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Art Scene

Members Show at Western New York Book Arts Center

by Jack Foran

Intricate Works at the Burchfield Penney Art Center

by J. Tim Raymond

Works From the Gerald Mead Collection at Castellani Art Museum

by J. Tim Raymond

Meet Christina Shaw

by Jill Greenberg

News Analysis

Blaming Teacher

by Bruce Fisher

The stock-market crash in 1929 happened in one day. The social consequences lasted for years. It was the prolonged, grinding economic weakness in the aftermath of that one-day event that framed Nazism’s political takeover in 1933 and the rise of lesser-known but comparably deadly racist regimes throughout Europe.

Week in Review

CNU Dispatch: Ed Glaeser is Still a Jackass

by Raymond Ban


by George Sax

Challengers Reveal Themselves, and Other Notes

by Geoff Kelly

Scorecard: The Week's Winners and Losers

by Zachary Burns


Artie Awards 2011

by Anthony Chase

With record-breaking attendance, the 21st annual Artie Awards ceremonies at the Town Ballroom on Monday night, June 6, were a resounding success. Funds raised for Benedict House are still being counted, but seem likely to have topped $10,000.

Music Feature

Return of the JackLords

by Donny Kutzbach

I had been going through the rock/alternative section meticulously, and alphabetically, not skipping a single letter or bin or record. My hopes of finding some long-sought-after, rare circular slab were growing dim in this part of the store. There were literally dozens more sections and genres to go through. I was ready to give up the hunt if I didn’t find anything by the “J” section.

Left of the Dial

Junior Boys - It's All True

by Cory Perla

Bob Dylan - Box of Vision Archive

by Donny Kutzbach

Classical Music Notes

Sounds of Summer

by Jan Jezioro

Celebrating its 18th season, the Roycroft Chamber Music Festival returns to its home in St. Matthias Episcopal Church on the corner of Maple and Main in East Aurora, for two weekends of music, beginning this Saturday, June 11, at 8pm.

Film Feature

From Britain With Love

by M. Faust

Blame who you will, but the potentials of digital cinema are awfully slow in being realized. The national chains are still in the process of upgrading their multiplex houses to digital projectors primarily for the costs savings they will eventually represent: They’ll be showing the same kind of movies, but they’ll be saving the costs of having to transport and tend to bulky, heavy reels of 35-millimeter film.

Film Review

Midnight in Paris

by M. Faust

Another year, another Woody Allen movie. Isn’t it nice to know that there are some things you can always count on?


On The Boards Theater Listings

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

Film Now Playing

Featured Events

See You There!

Artvoice's weekly round-up of featured events, including our editor's picks for the week: The 54th Annual Allentown Art Festival, from 11am - 6pm this Saturday and Sunday.

Play Ball!

Bisons Baseball Goes Soccer

by Andrew Kulyk & Peter Farrell

When the 70-year-old billionaire owner of a AAA baseball team sponsors a British soccer franchise, you know it’s just a matter of time before he is going to showcase his newfound property to the folks back home.

You Auto Know

200 Reasons to Buy a New Chrysler

by Jim Corbran

“Imported From Detroit.” That’s Chrysler’s new slogan. You’ve gotta admit, it’s better than “Buffalo For Real.” And I must say that when I first heard the new Chrysler tag line, which debuted during this year’s Super Bowl, it was a ho-hum moment for me. Even with Eminem (Eminem?) as Chrysler’s new front man, I had my doubts.

Five Questions With...

Rich and Kate Mini Hilliman: Waterfront Entrepreneurs

Rich Hilliman is the captain of the Spirit of Buffalo, the 73-foot topsail schooner that makes Erie Canal Harbor’s Central Wharf its summer home. Kate Mini Hilliman, his wife, is executive director of Buffalo Urban Outdoor Education, which uses the boat as a floating classroom for science education programs for youth.

Literary Buffalo

Bloomsday Cometh!

by Anthony Chase

The University at Buffalo is home to the largest collection of James Joyce materials in the world, and our city is also home to the Irish Classical Theatre Company. How fitting that we should maintain an annual celebration of Bloomsday, joining hundreds of cities around the world in the festivities surrounding the international celebration of James Joyce’s literary masterpiece Ulysses, on Thursday, June 16!

Letters to Artvoice

Memorialize D-Day

Notes From The Right

Boo, Artvoice

You Should Stop Eating Meat

Offbeat News

News of the Weird

by Chuck Shepherd

In Chinese legend, tea leaves picked by fairies using not their hands but just their mouths yielded brewed tea that would bring prosperity and cure diseases, and now the historic, picturesque Jiuhua Mountain Tea Plantation (in Gushi, Henan province) has promised to hire up to 10 female virgins to provide the equivalently pure and delicate tea leaves, picked with the teeth and dropped into small baskets worn around the women’s necks.


Free Will Astrology

by Rob Brezsny

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Primatologist Jane Goodall, who lived for years among chimpanzees in Tanzania, is one of the world’s top experts on the creatures. Can you guess what her favorite toy was when she was young?


Ask Anyone

At a reunion this weekend, I’m going to see a lot of old friends I haven’t seen in twenty years. What’s the best way to strike up a conversation with someone whose face you recall, but can’t name?