In a 2007 New York Times article, Chuck Klosterman wrote one of the simplest, most dead-on (and one of my favorite) descriptions of professional sports locker rooms. “It’s an uncomfortable situation; people are tired, people are naked and people are tall,” Klosterman explained. The last part may be appropriate only in NBA locker rooms (Klosterman … More Of Female Reporters and Professional Sports — Is this the '50s??
Wow, that was a really cheesy headline. Sorry. But seriously, Music is Art’s name doesn’t even begin to cover everything the festival has. Yesterday’s acts ranged from interpretive dance to escape artists and everything in between — children’s performances, hair (temporary) coloring, orchestral music…seriously, everything. Buffalo’s performing arts community has some incredibly talented people, and … More Music is Art: More than Just Music and Art
The Important Details: Music is Art 2010 kicks off at 10am today at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. It runs until 10pm tonight. If you want to see the line-ups, here they are for the three main stages, as well as the DJ stage, projection tent, kid’s village and inside exhibits. If you want to learn … More Music is Art 2010: Virtual Coverage
The Music is Art Festival is not what it was in 2003 — a few bands playing on one tiny stage in the old Chameleon West parking lot to a crowd made up of a few who were there just for the music and most who wandered over from the neighboring Allentown Art Festival. My parents … More It's All About the Music (is Art)
Most of us are lucky enough to have never worried about having a safe place to live. Most of us have never, and will never, run away from home. Most of us were never, or will never be, a teenager living on the streets. But next week, those of us who have never lived in … More Help for Compass House, Backed by Some Big Names
Sometimes a band or an artist will come out of nowhere and totally blow your mind. Perhaps you’ve heard a song or two and don’t care for the music. Or you’re casual fan, but don’t necessarily think they’re totally spectacular. Or you just assumed you wouldn’t like the music based on genre or preconceived notions. … More Pretty N.E.R.D-y
I am what you might call a “fake” Buffalonian. I was born in Connecticut, and my family moved here when I was almost six for my mom’s job. Before that, we really didn’t have any ties to the area; my dad went to Buff State and grew up in Rochester, but that’s the closest we … More Remembering Forgotten Buffalo
Hipsters on Food Stamps I must be missing something here because I’m really not seeing what, as the second half or so of the article mentions, people find so wrong with this. If you qualify for food stamps, you qualify for food stamps. It’s not as though the government is breaking the rules by giving … More Two Completely Unrelated, Yet Interesting, Things
“My whole family is down at Dave & Buster’s right now, but I’m just not really into it, so I figured I’d come get my watch fixed. It’s needed it for a while now.” It was a Friday night in July, and the girl was stuck at her job at a mall kiosk. Sitting at … More ‘Piano Man, He Makes His Stand, in the Auditorium’
I was a picky little kid. Forget sushi or steak — I didn’t even like pasta sauce. Fortunately, I’ve wised up. My picky-ness is more of an idiosyncrasy now — I pick chicken apart because the veins gross me out, and I won’t eat most condiments, especially mayo (whipped egg? really?) — and while the thought of … More Restaurant Week — Where Do I Start?