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By Jeff Simon » Saturday, April 23, 2016

A grand dame of Irish literature, a Jamaican literary prodigy, a Moroccan/American Pulitzer Prize finalist and America’s best known writer and literary activist are the writers who will make up the 2016-17 season of the Babel Literary series.The series was created 10 years ago by the Just Buffalo Literary Center and on... Read More

By Anne Neville » Monday, April 4, 2016

Most years, the focus on Irish history and heritage fades soon after March 17. This year is different. Local re-enactments, a parade, panel discussions and educational, musical and cultural events will mark the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising in Dublin and the 150th anniversary of the Fenian Invasion of Canada,... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Music-as-protest is much in the news these days, following Beyonce’s employment of Black Panther-esque imagery during her brief but incredibly high-profile appearance at the Super Bowl halftime show, and with Kendrick Lamar’s much more specific wrangling with racial, social and political issues throughout his multiple... Read More

By I have worked at the Buffalo News as an enterprise reporter, and as arts editor, for the past 17 years. Mark Sommer » Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Editorial cartoonist Ted Rall – whose left-of-center stories feature grotesquely drawn figures inhabiting a world of despair – is coming to Buffalo armed with two newly published graphic novels. One concerns Edward Snowden, the National Security Agency administrator who leaked thousands of highly classified files to... Read More

By Anne Neville » Wednesday, October 14, 2015

It’s no mystery that Larkin Square will be the place to be Thursday, when Buffalo-based writers Sandra Block, Barbara Early and Alice Loweecey will discuss the art of suspense writing. The event is part of the new “Third Thursday in Larkinville,” a new informal monthly celebration in Larkinville with tastings at... Read More

By Matt Chandler » Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Jake “The Snake” Roberts has come a long way since March 29, 1987 when he strode to the ring at the Pontiac Silverdome with his 15-foot python Damien in a burlap sack, and wrestled in front of 93,000 fans at the WWE’s “Wrestlemania.”Today, you’ll find him at events like the recent... Read More

By Michael Rizzo » Monday, June 29, 2015

Isolation and access to information — just two of the serious concerns faced by many in the aging LGBT community. The local community has been responding with more events and programming geared toward those older than 50.  The Silver Pride Project, a program of the Pride Center of Western New York, has garnered a year... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Thursday, May 7, 2015

This weekend, as Mary Kunz Goldman wrote, conductor Leon Botstein will be in town to lead the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and violinist Rachel Lee Priday in a concert featuring works by Prokofiev, Shostakovich and Rossini. But before he takes up the baton on the Kleinhans Music Hall stage, Botstein -- who has spent... Read More

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

By Andrew Z. GalarneauNews Food EditorAlton Brown is bigger than television now. He has become the premier food-centered entertainer of our time – and maybe ever. Julia Child was a landmark television personality who inspired a generation of cooks, but comparing Child to Brown is like comparing apples to... Read More

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Gary Shteyngart is often wickedly funny. And it’s certainly no curse for a writer to be funny in this world. In his last – and to some best book “Little Failure: A Memoir” – just read the number he does on vintage American television, especially “Gilligan’s Island”... Read More

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