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Retakes By The Lakes

by Geoffry Antsey & Ellen Przepasniak

Last week, a summit called Great Lakes Metros and the New Opportunity aimed to answer the perpetual Rust Belt question: How can Great Lakes cities reinvent themselves?

The News, Briefly

Common Council Report

by Ellen Przepasniak

More cameras, mystery audits, landscaping legalities, chicken coops, and running backs

Left of the Dial

Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It's Blitz!

by Geoff Anstey

Chylde - Now it Can Be Told

by Donny Kutzbach

Artist Profile

Meet the Projections

Locally based video artist Jeff Garbaz will be showcasing his specialized skills again at this year’s Exile on Allen Street tribute to the Rolling Stones, Friday, June 26, at Nietzsche’s.


Queen City Gallery: NY Underground Scene 1972 - 1977

by J. Tim Raymond

Art Dialogue: The Brothers Show

by J. Tim Raymond

Film Reviews

Away We Go

by M. Faust

My Sister's Keeper

by George Sax

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

by M. Faust


On The Boards Theater Listings

Movie Times (Fri. 26 - Thurs. July 2)

Film Now Playing


See You There!

Artvoice's weekly round-up of events to watch out for the week, including our editor's pick: Frank Turner, who will be performing at Mowhawk Place this Wednesday, July 1st.

Play Ball!

All of a Sudden, The Bisons Are Winning

by Andrew Kulyk & Peter Farrell

Circle June 10 as the day that the turnaround finally happened. The reeling and floundering Buffalo Bisons, coming off yet another depressing loss, 10-2 to the Indianapolis Indians, had a day off to ponder their next move.

Offbeat News

News of the Weird

by Chuck Shepherd

Competitive Facial Hair: At the biennial World Beard and Moustache Championships in May in Anchorage, Alaska, four local heroes “defeated” the usually dominant German contingent in the 18-category pageant, including overall champ David Traver of Girdwood, Alaska, whose woven chin hair suggests a long potholder.

Literary Buffalo


by Paul White

Flash Fiction

by John Madera

Lit City: Literary Events


Free Will Astrology

by Rob Brezsny

CANCER (June 21-July 22): “His heart was growing full of broken wings and artificial flowers,” wrote poet Federico Garcia Lorca. “In his mouth, just one small word was left.”


Ask Anyone

So, I have this neighbor who had two pet dalmatians. The dalmatians had five puppies, and then the puppies were sold to all of our neighbors. The dog population in my neighborhood has increased dramatically. The dogs are siblings and related and friendly and all, but the problem is the dogs are ruining my front lawn.