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News Feature

2B or not 2B?

by Buck Quigley

Next Wednesday, June 26, Assemblyman Sean Ryan is holding a public meeting at 5pm in the West Room of the Bulger Communication Center at Buffalo State College. The topic at hand will be the future design of NYS Route 198—the Scajaquada Expressway.

The News, Briefly

Pat Burke Enters 7th District Legislature Race

by Geoff Kelly

Joyce Wilson Nixon Counts Her Chickens Early

by Geoff Kelly

Sit-Down For the Outer Harbor, Stadium Summit

by Geoff Kelly

News Analysis

We Like To Move It, Move It

by Bruce Fisher

On the same day that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and Seneca Nation of Indians President Barry Snyder announced a deal that will preserve Seneca Gaming Corporation’s monopoly on casinos west of the Genesee River, a defense contractor with major federal support held a press conference in its new taxpayer-funded home in the Butler Mansion on Delaware Avenue at North Street.

Theater Week

Second Generation Goes "Into The Woods"

by Anthony Chase

In the theater, wisdom is passed down from generation to generation. This was clearly on the minds of local actors Kelly Jakiel Copps, Kristin Bentley, and Arin Lee Dandes when, with a nod to tradition, they named their new theater company “Second Generation.”

Art Scene

Finger-Painting With Charlie Clough

by Jack Foran

Photojournalism and Indigenous Art at Casa de Arte

by J. Tim Raymond

Katherine Sehr's Drawings at Nina Freudenheim Gallery

by J. Tim Raymond

Installations by Regional Artists at Squeaky Wheel

by Jack Foran

Music Feature

Take it to That Other Level

by Bill Nehill

Willie D of the Geto Boys talks about the origins of the iconic trio

Film Reviews

Much Ado About Nothing

by George Sax

The East

by M. Faust

Monsters University

by M. Faust


On The Boards Theater Listings

Movie Times (Friday, June 21 - Thursday, June 27)

Film Now Playing

Featured Events

See You There!

Artvoice's weekly round-up of featured events, including our editor's pick for the week: Parquet Courts, performing this Wednesday the 26th at The Tralf Music Hall.

Play Ball!

The International League's Newest Park

by Andrew Kulyk & Peter Farrell

The interesting back-story about the new home of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders is not so much that a new stadium came to be but how it all happened.

Dispatches: War of 1812

Bloody Boys, Forty Thieves, and Lady Paul Revere

by Mason Winfield

It was late June, 1813. Driven out of Fort George, the British had pulled most of their strength out of Upper Canada. Based at today’s Niagara-on-the-Lake, the Americans settled into an occupation of the west side of the Niagara.

Offbeat News

News of the Weird

by Chuck Shepherd

Chengdu, China, barber Liu Deyuan, 53, is one of the few who still provide traditional “eye-shaving,” in which he holds the eye open and runs a razor across the lids’ inner surfaces. Then, using a thin metal rod with a round tip, he gently massages the inside of each lid.


Free Will Astrology

by Rob Brezsny

CANCER (June 21-July 22): “I know that I am not a category,” said philosopher Buckminster Fuller. “I am not a thing—a noun. I seem to be a verb, an evolutionary process.” Philosopher Norman O. Brown had a similar experience. “The human body is not a thing or substance, but a continuous creation,” he mused.