In This Issue:
Last week Lawrence Brose stood in the well of the courtroom before United States District Court Chief Judge William Skretny and learned that two years of probation would be his punishment after six years…
The Christmastime crowds on Main Street in 1965 were typical, almost unremarkable—downtowns and village centers, not suburban malls, were still the premier shopping destination for most Americans.
For decades the US government accused Cuba of sponsoring terrorism. The arrow was pointed in the wrong direction.
Christmas Edition: BuffaBlog’s weekly local album reviews and event picks
Between serving dishes of pollo guisado and pernil at the brand new Buffalo Supper Club on Niagara Street—run by her friends and family—22 year old Kieta Yamaguchi steps aside to chat on the phone about her other job; moonlighting as DJ Yama.
Got maps? The downtown library has a passel of great old ones of Buffalo and environs on display. Treasures from the Rare Books Room.
The irrepressible Loraine O’Donnell submits to our questioning…
This past summer, after I’d met Joe Giambra for the first time, my cousin Tom said, “You’ve heard Bread and Onions, right?” After I told him that I hadn’t and he was done giving me that look people in the know give to an amateur, Giambra personally gave me a copy of the CD. Based on Tom’s adamant nudge, I gave it a listen.
Eula Biss’s book on immunity and inoculation brings science and sanity to a debate plagued by magical thinking.
What’s playing in local cinemas this week.
Don’t get the wrong idea when I tell you that Big Eyes is the new film from Tim Burton…
This Into the Woods is most likely to play best for the choir of the already converted.
It’s unlikely that many people buying tickets for this will have seen the 1974 film on which it is based. Which is just as well.
A skillful and entertaining telling of the life of codebreaking mathematician Alan Turing.
Angelina Jolie’s film is a chronicle of fear and pain.
Rob Benigno is an illustrator from Niagara County who recently completed a BFA at the Cleveland Institute of Art. This piece is a commentary on fracking for natural gas, recently banned in New York State.
See more photography by Jaume Escofet here.
Good beer, Dom Pilarski learns, is like good government: You get what you pay for.
A plea to Santa to bring the kids here to enjoy all our region’s shiny new things…
Jim Norton, comedy’s creepy uncle with the heart of gold, sits in a cab in Brooklyn on his way to shoot a guest-starring role on Deadbeat, a series on Hulu Plus.