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Paladino’s Financial Stake in Charters

posted October 22, 6:44 am on Artvoice Daily

I’m skeptical of charter schools because I believe that they’re being used as an effort to abolish public education in the United States. The only exception is that instance where they’re… (more)

AV Photo Daily

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YAK Car Pic of the Day

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Of the many nameplatesthat are missed since the brand’s demise after the 2004 model year, the OldsmobileAchieva compact probably isn’t one of them. Produced from 1992-98, it shared a body… (more)

Bills Overcome Themselves, Outlast Vikings

posted October 21, 12:09 pm on Artvoice Daily

Too bad somebody had to win. Yes, Buffalo did finally lull Minnesota into a 17-16 final on Sunday, keeping them in second place in the AFC East for at least one more week. And, yes, for the second time… (more)

Ban the Flights! Which Flights? How?

posted October 21, 6:31 am on Artvoice Daily

That guy from Liberia who died from Ebola in Dallas – patient zero, right? Well, so far, there have been only two cases of disease transmittal, and they were both his nurses. The 21 day quarantine… (more)

AV Photo Daily

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Tea Party Protests Grisanti Fundraiser

posted October 21, 6:12 am on Artvoice Daily

An exclusive image of the massive tea party protest of Mark Grisanti’s fundraiser, courtesy of @HeyRaChaCha on Twitter:

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WNY Local Restaurant Week, Fall 2014

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Vent: Have A Voice

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Fast Track Food: Cheesy Chick

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This week in Artvoice, issue v13n42 (Week of Thursday, October 16):

Cover Story

What Mayor Brown's "Green Code Team" may not want the Common Council (or, the public) to know

by Art Giacalone

Mayor Byron W. Brown’s Office of Strategic Planning [OSP] is now putting the finishing touches on an updated version of the “Buffalo Green Code”—a document the Mayor has modestly described as “a historic revision” of Buffalo’s land use and zoning policies.

News Feature

Symbiosis: Ebola and Reaganomics

by Michael I. Niman

Last week we saw person to person Ebola transmission on three continents. And in a global culture obsessed with contagion themed apocalypse entertainment, we’re seeing the beginning of a social media panic with the US, according to Twitter trending stats, leading the world in Ebola Tweets. And this is only the beginning. Or is it?

Music Feature

Rebels With Applause

by Kip Doyle

It’s been over 22 years since he’s played in Buffalo, but Forgotten Rebel’s front man Mickey DeSadist has fresh memories of the Nickel City and it’s old punk rock club, the Continental, which closed in 2005.

Art Scene

Self-portraiture on Display at Daemen College's VPAC Art Gallery

by Jack Foran

Chugger's New Drawings: Kurt Von Voetsch at Starlight Studio and Art Gallery

by Patricia Pendleton

Beer Week

Buffalo Beer Week Successful In Shining the Spotlight On Buffalo Beer Scene

by Brian Campbell

As the fifth annual Buffalo Beer Week has come and gone, it’s safe to say the 10-day celebration achieved its goal of putting Buffalo’s booming craft beer scene at the forefront thanks to a bountiful array of events such as tap takeovers, beer dinners, beer and food pairings and pub crawls.

Food Feature

The Farm Dinner Experience

by Joy Resor

This past Saturday, Trattoria Aroma held its final farm dinner of the season at the Oles Family Farm in Alden. The goal of the dinner, like the others, was to showcase the biodiversity of the area’s farms and all that can be offered on local soil.

Classical Music Notes

Rachmaninoff at the BPO - Kopperud and Manes at UB

by Jan Jezioro

The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, under the dynamic, longtime leadership of its current music director JoAnn Falletta, has evinced a remarkable ability to re-invent itself on a continuing basis.

Film Feature

World premiere of Kelly's Hollywood this Friday

by Buck Quigley

You would be hard-pressed to find a more touching and ultimately life-affirming documentary about sibling love than Brian Donovan’s Kelly’s Hollywood, which premieres on Friday at the Amherst Theatre with screenings at 3pm and 7pm.

Film Reviews


by George Sax

Men, Women and Children

by M. Faust

20,000 Days on Earth

by M. Faust


On The Boards Theater Listings

Movie Listings (Friday, October 17 - Thursday, October 23)

Film Now Playing

Featured Events

See You There!

Artvoice's weekly round-up of featured events, including our editor's pick for the week: New Found Glory, performing at the Town Ballroom on Tuesday, October 21.

Puck Stop

The NHL Draft is Coming... and Maybe More

by Andrew Kulyk and Peter Farrell

With HarborCenter hosting its first event on October 31 and a formal grand opening one week later, the Buffalo Sabres have been rolling out the news of more and more signature events to take place at the First Niagara Center.

Graphic Traffic

Alex and Ada: Vol. 1

by Carolyn Marcille

Locke & Key: Vol. 1 Welcome to Lovecraft

by Mike Lavin

Rat Queens: Vol. 1

by Carolyn Marcille

Letters to Artvoice

To Mayor Brown and the Common Council on the Green Code

by Justin Booth

On That Solar City Story...

by David C. Hartzell Jr.

Offbeat News

News of the Weird

by Chuck Shepherd

Police in Japan’s Kyoto Prefecture raided a shoe manufacturer in July and commandeered a list of about 1,500 purchasers of the company’s signature “tosatsu shoes”—shoes with built-in cameras.


Free Will Astrology

by Rob Brezsny

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): In 1936, Libran author F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote about the “crack-up” he had experienced years earlier. It included this tough realization: “I had been only a mediocre caretaker of most of the things left in my hands, even my talent.”