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UB Law School Dean to Step Down Amid Charges of Perjury

posted September 22, 6:31 pm on Artvoice Daily

The UB News Center reports today that Makau Mutua will be stepping down as Dean of UB’s Law School effective December 19. He’ll then return to the law school faculty as SUNY Distinguished Professor and Floyd H... (more)

YAK Car Pic of the Day

posted September 22, 12:01 am on Artvoice Daily

I believe this one will go down (so far) as the oldest car featured here: a 1923 Chevrolet Superior Touring, seen a few weeks back while driving through — and we stand corrected here — Ridgeway on our way to Crystal Beach... (more)

YAK Car Pic of the Day

posted September 21, 12:01 am on Artvoice Daily

A week or two ago it was Jerry Lewis night on TCM, and one of the movies I recorded was 1953’s The Caddy, with Lewis and Dean Martin playing pro golfers-turned nightclub act. Hey, it could happen! One scene in the film shows Martin’s love interest, Donna Reed, driving her 1950 Jaguar XK-120 (left), being […]


posted September 20, 7:11 am on Artvoice Daily

First, let’s recall the mass fellating that local Republicans gave Donald Trump when he pretended to be interested in running for governor, and then again when he pretended to be in interested in buying the Bills... (more)

YAK Car Pic of the Day

posted September 20, 12:01 am on Artvoice Daily

Was in Saratoga Springs a little over a year ago for the Hemming’s Sports & Exotic Car Show, and saw this 1968 Pontiac Catalina convertible parked in a lot in town. Neither sporty nor exotic, it nevertheless looked to be in pretty good shape... (more)

About that Peace and Progress

posted September 19, 7:00 am on Artvoice Daily

Saturday is the big Erie County Democratic Reorganization meeting, where Jeremy Zellner will battle it out with Mark Manna for the 2-year chairmanship of the party.  I’m on the committee in Clarence, which easily has at least a dozen Democrats... (more)

YAK Car Pic of the Day

posted September 19, 12:01 am on Artvoice Daily

I’m going to go out on a limb here, and say that the 1963 Buick Riviera, like the one seen here in Niagara Falls a couple of summers ago, actually started the personal luxury coupe genre. I know, the four-seat Thunderbird came out in 1958, and was probably the reason behind the Riviera, but the copycats […]

YAK Car Pic of the Day

posted September 18, 12:01 am on Artvoice Daily

It’s reader request day here at the YAK blog. A couple of days ago, a bit of this car showed in the photo of the ’47 Chrysler from the Labor Day car show at Niawanda Park, and someone asked if I had also photographed this 1954 Chevrolet Bel Air... (more)

Just Announced: DJ Shadow with Cut Chemist

posted September 17, 2:51 pm on Exit Music

Just Announced: DJ Shadow with Cut Chemist One of the world’s most renowned DJs and samplers, DJ Shadow will bring his Renegades of Rhythm tour to the Town Ballroom on Tuesday November 11th. Shadow, along with fellow legendary DJ, Cut Chemist, known for his work with late 1990s hip hop group Jurassic 5, will present a compendium of […]


posted September 17, 12:49 pm on Exit Music

Deafheaven Thursday, September 18 San Francisco’s Deafheaven deal in tension and anxiety in a way that is cinematically intense and similar in nature to the sounds of Explosions in the Sky or Sigur Rós... (more)

Political Shorts and a Hot Dog Stand

posted September 17, 12:41 pm on Artvoice Daily

1. Schneiderman Kickoff Attorney General Eric Schneiderman kicked off the WNY leg of his 2014 re-election campaign in Niagara Square on Tuesday, flanked by a wide variety of politicians, activists, and union leaders from throughout the area, some of whom don’t always get along (more on that later)... (more)

Malcolm Holcombe at Sportsmen’s Tavern Tonight

posted September 17, 11:32 am on Artvoice Daily

North Carolina troubadour Malcolm Holcombe returns tonight for a 7pm show at Sportsmen’s Tavern. Click here to read what I wrote about him four years ago. Here’s what David Fricke had to say about him in Rolling Stone magazine:  Not quite country, somewhere beyond folk, Holcombe’s music is a kind of blues in motion, mapping […]

YAK Car Pic of the Day

posted September 17, 12:01 am on Artvoice Daily

This 1949 Hudson Commodore coupe just seems like the kind of a car that should be shown in black and white. Not that the very pale gray paint job showed much color anyway. Looking at it from this angle I’m assuming there’s a ton of trunk space in this old barge, most of which probably […]