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Cover Story

All the Fish in the Sea

by Charlotte Hsu

As fisheries are depleted, how can one tell what's sustainable and what's not?

Week in Review

Seven Days: The Straight Dope From the Week That Was

by Geoff Kelly & Louis Ricciuti

Scorecard: The Week's Winners and Losers

by Zachary Burns

Getting a Grip

Tax the Rich!

by Michael I. Niman

It’s hard to organize a political movement in the age of one-minute news stories and seven-second sound bites. Reality is just too damned complex for our degraded communications culture. Vote for the politician with the flag and the baby, who will cut your taxes and buy you a new car.

News Analysis

Once Were Creators

by Bruce Fisher

The viral video of the moment stars Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont. He is the white-hair standing at his desk in the US Senate giving a passionate speech, a speech that recites disturbing facts about how different the rich in our country are from everybody else.

Art Scene

Hiroshima and Nagasaki Remembered at E.H. Butler Library

by Jack Foran

As if to underscore the lunacy of recent nuclear provocations on one side and the other of the Korean DMZ (see Michael I. Nimam’s column in Artvoice last week), the Buffalo State Library has a current exhibit of photos, maps, and other data on the twin horrific bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki at the end of World War II.


Round 2, Week 2: Speak Easy Three vs. Canoe

Congratulations to Suffolk & Rain! They collected the most online votes this past week, earning themselves a spot on our next live battle of the bands at Nietzsche’s on January 14, 2011.

Classical Music Notes

Concerto Di Natale at St. Anthony's

by Jan Jezioro

The Camerata di Sant’Antonio offers its annual holiday concert at 7pm on Sunday, December 12, at its home in St. Anthony of Padua RC Church in downtown Buffalo, behind City Hall.

Winter Food

Kneadful Things

by Joe George

It’s common knowledge that bread made with whole wheat flour is much healthier than if made with refined flour, and it’s a misconception that whole wheat bread be heavy and sodden. But expecting a homemade loaf of whole wheat bread to resemble a soft and squishy supermarket loaf is unrealistic; they are two entirely different breads.

Winter Food

Searching For Tom & Jerry

by Donny Kutzbach

There are only two kinds of people in the world: those who have had a Tom and Jerry and those who have not.

Winter Food

Sit and Stew

by Jennifer Mogensen

The beginning of fall brings to a sad close the patio bars of Buffalo, but the onslaught of snow opens up the doors to the warm and cozy gin joints in town.

Film Feature

Everything is Fine.

by M. Faust

There are very few movies in which he appears that aren’t better because Crispin Glover is in them. Even the otherwise awful Epic Movie is worth seeing for his parody of Johnny Depp as Willy Wonka. And most of his performances, in a career that stretches back to the early 1980s, have been much odder than that: I doubt that anyone has ever sat through the end credits of a film, seen Glover’s name in the cast list, and asked, “What character was he?”

Film Reviews

Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer

by George Sax

The Tourist

by M. Faust


On The Boards Theater Listings

Movie Times (Friday, December 10 - Thursday, December 16)

Film Now Playing

Featured Events

See You There!

Artvoice's weekly round-up of featured events, including our editor's pick for the week: the Real-Space Electronic Art Show at Soundlab on Wednesday, December 15.

You Auto Know

Home Swede Home (Again)

by Jim Corbran

Anyone who follows the auto industry realizes this is one column which very nearly didn’t get written. As General Motors left its Swedish Saab division swinging in the wind for months while trying to decide what to do with it, different suitors came and went.

Five Questions With...

Jesse Meeder: Fish Farmer

We’ve grown accustomed to hearing about sustainable endeavors like urban farming around town, but fish farming? Who knew? Thanks to the Massachusetts Avenue Project’s ambitious aquaponics (aquaculture plus hydroponics) system, fresh fish raised locally and sustainably on Buffalo’s West Side is a reality.

Letters to Artvoice


by Kevin F. Yost

Human Rights Day

by David Slive

Offbeat News

News of the Weird

by Chuck Shepherd

Britain’s National Health Service acknowledged in November that, because of a shortage of healthy lungs and other organs available for transplant, it was offering those on waiting lists the option of receiving them from former smokers, drug addicts, cancer patients and the elderly.


Free Will Astrology

by Rob Brezsny

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You’ve arrived at a delicate yet boisterous turning point when one-of-a-kind opportunities are budding. I’m going to give you seven phrases that I think capture the essence of this pregnant moment:


Ask Anyone

Who’s got a good hangover cure? What with the holidays and all…