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Cover Story

Those Wacky Republicans

by Michael I. Niman

Activists took to the streets a generation ago to protest nuclear power, unpopular immoral wars, sexism, homophobia, police violence, racism, sweatshops, environmental destruction, human rights violations, union-bustinig, and anti-labor trade pacts, to name a few causes.

News Analysis

Spring & Shrinkage

by Bruce Fisher

Spring is coming, so life is good. The spring uptick in local real estate sales suggests that economic recovery is budding up almost as vigorously as the daffodil and tulip bulbs we planted last autumn. In some Buffalo neighborhoods, especially those where houses cost less than $200,000, there’s hot action.

Week in Review

Seven Days: The Straight Dope From the Week That Was

by Geoff Kelly & Buck Quigley

Scorecard: The Week's Winners and Losers

by Zachary Burns

Art Scene

Tim Raymond's Paintings at the C.G. Jung Center

by Jack Foran

Gerald Mead's History of the Nichols School, Writ Small

by Becky Moda

Robots at the Queen City Gallery

by Jack Foran

Puck Stop


by Andrew Kulyk & Peter Farrell

It was a case of anguish, then euphoria, this past weekend as the Buffalo Sabres played back-to-back games at HSBC Arena. On the line was a chance to mathematically clinch a playoff berth for the first time since 2007.

Left of the Dial

High on Fire - Snakes for the Divine

by Donny Kutzbach

Them Crooked Vultures - Self Titled

by Geoff Anstey

Classical Music

Lost Lieder Rediscovered

On Tuesday, April 13 at 7:30pm, UB faculty members Tony Arnold, soprano, Alexander Hurd, baritone, and Alison d’Amato, piano, offer a world premiere performance of Marcel Tyberg’s Song Cycle from Heinrich Heine’s “Lyrischen Intermezzo” in Slee Hall.

Theater Week

June Havoc: Exit a Star of Vaudeville

by Anthony Chase

MusicalFare's "Falsettos"

by Anthony Chase

Film Reviews

Clash of the Titans

by M. Faust

Terribly Happy

by M. Faust


On The Boards Theater Listings

Movie Times (Friday, April 2 - Thursday, April 8)

Film Now Playing


See You There!

Artvoice's weekly round-up of events to watch out for the week, including our editor's pick: Dyngus Day Buffalo 2010 this Monday, April 5th.

5 Questions With...

Rus Thompson: Tea Party Activist

Like Carl Paladino, the candidate he and his Tea Party compadres are supporting for governor, Rus Thompson is brutally frank. And he is often angry—at waste and corruption in government, at ineptitude and dishonesty among politicians, at the failures of both the country’s primary political parties.

Offbeat News

News of the Weird

by Chuck Shepherd

More Texas Justice: In March, juries in Smith County and Matagorda County sentenced Henry Wooten and Melvin Johnson III to 35 years and 60 years in prison, respectively, for possessing small amounts of drugs (but enough under Texas law to allow jurors to infer an intent to distribute).

Letters to Artvoice

Obamacare = Modest Reform with Republican Roots

by Carl Mrozek

While roughly half of America is happy or at least relieved at the passage of the Health Care Reform Act, millions of Americans are on the fence and unclear about how and when this landmark legislation will impact their lives.


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


Free Will Astrology

by Rob Brezsny

ARIES (March 21-April 19): I’m worried about your ability to sneak and fake and dissemble. These skills seem to have atrophied in you. To quote Homer Simpson, “You couldn’t fool your own mother on the foolingest day of your life with an electrified fooling machine!”


Ask Anyone

I love Buffalo, but I can’t stand how small this town is sometimes. When someone badmouths you in this city, it gets around fast, and most of the time you know exactly who’s doing the badmouthing. It’s happening to me right now.