told his constituency, “You may all go to hell, and I will go to Texas.”

Week in Review

Seven Days: The Straight Dope From the Week That Was

by Geoff Kelly

Scorecard: The Week's Winners and Losers

by Zachary Burns

The News, Briefly

The Mold Grows

by Buck Quigley

Last week we wrote about the “final air quality report on D District” that was released to the public on March 15 (“What’s Black & Blue and All Covered Up”, Artvoice v9n11). Since that story ran, other news outlets have been peppering Mayor Byron Brown with questions regarding a possible coverup of the true environmental conditions in the precinct

Theater Week

Secret Order at Kavinoky, Red Clay at Alleyway

by Anthony Chase

Secret Order, the drama by Bob Clyman now playing at the Kavinoky Theatre, is an intriguing ethical puzzler reminiscent of last season’s The Farnsworth Invention, or in some ways of John Patrick Shanley’s Doubt.

Theater News


by Javier

Stage and movie star Stark Sands (pictured left) returns to Broadway this season to appear in the new musical American Idiot, which begins previews this week at the St. James. Based on the hit album by the rock trio Green Day, the musical had its world premiere last fall at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre in California.

Classical Music

Cue The Laurels

by Jan Jezioro

Hot on the heels of their sold-out, five-city Florida tour, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra returns to the stage at Kleinhans Music Hall this weekend for a pair of concerts in their Classic Series on Saturday, March 27 at 8pm, and Sunday, March 28, at 2:30pm.

Four Questions With...

Sean Cooney: State Senate Candidate

Ever notice that whenever Bob McCarthy, politics columnist for the Buffalo News, refers to the primary challenge faced by State Senator Bill Stachowski, he refers only to Erie County Legislator Tim Kennedy? Omitting the two other Democrats in that race, Sean Cooney and Mike Kuzma?

Film Reviews

A Prophet

by George Sax


by M. Faust


by M. Faust

Hot Tub Time Machine

by M. Faust

How To Train Your Dragon

by M. Faust


On The Boards Theater Listings

Movie Times (Friday, March 25 - Thursday, April 1)

Film Now Playing


See You There!

Artvoice's weekly round-up of events to watch out for the week, including our editor's pick: Buffalo's Small Press Book Fair on Saturday the 27th at the Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum at Porter Hall.

Offbeat News

News of the Weird

by Chuck Shepherd

It’s a simple recipe, said A-List New York City chef Daniel Angerer: a cheese derived from the breast milk of his wife, who is nursing the couple’s 3-month-old daughter. As a chef, he said, “you look out for something new and what you can do with it,” and what Angerer could do is make about two quarts of “flavor(ful)” cheese out of two gallons of mother’s milk.


Free Will Astrology

by Rob Brezsny

ARIES (March 21-April 19): All but one of our planet’s mountain ranges have been mapped: the Gamburtsev Mountains, which are buried under 2.5 miles of ice in Antarctica. Recent efforts to get a read on this craggy landscape, aided by a network of seismic instruments, have revealed some initial details about it, including its role in forming the East Antarctic Ice Sheet.


Listings and 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


Ask Anyone

I was out with a bunch of friends downtown for the St Patrick’s Day parade, and we got drunk in every bar we could walk to. We stayed out late, and finally the crowd started to fall apart. As I staggered home, I stopped in for one more nightcap. When I went into the men’s room, I found a $100 bill crumbled up next to the sink.