ALSO
Special Arts Preview:
The Fall Season
Fall is the season for arts in Buffalo. Besides this year's spectacular Curtain Up offerings, get ready for Itzhak Perlmann, Alison Krauss, Romeo and Juliet (the ballet), and, as usual, a wide array of exciting art exhibitions.

By Jill Sandusky and Nicole Schuman


LAW IN WNY
SPECIAL SECTION

New York State
and the Death Penalty

Although the death penalty has been reinstated in New York State, recent findings make this method of legal punishment more controversial than ever. Also, a former inmate of New York’s Death Row gives his unique perspective.
By Bruce Jackson

D-I-V-O-R-C-E:
New Ways to Ease the Process

Alternative strategies for getting
through the divorce process.
By Ross T. Runfola

A Century in the Courts: Looking Back at WNY’s Most Infamous Trials
From the speedy justice accorded to William McKinley’s assassin to the decades of litigation that resulted from the Love Canal disaster, a look at some of the more memorable moments in Western New York courtrooms.
By Elizabeth Licata (With an excerpted reprint of Austin Fox's McKinley article)

OTHER FEATURES
Alfred Portale:
Portrait of a Superchef

With a new book coming out and one of the hottest restaurants in Manhattan, Buffalo native Alfred Portale is at the top of his profession. An interview with the chef, a sneak preview of his book, and a visit to his restaurant.
By Susan Johnson

On With the Vinifera Revolution: New York State Wineries Become World-Class.
When Dr. Konstantin Frank first arrived in the Finger Lakes in the 1950s, he was the only winemaker who thought noble vinifera grapes like Cabernet and Pinot Noir could survive our winters. A half century later, it’s clear that Frank’s convictions have prevailed. A trip along the SenecaWine Trail and a Southern Ontario detour.
By Bernard Ledermann

DEPARTMENTS:
ARTS
Music: An invitation to the Opera
By Cheryl Gobbetti Hoffman
Theater: The Play's the Thing
-Manny Fried Explains How

By Anthony Chase
Art: Beadwalk, the
Jewel of the Iroquois
By Linda Levine
Dance: Great Moments
in WNY Dance
By Bruce Miller

FOOD & LIVING
The Great Indoors:
Eclectic Elegance on Nottingham
Photographed by Jim Bush
Gardening: Fall Color,
The Art of Science
By Susan and Wayne Johnson
Enrichment: Parlez Vous Français?
By Dolah Saleh
Leisure: Murder for Hire
By Susan Johnson
Personal Currency: Taking the Financial Stress Out of College
By Bruce Eaton
Technology: The Name Game
By Mark Webster
Real Estate: Surviving in
a Seller's Market
By Nicole Schuman
Chef's Best: Fritz and Siena
Photographed by Jim Bush
Restaurant Review:
Theater District Dining

By Ann Blask
Cooking 101: Mise En Place,
The Art of Party Planning

By Joe George
Second Helpings: The Continuing
Adventures of Three Foodies

By Tracy J. Marshall, Vicki G. Marshall,
and Margaret M. Toohey

ESSAYS
UB: The Autumn of Our Discontent
By Anna Geronimo Hausmann
Women of the Pan-American Era:
The Debut
By Mary Reche Rockwell
Moving East of the Dawn
By Marien Helz

On the cover: Dancer Susan Goodin.
© Jim Bush.