In This Issue:
How demolition of a community treasure was averted and the Theatre of Youth found a new home.
Last year First Niagara ousted its CEO, John Koelmel, who had overseen the bank’s rapid expansion and, subsequently, the rapid decline of its stock price.
Quoting the immortal—and authoritative—1970s lyrics of disco ensemble A Taste of Honey: “Everybody here tonight must boogie, let me tell ya, you are no
Our friends at BuffaBLOG present weekly local album reviews and event picks. Find them in print in The Public weekly!
Ragbirds front-gal Erin Zindle is a travelin’ machine
Pam Swarts loves Buffalo… most of the time.
At Nina Freudenheim Gallery, four artists explore the human form.
A quick quiz for the star of Road Less Traveled’s SantaLand Diaries.
Ninety years after its completion, Tolkien’s Beowulf is published at last.
Last week Buffalo lost a cultural pioneer with the passing of Craig Reynolds. Here we reprint Reynolds’s seminal 1997 essay from the first issue of his zine, Basta!
Find out what movies are playing this week in theaters, from the latest premieres to alternative cinema.
Tommy Lee Jones (who also directed) and Hilary Swank star in an epic film about the harshness of pioneer life in the mid-19th century.
The cover art for The Public: Issue No. 4. Photograph by Stephanie Dubin.
Benjamin Rathbun wanted to build a city, but there was only one problem.
Dana Goldstein’s book charts the history of America’s “most embattled profession.”
As local workers take to the picket lines this Thursday, some thoughts on the “Fight for Fifteen,” the struggle against impoverishment, movement building, and the program of the WNYALF.
Comparing frequencies with the late Herbert Hauptman.