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By 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

By Andrew Z. Galarneau » Tuesday, June 17, 2014

After cooking in restaurants for more than a decade, from chain sports bars to upscale Brooklyn bistros, Michael Gibney knows the sights, sounds, stresses and successes of a chef’s life. So when he took a midcareer break to write a book, he took his teachers’ advice and wrote what he knew.“Sous... Read More

Monday, June 16, 2014

By Kristy KiblerNews ContributorExplore Buffalo is holding a walking tour of the Delaware Avenue Midway on June 21. The tour will begin at 10 a.m. at the Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center (341 Delaware Ave.). It will last for an hour to 90 minutes and include an interior visit to the Katherine Pratt Horton... Read More

By Kristy Kibler » Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Explore Buffalo is offering a behind-the-scenes look at one of the country’s oldest private women’s clubs, the Twentieth Century Club of Buffalo. The tour is scheduled for 3 to 5 p.m. June 13 at the club, located at 595 Delaware Ave.“[Architect] E.B. Green designed the home for one of America’s... Read More

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