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Art Scene

The Art Of War

by Jack Foran

The current CEPA exhibit, called Art of War, includes multiple installations at multiple venues, in the CEPA galleries in the Market Arcade, and at the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library main branch on Lafayette Square.

News Feature

From Refuge to Renewal

by Ann Marie Awad

Relocating from a place where the breeze off the Indian Ocean is warm and welcome to a place as cold as Buffalo in winter is no easy task. But for Somalis coming from a country ravaged by war, a second chance and good neighbors are well worth the chill.

News Analysis

Creating the Next Crisis

by Simon Johnson

Informed opinion is sharply divided about how the next 12 months will play out for the global economy. Those focused on emerging markets are emphasizing accelerating growth, with some forecasts projecting a five percent increase in world output.

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

Theater Week

My Fair Lady at MusicalFare

by Anthony Chase

Gurney's Grand Manner

by Anthony Chase

Sprouts & Roots

To Cut or Not To Cut

by Monique Watts

That is the question at this wonderful time of the year when gardens are showing the greatest splash of color and variety of blooms. Lavender stems are so vibrant next to the stark white of daisies and the deep red Asiatic lilies. The garden is so full and beautiful that it seems a shame to cut them for indoor vases.

Play Ball!

History Denied

by Andrew Kulyk & Peter Farrell

Lucas Duda, the tall, beefy Mets outfield prospect, just recently called up to AAA from the Binghamton Mets, had his opportunity to rewrite the Bisons history book.

Film Review

Despicable Me

by M. Faust

It’s not a Pixar movie, but you’d be forgiven for thinking that it is: This debut feature from Illumination Entertainment certainly works hard enough to mine that style, and doesn’t mind admitting it. The film even opens with a parody of Pixar’s hopping-desklight logo.


On The Boards Theater Listings

Movie Times (Friday, July 9 - Thursday, July 15)

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 Buffalo Zombie Walk & Pub Crawl, on Saturday the 10th.

5 Questions With...

Julie Barrett-O'Neill: Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper

As executive director of Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper (, Julie Barrett-O’Neill wades knee-deep—or deeper—in the region’s water quality issues—from shoreline cleanups and combined sewer overflows to river-dredging and discharge permits.

Literary Buffalo

Book Review: Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself

by Aaron Jentzen

Flash Fiction: The Spider and Salt Hearts: A Fragment

by Mark Edmund Doten

Flash Fiction: My Identity Was Stolen

by Sean Lovelace

Letters to Artvoice

Killing Made Hip and Flip

by Sue Sellingsloh

Batten Down The Hatches

by Nick Crocco

UB 2020

by Jay Tillotson


by Kevin F. Yost

Offbeat News

News of the Weird

by Chuck Shepherd

A severe but underappreciated American drug problem (sometimes deadly and often expensive) is patients’ failure to take prescribed medications—even to save their own lives (such as with anti-coagulants or cholesterol-regulating statins).


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

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Have you ever observed the rising moon with such a steady gaze that you’ve actually seen it move? Have you ever sat yourself down in front of a rose bud during the hour it exploded into full bloom?


Ask Anyone

Dining al fresco is one of the many perks we enjoy during the limited warm weather months in Buffalo. However, there seems to be an even greater insect epidemic this summer and with bee season on the way, its about to get worse.