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Cover Story

A Visit to Pat Farm

by Eric Jackson-Forsberg with Simon Jackson-Forsberg

Pat Farm, Patrick Robideau’s installation at the Burchfield-Penney Art Center’s Useum, brings to mind the Night at the Museum movies of recent years.

The News, Briefly

Budget Banter

by Chris Smith

Praying in Haiti

by Garry Pierre-Pierre

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

Guest Editorial

UB Law School at The Statler: Silver Bullet or Golden Ticket?

by John McMahon

Last week Congressman Brian Higgins called on University at Buffalo President John Simpson and his colleagues to consider moving UB’s law school into the now vacant Statler Building, a historic landmark in the heart of downtown Buffalo.

Puck Stop

Shootout Fun

by Andrew Kulyk and Peter Farrell

Enjoying the shootouts? Sabres fans have been treated to two marathons these past two weeks—at home against Colorado a week ago Saturday, and then this past weekend on Long Island against the Islanders.


The House That Adam Built

by Morgan Schimminger

When pondering the elements of high fashion, the iconic staple known as the T-shirt rarely comes to mind. Let alone finds its way down the runway. To contrast with all the logo-printed and distressed tees out there, contemporary fashion designer Adam Lippes yearned to create a more substantial hallmark suitable for everyone’s wardrobe.

Ear to the Ground

Rosemary's Band

by Eric Kendall

Named after the book given to Rosemary in the horror classic Rosemary’s Baby, it remains to be seen whether or not these guys are actually sons of demons. After listening to All of Them Witches, one has to wonder if they have some otherworldly forces guiding their hands.

Classical Music


by Jan Jezioro

The newly revived Friends of Vienna concert series continues this Sunday, January 24 at 3:30pm, with the return of the Philharmonic String Quartet to the Unity Church, 1243 Delaware Avenue.

Left of the Dial

The Knux - F*ck You EP

by Donny Kutzbach

The Gifted Children - My Museum Pieces

by Eric Kendall


Round 4 Week 1: Glass Hero vs. Forewarned

CONGRATULATIONS to Photos of Wagons for bringing in the most votes at our live battle of the bands at Nietzsche’s on January 15. It was a packed house, and all the bands were great, but in the end our democratic contest is based on the tyrrany of the majority, and the number of ballots don’t lie. So hat’s off to P.o.W.!

5 Questions With...

Sharon K. Bailey: Chanteuse/Blogger/Political Activist

You may know Sharon Bailey any number of ways. As a singer, she holds down the Friday night spot at the Anchor Bar, a gig she inherited from the legendary Dodo Greene. She is also an accomplished actress, a political activist, a communication professional, a blogger, and person-who-knows-somebody-who-you-really-need-to-know…

Film Reviews

The Yes Men Fix The World

by M. Faust

Extraordinary Measures

by M. Faust


On The Boards Theater Listings

Movie Times (Friday, Jan. 22 - Thursday, Jan. 28)

Film Now Playing


See You There!

Artvoice's weekly round-up of events to watch out for the week, including our editor's pick: Good Neighbors Helping Haiti, a benefit being held on Friday, January 22 at the Pearl Street Grill & Brewery.

Letters to Artvoice

We Owe Haiti

by Christopher Winfield

Bias, Hate Crimes, and Equality

by Paul Morgan

Offbeat News

News of the Weird

by Chuck Shepherd

Big-time traffickers who smuggle illegal immigrants into the US from Mexico rely on GPS devices to evade the Border Patrol, but starting in June, border-jumpers who travel on their own can have protection, too.


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

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): One of the musical Jonas Brothers got married last month. Up until then, 22-year-old Kevin Jonas was a virgin, having long ago pledged himself to abstinence until his wedding day.


Ask Anyone

Is it okay to hit on a bartender who you think is hot? I think it’s okay, but I have a friend who says it’s uncool, because it’s her place of work and she’s obliged to field your advances one way or another, possibly more politely than she would if the whole thing happened on different terms.