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Cover Story

Queen City Soul

by Geoff Kelly

Imagine if the buy local movement, which encourages consumers to buy locally produced goods—locally brewed beer, locally grown produce, goods of all kinds made nearby and sold by locally owned businesses—were to expand to include cultural products, such as films. Imagine if local moviegoers decided that, in addition to, or even instead of, seeing whatever films national distributors placed in local cinemas, they would also seek out the work of local filmmakers who make movies that speak specifically to local audiences.

Week in Review

Well, Thank God That Election is Over

by Geoff Kelly

Examining the Prison Industry

by Jack Foran

News Analysis

The Red State Remnant

by Bruce Fisher

With his Chris Collins Congress reaffirmed as decisively as he was, President Barack Obama faces the stubborn fact that most of the jobs being added in our slow-growing economy pay so little that they will keep the bitter white men who supported Republicans bitter, broke, and resentful


Catherine Parker (1926 - 2012)

by Dean Brownrout

Catherine Esther Burchfield Parker, 85, one of Western New York’s most respected and beloved artists, passed away after a brief illness, on Tuesday, November 6, 2012.

Art Scene

Fundraiser for CEPA Gallery Thursday, November 8

by Geoff Kelly

Tom Sullivan at Dana Tillou Gallery

by J. Tim Raymond

Members show at Squeaky Wheel

by Jack Foran

Featured Events

See You There!

Artvoice's weekly round-up of featured events, including our editor's pick for the week: Cave, who play on Saturday the 10th at The Vault on Main St.

Theater Week

Broadway to Buffalo

by Anthony Chase

We’re living at a fabulous moment for Buffalo’s theaters. I marvel every week when I see the abundance of exciting, challenging, entertaining, and even innovative work coming to the stages of Buffalo’s numerous theaters.

Theater News


by Javier

Law & Order Criminal Intent star Kathryn Erbe (pictured above) is back on the New York stage portraying Pat Nixon opposite Anthony LaPaglia’s Richard Nixon in the new drama Checkers, directed by ex-husband Terry Kinney. As a member of Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Erbe made her Broadway debut in the company’s 1990 production of The Grapes of Wrath.

Music Interview

Love is a Constant

by Cory Perla

Producer Matthew Dear is quickly becoming an icon of American dance music, which is funny, because his latest record, Beams, is as much rock as it is house, as much David Bowie as it is Juan MacLean.

Classical Music Notes

Child's Play For Adults

by Jan Jezioro

The independent, cutting-edge musical group known as A Musical Feast launches its 2012-2013 season on Friday, November 9 at 8pm, in its home in the Peter & Elizabeth C. Tower Auditorium of the Burchfield Penny Art Center. With this program, which features a decidedly high whimsical content, A Musical Feast may well surpass its well earned reputation for presenting uniquely eclectic combinations of music from a very wide range of eras, along with poetry and dance.

Film Reviews


by M. Faust

You Don't Like the Truth

by George Sax

The Details

by George Sax


On The Boards Theater Listings

Movie Times (Friday, November 9 - Thursday, November 15)

Film Now Playing

Guest Essay

The United States vs. Lawrence Brose: A Butterfly on the Wheel

by William C. Altreuter

The Mac notebook computer sat on a desk in the studio on Huron Street. Because it was a Mac it didn’t have antivirus software installed; Mac owners like to boast that they don’t need it. The computer was not password protected, and the wireless internet network it was connected to was unsecured. The computer belonged to Lawrence Brose, and Brose rented the studio.

Puck Stop

Hockey Negotiation Rhetoric

by Andrew Kulyk & Peter Farrell

This past weekend brought us the best indication yet that perhaps the 2012-13 National Hockey League season can be saved.

Offbeat News

News of the Weird

by Chuck Shepherd

Navy medical examiner Dr. Mark Shelly was notified of disciplinary action in July after admitting that he let his children handle a brain (and pose for photos with it) that he was transporting for autopsy to Portsmouth, Va.


Free Will Astrology

by Rob Brezsny

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): This is not prime time for you to rake in rewards, collect hard-earned goodies, and celebrate successes you’ve been building towards for a long time. It’s fine if you end up doing those things, but I suspect that what you’re best suited for right now is getting things started.