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Cover Story

The Waterfront: Where We've Been, Where We're Going

by Jamie Moses

After Bass Pro announced last Friday that they were not coming to Buffalo, Artvoice contacted Larry Quinn, one of the prime architects of the waterfront development plan, for his reaction to the news.

Guest Editorial

Corporate Capture at Canal Side

by Kevin Connor and Andrew Stecker

The Bass Pro taxpayer-ripoff scheme is out of the picture at long last, and the vast majority of Erie County residents are relieved. But the conditions that allowed a sporting goods retail company to hold Buffalo’s waterfront hostage for the past nine years persist in ways that we must begin to reckon with as a community.

Week in Review

Seven Days: The Straight Dope From the Week That Was

by Geoff Kelly and Buck Quigley

Scorecard: The Week's Winners and Losers

by Zachary Burns

Theater Week

A Wiccan Macbeth

by Anthony Chase

Subversive Mother

by Anthony Chase

Music Feature

Bring That Beat Back

by Donny Kutzbach

It’s hard to believe it was 28 years ago that it all began at Adelphi University’s WBAU radio station on Long Island. That’s where Public Enemy, a force that helped make rap music a worldwide phenomenon, first started.

Film Feature

Tommy Wiseau Brings the Cult Sensation "The Room" to Buffalo

by M. Faust

Wiseau is the writer/producer/executive producer, and of course star of The Room, the first true cult movie to emerge from the Hollywood fringe in years. In the seven years since it began to play in Los Angeles, it has acquired a Rocky Horror-ish cult, with audiences dressed up as characters from the film and armed with essential props like plastic spoons and footballs.

Film Reviews

The Girl Who Played With Fire

by George Sax

The Killer Inside Me

by M. Faust


On The Boards Theater Listings

Movie Times (Friday, August 6 - Thursday, August 12)

Film Now Playing


See You There!

Artvoice's weekly round-up of events to watch out for the week, including our editor's pick: singer/songwriter, Frank Turner, who performs at Mohawk Place on Friday the 6th.

Play Ball!

It's August - and Pennant Chase Time

by Andrew Kulyk and Peter Farrel

The calendar has turned to August, and for the first time in years, the Bisons have a shot—perhaps a long shot, but a shot nonetheless—at being one of the four teams left standing in this year’s Governors Cup playoffs.

Eight Questions With...

Alex Sahlen: President, Buffalo Bash

In only their second year of operation, the Buffalo Flash women’s soccer team capped off a dominant, unbeaten season on July 31 with a victory in the W-League championship game.

Offbeat News

News of the Weird

by Chuck Shepherd

The Outer Frontiers of U.S. Immigration Policy: The $125 million Jay Peak ski resort in Vermont, with 120-room hotel, ice arena, golf course and the Northeast’s largest water park, is just months away from completion, thanks to half-million-dollar investments from each of 250 foreign nationals from 43 countries who, as part of the deal, were given conditional U.S. “green cards” (for permanent residency).


Listings and Resources

Buffalo has a large and diverse gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community. For further information about its numerous organizations and activities, visit Gaywatch at, call the Western New York Pride Center (852-7743), or email


Free Will Astrology

by Rob Brezsny

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): For a special episode of her TV talk show, Oprah Winfrey wanted a stage set that was fabricated out of chocolate. It took workers 1,400 hours to construct it.


Ask Anyone

I have a friend who recently split up with his wife. She is just awful and has put him through so much. They have two great kids that he has taken full charge of, since she can’t seem to stay sober or interested for too long.