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By Ben Tsujimoto » Thursday, May 26, 2016

Humble, historic Founding Fathers Pub often escapes notice locally because it feels like it's been at 75 Edward St. forever, doesn't boast a website or active Facebook page, and seemingly loves to fly under the radar. National coverage can remind us to cherish something we've come to take for granted, as the patriotic... Read More

By Ben Tsujimoto » Wednesday, May 4, 2016

The peanut gallery for concert announcements tends to be a harsh crowd. Music is so unbelievably subjective that, if a summer lineup sways more in favor of modern rock, the classic rockers protest. A country act? How dare they. '90s hip-hop favorites? Usually smiled upon, but certainly not by all. So, with a little... Read More

By Bruce Andriatch » Friday, April 22, 2016

And now, here’s Jay Leno … and a cartoonist. The comedian, former host of "The Tonight Show" on NBC and noted classic car aficionado, was in Buffalo April 22 where he paid a visit to the Pierce-Arrow Museum on Michigan Street and where Buffalo News cartoonist Adam Zyglis ran into him. Leno is in town for a pair... Read More

By Ben Tsujimoto » Thursday, April 21, 2016

You may have thought Richie Incognito chose to re-sign with the Buffalo Bills because they took a chance on him when the embattled offensive lineman's career was at its lowest point. For all the other reasons that The Buffalo News' Tyler Dunne wrote in his feature and the ensuing article confirming his re-signing, like... Read More

By Ben Tsujimoto » Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Buffalo is inching its way closer to 200 years old, as the Queen City celebrates its 184th birthday April 20. Back in 1832, the area's designation shifted from village to city when Gov. Enos T. Throop approved this charter, and the city's first mayor, Dr. Ebenezer Johnson, was elected by the Common Council, according to... Read More

Monday, April 18, 2016

In introducing the "New York Values" segment of his speech in Buffalo's First Niagara Center on Monday night, Donald Trump inadvertently referred to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks as "7-11" -- the name of a national convenience store chain -- instead of "9/11." "I want to talk just for a second. I wrote this out,... Read More

By Ben Tsujimoto » Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Kali, a polar bear who lived at The Buffalo Zoo from May 2013 to April 2015, has become a viral sensation. According to St. Louis Magazine, a St. Louis Zoo visitor did burpees (a more agile form of pushups) in front of the polar bear exhibit, and Kali was quick to catch on to the workout. Watch the IMGUR clip,... Read More

By Ben Tsujimoto » Friday, April 1, 2016

Jokers worldwide anticipate April Fools Day, and Buffalo is not devoid of mischief. 2015 brought "news" of Justin Timberlake booking a show for Ralph Wilson Stadium, a wildly innovative biodome sheltering Houghton College, a Bills-Argonauts exhibition game and a few other amusing pranks. What did Buffalo's trickster... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Saturday, March 26, 2016

Go in like a lion and out with a lamb.It’s one of the wildest, woolliest stops on our Western New York 100 Things list. You brave the crowds at the Broadway Market, which goes crazy in the week leading up to Easter. Your trophy: a butter lamb, a tradition inherited from the Polish.Butter lambs are practically unique to... Read More

By Ben Tsujimoto » Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Buffalo, they're coming for you. This isn't just reference to a memorable Jack Eichel quote; it's relevant to a Dyngus Day challenge from Troy, NY, a city just north of Albany, which aims to outdo Buffalo in its celebration on March 28. "Buffalo might be the Dyngus Day Capital of the World, but I have two words to... Read More

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