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Cover Story

Maps & Boundaries

by Jack Foran

Maps and beds are the polar motifs in a huge retrospective of mainly paintings by Argentine artist Guillermo Kuitca currently at the Albright-Knox. The show is entitled Everything, and the title is only a bit of a hyperbole.

Guest Essay

Rioting! In The Suburbs

by James A. Gardner

For five days in June 1967, the City of Buffalo was convulsed by riots. The disturbances began on the West Side on the evening of Monday, June 26, when a police attempt to break up a fight at the Lakeview Projects escalated into a confrontation between a crowd of several hundred increasingly agitated onlookers and a police contingent that grew ultimately to several dozen. The following afternoon, the East Side blew up. Groups of angry residents took to the streets.

The News, Briefly

Could Public-private Partnerships Save NY State Parks?

by Buck Quigley

In response to Governor David Paterson’s plan to save New York State $6.5 million by cutting funding to state parks, Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy said this week that corporate sponsorships could be the answer.

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

Theater Week

Martin McDonagh & The Lonesome West

by Anthony Chase

Martin McDonagh is famed for his ability to spin a yarn. This week, the Irish Classical Theatre Company opens The Lonesome West, his 1997 tale of two brothers squabbling and brawling in the aftermath of the possibly accidental shooting death of their father.

Theater News


by Javier

After a long absence from the stage, film and TV star Martin Sheen is starring as the patriarch of the family in The Subject Was Roses, now playing at the newly renovated Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. Sheen earned a Tony nomination for portraying the son in the original Broadway production back in 1964.

Eight Questions With...

Jeremy "Cochise" Ball - Music Producer

Did you know they have hip hop in New Zealand? Artvoice didn’t either. Even more surprising is that a Buffalonian produced one of New Zealand’s biggest hip-hop albums—Smashproof’s The Weekend in 2009. After living in New York City for 10 years and working with major names in the hip-hop industry (Bad Boy Entertainment, Akon), music producer Jeremy “Cochise” Ball returned to Buffalo to bring his experience to the local music scene (

Film Reviews

The Last Station

by George Sax

Fifty Dead Men Walking

by M. Faust

The Heretics

by M. Faust


On The Boards Theater Listings

Movie Times (Friday, Feb. 26 - Thursday, March 4)

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 Artvoice B.O.O.M! Round 4 Quarterfinal Show, to be held this Friday the 26th at Nietzsche's.

Letters to Artvoice

Goodbye, Democracy

by Corinne Lanphear

Cut Down on Meat For Kids

by Bob Lovejoy

Offbeat News

News of the Weird

by Chuck Shepherd

First, farmer Dick Kleis of Zwingle in eastern Iowa, composing a birthday note to his wife, arranged more than 60 tons of manure in a pasture to spell out “Happy Birthday, Love You” in shorthand. Then, for Valentine’s Day, farmer Bruce Andersland created a half-mile-wide, arrow-pierced heart from plowed manure at his farm near the town of Albert Lea, Minn.

Literary Buffalo

It's Another Great Big Night!

by Robin Brox

Flash Fiction: She Turns Out The Lights

by Lydia Copeland

Lit City: Literary Events


Free Will Astrology

by Rob Brezsny

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): If you were going to launch a career as a rap artist any time soon, I’d suggest that maybe you use the alias “Big Try” as your stage name. If you were planning to convert to an exotic religious path and get a new spiritual name, I’d recommend something like “Bringit Harder” or “Pushit Stronger.”


Ask Anyone

I recently adopted a young dog from the City of Buffalo Animal shelter. He is very friendly, gets along well with my two cats. The problem is, I think he is either very dumb or very stubborn.