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Infringement Festival 2013

There is no idea too small or too far-out for Buffalo’s Infringement Festival, an 11-day celebration of boundary-pushing art, which will be held July 25 through August 4 in the heart of Buffalo. The Infringement Festival reveals art in every corner of the Allentown district and beyond.

The News, Briefly

Heather McGhee: We Can Control Our Economy

by George Sax

Walk and Roll for Public Transportation

by Buck Quigley

News Analysis

Detroit is America

by Bruce Fisher

In 2007, durable-goods manufacturing in the Detroit metro area was worth $35 billion of the region’s $195 billion gross output. By the end of 2009, manufacturing dropped to $15.5 billion, and the regional Detroit GDP fell to $161 billion—a more than $34 billion drop.

Special Report

Another Fine Mess, Part 2

by Jim Heaney,

City Hall’s belated effort to collect $22 million in unpaid Housing Court fines is coming up empty.

Special Report

The Future of Coal

by Dan Telvock,

The 650-foot smokestack at the Somerset coal-fired power plant in Niagara County billows plumes of smoke carrying greenhouse gases that can be seen on a clear day all the way across Lake Ontario in Toronto.

Art Scene

A Buddhist Approach to Photography at the C. G. Jung Center

by J. Tim Raymond

The Good, the Bad, the Beautiful at the Science Museum

by Jack Foran

Music Feature

Swans: New Mind

by Bill Nehill

Punishing, menacing, melancholic, beautiful: all words that describe the aesthetic of Swans, a band that not only exemplifies but embrace such extreme descriptions.

Film Review

Fruitvale Station

by M. Faust

It’s not a new story. A young man guilty of no crime is killed, not by a criminal seeking to rob him but by an armed man tasked to guard the public welfare. The young man is black; his killer is white. And the question of what really happened is quickly obfuscated by those who are more concerned with ensuring the story fits their own agendas.


On The Boards Theater Listings

Movie Times (Friday, July 26 - Thursday, August 1)

Film Now Playing

Featured Events

See You There!

Artvoice's weekly round-up of featured events, including our editor's pick for the week: Grizzly Bear, who will take the stage at the Rapids Theatre on Thursday, August 1st.

You Auto Know

A Fun Slant on Driving

by Jim Corbran

It’s never not been fun driving a MINI, but I have to admit I was a little nervous this time around. I’d only seen the new MINI Paceman in photographs, and that roofline looked just too low for a six-foot-tall guy to comfortably get into without chiropractic help.

Play Ball!

Will The Real Anthony Gose Please Stand Up?

by Andrew Kulyk & Peter Farrell

One of the most perplexing stories coming out of the Buffalo Bisons clubhouse this season is that of outfielder Anthony Gose. The Toronto Blue Jays have listed him as one of their top minor league prospects, and he has seen playing time in the big leagues. This season the Bisons were hoping to headline Gose as one of their top players and leaders.

Letters to Artvoice

Iranian Elections: Hold Your Breath and Hope

by Nadia Shahram

Are Our Neighborhoods Poor?

by David Buczek

Incident at Canalside

by Harrison Bergeron

Offbeat News

News of the Weird

by Chuck Shepherd

The gourmet lollipop company Lollyphile announced its latest flavor in June: Breast Milk Lollipops (four for $10). Owner Jason Darling said it “slowly dawned on” him that his friends were “producing milk so delicious it could turn a screaming, furious child into a docile, contented one. I knew I had to capture that flavor.”


Free Will Astrology

by Rob Brezsny

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): “I was six years old when my parents told me that there was a small, dark jewel inside my skull, learning to be me.” So said the Leo science fiction writer Greg Egan in his story “Learning to Be Me.” Let’s pretend that you, too, have a small dark jewel inside your skull that’s learning to be you.