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Cover Story

Dressed to Thrill

by Cory Perla

The clouds clear and sunrays poke out to illuminate the backyard of the Albright Knox art gallery. It’s the perfect day for a photo shoot and today’s model is Grace Modi, who is wearing a cotton dress emblazoned with dozens of Artvoice logos. We are at the Albright Knox, across the street from Buffalo State College shooting for the inaugural Artvoice Fashion issue.

Fashion Feature

Five Questions With Local Designers

by Artvoice Staff

We asked a few questions of local fashion designers and owners of startup brands. Below, they share some of their experiences and thoughts about their trade.

Fashion Feature

Fashion on Elmwood

by Mo Madden, Karen Leonard, Jen Reeves

Hey, Artvoice, we hear you’re doing a fashion issue. We’re three close girlfriends (Karen, Mo & Jen) who live in the Elmwood Village and love goofing around, sipping coffee and shopping on the Elmwood strip.

Fashion Feature

Wedded Bliss: Ali Eagen

by Judy Sperry

Accessorize This: Vania & David

by Judy Sperry

A Flair For Hair: Brendan Hudson

by Judy Sperry

Fashion Feature

Fashion Quickies

by Adelina Simpson

Photos: Street Style

by Sarah Barry, Milad Givili, Emily Zimmermann

Designing With Old Decks

by Cory Perla

News Feature

The Best NFL Stadiums?

by Peter Farrell

In last week’s Artvoice, a bold and dynamic plan for a new downtown Buffalo stadium was unveiled, and received a great deal of scrutiny and comment within the Western New York community.

Art Scene

In the White Room

by Jack Foran

Lots of mortality imagery in the current Buffalo Arts Studio exhibit, featuring an installation by the artist team of Kristina Siegel and Jörg Schnier, and paintings by Alicia Malik.

Theater Week

Perfecting the Visit

by Anthony Chase

The specific goals of a critic are influenced by the city in which he (or less often, she) works. In Manhattan, the center of the American theatrical universe, critics tend to adopt the role of Nero: thumbs up, or thumbs down. Accustomed to seeing highly polished work that has been refined in other cities, journalists in New York City often have little experience of seeing work in development.

Classical Music Notes

The Transparent Composer

by Jan Jezioro

Is Al Kryszak Buffalo’s “stealth” classical music composer? Kryszak has been composing and performing music in many different genres for over thirty years, but his name is not yet all that familiar to Buffalo classical music audiences, let alone to the national audience for classical, or, as Kryszak prefers to call it, concert music.

Comedy Interview

Oh, Brother!

by Jonny Moran

Eddie Murphy was the comic to be in the 1980s, so it’s no surprise that his older brother knows how to spin a pretty hilarious tale himself. Charlie Murphy rose to prominence when “Charlie Murphy’s True Hollywood Stories” on Chappelle’s Show became some of the most iconic and most quoted pieces of comedy in decades.

Film Review

Magic in the Moonlight

by George Sax

Woody Allen is widely credited with saying that a large part of success “is just showing up.” He’s certainly done just that. Since his first movie almost half-a-century ago, he’s built up one of the lengthiest motion picture resumes in the history of this art form.


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Featured Events

See You There!

Artvoice's weekly round-up of featured events, including our editor's pick for the week: the Sugar City Opening Party this Friday, August 15th.

You Auto Know

Sizing Up the Newest Compact SUV

by Jim Corbran

I really should have known better than when I entered the Northtown Porsche showroom last week and asked to see the new Macan. Either I was thinking it was an Irish name, or else maybe I had bacon on my mind.

Letters to Artvoice

Diversity in the Courts

by George K. Arthur, Joe Davis, and Warren Galloway

On November 4th, voters will elect five New York State Supreme Court trial justices. NY State Supreme Court is the trial court with the broadest jurisdiction. All types of cases can be brought before the court, except cases involving claims against the state, which must be heard in the Court of Claims. The judicial composition of the court should reflect the broad ethnicity of the approximate one-million citizens that it serves.

Offbeat News

News of the Weird

by Chuck Shepherd

Jeff Mizanskey, 61, is a poster child for one well- known criticism of mandatory-minimum sentencing laws—that nonviolent marijuana users (and small-time sellers) may wind up doing decades of hard time and in fact more time than some sociopathic offenders serve for heinous offenses.


Free Will Astrology

by Rob Brezsny

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): When we are launching any big project, our minds hide from us the full truth about how difficult it will be. If we knew beforehand all of the tests we would eventually face, we might never attempt it.