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Letters from the Publishers

ART
Changes Abound at the
Albright-Knox Art Gallery
by Elizabeth A. McCall and Cheryl Orlick
Revisiting the gallery after recent renovations. And some highlights of the Monet exhibition.


COMMENTARY
Unusual Distractions of Western
New York’s Successful People
by Ray Ammerman

THEATER
The Many Stages of Shea’s
by Julianna Jacoby
A stagehouse expansion makes way for the premiere of Phantom of the Opera.


ARCHITECTURE
AND HISTORY
John D. Larkin

by John H. Conlin
The legacy and homes of Buffalo’s Larkin family.


FINANCE
A Key to Economic Indicators
by Christopher B. Shafer

FOOD
Broadway Market

by Jamie A. Seba and Valerie Zehl
One of America’s oldest and largest public markets.


SOCIETY
Buffalo Country Clubs

by Rachel Slaughter

MEMOIR
Father-Heart
by Susan C. Johnson

HOW TO
How to Start a Spring Garden
by Maria Gerbracht

EDUCATION
Charter Schools in Buffalo?

by Philip Nyhuis

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NATURE
Zoar Valley—
Western New York’s Wilderness
by David Lawrence Reade
One of the last untrodden
forests in the area.


ETIQUETTE
The Etiquette of Introductions
by John Bourdage

SHORT ESSAY
Sex and the Short Story
by Rachel Slaughter
Why doesn’t anyone read
short stories anymore?


FICTION
“Only if We Have to”
by Doug Rennie
“The Birthday Party”
by Madeleine Parrish

POEMS
“Birthday”
by Peter Swanson
“January Dinner Party”
by Jeanne Lohmann
“Waiting for Sears to Open”
by Betty Davis
“Thaw”
by Eileen Spinelli
“House Hunting”
by Eileen Spinelli
“Nightcap”
by Tim Lake

On the cover: model, Harry Casselberry. Tuxedo provided by Tuxedo Junction and cigar from Bellegia Tobacco Shop. Baccarat martini glass donated by artist Terri Katz Kasimov, olives from Oliver’s. Rollerblades courtesy of Tony Walker & Co. Charles Eames chair from the collection of Sharon Levite. Photographer: Mark Dellas.

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